Leaf Monkey


#DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompt: Leaf. Yep, these guys are for reals! Did you know that leaf monkeys have four-chambered stomachs, much like a cow’s? Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Agave ‘The Natural Line’ Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip and Fineline Pixabay Reference Photo: by Erik_Karits. Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Leaf Monkey”

Fairy Cowslip


Doodlewash August Prompt: Fairy. Did you know that according to folklore, when fairies were frightened they would hide among the cowslips? I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have a post for today, so this was done rather quickly. Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle ‘The Collection’ Hot Press Brushes: ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Fairy Cowslip”

Squirrel


Doodlewash August Prompt: Squirrel. Did you know that squirrels are sneaky? They’ll pretend to bury food if they think other animals are watching, and then scurry off to hide it somewhere else. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Pixabay Reference Photo: by Wattsman111.Continue reading “Squirrel”

Bug Weevil Scarab


Doodlewash August Prompt: Wheatfield. ‘Cause this is the kind of fellow that farmers don’t wanna see in their wheatfields! This was identified as a bug weevil scarab on the reference photo. Did you know there are over 97, 000 species of weevil, and around 30,000 scarab beetles. I couldn’t find anything about a weevil scarab,Continue reading “Bug Weevil Scarab”

Camera’s Off


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Lake. Yeah, those blue splotches look like lakes. I think they’re lakes. This was meant to be one of the video examples for a review. I was this far in when I realized the camera was off. Turns out it had turned off almost immediately after I started. If the camera hadn’t turnedContinue reading “Camera’s Off”

Australian Shepherd


Doodlewash August Prompt: Rabbit. A friend of a friend used to have a dog like this named Bunny. Close enough to the prompt for me! Did you know that Australian Shepherds are not Australian? They are believed to come out of the Basque region in Spain. Basque shepherds took the dogs to Australia with them,Continue reading “Australian Shepherd”

European Badger


Did you know that a male badger is called a boar, a female is a sow and the babies are cubs? The Welsh call them ‘moch daear’ which means ‘earth pig’. Pixabay reference by Wattsman111. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Reference PhotoContinue reading “European Badger”

Tasmanian Devil


Did you know that the Tasmanian Devil was named because of their eerie scream? European settlers thought they were demons hiding in the wild? Pixabay reference by pen_ash. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Arteza Gouache Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products inContinue reading “Tasmanian Devil”

White Peacock


#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Peacock. Did you know peacock are iridescent due to tiny crystals in their feathers that act like kaleidoscopes? Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Reference photo by: foto-augenblick at Pixabay Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “White Peacock”

Gelada


#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Robot. This guy looks evil – like he’s from one of those movies where you think we’re being invaded by homicidal zombies only to find out we’re being invaded by homicidal robots! What a plot twist! Did you know, despite their fierce appearance, the Gelada is the only primate with a diet that isContinue reading “Gelada”