Weird Wooden Toy


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Wooden Toys, Gloves, Aircraft, Ocean, Sponge Cake, Snowdrop, Microscopic.  A weird wooden toy, A leather aircraft, Gloves, a snowdrop hat, Microscopic people The ocean, a spongecake. What do you think of that? by Sandra Strait Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go hereContinue reading “Weird Wooden Toy”

Heart of the World


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Penguin, Yellow Roses, Kingfisher, Kaleidoscope, Squirrel, Igloo, Heart, Black Swan, Reptile, Seabird, & Mouse. monkeys, penguins, snow leopards, elephants, kingfishers, Also, alligators, fish, butterflies, monkeys, snow leopards, elephants, cats, a tree and assorted flowers,  This is Heart of the World, where all lovers are welcome and no one eats anything except chocolate. DoneContinue reading “Heart of the World”

Chameleon in Shadows


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Shadows. Did you know that chameleons communicate with each other through their color changes. Among other things, females show acceptance or rejection of their suitors by their color. The background was done with gouache and a GelliArts printing plate in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book, and this was what it looked like before IContinue reading “Chameleon in Shadows”

Cups & Saucers


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Cup and Saucers. Did you know that before handles became popular on cups, hot tea was poured from cup into saucer for cooling and drinking? The background was done with gouache and a GelliArts printing plate in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book, and this was what it looked like before I used the ZebraContinue reading “Cups & Saucers”

Traveling through Faeryland – concept drawing


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Fairytale, Frog and Apple A while back I was taken by the Welsh legend of Corgi dogs pulling faery coaches. It’s something I want to paint, but would be very complex and take scads of time – just in research alone to figure out what the coach and harnesses would look like, andContinue reading “Traveling through Faeryland – concept drawing”

“Tick Tock,” said the Penguin Clock


I’m working on two reviews, a tutorial and my book so this week I’ll be posting quick sketches and may miss a day or two. Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Mechanical Colored Pencil in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading ““Tick Tock,” said the Penguin Clock”

Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Launch. I think this guy is just about to launch! Did you know the Guinness World Record for the longest leap by a cat is 7 feet? I needed to get this finished quickly, so I grabbed a pen instead of continuing with a brush. It worked better than I thought it would.Continue reading “Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Ancient Door


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Door. Did you know that in Zurich in 2010, while excavating for a new car park, a wooden door believed to be about 5,000 years old was found? I’m working on the back of the pages in my ZigZag book, now. The backgrounds were created a few weeks back using gouache. I forgotContinue reading “Ancient Door”

Tadpole-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Tadpole Did you know that tadpoles are also called polliwogs, a word meaning ‘head’ and ‘wiggle’. Artwork-Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen on Hahnemühle Rough ‘The Collection’ paper. Reference photo from Skitterphoto on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here andContinue reading “Tadpole-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sapling – The Teen-age Years


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Sapling Did you know that a sapling is, in essence, a teenage tree? Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press ‘The Collection’ watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.Continue reading “Sapling – The Teen-age Years”