I’m Bat kid!


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Cricket. #Inktober prompt: Bat. Did you know that during the Great Depression in America, Halloween pranks resulted in so many accidental deaths that many places considered banning it altogether? A little early for Halloween yet, but I didn’t feel like painting either a cricket or a bat or a sports game. So IContinue reading “I’m Bat kid!”

Splooting


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Squirrel. #Inktober prompt: Scurry Did you know that besides scurrying around, squirrels sploot (lie flat on their stomach with back legs extended outward)?  Many animals do this in order to cool themselves during hot days. October Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Splooting”

Gargoyle


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Stone. #Inktober prompt: Gargoyle Did you know that while Gargoyles are symbols of guardianship, originally they were used mostly as rain gutters to protect buildings from water erosion. October Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find ZebraContinue reading “Gargoyle”

Cheetah Cheats


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Cat. Did you know the cheetah, fastest animal in the world, is only active about 12% of their day? And those speedy sprints usually only last about 30 seconds! They much prefer to sneak up and surprise their prey. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle productsContinue reading “Cheetah Cheats”

Black Bellied Whistling Duck


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Black Bellied Whistling Duck. Did you know the Whistling Ducks have the longest legs of all the duck species? Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash. August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in theContinue reading “Black Bellied Whistling Duck”

The Inchworm


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Measure. Did you know that inchworms are not worms, but are caterpillar larvae of many different species of geometrid (earth-measurer) moths? Some of them can spin webs like a spider! Hahnemühle Cold Press 300 lb The Collection Watercolor Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by JonPauling on Pixabay. August DoodlewashContinue reading “The Inchworm”

The Hermit Crab


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Accessory. The hermit crab is always searching for the shell that will be the perfect accessory! Did you know hermit crabs are crustaceans, but not true crabs? They are more closely related to lobsters. Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor postcard Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by Anna Mcphees at Unsplash. AugustContinue reading “The Hermit Crab”

Quetzal


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Magic. Seeing the Quetzal bird is a magical experience! Did you know the Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala, and that their currency is called the Quetzal? Hahnemühle Cold Press The Collection Watercolor Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision & Aquafine Watercolor Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash. August Doodlewash prompts Tools:Continue reading “Quetzal”

Silver: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know there is archaeological evidence that charm bracelets were worn by Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians, as far back as 600 to 400 BC? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Da Vinci Watercolor July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find aContinue reading “Silver: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Travel: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the Egyptians were traveling the Nile in sailboats made from reeds, as far back as 4000 BC? You know the Bob Ross thing about dripping paint and “Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.” I this case, I drippedContinue reading “Travel: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”