Squirrel Monkey


#DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompt: Cookie. It isn’t just cookie monsters that like cookies! Did you know that only New World (Americas) monkeys have prehensile tails? So this Old World squirrel monkey has a cookie but he can’t hold on to things with his tail. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Agave ‘The NaturalContinue reading “Squirrel Monkey”

Golden Lion Tamarin


#DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompt: Corn. Um, these monkeys are kind of corn-colored. Right? If you don’t agree with that, surely you agree these guys are a-maize-ing! Did you know that the golden lion tamarin almost always gives birth to twins? I wanted the texture of gouache, but felt that Daniel Smith’s Aussie Red Gold watercolor was theContinue reading “Golden Lion Tamarin”

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”

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”

Princess Peek-a-Boo


Doodlewash August Prompt: Cabinet. Someone’s behind the cabinet, Who can it be? It’s little Princess-Peek-A-Boo, She’s hiding from me! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Fineliner over black tea background on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave paper Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You canContinue reading “Princess Peek-a-Boo”

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”

Nubian Ibex


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Mountainscape. ‘Cause if the ibex doesn’t conjure mountain scenes, what does? Did you know that the Nubian Ibex has a shiny coat that reflects the sunlight and helps to keep them cool? Pixabay reference by ronbd on Pixabay. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes:Continue reading “Nubian Ibex”