Polar Bear Holmes


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Bear. #Inktober2021 prompt: Pressure. This trick or treater couldn’t decide whether to go to the party as a Polar Bear or Sherlock Holmes. The pressure to choose was too much, so they decided to go as Polar Bear Holmes. Photo Reference courtesy of Doodlewash.com Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArtContinue reading “Polar Bear Holmes”

Make My Brown Eyes Blue


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Eye. #Inktober2021 prompt: Watch. Did you know that all humans actually have brown eyes? But depending on the amount of melanin in the iris and how light is reflected, we see them in a range of colors. So eyes that seem blue reflect more light back than those that seem brown, and so on.Continue reading “Make My Brown Eyes Blue”

Chill Ghost


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ghost & Chill. #Inktober2021 prompt: Spirit & Fan Did you know that most ghosts are really chill dudes – complete fans of a good ice cream cone now and then? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Sarasa Grand Gel Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip October DoodlewashContinue reading “Chill Ghost”

Two Ravens


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Bird. #Inktober2021 prompt: Raven. Did you know that besides having over 100 vocalizations, ravens also communicate with gestures? Paper: Hahnemühle Grey Book Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel pen- Bordeaux Purple and Sepia Black Arteza White Gouache October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in theContinue reading “Two Ravens”

The Faerie Queen in Lace


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Lace. #Inktober2021 prompt: Knot. Did you know that the word lace comes from the Latin word meaning noose? I think it should have come from the word scratchy. It’s beautiful, but I hate wearing it! I vaguely had an idea of drawing something in a Kay Nielsen style. I definitely didn’t succeed in that,Continue reading “The Faerie Queen in Lace”

Three Jugs


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Jug. #Inktober2021 prompt: Vessel. Did you know that concave circle on plastic milk jugs provides structural integrity so the jug is less likely to break if you drop it? Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel pen- Bordeaux Purple and Sepia Black Paper: Hahnemühle Seagreen 1584 Dot Grid sketchbook October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Three Jugs”

The Halloween Bunny


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Costume. #Inktober2021 prompt: Suit Did you know that the Easter Bunny has a cousin – the Halloween Bunny? Where do think the Easter Bunny gets all his candy from? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip and Fineline October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 promptsContinue reading “The Halloween Bunny”

Quick Crystal Glass Line & Wash Tutorial Video


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Glass. #Inktober2021 prompt: Crystal. October’s a great month for prompts with both the Doodlewash prompts and Inktober. I decided a tutorial was a good way to start off. When I chose the prompts for Doodlewash, I tried to come up with ones that would work with Inktober, but could also be done in completelyContinue reading “Quick Crystal Glass Line & Wash Tutorial Video”

Marmoset


#DoodlewashSeptember2021: Dandelion. ‘Cause this marmoset’s head makes me think of one! Did you know that marmoset and tamarin monkeys are considered to be most primitive of all the monkeys? They lack a prehensile tail and opposable thumbs, have claws instead of nails and can’t change their expression. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor &Continue reading “Marmoset”

Vintage Pen Color Squash


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Squash. A quick sketch to try out some new pens – Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel Ink rollerballs in Sepia Black and Bordeaux Purple inks. I did a very quick drawing, and then went over the ink with a damp brush. Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel Ink Rollerball Paper: Hahnemühle Hot Press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paperContinue reading “Vintage Pen Color Squash”