Review-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook


A while back, I asked Hahnemühle if the paper used for YouTangle.Art tiles could be found in larger sizes or in a sketchbook.  The answer was no, but I was told that the Nostalgie sketchbook had similar paper, and I was sent a copy to try out. It is true that the paper in theContinue reading “Review-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook”

Devil’s Lettuce Fun & Easy Step-out


The Friday Fun & Easy Landscape Challenge 3/23 -4/6: Draw a landscape using the Devil’s Lettuce step-out.  Extra calorie-free brownie points for adding a Bell 3 plant. Devil’s Lettuce is a plant also known as Checker’s Fiddleneck, and seems to be the desert version of the fiddleneck fern.  I thought it was an interesting plantContinue reading “Devil’s Lettuce Fun & Easy Step-out”

Friday Fun & Easy Hedgehog & Echidna


The Friday Fun & Easy Landscape Challenge 3/2 -3/8: Draw a landscape using either the Hedgehog or Echidna step-out or both.  Extra calorie-free brownie points for use basic shape plants and scribble texture. I was working on a Hedgehog step-out and earlier this week I drew an Echidna for my hubby’s lunch bag, and I thoughtContinue reading “Friday Fun & Easy Hedgehog & Echidna”

Heartbeast Fun & Easy Challenge


Last week, I posted a step-wisely showing several plants and animals that you could create using heart shapes.  This week I’m giving you the step-out for the Heartbeast that was included.  I know lots of you have already figured out how to draw this (which thrills me no end!).  I’d hoped to have a secondContinue reading “Heartbeast Fun & Easy Challenge”

Heart Felt Friday Fun & Easy Challenge


The Friday Fun & Easy Challenge for 1/26/18 – 2/1/18 is to draw a landscape using the Heartland step-wisely.  Calorie-free brownie points for a heart-shaped plant or animal of your own! It has been a while since I’ve posted a step-wisely, so some of you are going huh? What’s that.  In essence, it’s a tip or technique. Continue reading “Heart Felt Friday Fun & Easy Challenge”

Desert Pea Friday Fun & Easy Challenge


The Friday Fun & Easy Challenge for 1/12/18 – 1/18/18 is to draw a landscape using the Desert Pea step-out.  Calorie-free brownie points for also using a road or path in it. You might want to see my Three Roads step-wisely for ideas. Today’s Fun & Easy Landscape plant was inspired by the Australian Sturt’s Desert Pea. Continue reading “Desert Pea Friday Fun & Easy Challenge”

Stylized and Snowy Trees Fun & Easy Landscape Step-out


With the holidays coming up, I thought people might be working on last minute cards and drawings.  One of things you often see on such cards are trees laden with snow.  There are a lot of ways to draw or paint such cards, but I thought I share a quick and easy way that createsContinue reading “Stylized and Snowy Trees Fun & Easy Landscape Step-out”

Melon-Striped Fun & Easy Step-out


After I did a watercolor, I was asked to create a step-out showing how I did the striped trees in the painting.  After some thinking, I realized a step-out wasn’t enough.  This is because the striping is really a technique more than a specific striped object. If you do intend to color, you can drawContinue reading “Melon-Striped Fun & Easy Step-out”

Shapely People Fun & Easy Tutorial


A lot of people are intimidated at the thought of drawing people (including me). But in my Fun & Easy world, there is nothing that can’t be drawn by using the basic shapes – circles, squares, triangles, and their geometrical variations.  And remember, stick people are for real in fun & easy landscapes! You knowContinue reading “Shapely People Fun & Easy Tutorial”

Desert Rain Frog Fun & Easy Step-out


To join my Facebook group, ‘Life Imitates Doodles Fun & Easy Landscapes’ go here. I came across a .gif photo of a desert rain frog.  After I stopped laughing and marveling at the fantastic creatures that inhabit this earth, I knew I had to come up with a step-out. Go ahead.  Pretend he’s some kind ofContinue reading “Desert Rain Frog Fun & Easy Step-out”