Review: Hahnemühle’s The Natural Line


First, there was the Bamboo Mixed Media and Sketch paper.  Now, Hahnemühle has added Hemp Sketch paper and Agave Cold-Pressed watercolor paper to their Natural line. To find out more, read my review at Doodlewash. The Giveaway is over, and the winner has been notified.

Monarch Butterfly


Did you know that Monarch butterflies are famous for their yearly migration, traveling up to 2,000 miles in 2 months? Zebra Pen has a partnership with Association of Zoos and Aquariums and they asked me to do this artwork for a social post. Learn more about how to help animal conservation efforts through @zoos_aquariums SAFE. https://bit.ly/30A0sJa#ZensFriendsContinue reading “Monarch Butterfly”

Girooster Alebrije


#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Giraffe & Rooster. Ran out of time to color this in, which I plan to do eventually. I think it looks pretty good in black and white though. I haven’t decided if I should go totally wild or keep it to more realistic coloration. The Girooster Alebrije is a hybrid of the GiraffeContinue reading “Girooster Alebrije”

TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije


#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Tiger & Prickly. Since I’ve done so few of the Doodlewash prompts lately, I wanted to come up with something different. I thought of a Tiger moth for the Tiger prompt, but quite a few others have already done that. Then I saw that ‘Prickly’ was the prompt for the 14th. If you’veContinue reading “TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije”

Egret and Bigger Bird


This is another piece that I worked on while visiting family in Florida. I started on the flight there and added bits and pieces when I had a moment or two. For some reason, I packed it in my main bag instead of my carry-on for the flight back, so it didn’t get finished untilContinue reading “Egret and Bigger Bird”

Shuttle Abstract


I drew this while flying home from Florida. I had just flown out of Atlanta and after I started I was reminded of the shuttle train connecting the gates in that airport, so that’s what I went with. It’s been a long few weeks and I haven’t been able to get much art done. It’sContinue reading “Shuttle Abstract”

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”

“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”