The Grapevine


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Grapevine. #Inktober2021 prompt: Leak. Did you know that shortly after the telegraph was established in the 1850’s, the term ‘grapevine telegraph’ became popular. The wires of a telegraph resembled the coiled tendrils of a grapevine and often the wires were hung from trees. Paper: Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro WatercolorContinue reading “The Grapevine”

Sansevieria Plant


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Plant. #Inktober2021 prompt: Sprout. Did you know that NASA did a study in 1989 to find ways to detoxify space stations? The sansevieria (aka snake plant) was one the plants identified as a possibility. However, the study did not go on to determine how many plants were necessary for detoxification. Paper: Hahnemühle Nostalgie PostcardContinue reading “Sansevieria Plant”

Ringtail Cat


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ring. #Inktober2021 prompt: Loop. Did you know the Ringtail Cat can rotate their hind feet 180 degrees? Despite their name, they are members of the Raccoon family. Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Ringtail Cat”

Ram Collision


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ram. #Inktober2021 prompt: Collide. Did you know that scientists study rams hoping to find better ways to protect the brain from damage due to collision? That kind of makes sense, doesn’t it. Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Pixabay reference photo by Ivy105. October Doodlewash Prompts InktoberContinue reading “Ram Collision”

Celebes Crested Macaque


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Headwear. #Inktober2021: Helmet. Did you know that Celebes Crested Macaque is often mistaken for an ape? They are monkeys, but have such a short tail that it isn’t always easily seen. On the other hand, that little crest on their head, like a helmet or headwear is easily seen! Pen-Zebra Technical Pen, Sarasa GrandContinue reading “Celebes Crested Macaque”

Stuck at the Airport


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Glue. #Inktober2021 prompt: Stuck. Due to mechanical problems on one plane I ended up with a six hour wait at the airport. It seemed appropriate to draw something for this prompt while I was stuck at the airport. Paper: Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Paper Pen-Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel Pen – Sepia Black October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “Stuck at the Airport”

A Rose is a Rose Unless It’s an Apple


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Apples. #Inktober2021 prompt: Pick. Did you know that apples are a member of the Rose family along with pears, quinces, medlars, loquats, almonds, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, sloes. Who knew? Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Pixabay reference photo by Oldiefan. October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “A Rose is a Rose Unless It’s an Apple”

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”