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”

Gray Horse


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Horse. Did you know that a truly white horse is rare? Usually, a ‘white’ horse is born darker and lightens as it ages-they call them gray even if they aren’t.  Others are just very pale cream, or may be spotted like an appaloosa or pinto with very little colored pigment. Genetically, none are albinos.Continue reading “Gray Horse”

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”

Red Gerbera Daisy


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Daisy. Did you know that the red gerbera daisy symbolizes enormous love? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Hot-Pressed ‘The Collection’ Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip and Fineline Pixabay Reference Photo: by Kabomani-Tapir. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “Red Gerbera Daisy”

Spiny Pig


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Park. I misread this prompt as ‘pork’ and immediately thought of a porcupine. Then I realized it was park, but dang it! I had my mind set on a porcupine. And what the heck – porcupines hang out in parks, right? Did you know that the name porcupine comes from the old engligh wordContinue reading “Spiny Pig”