Ice Cream & Lotus Flower – #doodlewashJune2020 prompts


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

Doodlewash Prompt: Ice Cream & Lotus Flower

My back is getting better, but still slowing me down and backs are notorious for taking their time.

I decided I’d do the doodle thing. A thumbnail drawing each day, no more than 2-5 minutes of drawing. I’m doing all on the same sheet of paper so at the end of the month, I’ll have a fun journal page. This will give me time to work on other projects as well, back permitting.

Tangerine


Doodlewash Prompt: Tangerines

Artwork: Tangerine-Opaque Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Photo reference courtesy of rolandmey on Pixabay.

Did you know that the name “tangerine” originates from Tangier, Morocco?

Morning Sun on Winter Wheat


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Opaque Watercolor and Gouache in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of Nelya on Pixabay.  

Doodlewash Prompt: Wheat

Did you know that wheat is used in particle board, paper, hair conditioners, adhesives, plastics, cups, golf tees, medical swabs, charcoal and more?

I don’t think it shows in the scan, but it ended up with almost an iridescent look around the wheat stalks, even though I didn’t use any metallics, iridescent, pearlescent or sparkly of any kind. I was surprised.

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

Da Vinci Gouache: White Titanium

American Journey Watercolor

White Nights Pastel Watercolor set of six

Turner Watercolors – Spring Set: Citrus Yellow, Freshwater, Pale Wisteria, Turmeric

Big Sagebrush


Artwork: Opaque watercolors on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Photo reference by WildOne on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Sage

Did you know that sagebrush is not sage, but is related to sunflowers?

Tools

Hahnemuhle Cézanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

White Nights Pastel Watercolor set of six


QoR Modern Watercolor, Mars Orange Deep

American Journey Artists’ Watercolors

Bluebell Wood


Artwork: Opaque watercolors on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Photo reference by photosbygreenwood on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Bluebell

Did you know that according to folklore, bluebells ring at daybreak to wake the fairies? Probably not true, lol, but it’s fun to wonder what bluebells ringing might sound like.

Tools

Hahnemuhle Cézanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

White Nights Pastel Watercolor set of six
QoR Modern Watercolor, Mars Orange Deep

American Journey Artists’ Watercolors

Eggplant Explosion


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor and white gouache on Hahnemühle Cézanne cold pressed. I merged two Reference photos – from Suanpa and Moom22 on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Eggplant. Thai eggplants are white, which I think means they most deserve the name ‘egg’plant. I added a variety of eggplant species in the background.

Did you know eggplants have more nicotine than any other plant? Why, you’d only have to eat 20-40 lbs in one sitting in order to get the same effect as smoking a cigarette!

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Cézanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

Permanent White Gouache

Green Apple Floating


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Pen, Daniel Smith Watercolor and white gouache o Hahnemühle Cézanne cold pressed. Reference photo courtesy of LeoArno on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Green Apples. I noticed the apples were plural after painting this, so I’m going with the notion that all the other apples finally sank.

Did you know that an apples float because they are 25% air?

I did have a reference photo that I looked at for this, but I made many changes including turning a red apple green. I really struggled with the water, and values, and there are many things I would do differently now that I see it finished. Overall though, I’m happy with it.

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Cézanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

Permanent White Gouache