Love this little doodlewash by the talented Kit Schuetze so much! And best of all it’s based on a true story! Kit takes morning walks with her dog Gilly and this is just one of their many adventures. If you want to add a lot more happiness to your day, and perhaps find out what happens next with Gilly, then I highly recommend you check out her blog for more of her delightful illustrations.
Kit has a background in theatre arts and grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton. She received her BA at California State University at Long Beach where she studied with scenic designer Herb Camburn for seven years. She later moved to Taos, New Mexico to design sets for Magic Mirror Players, an all women theatre company and liked it so much she stayed there for thirty years! Her latest project is illustrating a children’s book series with author Boyd Hamlin.
This doodlewash makes me extra happy because it perfectly illustrates how the Doodlewash Manifesto is a bit different than other sketching groups out there. There are no rules, save the use of watercolor, and it’s not only about urban sketching (though we totally love that too!!), it’s about making people feel good with whatever art you feel like making. So now it’s your turn, especially if you’ve never tried it before, grab a pen, brush and some watercolors and try making your own #doodlewash!