Tonight on our #NatureDoodlewash hike, I’ve found this shiny little beetle. Well, I’m sure it’s little in real life, but looks rather large in my sketchbook. It was a fast paced and crazy day, but I still managed to hit my goal of making a doodlewash! That said, I’ve no longer much time to write a post to go with it, so instead you get this blathering stream of consciousness that is me simply thinking out loud. Not much different than a usual post really, but this one will be a bit shorter since I have even less time.
For example, I know nothing about beetles and haven’t had a second to do my sloppy 5 minute research on them. I just like shiny things as many of you already know. So for today, I’m going to keep things short, happy in the fact that I just barely managed to make art today. But doing it feels great! Okay, there was that one day in the past year I refused to actually show you what I made because it was terrifyingly bad, but I haven’t missed a day of painting since I started last July 3rd. Which means in just 18 doodlewashes, I’ll have hit my 365 day goal! No stopping now, of course, because World Watercolor Month is coming up fast for July! Please help me continue to spread the word!
Join me throughout the month of June on a virtual nature hike! Show everyone what you love most in nature with a watercolor sketch or painting and tag your images #NatureDoodlewash so we can all enjoy it with you! I’ll create a featured artist gallery of our global hike at the end of the month!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Gamboge, Azo Orange, Pyrrol Red, Viridian, Ultramarine Blue, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pens with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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Creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month (July), World Watercolor Group™, and host of the Sketching Stuff Podcast. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!