While I fully realize the actual prompt today was “chilly” I immediately thought of a bowl of chili, but only had time to sketch a single ingredient. So, we have this 15-minute doodlewash of a chili pepper. Also, I actually had the most amazing bowl of chili last weekend when we went out to lunch, so it’s been on my mind ever since. It was that kind with just the right about of spice to make everything come together perfectly. Often how I hope my watercolor sessions will turn out, or just about every event in life really. I think life is just better with a bit of spice. It would be horribly dull otherwise. But as we close out the week, I’m just happy for the weekend. I’ve been creating an insane amount of new features on Doodlewash.com and there’s still one yet to be revealed that’s crazy awesome. Thanks to all the awesome artists who have jumped in to help me make this the best watercolor community on the planet! Seriously, we’re totally building this together which is the coolest thing in the world! Love to you all and I wish you a fantastic weekend!
Fridays are always tough to post as I have the least amount of time. Making a little watercolor illustration is actually the easiest part. The hardest part is creating some sort of post that roughly makes sense. I’m not a writer by trade, but I have profound respect for writers everywhere. It’s not as easy as they make it appear. In the end, I’m really just typing and rambling on about whatever comes to mind. I’m not entirely sure this qualifies as writing at all, but it’s rather cathartic after a busy day. In truth, this was a rather stressful week and I had a night when I could barely sleep at all. Too many things happening at once and my mind was racing with ideas and simply wouldn’t calm down. Not even my glass of wine managed to sooth the inner beast. But in this moment, I feel perfectly wonderful. That beast was simply my creative urge, dying to make something impossible happen. And, in the end, I think it may have actually worked. More will be revealed soon, but suffice it say, always listen to your creative beast.
And for those of you who have been participating in our lovely community here on Doodlewash, you should notice that you’ve been acquiring DO Points for DOing so. These are like a watercolor currency that you can use to redeem in the DO Points Shop. As a special thanks for your support, all of these shop rewards on now at a discount for the next week! How do you get DO Points? Well, it’s super easy. Simply jump in and DO! Comment and favorite the posts of others, and if you want a hint for how to get the max DO Points, you can Send Invites from the tab in your profile and earn 10 points for each invite sent and 25 for each one accepted! This is, after all, your community so you should really be in charge of who shows up next. I really think we can make something awesome and fun happen if we all DO it together. It’s like that little burst of spice that makes everything just that much more amazing. Like chili peppers on a chilly day.
About the Doodlewash
Da Vinci Paint Co.: Da Vinci Red, Yellow Ochre, Leaf Green and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with sepia ink in an A5 Hahnemühle Watercolour Book.
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!