GUEST DOODLEWASH: A Pop of Life

White Tiger - Doodlewash by Marian Sofia watercolor sketch of white tiger with Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor palette

My Goodies - Doodlewash by Marian Sofia watercolor sketch of zipper bag with heart design
Hi! My name is Marian Sofia and I’m from Venezuela. I currently live in Katy, Texas near Houston where I grew up most of my life (follow me on Instagram!).

Want the jacket in case there's a fire? - Doodlewash by Marian Sofia watercolor sketch of four jackets in different colorsEver since I was little, I have been drawing. As a child, I would always draw animals, especially horses and I think it’s partly due to the fact that I live in Texas. Yeehaw! Though, as I grew older, there was a shift in my focus during my junior high and high school days. Instead of doing art, I chose the musical path and did orchestra.

Stick it to Me - Doodlewash by Marian Sofia watercolor sketch of USB jump driveOrchestra became my main focus at the time and my art was put to the side. But fear not, after graduating high school, I took a painting class in college that inspired me to draw once again. I am now currently an art student pursuing a degree in graphic design and a minor in art history.

Still Life - Doodlewash by Marian Sofia watercolor sketch of still life with glass bottlesMy favorite way to sketch is with pen and watercolor. I enjoy the pop of life the watercolors instantly add to the ink on the paper. On my sketches, I like including a word or a phrase to invoke some further thinking on an object. My style is a bit all over the place, but lately I have been doing simple sketches and enjoy the simplicity of a solid line in contrast with paper. A big part of my inspiration comes from Instagram. Urban sketching and pet portraits are my favorite subjects.

Marian Sofia
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22 Comments
  1. Sharon Mann 1 year ago

    Marian, your sketches are so fresh and good on the eyes. Beautiful creative spirit! Thank you Charlie.

  2. maya 1 year ago

    Wow, your artwork’s amazing! If you’re interested in getting it published, visit http://www.artsyteenblog.wordpress.com 🙂

  3. Susan Feniak 1 year ago

    Beautiful artwork Marian Sofia! Thank you for sharing this Charlie.

  4. Jessica Seacrest 1 year ago

    Mariana, you sketches are wonderful! The folds and the material, the tiger leaping off the page, and the translucent paint, all beautiful 🙂

  5. Teresa Robeson 1 year ago

    Marian’s art is delightful…I’m following on IG!

  6. memadtwo 1 year ago

    That tiger is spectacular! (K)

  7. Rob 1 year ago

    Simpke sketches are quite attractive. Love your tiger, but your green stilll life is excellent.

  8. imustseemovie.com 1 year ago

    Very nice

  9. Cathe 1 year ago

    Marian’s art is so delightful! Thank you for sharing Charlie!

  10. Kari 1 year ago

    Hi Marian! Loving your sketches! Your use of watercolors is so very lovely! I know Katy well as I used to live in Sugar Land.. Will definitely be following on IG!

  11. artandmoondreams 1 year ago

    Beautiful watercolors, the tiger is amazing. Thank you for Charlie for a delightful feature.

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