GUEST DOODLEWASH: American Day

American Day by Bogdan Shiptenko

This stunning doodlewash comes to us from Bogdan Shiptenko in Ukraine (follow him on Instagram @bogdan_shiptenko). He enjoys mixed media and his favorite materials include Copic Multiliner Pens, gel pens, rollerball pens, and watercolor.

He went to art school for 6 years, then in the 10th and 11th grade, he studied at the Lyceum on the aesthetic faculty. He then enrolled in University at the Faculty of Fine Arts, graduating from a 4-year program, and then entering a 5th year.

Bogdan says, “I love to draw graphics, and use watercolor. Our faculty teaches us a lot and gives us knowledge about the different kinds of fine and decorative arts, as well as design. The university has given me a lot, for which I am grateful!”

In addition to the university, he is constantly seeking useful information learned from other artists on the Internet. “I like to be engaged in the arts, to create something new and beautiful. ” And you can watch Bogdan creating beautiful things in real-time tutorials via his YouTube channel where he features Speed Drawing Videos:


Bogdan says, “When I draw my work, I try on every stroke… whether it is art or whether it’s graphics, I try to paint it with the soul. 
Sometimes I am inspired by the works of other artists, and then I sit down to paint. Every time I try to do their work I get better. I wish you all inspiration and creativity!”

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36 Comments
  1. Eric Disney 2 years ago

    Ooooh–this is spectacular!!! Love. It.

  2. Sharon Mann 2 years ago

    So much to see, I love the detail. Beautiful painting Bodgan.
    Thank you for posting today Charlie.

  3. Jill Kuhn 2 years ago

    Wow! Amazing video! Such talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing this, Charlie! 😊

  4. Teresa Robeson 2 years ago

    I would go to art school if they can promise me I would draw like Bogdan! 🙂

  5. kirkistan 2 years ago

    Man I love these vignettes, Charlie. Bogdan’s work is terrific, once again. I love how he captures so much life. I want to paint (and write) with my soul. Bless you for publishing this, it is a great help to me.

    • Author

      Awww thanks Kirk! I’m loving them too! I feel like it’s really helping me stay motivated and I’m learning as much about life as I am about painting. Glad you like it too!!

    • Bogdan Sh 2 years ago

      hank you very much!)))

  6. Lemon 2 years ago

    Wow, I love how you bring such great artists together here, Charlie. I am now following Bogdan on Instagram. He is awesome!

    • Author

      Yay! Great Nancy! I love hearing that! Glad you followed Bogdan, he’s fantastic. And love sharing other people’s doodlewashes! Keeps me inspired to try harder, as well…they’re a LOT better than me! Lol

      • Lemon 2 years ago

        Not better, just different. 😉

      • Author

        Hehe…thanks! You’re sweet! But I’m just starting out and surrounding myself with people who have done it for years! I’ll catch up though!! 😉

      • Lemon 2 years ago

        If I’ve learned anything, it’s that if you keep at it, you only get better. 🙂

      • Author

        Yep! That’s pretty much the most important lesson in this art journey! 😃👍🏻

    • Bogdan Sh 2 years ago

      thanks!))

  7. Kari 2 years ago

    What an incredible artist! I’m not confident yet to try urban sketching, but I’m going to try soon. I love the speed drawing video as I love to see how artists work. Thanks!

    • Author

      Glad you like him!! And as for urban sketching…just go for it Kari!! Trust me, you’re ready! You’ll surprise yourself I’m sure! 😃👍🏻

      • Kari 2 years ago

        I think the biggest hurdle for me is drawing what you see instead of drawing what you think is there. It’s training my mind, I suppose. It’s easier to correct yourself when you use a reference photo as opposed to “live” drawing. So I’m trying to sketch everyday, just ordinary things so I see contours, shapes, and angles. It doesn’t come naturally for me but I’m practicing. 😊

      • Author

        Just keep on DOing and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you get better. 😃You’re right on the training your mind part. I struggle with that too. A good trick is to pick an object or something you’re not as familiar with. Then you can just explore the contours and not get caught up in making it “real.” 😉

    • Bogdan Sh 2 years ago

      thanks))

  8. artandmoondreams 2 years ago

    Beautiful art work. “..paint with the soul” … great idea!

  9. Kyly Sheldon 2 years ago

    What a stunning watercolour and what an amazing sketch video. Such talent! Just drawn straight with pen, no pencil. Amazing.

  10. […] Today we’re catching up with Guest Doodlewasher, Bogdan Shiptenko in Ukraine with this fabulous doodlewash simply entitled “House.” You can check out his previous post for a little background info on him here!  […]

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