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Working With Color Book Urban Sketching by Shari Blaukopf
Book Review: Working With Color by Shari Blaukopf

July 23, 2019

This week marks the beginning of the Urban Sketcher’s Symposium in Amsterdam. Whether or not you’re jetting to Europe, you can enjoy quality instruction by a USK favorite, Shari Blaukopf, in her new book Working With Color released by Quattro Press.

REVIEW: Van Gogh Black Watercolor Paper And Metallic, Interference Watercolors

July 9, 2019

Ready to add a little magic to your watercolor game? Royal Talens just released black watercolor paper as well as opaque, metallic, and interference watercolors that shimmer and shine for their Van Gogh line. Whether you’re hand lettering or painting galaxies, the Royal Talens Van Gogh specialty line opens up a whole new world of possibility. Van Gogh Black Watercolor […]

REVIEW: Scratchmade Da Vinci Pan Set

February 1, 2019

Every now and again, a curated palette goes viral in the watercolor community. The Scratchmade Journal palette for Da Vinci Paint Co. sold out within 48 hours, and has enjoyed steady sales ever since its November release. Tonya Lee, the creative mind behind the NC- based Scratchmade Journal blog, maintains a loyal following of nature painters and journalers; but the […]

Daniel Smith Half Pan Travel Box
Daniel Smith “Sketcher” Half Pan Set Review

December 14, 2018

When Daniel Smith announced their hand poured watercolor half pan sets on Doodlewash in July, I knew in a heartbeat which one I wanted. The limited palette featured in the Daniel Smith Sketcher half pan set was developed by Liz Steel for urban sketching. Containing both a bright and earth triad, the savvy color choices combine to create a sophisticated […]

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ConsumerCrafts: A New Resource for Art Supplies

November 30, 2018

Do you shop for doodlewashing supplies online? If you live in the United States, Ohio-based ConsumerCrafts just added a full line of fine art supplies to their comprehensive line of craft and decor items. Shipping is free after $49, and discount coupons are available through both their e-mail newsletter and popular coupon sites. ConsumerCrafts Site Navigation The site has a “choose […]

10 Artist Gifts for Under 25 Dollars
10 Unique Artist Gifts For Under $25

November 23, 2018

The holidays are upon us, and we’re all looking for a little something special to pop into a stocking or send in the mail to our favorite artists.  Maybe you need to give your own friends and loved ones a little nudge in the right direction.  Check out these fun finds from Amazon that are currently all under $25 with […]

5-Minute Watercolor Book Review

November 7, 2018

Have you ever wanted to dash off a quick watercolor sketch to capture the energy and mood of something that caught your eye? Harder than it seems, isn’t it? Join me as I review Samantha Nielsen’s new release, 5 Minute Watercolor: Super-quick techniques for amazing watercolor painting.  Photo of Samantha Nielsen from her Instagram feed, used with permission. Samantha’s energetic, […]

Etchr Slate Product Review and Comparison

October 13, 2018

Two are better than one! Following my review of the Etchr Art Satchel, Etchr Labs provided a second case, the Etchr Slate, for me to compare and review for Doodlewash. I set both cases – the Etchr Art Satchel the Etchr Slate up for “grab and go” art sessions and used them throughout the summer.  I also used the Etchr […]

3 Tips for Ink & Watercolor Sketching with Technical Pens

October 1, 2018

Inktober starts today, and the excitement is growing. Few pieces thump my drums quite like ink and wash. If you like the look of ink and watercolor sketching, too; try these three “edge” tips to add a little oom-pa-pa to your watercolor washes with technical pens.  Once the lining is completed, add additional ink shading or go straight to watercolor […]

Pink Pig Watercolour Sketchbooks Review

September 11, 2018

Pink Pig sketchbooks? That’s an odd name, and not one I’d ever heard before August. But when the rolled cardboard package arrived on my doorstep and I pulled back the tab, the package revealed sketchbooks that surprised me. Overview Produced in a family run business in Yorkshire, UK, Pink Pig Sketchbooks have been continuously made for over 25 years. Given […]

REVIEW: Atmospheric Landscapes Watercolor Class With Birgit O’Connor

September 1, 2018

Are you ready to go back to school?  This summer I was enrolled in Birgit O’ Conner’s Atmospheric Landscapes interactive online watercolor class. Known for her dramatic landscapes and florals, Birgit was also an Artist Ambassador for World Watercolor Month in July. Her Atmospheric Landscapes watercolor painting class focuses on playing with water and color to create dramatic skies. Technology

5-Minute Sketching Book Series
5-Minute Sketching Series Book Review

August 11, 2018

Now that World Watercolor Month is over, what are your plans? I’m hoping to build my sketching skills as I finish out 2018. Last spring, I contacted Firefly books and received their library of 5-Minute Sketching: Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings books written by four popular urban sketchers. Each book focuses on a different area of expertise: People, Architecture, Pets & […]

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