GUEST DOODLEWASH: Rich Colors

My name is Leslie Rich and I’m from Willits, California in Mendocino County (follow me on Instagram and Facebook!). When I was a young woman, I used to carry a sketchbook with me. It was a sort of crutch, shielding me in social situations. I sketched in pencil and primarily drew people: on buses, at parties, in…

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A Spot Of Tea

For today, we have the prompt of “warm” which is ironic because it’s gotten colder and colder here just before spring finally decides to show up next week. So I thought that a cup of tea was something that would bring a little bit of warmth to the day. Growing up in the States, one…

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A Shiny Dessert

Today’s prompt of “shiny” is definitely something that I love to do quite often in my watercolor sketches. But I realized that I have never really attempted to combine my other favorite subject of food. There aren’t a lot of truly reflective foods, but I happened to stumble across a mirror cake and decided to give it…

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Life Is Never Black And White

Though I’ve often created doodlewashes with only two colors, I’ve never tried to go fully monochromatic. I adore color, so it’s everything I can do to avoid using it, but I gave it a shot today with these two glasses in only Payne’s Grey. It was a really fun exercise and helped me focus on the tonal…

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Little Bites

In trying to figure out what to paint for the prompt of “miniature,” the only thing that kept popping into my head was bite-sized food. Most likely because I’m starving and need to eat soon. Well, more precisely, what I was thinking about was just how much I miss the different types of petits fours, canapés,…

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Light Bulb Moments

Today’s prompt of “glowing” led me here to this little yellow partyvbulb and thinking about light bulb moments. Those moments made both famous and trite by cartoons with people or animals getting an amazing idea and having a light bulb magically appear over their head. This, of course, doesn’t happen in real life as it would be weird…

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