So we end the Choose Your Own Doodlewash Adventure with the final winning vote of something chubby that’s black and white. In this case, it’s a little doodlewash of a tiny baby panda because I think they’re super cute. I don’t really have a reason deeper than that. It’s been a fun journey this month made even more fun with your votes on which way I should head next and I hope all of you are gearing up for an amazing 2016!
What’s next for Doodlewash in the coming year? Well, as ever, there’s a new adventure starting tomorrow so I hope you’ll stay tuned for that! In typical fashion, I’ve only half decided or I would reveal it to you now. Instead of that reveal, I decided to go ahead and attempt to reveal a little about my process such as it is. So, this post includes a Behind the Scenes peek of all the materials I used for this little panda and the various stages of my doodlewashing. (It’s also a birthday request from my good friend and talented fellow doodlewasher, Jodi McKinney over at Life In Between. Happy Birthday, Jodi!!)
This was a bit more difficult to do than I imagined and since I move so quickly it often hard to stop and take photos. Feel free to let me know your thoughts about whether or not you find this interesting and useful! Or if there’s something else you’d like to see, within reason, of course. I didn’t do a video because I didn’t have time to edit it down to a time lapse properly and watching me doodlewash for 45 minutes isn’t really that entertaining… unless I’ve had too much wine.
Coming up next will be the return of some silly stories and more random little doodlewashes from me with an occasional behind the scenes peek. But even better, more doodlewashes from super talented guest artists sketching all around the globe. I love this doodlewashing community we’ve created together and I’m excited to see where we’ll all take it next! I hope you’ll join me for the coming year ahead and thanks again for all of your support! I hope you’ll DO & then DO some more – just keep doodling my friends! Happy 2016 you beautiful people you!
Doodlewash: Behind the Scenes
- Pentalic Aqua Journal – 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm)
- M. Graham Watercolors – Cobalt Blue, Dioxazine Purple, & Neutral Tint
- Lamy Safari Al Star Fountain Pen, Extra Fine Nib (Graphite)
- Platinum Carbon Black Ink
- Escoda Reserva Travel Brush – Round, Size 6
- Escoda Versatil Travel Brush – Round, Size 4
- Alvin Draft-Matic Mechanical Pencil, 0.5mm with HB Lead
Time: 45 Minutes
Steps are shown in the gallery below
(Hit the Pause button to move through slowly and read the captions)
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