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DOODLEWASH AUGUST 2018 ART CHALLENGE! ((Please Share!!)

Join us in August as we celebrate all of the fun, the thrill, and the sweet memories of travel! This Doodlewash Art Challenge is once again open to anyone who wants to participate with watercolor painting and/or simply pencil or pen & ink sketches as well! Yes, bring us your doodles, your wash, or a lovely combination of both!*

CLICK THIS LINK TO GET THE OPTIONAL PROMPTS: https://dwsh.co/August2018

If you’re participating in the August Art Challenge use the hashtag #doodlewashAugust2018 when you post on all your social networks, and if you also use lovely watercolor add the #WorldWatercolorGroup hashtag as well.

*World Watercolor Group is still only for works with watercolor, of course, so join us in Doodlewash Club to share your drawings. Learn more here: https://dwsh.co/doodlewashclub
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That Leaning Tower In Pisa - #doodlewashAugust2018 #doodlewash #WorldWatercolorGroup #leaningtowerofpisa #Pisa #watercolor

Today’s prompt is “famous building” and after mentioning the Leaning Tower of Pisa in a my previous Eiffel Tower post, that’s where my mind went today. I thought it would be fun to sketch another complex structure in a loose and quick way to see what…
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GUEST ARTIST: "The Art Of Stories" by Peter Annenkov - #WorldWatercolorGroup #doodlewash #bookillustration #watercolor #gouache

The story of my work should at least fit the story of three main directions in my work: the artist of the book, the artist-painter and the artist of animated films as a stage designer. I was born and spent the main conscious and creative years of my life…
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The Joys Of Airline Food - #doodlewashAugust2018 #doodlewash #WorldWatercolorGroup #watercolor #foodillustration #airline #food

With our prompt of airplane today, my mind drifted to the food you often find on long flights. Philippe and I travel to France to visit family and are served dinner within a couple hours after take-off. You usually have a choice of the main course, so we…
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Sketching Stuff Podcast Episode #4: When The Music Plays - Available Now! #doodlewash #podcast #sketching #music

I write and sketch with watercolor each and every day on Doodlewash.com, collecting bits of life and stories that pop into my head along the way. Today’s episode is all about another art form that is near and dear to my heart. Music. Music has an…
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The Wisdom Of Alpacas - #doodlewashAugust2018 #doodlewash #WorldWatercolorGroup #alpaca #alpacas #watercolor

There’s just something adorable and sweet about alpacas. Although alpacas may or may not seem exotic depending on where you’re located, but I only get to see them on farms and zoos so they’re quite exotic to me. They have an adorable face and I’m told…
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GUEST ARTIST: "Where The Watercolors Happen" by Kate Plum - #doodlewash #WorldWatercolorGroup #watercolor #watercolour #animals

My name is Kate and I’m an artist based in beautiful County Kerry, Ireland. I was studying graphic design, advertising and fine arts, but that was ages ago. After finishing my studies, I worked as a graphic and web designer, where I did mostly digital…
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Journey To A Distant Land - #doodlewashAugust2018 #doodlewash #WorldWatercolorGroup #watercolor #illustration #travel

When I was a little kid, I dreamed of taking a plane trip all by myself to a distant land. It seemed like an exciting and daring thing to do. Though it also seemed a bit scary, I was convinced it would could only lead to a grand and thrilling adventure.…
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Ideal Roadside Dining - #doodlewashAugust2018 #doodlewash #WorldWatercolorGroup #illustration #roadTrip #sign

Sometimes while traveling on a long road trip, finally seeing a sign of a restaurant is like seeing an oasis in the dessert. I haven’t actually eaten at this particular place, but I love this sign from a diner in Minneapolis, mostly because of its…
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5-Minute Sketching Series Book Review by Bekki Page - #doodlewash #usk #urbansketchers #urbansketching #drawing #watercolor

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…
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