Fun Watercolor Doodle with Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay Ink (World Watercolor Month, 30/31)

This could be a cool background for a mixed media piece, or it could stand on its own as a fun watercolor doodle.   I started with my 8 x 5 1/2″ Strathmore Visual watercolor journal (a bargain at under $5.50), an eye dropper, and clear water.   I drew lots of squiggly lines on my paper with the water.   Before the paper dried, I dropped some color into the wet areas with my Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay Ink (I have set 1, which includes (12) 1-oz. bottles) and squiggled some more, so I had areas of dark, medium and light tones.


Once I was finished with the ink, and because this is World Watercolor Month after all, I dropped in some M. Graham watercolor in Phthalo Blue and Hooker’s Green.  Is this art?   I don’t know, but I like it.   Maybe you do too!   If so, you’re one of my kind lol!  πŸ˜€    Sometimes, we have to stop taking it all so seriously and just have fun.   When we have fun, hopefully our viewers are having fun too!    That is why art is such a healer, and such a great way to express feelings and release stress.    Yoga and meditation are great, but we all need a little color in our lives, right?   (Note:   As a Blick Art Materials affiliate, purchases from these links help support my site.   Blick extended its Free Shipping offer for orders of $45 or more through 11:59 pm Central time today, July 30.  Enjoy, and many thanks!)

Can anyone believe July is almost behind us? Shall we dance and sing a “Come on, Autumn” song?   Soon I’ll be painting lovely fall leaves again.   Can’t wait.   Peace.

47 thoughts on “Fun Watercolor Doodle with Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay Ink (World Watercolor Month, 30/31)

    1. Thanks Teresa! And maybe order from phone or iPad without pop up or cookie blockers as I’m really having trouble with not getting credit for many many orders…..and they won’t override unless the device was free of cookie blockers. I love Blick but the affiliate stuff, not so much. Addicted to art supplies though and enjoying spreading the word about them, regardless. πŸ’œ

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      1. 😦 Grrrr…that is frustrating when some of us are only ordering through them because of you! I can use the iPad to order next time; I’m bad about picking up the phone for anything (and also I have terrible cell reception at home and we don’t have a landline anymore). :}

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        1. iPad should work. It is frustrating. Re phone orders, I meant smart phone. As far as I know, people don’t have cookie blockers on their smart phones or tablets. But often they’re on PC without anyone knowing. πŸ˜•


  1. I agree….keep it fun! So neat that your doodle, ink abstract has substance to it. I really like the fact that I can click on it and take a closer look, by the way, how do you do that? When I choose a photo, I use the corners to choose my size but once I post, it is not possible to click on it to enlarge it. Anyhoo, my favorite part is the center of your ink and then all the touching and blending. Very interesting….it is just another one of your abstracts!

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  2. Wonderful weekend fun! These carefree doodles are much needed, I find – I like to shoehorn them into my backgrounds, if not as standalone pieces (you’re right – this’d make a cracking backdrop!)

    No, I can’t believe July is waving goodbye. When you titled a recent post with ‘call to autumn’, my eyes opened pretty wide – where’s summer gone!? Christmas soon… πŸ˜‰

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  3. Is it art? Have you ever been to the MOMA in NYC? Terry the Quilting Husband and I went for the first time in late 1980s or early 90s when my nursing school in Upstate NY had a free bus trip. I was nearly peeing my pants laughing as Terry made snarky comments on “modern art” – which not even closely as nice as your piece in this post. His two favorites were the single line of red on a black canvas, and the poop like sculptures on the floor. I was in awe of the place and had reverence over these artist being in the Museum of Modern Art (but Terry was definitely testing my quiet awe with his hysterical comments). So to answer your question – yes your piece in art!

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  4. Love come visit me, i am beginning another time , trying just to play with colors, and mixing differents things, ink pen, water color pen,etc it is funny and refreshing, doodles etc I would like to send to you but I don’t know how…


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