#NatureDoodlewash (Loosely, I hasten to add!)

We’ve kind of found ourselves a little lost on the Nature Trail today. Knee-deep in snow, which is nice and refreshing for the time of year, we come across the most rare of rare creatures: the Icewolf. Occasionally seen in Cheshire, they are normally found around, strangely, unused stations in the south of England. Legend has it they are trying to explore the long abandoned buildings, but they are always thwarted either by security guards or security fences. But, they persevere!

In actual fact, Icewolf is a blogging buddy, who ‘challenged’ me to paint an Icewolf in a comment on a recent post. I find it hard to resist a challenge, particularly one that involves me sploshing a little water around. I’ve recently gotten into creating actual ‘paintings’ (at the moment I use that term very lightly, but I’m enjoying the process so I’ll stick with it!), so this was one challenge I had to have a go at – time permitting or not!

As in my last Doodlewash, I used watercolour pencils for this creation. I thought I had used a lot of water as well to blend and spread the colours around a little more watercoloury, but looking at the lines on this that doesn’t appear to be the case. However, there are areas where the watercolour effect is evident, so I’m happy with that. One of the eyes is a little dodgy, but on the whole I’m pleased with this result. It’s the first Icewolf I’ve ever painted, or pencilled, or whatever the term is. Next time, I’ll get the paints out again. I’m liking the watercolour pencils, but I’m not really sure if it falls under the watercolour umbrella properly.

If you’d like to read more about Icewolf’s adventures, click here.

If you’d like to find out more about Doodlewash, or have a go yourself, click here.

And if you’d like to stay here, click here. Hehehe!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. At first I thinking snow??!! Ahhh this time of year? Nice Icewolf Tom, well done.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Just a little something to cool things down somewhat! 😀

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      1. Much needed in some parts.

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        1. Oh, absolutely… here being one of them! Phew!

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            1. Still, we’d be complaining if it was cold, wouldn’t we? Weather, hey?! It’s all fun!

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              1. Oh I know. How is it ever going to keep us all happy??

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                1. I think it already does – we love nothing more than complaining about it! 😀

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  2. He he HoooOOOWWWwwwwLLL!! Now that young Tim is a truly impressive Icewolf! Very lovely painting and personally I think the eyes are most becoming… 😆😊 We are endeavouring to be seen more frequently in Cheshire but that seems to be an effort just as well thwarted as the efforts to get into disused Eurostar train stations 😉 In fact I would say disused and forbidden places are much less formidable than trying to appear in a Cheshire

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  3. ….in Cheshire is lol Perhaps if you could paint an Icewolf or two in Cheshire that might open a few doors do you think? ☺ This one is beautiful…In fact on momentary reflection I think I should re blog it! I haven’t had chance to get my planned post ready to go so this is surely the perfect time 😀

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  4. “…in A Cheshire…In Cheshire IS…!” Oh wolf…what is happening to my words?!! This must be the consequences of my Icy presence upon your blog page 😃

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    1. It must be your frozen paws, Icewolf. You called me Tim as well! Hehehe! Reblog away, by the way, if you’d like to! It’s good to share!

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      1. Twas not me twas my mobile 😆

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          1. WordPress said to tell you that!! They said everything would be okay then and that you would be fully convinced of the truth of that statement 😇

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            1. You must have hypnotised me, Icewolf. I believe you completely.

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  5. Hmm….no re blog option in the phone app. Not to worry…when I return home to the trusty laptop 😊 I did the W10 upgrade btw – on Christmas night! Love it must admit ☺

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    1. Hope it behaves for you, Icewolf. I like it, but it is a little glitchy at times. Teething troubles, I say.

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  6. Masterful IceWolf creation TL…Well done! I love the blue hues mixed with the white…By the expression on its face, this is a kind wolf…We like that 🙂 VK

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    1. A very nice, kind wolf, actually, VK! Very friendly! And thank you – I like the way this has turned out as well!

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  7. This is just awesome, Tom! Love your Icewolf! Nicely done! 😃🎨

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    1. Thanks, Charlie. I’m loving the effect the watercolour pencils have, but I need to get back to using the watercolour paints again… I may become lazy! 😀

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