Phoenix time

Fawkes the phoenix plays an important role in the second Harry Potter book that I just finished, so I wanted to draw the cute reborn version of him ❤

I love the scene where Harry is in Dumbledore’s office for the first time and happens to see Fawkes burst into flames. And Dumbledore just casually says: “I’m sorry you had to see him on a burning day” or something like that 😂

And I did not feel like drawing a basilisk doodle!

Yes, the Potter doodles are continuing – I don’t feel like drawing anything else at the moment. These books make so many images pop up in my head!

Phoenix time

Boo!

The first Harry Potter book was over way too soon! I didn’t realise that I’d listened to almost the entire book yesterday and only had 45 minutes of listening left today 😮

The book was just as good as I remembered and I smiled and sobbed a lot while listening. And now I finally get to draw Voldemort, yay!

I’ve had this image in my head all day and finally had time to get it down on paper. Voldemort is so scary that I just have to draw a silly version to make me less scared going into the second book.

Boo!

New Potter doodles

Guess which audiobook I’ve started listening to today!

Yup, it’s Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, read by Steven Fry.

There’s Quirrell and Norbert and Quidditch and magic and friendships and it’s SO GREAT.

The last time I listened to the book was about 18 months ago on a roadtrip to Berlin. And before that – when I was 11 years old I read the Philosopher’s Stone in Danish. I’m as amazed now as I was then by how good it is.

I especially had fun drawing Ron’s long nose and Harry’s hair as wild as it’s described in the book.

New Potter doodles

Note bat

This creepy bat is a bit late for Halloween, but here it is:

I’ve been organizing (and throwing away) a lot of my old notes from university, and this tiny bat was one of the (many!) doodles that showed up in the paper pile. Today I decided to colour it in digitally. I’ll share more old doodles when I find good ones!

About being late for Halloween – I planned a casual Halloween hang with some friends last Friday (2 November) – and planned to do some good old pumpkin carving. But there were no pumpkins to be found in ANY of the shops in my area! I get that Halloween is 31 October, but I thought maybe they kept a bit of the Halloween stuff in stores over the weekend. Nope – advent calendars and Christmas candy  everywhere!

So instead of carving pumpkins I gave into the early Christmas spirit and made gingerbread cookies with this great recipe by Smittenkitchen.

I didn’t have a pumpkin cookie cutter, so we made them by using a round cookie cutter and then shaping the rest with a knife – it’s easier than it sounds! I had an owl cookie cutter (obviously?) – and owls turn into monsters very easily with a bit of sprinkles.

Note bat