Pizza Gull

Possibly a distant relative (somehow) to the famous Pizza Rat:

pizza gull with pizza july
“Oooh, mushroom – my favourite!”

He lives in Denmark, and you’ll recognize him by his very straight legs (’cause I forgot that sea gulls have knees).

At first I coloured Pizza Gull white, because I also forgot that sea gulls have grey wings and a black tail (even though I see them every day flying around the city looking for pizza and other goodies!).

pizza gull with pizza
“Quack!”

The pale gull looked more like a duck, so I decided to give him some more nature-like colours.

 

Pizza Gull

The French Chef

In my baking binge (which I talked about in yesterday’s blog post) I randomly discovered the show ‘The French Chef’ with Julia Child in my search for “croissants” on YouTube. This show is just the best!

I’m learning cooking techniques and fancy dishes in a low-key and practical way, and I LOVE the humour and little nuggets of cooking/ life wisdom like:

“potatoes are a neurotic vegetable”, or

“…finish up the sauce with some light cream – or you can put in milk if you’re on one of those hideous diets.”

This is definitely my new favorite cooking show, possibly my favorite show in all categories.

I didn’t make the Salade Niçoise yet, but it looked really nice, so I had to draw it. And then there was the episode with a 20 lbs lobster sitting on the table, while Julia Child casually teaches lobster lore. And then there’s the cake in a cage of sugar! I could go on, but I’m off to watch more videos and write down food ideas.

The French Chef

Foodles

I’m on a cooking / baking binge right now and realised that I needed to do bring some food doodles to the blog. Foodles? No.

I thought the binge would last maybe the first 3-5 days of my summer vacation, but now I’m on week 3 and still baking away.

I made my own sourdough starter right before going on our bike trip and was very worried if it would survive 2 weeks in the fridge (which the recipe said it would).

My initial excitement over the witchcraft that is sourdough (where do the bubbles and the yeast and the wonderful sour smell come from?*) led to this little doodle in my notebook:

From weird goo to lovely loaf!

It seems my starter survived and I’ve fed it and baked some wonderful sourdough loaves since we got home.

It seems sourdough is somewhat of a trend (at least on YouTube and Instagram) so now I spend quite a bit of time checking out recipes and images of beautiful bread. I really like the show “It’s Alive with Brad” on the Bon Appetit YouTube channel and have watched the sourdough episode with Brad and Claire like 5 times.

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*It’s from the air, I know, but that’s magical enough for me.

Foodles

Duke Silver

I’m watching Parks and Recreation for the (just about) 10th time at the moment. It’s still such a great show, and it makes me appreciate working in an office! Even though there’s (a lot) less crazy stuff happening all the time where I work (luckily).

This is Ron Swanson’s face in Season 2, Episode 4 when Tom discovers Ron’s secret identity as Duke Silver, the smooth talking saxophone man:

Duke Silver

Hi!

Living together means trying not to annoy your partner every second of every day. But… it’s difficult. So instead of being annoying IRL for a bit I made this gif 😀

I havent’ made a lot of animations so it takes me a while (read hours!). But I think the result is hilarious so it’s totally worth it.

I was in a hurry to get to the animation part so I drew the doodles quite fast, forgetting my glasses and other details. Also, I always draw hands wrong – the thumb is always on the opposite side of where it’s supposed to be. So you’ll notice me turning around in the middle of creeping up.

Hi!

Bike practice

Time to practice my bike drawing skills! I’ve always found it almost impossible to draw a bike that looks normal. And, apparently, I’m not the only one, which Gianluca Giminis fantastic project Velocipedia clearly shows (shown to me by a certain bike nerd who plays an important role in this post).

I’ve become quite happy with mountainbiking these past couple of years. Fortunately, I live with the mentioned bike expert/nerd who is willing to help me improve my biking skills as well as my drawing skills.

Here are my doodles from today with a couple of helpful comments:

I don’t know what the last comment means. But I guess it matches my skills on an actual mountainbike quite well, since I’m probably about 25 years behind everyone else on the trail.

Bike practice