Video: Redrawing my old doodles

I thought of a new thing!

Yesterday I made this video with my horribly unprofessional filming setup:

I really enjoyed looking through some of my old doodles and picking ones to redraw. I have loads of pages of fun, sad, good and bad drawings and 99 % of them have never been shared on the blog.

So I think this might be a new concept that I’ll do more of.

Why redraw?

I don’t redraw because I’m lazy and don’t want to think of new doodles. Believe me, I have more doodle ideas than I can draw!

When I make a drawing for a specific purpose I often redraw the same doodle a bunch of times.

The new doodles aren’t necessarily “better” than the old ones, but I learn a lot from redrawing.

I hope these videos can be inspiring or fun to watch!

Get creative

If you get inspired and decide to redraw any of my doodles from this “series” please tag me with #wordsanddoodles or @wordsanddoodlesblog (Instagram) so I can see your drawings.

Video: Redrawing my old doodles

How did #inktober go for me?

Well, in one way it went really well! I had a lot of fun drawing from the two prompt lists I followed.

Read about the inktober challenge I gave myself in my posts from October 1 and October 9.

My favourites

I thought I’d manage to do weekly roundups (like I mentioned in the last post), but as you can see… I didn’t.

So what I’m going to do instead is share my 3 own favourite pages from my Inktober 2019 sketchbook. Here we go:

I definitely googled “moth” before drawing it, and it was hard not to look at moth memes for 2 hours and forget to draw. They’re old in internet time, but I just love those memes so much.
This one might be my actual favourite from this Inktober. The combo of words is very random, and I’m happy that I thought of this cute concept 😀 And as a bonus I learned how to spell marshmallow correctly!
One of the pages I made as I tried to catch up and felt a tiny bit of doodle stress, but had a lot of fun when I finally sat down and started drawing.

You can check out the rest of my drawings on my Instagram page. And you’re welcome to give me a follow and leave me a comment over there and tell me which one is your favourite!

Some more thoughts about this year’s Inktober

I didn’t manage to draw every day this year, possibly because of the fact that I have a job, and last year I’d just quit my last job when Inktober started. (But still, applying for jobs is one of the hardest jobs I’ve had!! So it was no vacation – but I still had more time for drawing then).

Something unexpected that happened this year, though, was that I’ve been drawing a lot of other drawings not related to Inktober. So I guess the challenge sparked something!

I also really loved looking at all the other creative Inktober posts from artist all over the world, it was just as fun as making my own drawings (almost…) every day.

If you think I did a good job with Inktober after all and want to support me to keep doodling this month, you can:

Or check out this mug:

mug doodle pets cats dogs cute

And the other doodle products here:

How did #inktober go for me?

The first week of #inktober – ish

Hi guys, I’ve been doodling away over on my Instagram for the #inktober challenge. It’s so much fun!

I’m trying to follow two prompt lists at the same time – from illustrators @katnippillustration and @viktorijaillustration. Combining two words has made some fun combinations so far. I recommend you check out both of their accounts, they make some really great things.

I thought I’d do weekly (ish) roundups here as well. So, here we go! I just made this drawing this morning, and I’m quite happy with it:

Yesterday, I caught up on two days of doodles with this “familiar bottle” and “tree costume”.

And here are the posts from last week:

I already shared Day 1 of Inktober here on the blog.

Follow me on Instagram @wordsanddoodlesblog if you want to see the doodles I make (almost) every day. If not, there’ll be another collection here later 🙂

Also – I recently made an account over here:

Check it out if you want to support my doodlings and verbal ramblings. And as you might know, I also have a Redbubble shop with some cute stuff, if I must say so myself 😀

The first week of #inktober – ish

Pumpkin pie, coffee and a sassy city bird – The start of #inktober 2019

Hello guys, it’s the first day of October! It’s the middle of the afternoon in Denmark right now, and I’m ready to post my first #inktober post of this year, wooooo.

The drawings I did for Inktober 2018 all hang out here.

Let’s get to it! My first page of doodles for Inktober this year looks like this:

inktober 2019 wordsanddoodles doodle drawing pumpkin pie coffee bird
I just realised I wrote the date in Danish – oh well, it’s close enough 🙂

I decided to follow the Inktober prompts from @katnippillustration (Instagram link).

Today the prompt was “pumpkin pie”. I’ve never actually made or eaten pumpkin pie, since it’s not really a thing in Denmark. But I’ve seen it in cooking shows on YouTube, so I kind of know what it looks like… maybe…?

I went and got brand new drawing materials this morning and it really motivates me to draw every day.

If you want to know exactly what materials I use, let me know in the comments. Maybe I’ll do a review of the new stuff I got when I’ve tried them out this month.

After drawing the pumpkin pie doodles at a cafe, I walked home and saw the sassiest city bird I’ve ever seen. Look at that one leg stretched out behind the other!

So I had to add her to the page of doodles when I got home. And then I also got a newsletter from another illustrator: @viktorijaillustration (Instagram link) with her prompts for Inktober.

So I decided to add some coffee doodles, since her prompt for today is “coffee” and I already had 3 very nice cups 😀

Maybe I’ll continue to follow both lists and add in something I see IRL every day. It would be kind of fun to doodle some different bits and bobs and not have the pressure of producing one perfect drawing.

I know I probably won’t have time to write a whole blog post every day (let alone a really long one, like this one, word vomiiiittt timeee), but my goal is to post something on my Instagram every day of October. So hop on over there and follow me, if you don’t already:

@wordsanddoodlesblog on Instagram

October is my ffaaavoouriteeeeee month of the year, I just love the cold air, the coloured leaves and woolly things – and it’s also my birthday month 😀

Last year was my first time participating in Inktober, and I kind of hit a wall of doodle exhaustion after 2-3 weeks. I had just stopped working at my old job at the time, so I even had a lot of time during the day to draw.

I work part-time now, but have a lot more positive energy, so I’m hoping I’ll have fun all the way through October. We’ll see! I’m not going to knock myself over the head with my notebook if I don’t draw every day.

I hope you have a great month of looking at doodles or going about your autumn business. And if you feel like doodling something just **one** day of October, try it out!

Pumpkin pie, coffee and a sassy city bird – The start of #inktober 2019

Wireless ears

I finally bought new headphones. They don’t even need to be plugged in, look!

Okay, I know bluetooth isn’t a new thing, but I’ve been needing proper headphones for, like, years. I’ve been using the little earbud type ones that came with a smartphone, and didn’t really fit my ears or have great sound. And now that I have a commute I really need some good ones to block out the bus noise. And for the office when I need to focus on some writing or web editing.

I feel bad every time I buy new stuff, especially lately! I’m very sad about the state of the environment and want to live as sustainably as I possibly can. But I realised it doesn’t mean that I should never buy something that I need.

So now I’m going to look at this doodle for a bit and try to convince myself that I really needed these headphones.

Maybe I’m not making much sense! I had a crazy busy, but very fun week at work with different projects.

You might not believe it based on my ramblings on this blog, but I started teaching English as a second language! It’s an evening class for adults once a week, and it’s soooo much fun, and my students are super motivated to learn.

I learn a lot about the English language too! My mum says teaching is the best way to learn, which is very wise and definitely true for me at the moment.

Doodling daily

I tend to stop doodling when I get busy with work, but I want to change that. Especially since Inktober is coming up next week! I participated in the drawing challenge last year – see my drawings here:

Inktober 2018 by Wordsanddoodles

I really want to do it again this year. It was really fun to draw something every day for a month, and only a bit stressful 😀 Last year, I had just quit my old job, so I didn’t even have to juggle a day job and drawing every day – and it was still a challenge. But we’ll see if I can manage – I’m going to try!

*Fun fact: My new headphones aren’t actually as big as I made them in the drawing 😀 But my smile is!

Wireless ears

Pancakes #2

Here’s my second, gruesome pancake comic from the same doodle session:

I don’t know what got into me with these! How could anyone eat that tiny cute blob?! But they were fun to draw. And pancakes are delicious…

If you didn’t see the first pancake comic featuring my bf it’s here.

With this one, I thought I would erase the handwritten text and rewrite speech bubbles like I usually do with comics. But I decided to keep the hand writing in, because it’s a different look and easy enough to read (I think).

Also, it saved me a bit of editing time. I’ve been practicing my digital editing of drawings a lot this past year. But at the moment I feel like spending some more time on the hand drawing process (on paper).

In my last post I promised to share the original sketch book page, so you can get a glance at the chaotic ways of my doodlings 😀 Here you go!

Pancakes #2

Pancakes #1

It’s the little things…

… that make us hate each other. But not really ❤

I made two (somewhat grim) pancake comics on the same piece of paper, the next one is coming up soon. But all the doodles are mixed together so it takes a while to cut them up digitally and put them back together in a way that makes sense. I’ll post the original drawing in the next post, so you can see what I mean.

Until then – you can check out my other comics here:

Comics by wordsandoodlesblog

If you like them and want to show your support, it’s now an option to buy me a coffee:

I tried a bit of a new style in this doodle leaving in some background colour that shows up in a random pattern from the light hitting the paper when I take a photo with my crappy phone camera (that still works) and uses the function ‘image trace’ to clean up the comic in Adobe Illustrator.

I think I like the bit of colour for times when I can’t be bothered to fully colour in the comic.

Pancakes #1