Lots of pelicans

It started with a simple enough question: “Can you draw a pelican kind of in the same style as the bear?”

Me: Sure!

Eh, I’d better Google what a pelican actually looks like.

There!

Except, they probably live near the sea and not in small lakes…

So here it is on a rock in some water:

One of the things that came up in the google image search were flying pelicans with their legs tucked in. Which is now one of my favourite things to draw:

What was the question again?…

Lots of pelicans

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

Mermay and blurmay

This week I discovered #mermay on Instagram, and since then I’ve had a lot of fun looking at the merpeople art in many different styles. And I, of course, had to draw my own.

Mermay

In a lot of art with merpeople they are pictured looking like they are posing for the camera, which is fun, but I wanted to make this mermaid swim like she’s just going about her normal mer-business.

After finishing the drawing, I also made a second version without the pencil lines – for a more mysterious, blurry and magical look:

Blurmay

I’m impressed with the commitment that some artists have to draw each day like with #mermay and #inktober etc. It inspires me to draw something every day too, even though it’s just a tiny doodle sometimes.

Mermay and blurmay