This week I read about the 40.000 year old baby horse that was recently found in Siberia (in this Danish article). I couldn’t stop staring at the photo of the little horse, and I obviously had to draw it. Here’s the result:
The horse’s snout (is that the proper word? Muzzle?) is a bit long in my drawing which I think makes it look less horse-like than in the photo. But I don’t mind, because I think my doodle of the old horse is almost cute. And it continues to amaze me how ancient creatures can be preserved in ice for tens of thousands of years.
I didn’t do any post-editing on this drawing like I normally do, so it’s just pen on paper. A very different style than the last couple of doodles that I’ve posted which have a lot of digital work in them.
I might post more simple doodles, because they take less time to do and I quite like the look.
I’ve been binge watching the YouTube show “This might get” with Mamrie Hart and Grace Helbig this weekend. It’s a really fun show, and I love how they include fan art in the end of every episode. Here’s my doodle of the two awesome women:
My favorite episode so far is definitely “This might get campy” where they read letters from kids at summer camp. “I used my toothbrush to dig for worms!”
I’ve had one more whole day of baking and cooking (and relaxing a bit in between), because I go back to work tomorrow.
I’ll obviously still have time to bake in the evenings and weekends, but I won’t be able to poke/stare at/smell my great little sourdough starter every half hour. Which is probably a good thing… 😂
This chicken remembers to eat ice cream every day of summer:
Chickens eat ice cream cones from the middle and up, apparently.
Remember this chicken who remembered to drink water? I’m drawing lots of clever birds at the moment!
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.
These puppers are only now realising that they’re on summer break. And it’s a very blobby feeling! (Yes I’m on summer break from today and my brain is a blob).
You’re welcome to print out the blobby dogs and put them on your office door (or wherever you work) to let your colleagues know when you’re away for the summer. I put a less creative tiny note on my door today, since I hadn’t made these blobs yet. Maybe I’ll make a “back to work” or “Hello I’m back” version in August.
This blob dog was the first one I doodled:
It showed up in the middle of another drawing and inspired the making of the rest of the pups, so I decided to honour it with its own colours (which very much makes it look like a balloon animal).
It started with a simple enough question: “Can you draw a pelican kind of in the same style as the bear?”
Eh, I’d better Google what a pelican actually looks like.
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?…