GAMES

Here’s a doodle especially for the HearthStone fans and/or linguists out there.

I had this conversation with Mecha-Jaraxxus today:

It cracks me up that he is ALWAYS YELLING! EVEN WHEN SAYING SOMETHING POLITE!

Every time there’s something fun with language happening my linguist brain is like: “That’s not normal in conversation, I wonder what’s happening, let’s write a 20 page paper on it!”

I couldn’t figure out if this particular “THANK YOU” was the person being sassy or friendly, but it made me think that Jaraxxus was repeating what I was saying like a silly parrot robot demon. Either way, I LOVE IT!

GAMES

Exsqueeze me

Hello everyone, it’s a new year and I’m here! And apparently I’m rhyming now. I’ve been doodling a lot this past month, especially on paper – but haven’t managed to get anything posted on here. Until now!

On my street there’s this handrail down to a basement shop that reaches out into the narrow sidewalk. This situation makes it difficult for people to pass each other, and it inspired a couple of doodles:

The people are made up and not actual characters I’ve seen on the street, but I love drawing random people, and especially deciding what outfits to put them in.

I might make more of these, especially since it took me forever to draw the background. But it was a fun challenge to draw something with a bit of perspective. Also – fun fact: I had to google “car” to get close to drawing something that looked anything like the back of a car.

Process: I drew the sketch for the background on paper first, then transferred it to Illustrator and redrew it digitally. And then I added a digital sketch of the people, put in some colours and then drew the final black line.

Exsqueeze me

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

Old little horsy

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.

Old little horsy

This might get doodled

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!”

This might get doodled