Corona hair is here, guys. I had a lot of fun drawing these people from my imagination. Do they look like anyone you know?
I definitely could use a haircut sometime soon, myself. My BF has no issue – he’s been cutting his own hair for the last 15 years.
In all seriousness, though, I feel very fortunate to live in a place where COVID-19 is under control right now and things are starting to open up again.
Normal life ish
In Denmark we’re allowed to meet with friends and family as long as we keep a safe distance and good hand hygiene. I’ve also been going into the office again several times these last weeks, even though we’re all still mostly working from home.
It’s kind of scary to move out into the world more, but it’s also been very nice to have something that feels like normal life again. I hope you all get to experience that very soon, wherever you are in the world.
Wow, I haven’t been doodling for like 7 weeks. I think part of the reason is stupid, horrible Covid-19 that took away a lot of my creative inspiration. My light-hearted, silly drawings seem a bit out of place, I guess. So I didn’t really know what to say, after making those first couple of corona-related doodles in March.
Another big thing
ALSO, me and my boyfriend bought a house this year (!) and moved in, in the middle of Corona Craziness. So I’ve been busy packing, cleaning and (OMG!) gardening.
We’re really happy and grateful to be in the house and have some more space around us – also since we’re both mainly working from home now.
Boxes (and boxes) of paper
Anyway, I finally got around to unpacking my drawing stuff, and I found this quick post-it doodle that I made earlier this year:
This doodles is actually quite fitting to our situation now (and always). I eat snacks around the house, and the BF keeps the place clean. OK, maybe I also help out, but the vacuuming is definitely his thing. I think I don’t really notice the croissant crumbs and dustbunnies as quickly as he does…
I thought I’d share this to show that I’m here and doing well. I hope everyone following is managing to keep healthy and sane doing this weird time.
Maybe I’ll find more old stuff to share in the unpacking process – or I might even sit down and draw new things soon – who can predict anything right now, really?!
Here’s a photo of me actually doing some drawing in our old apartment that I posted on the blog’s Instagram:
Cleaning out come crap drawers meant facing 3 previous versions of myself… So I doodled them!
Let’s be real, my BF cleaned out drawers. And I had fun looking at my old ID cards from uni/ work and not really helping clean.
I was also planning this (frankly quite narcissistic) drawing:
I almost fell into the trap of “OH NOOO MY HAIR – I look weird!” But let’s talk nicely about our present and past selves in 2020, guys! So, here are some observations:
11 years ago, before starting uni, I basically didn’t have hair, or eyebrows! 20-year-old me in the start of 2009 also didn’t know I needed glasses yet. That one probably looks the least like me now. But I did love the short hair.
Luckily there weren’t any photos in this pile of my inevitable mullet fase I went through afterwards to grow my hair out… I luckily have that in my passport photo, so only a few people need to see that…
Sorry, I got a BIT negative there! The mullet was fine, just not… great 😀
The me from 2013 had bangs (that always swooped a bit) and studied abroad in York. Good times!
The third picture from 2015 was taken at work on my first day at my first job after uni. Yay happy, sweaty me ❤
That last one is also the only one taken by a professional photographer. The other two are selfies. In 2009 they were still just called “more or less random photos you took of yourself”, I guess?
Yesterday I asked on my Instagram, which doodle I should redraw next. And the people has spoken – well, the very few, but amazing peeps who follow me and give me lots of positive vibes over there – have decided that I should redraw this little guy. The original doodle is from 2010!
If you haven’t seen my last two videos they are here on the blog further below – or you can find them on my tiny, cute Youtube channel 😀
I’m very into these redrawings, but I’ve also made other drawing videos this weekend. I’ll post them when I get to editing – which is a new skill I’m learning, so it takes me a while.
Aaaaaand I also have other jobs, that I get payed to do – day jobs you know – so I can’t be spending all day making drawing videos for you guys 😀 Which is probably good, because it means that I have to leave the house sometimes!
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”.
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:
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!
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!