The Weird Sisters

Happy birthday to my buddy since really long scarves and colourful tracksuits were in fashion (and before) ❤

I based the doodle on a fantastic photo of my sister and me that I found this week while sorting through some piles of old drawings, postcards and photos.

I had to call this post the Weird Sisters (if you’ve followed the blog for a bit, you know I listen to Harry Potter on audiobook over and over again). But you can probably tell from the photo who’s the weird one 😀

The photo makes me ask myself two questions:

Why did I dress like I was in a band in the 90s?

Why did I ever stop dressing like that?

Anyway, I got distracted by fashion thoughts, did I mention that my sister is awesome and that it’s her birthday?

LOL

The Weird Sisters

Bug time

Last week I went for a walk outside in the sunny but cold Spring weather with my nephew, and we met this little friend who probably just woke up from Winter sleep:

S’up ladybug?

It turned out my nephew (who’s 8) knew a lot more than me about these creatures, and he told me that it’s called the 7-spot ladybird. Also that people think the dots tell the age, but they don’t. All the ladybugs of this kind have 7 dots.

We agreed that this bug probably thought that it had climbed a real mountain, because it was sitting on a rock that seemed big compared to a ladybug.

I mainly know the English word for this little bug as “ladybug”, but have also heard “ladybird”. Some quick doodling tells me that “ladybug” is the American English version, and the British normally call it “ladybird”. In Danish it’s called “mariehøne” which literally translated to English means Mary/Marie hen, so apparently the Danes agree that the bug is a kind of bird…

Bug time

Happy dragon

This happy dragon wants everyone to have a good Monday:

happy dragon wordsanddoodles.com wallpaper

Dragons are on my  mind, because I’m currently re-re-re-listening to the audiobook version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (no spoilers). Ok, tiny spoiler: There are dragons in it.

This dragon is friendly and vegetarian, though, looks kinda like a dinosaur mixed with a dog and breathes fire after eating chilies.

You’re welcome to download the image and use it as a wallpaper for some happy dragon energy this week.

Download full size image: Happy dragon wallpaper

I’ve just set it as my own wallpaper and it’s already giving me some good vibes and confidence to set off another week of job hunting.

Drawing process:

My drawing style is usually defined by a black line, but today I wanted to try something different. I quite like the look of this image without the black lines. It gives a very different look, almost like paper cutouts. I drew everything in Adobe Illustrator (with my Wacom tablet) this time, not based on a sketch on paper, like I sometimes do.

Happy dragon

Burrito time (is so short)

This happened today (and many times before):

burrito time web comic wordsanddoodles
“Yum, burrito time!”

The thing is, I get hungry. Sometimes from one minute to the next. And I happen to live with a Slow Eater. We try not to food shame (or generally shame) each other,  because that’s obviously not nice or healthy.

It’s just that… We’re both a bit surprised every time I manage to spray burrito filling all over myself and the furniture in a very short time, while Slow Eater hasn’t spilled a single crumb.

I guess burritos are difficult to eat for some people. And when I start making a mess, I feel like I might as well just continue down that road.

Fun facts about this comic:

#1: We don’t actually sit shoulder to shoulder and eat dinner like that. We obviously lounge at either end of the couch while watching YouTube, like proper grown-ups.

#2: Slow Eater doesn’t actually own a nice, red, woolly sweater, but I asked which colour he wanted to wear in the comic and he requested this – and now wants to get one IRL.

#3: Last month I drew another comic of me and my BF – you can check it out here: Duvet drama.

 

Burrito time (is so short)

Funky beets

I love beets!

They’re so beautiful and have that weird sweet and earthy taste, that’s sometimes too much, and sometimes just right.

Look at that colour!

beet 1

 

Here’s one of the smaller, round ones:

Once I tried to grow beets in my tiny urban garden (literally a box of dirt, but it works). They turned out like this:

… Very small!

I found out that I should have picked some of them out to make room for other ones to grow big. I told my colleagues at the time about it and someone was very nice and gave me some giant ones from their garden. I pickled them and all was good, and I never tried growing my own beets again. But I guess now I know what to do, so I should try again.

Beets are on my mind, because I made some hummus a couple of days ago and put in a couple of baked beets. The hummus was amazingly pink and tasted and felt very spring-like in spite of the season. It turns out it doesn’t take a lot to excite me, when it comes to food. The beets I used looked a bit more like this, though:

It’s a difficult season to find good vegetables, especially local and organic ones. But these were both, and they tasted very nice. I find that baking them and peeling the skin off afterwards makes them more tasty than boiling them.

That was a lot of thoughts about beets, congrats for reading this far! Here’s a a fun fact:

I drew the first two of the beet doodles today while talking to my mum on the phone. (Not about beets, though, mainly about what we’re baking at the moment and what the rest of the family are up to).

*Update: After posting this I went and googled “beets”, and I can see that I totally drew the leaves wrong. They have long pink stems! Anyway it goes to show how little I remember about actual vegetables coming from the ground and not the store. I’ll remember next time I’m drawing a bunch of beets 😀

Funky beets

Spring fashion baby

I saw this baby wearing sunglasses on my street yesterday:

spring fashion baby

…. and I immediately went and got my sunglasses, because that baby is now my main style icon. It’s officially Spring today, and the weather in Denmark right now is perfect for sunglasses, two hoodies and a tight blanket. Now I just need to practice the face and find transportation.

I don’t remember the colours so I added them from imagination. But I think I captured the baby boss face quite well.

Spring fashion baby

Duvet drama

My boyfriend and I went to London last week and stayed at a hotel. The city was amazing and sunny and we had really good food. Living together in a tiny room for 5 days was… FUN 😀 But also a little bit like:

double duvet troubles comic

Seriously, what is up with the double duvets?!

It’s been a while since I made a comic strip – I used to draw comics when I was younger and I sometimes still make them for my own entertainment. I might make more if anything else exciting happens, like that wild duvet story!

* After posting this I can see that I wrote “this rooms looks nice” in the third image. So that one ‘s’ shouldn’t be there 🙄

Duvet drama