Blurry hedgehog

Last week, I saw a hedgehog in my garden for the first time! It made me really happy, because I love seeing new animals in the garden. And hedgehogs are so cute! This guy was just walking casually down the garden path.

I also love hedgehogs because they eat slugs (I think?) and we have lots of slugs that like to eat my salad!

I know hedgehogs aren’t purple, but I chose a different colour than brown to give off a Danish summer evening vibe – and also just for fun.

Drawing process

Here’s a speed video of my drawing process:

The actual drawing process took about 30 minutes. As you can see in the video, I’m having fun experimenting with different layers, layer modes and textured pens in Gimp at the moment.

One of the artists that has inspired me to develop my digital drawings is JelArts – check out her channel on YouTube if you don’t already follow her.

A big, prickly mouse

I think I inadvertently made my hedgehog look like a fat mouse…

There’s something about the snout that I would change if I drew it again. It should probably be less pointy. And maybe the eye placement needs to be different.

But, hey! I only saw this particular hedgehog once, and only for about a minute. And it was the night time! 😀

I managed to take a very blurry photo, which I couldn’t really use as a drawing reference. But I decided to draw it anyway and not to Google how they actually look.

I did a hedgehog doodle for Inktober 2018 in more of my “old” lineart doodle style. They might actually look a bit more like real hedgehogs 😀

I’ve never really been great at drawing from a picture reference anyway, I prefer drawing freely from what I remember or imagine. And then mouse-hog creatures sometimes happen!

Mugs and things

If you like my recent more colourful drawing style, you might want to check out my new sourdough design in my Redbubble shop. That drawing was made mixing traditional and digital drawing – read about it in this post.

Thanks for the read!

Blurry hedgehog

Redrawing a tiny beast

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!

Redrawing a tiny beast

Redrawing old doodles #2

Looking through my old doodles and choosing some to draw again was so much fun last time, so I had to do another one.

This one’s slightly different – I redraw 3 different doodles one time each. Hope you get creatively inspired or simply enjoys watching it:

Relaxin’ and redoodlin’

I’m planning to get my (tiny, but very beloved) group of followers to choose which doodle I should redraw next.

Hop on over to my Instagram if you want to participate – I’ll post some options later this week (maybe even tomorrow!).

Hugs from Denmark ❤

Redrawing old doodles #2

Video: Redrawing my old doodles

I thought of a new thing!

Yesterday I made this video with my horribly unprofessional filming setup:

I really enjoyed looking through some of my old doodles and picking ones to redraw. I have loads of pages of fun, sad, good and bad drawings and 99 % of them have never been shared on the blog.

So I think this might be a new concept that I’ll do more of.

Why redraw?

I don’t redraw because I’m lazy and don’t want to think of new doodles. Believe me, I have more doodle ideas than I can draw!

When I make a drawing for a specific purpose I often redraw the same doodle a bunch of times.

The new doodles aren’t necessarily “better” than the old ones, but I learn a lot from redrawing.

I hope these videos can be inspiring or fun to watch!

Get creative

If you get inspired and decide to redraw any of my doodles from this “series” please tag me with #wordsanddoodles or @wordsanddoodlesblog (Instagram) so I can see your drawings.

Video: Redrawing my old doodles

Drawing video: Beach people

I made this video yesterday during one of my beach people doodle sessions:

I’m still very new to filming and editing drawing videos, but it’s something I’m planning to do more of.

I’m learning about what angles work best and how I get proper lighting in a relatively dark apartment. This video is actually filmed upside down – with the camera in front of me – and then flipped 180 degrees. Which I think works okay.

It takes me a while to edit, but it’s also really fun, and it’s kind of weird to watch my own hands drawing 😀

Let me know if you have any other tips on how to film a drawing process!

Drawing video: Beach people

Beachy people

Some people go to the beach when it’s hot outside and they’re on summer vacation.

My favourite thing to do these days, however, is to stay inside and doodle. Yesterday I drew these cool people at the beach:

I do actually love swimming in the sea, but right now I just want to spend all day doing my indoor hobbies which are basically only three things: baking, feeding my sourdough starter and drawing.

I go outside for a bit when it’s cool at night, so I guess I’m kind of like a vampire. Well, I don’t know how much drawing and baking vampires do while staying out of the sun. Maybe they are just people with a lot of indoor hobbies who got a bad rep. And maybe I should stop this tangent and get some fresh air…

I also made a video of my drawing process for the first doodle, which I’ll be posting later today. **Update: It’s here:

Drawing video: Beach people

Beachy people