I went thrift shopping for a bit today. Not for clothes though, but I often buy my clothes second-hand. And when I got home, I remembered that I recently started drawing a new “series” to use some more pages in my Inktober 2019 sketchbook:
Preloved things ❤
I love finding quality products like wool sweaters or shirts from an unknown brand that I wouldn’t find in a store.
As I get older (31 who?), it means more and more to me to try to only buy sustainably. Which is very hard, and I fail again and again.
However, with clothes I find that it’s a win-win, really, since I love the hunt for something fun and unique in the thrift store and it’s a LOT better for the environment. Older clothes (which have made it to the store) are also often of a better quality than a lot of new stuff, I feel like.
Okay, you get it, I can’t recommend thrifting enough 😀 Especially for clothes, but I basically buy everything, kitchenware, pictureframes, furniture, you name it.
It’s getting colder and darker in Denmark at the moment. The perfect season for doodling some colourful Winter people:
I don’t mind the cold and the grey landscape so much, but the dark is starting to get to my brain a bit. Everytime I take a nap or go to bed at night, it goes “Oh well, time to hibernate for 6 months”.
So doodling helps me stay awake for a bit after dinner so I don’t go to bed at 8 p.m. 😀 And adding colour feels great.
I haven’t actually seen any of these Winter people IRL; they are drawn from imagination like most of my doodle people.
Except for the yellow wellies! I recently got similar ones myself, and they contribute to adding some colour to these grey days. I’ve even worn them out to eat because I like them so much.
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?
I saw this baby wearing sunglasses on my street yesterday:
…. 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.
Lately I’ve been drawing with colours on paper (and not making a lot of digital stuff). I think it’s mainly because I can be on the couch with a cozy blanket and a cup of coffee and draw while watching/listening to something on YouTube or Netflix.
Here are some couch doodles of wintery city people: