I drew 3 Spring doodles (and rambled a bit about veggies) ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒค๏ธ

… and then Winter returned ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜„ But here they are anyway.

Here are 3 Spring-themed doodles I made in the first week of March. Still doodling away on my phone in ibisPaint X whenever I have the chance.

I love illustrating food, especially veggies ๐Ÿ’š

I didn’t really plan out this drawing but just added things bit by bit. I try to eat what’s in season (and not grown in heated greenhouses), because it’s a way for me to be more sustainable. That means I haven’t had a fresh tomato or cucumber in a long time.

But living in this country can get a bit boring foodwise, especially in Winter. We love potatoes, carrots and all sorts of kale and cabbage in this house, but do get fed up with it. So we allow ourselves to get imported veg, especially peppers and lots of oranges and lemons, I just can’t live without them. And on rare occasions an avocado, yum!

I think I’m going to be a bit more loose about my “local and in season” food goal, because our daughter will soon start to eat solid food. And I want her to taste everything. But I’m torn, because I also want to teach her about sustainable lifestyle and give her a good Earth to live on!

When you think about it, it’s quite ridiculous that we have become used to being able to buy fresh fruit this far North in the middle of Winter.

Umm, that was quite a blurb about food. Anyway! Here are the other two Spring doodles.

Weeeeee! *sniffle

Just a lil’ Spring flower who is maybe now reconsidering the choice to come up and say hi.

You can find speed videos of my drawing process for both of these last doodles on my Instagram.

It was great to have some days with nice weather, especially since all you can really do is go for walks at the moment. But then the cold came back to bite us all in the, well, cheeks! ๐Ÿฅถ So I think I’ll wait an extra couple months to remove my woolly layers ๐Ÿ˜„

I drew 3 Spring doodles (and rambled a bit about veggies) ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒค๏ธ

Flower sketches

I thought Iโ€™d share these two different doodles. I made a traditional drawing in my sketchbook first, and a couple of days later it inspired a digital doodle of the same cute flower creatures.

Flower sketch made with marker and coloured pencil.
Flower doodle made in Gimp.

I like both doodles, but the digital definitely took longer to make. I tried out a drawing style that looks like itโ€™s drawn with marker on paper.

Using my sketchbook as inspiration for digital drawings is nice. Then I donโ€™t have to think of something to draw, but I can use my energy on trying new colouring techniques.ย 

When I made the previous post (Orange pepper), I realised that I didnโ€™t have a garden tag on the blog. So now there is one!

Since moving into a house I have plants on my mind a lot of the time. I guess theyโ€™re a classic thing to draw, and Iโ€™m very bad at drawing leaves and trees and stuff like that. So Iโ€™ll probably post more practice doodles of indoor and outdoor green things on here ๐Ÿ™‚

Flower sketches