Maternity leave Maksy binge

I discovered Rachel Maksy on YouTube back in September when I was waiting for the baby to arrive. So me and my belly binged all her videos ☺️ And now I made some fanart, I guess!

If you’re at all interested in fashion, vintage clothes, cosplay, hair, makeup or just laughing, you need to check out Rachel Maksy (link to YouTube). Such a hilarious and beautiful lady boss, and so many memes! Of which I understand only a few, but that’s fine.

Yesterday I drew this portrait of Rachel on my phone:

I had fun with a more paint-like style than I normally go for and went ham with different brushes. It turned out fine, I think, but I’m still practicing how to draw properly in ibisPaintX (check out my previous post for more on that).

Makeup or hairstyles are completely out of my comfort zone, so I’m sorry if I messed up the details. Especially Rachel’s wonderful, messy, curly bangs were very difficult to draw!

I watched a bit of video while I sketched the outline but didn’t look a lot at reference images, so the portrait isn’t based on a specific Rachel look.

I put her in a blue shirt/dress because I liked the colour, even though I know she prefers brown, hobbitty colours 😊

You can check out a 1 minute video of the drawing process over on my Instagram.

Btw I’ve decided to try to draw and post something there every day for the month of March, so stay tuned for that. We’ll see if the baby allows it! Maybe I’ll do some roundups here on the blog as well if there’s time.

Maternity leave Maksy binge

Corona hair

Corona hair is here, guys. I had a lot of fun drawing these people from my imagination. Do they look like anyone you know?

doodle drawing of random people with corona hair - different hairstyles.
Hair everywhere!

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.

Corona hair

Old Jos

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:

drawing, self portraits of my old hairstyles from 2009-2015
I’m seriously wondering what my next hair fase will be…

Hair “styles”

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 πŸ˜€

The me from 2013 had bangs (that always swooped a bit) and studied abroad in York. Good times!

Selfie identity

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?

Old Jos