Inktober 2018 #27

Thunder coffee:

In Denmark there’s something called “thunder coffee” which to me means brewing strong coffee in the middle of the night while you wait for a thunderstorm to pass.

Update after a quick search online:

Supposedly the compound word “tordenkaffe” (thunder coffee) originated because people in rural areas would drink coffee to stay awake during a thunderstorm if a lightning would strike. I wonder if it exists in other languages? It doesn’t seem to be a thing in English, at least not as far as I could (quickly) Google.

I’m not a fan of thunder and lightning, but I’m quite happy that we’re getting into proper autumn weather in Denmark at the moment with lower temperatures and rain.

Wow, this last week of Inktober is turning out to be the most challenging bit! I really want to finish, but I’m having a hard time finding inspiration for something fun to draw these days. Hopefully the next couple of days will be better.

Inktober 2018 #27

Inktober 2018 #26

Stretch Pumpkin:

I didn’t get to drawing yesterday, because I spent the day applying for jobs, making a silly video for my own entertainment, knitting a red, woolly hat for my boyfriend and playing boardgames with friends. All in all a great Friday!

It worked out fine that I didn’t make my Inktober drawing yesterday, because I found my inspiration for the prompt ‘stretch’ today – Looking out the window I noticed this very tall pumpkin on a window ledge on the opposite building.

I added the small one in the drawing for fun. I love drawing pumpkins!

Inktober 2018 #26

Inktober 2018 #25

Pineapples are all very prickly inside and out, but especially this one:

When I was a student I worked in an icecream shop for 4 years during the summers, where I learned that pineapples are ripe when you can easily pull out a leaf.

I like the taste, but these angry fruits make my mouth sting like crazy, so I rarely eat them. And if the fruit is as angry as the one I drew here, it’s definitely not worth the aggravation.

To be honest the facial expression is inspired a little bit by me trying to learn to paint with gouache these past couple of days 😂

Inktober 2018 #25