I’m trying out gouache painting these days, so I decided to paint today’s quick Inktober doodle instead of inking with a pen:
Painting (contrary to drawing) has never been something I’ve felt natural (or even fun) to do.
But I want to expand my creative toolbox and I’m having lots of fun with gouache and playing with colours at the moment.
Some of the paintings might make it to the blog at some point, if they don’t end up in the rather big pile of creative projects/materials that I used for a week and then didn’t get back to. There’s so much yarn, guys.
I’m pausing the food theme today because I had to draw a mountainbike for the prompt “muddy”:
I’m always trying to improve my bike drawing skills and I think I’m improving a little tiny bit everytime. My boyfriend loves mountainbikes and mountainbiking and the muddy season that we’re heading into, and I’m fortunate to have him as a ruthless consultant (see my post Bike practice for examples of his useful comments).
This time I managed to draw the layout of the frame before helplessly googling “bike”:
Which is great progress for me!
I kind of forgot the seat post, and I made the tires too fat for the wheels to turn 😕
But whatever, small steps forward (like with my actual mountainbike practice).
Happy truffle pig loves Mondays because it means a new week of searching for gourmet goodies in the ground:
I’m assuming truffle pigs work normal hours and have the weekends off to rest their snouts, but I don’t know.
This is the longest I’ve ever spent studying the holes in a strainer.
Why are the holes in this particular pattern? Are they called drain holes?
Why isn’t this thing actually called a “drainer”? Maybe it is. Or maybe a drainer means something else in English?
My tired brain has many questions and not a lot of answers this Monday morning 😂
… that I’m eating right now to get some energy to catch up with Inktober after a busy and fun weekend.
I had fun drawing the waffle on the 16th and this was similar.
Either a very big marshmallow or a very small fire.
The drawings this weekend will probably be a bit rushed since we’re visiting family and will also be going to a wedding.
In our kitchen there’s one bottle that dominates both in size and in amount of product we consume. It’s this one in the middle:
Curry ketchup. Yup.
Okay, it might be a stretch to say that it dominates, because we also drink other bottled things, mainly fizzy water and coke. But we don’t have any of those in the house right now, so curry ketchup is the king of our kitchen at this moment.
It’s a product that my boyfriend brought into my life, but I’m not ashamed to say that I’m the one who bought this insanely big bottle of the stuff. Okay a little ashamed, because it’s not 100% aligned with my ideas of good food. But it just tastes so good on eggs!
The bottles in the drawing from left to right are:
- White wine vinegar
- Red wine (which we always get as a gift, but we almost never drink, because we’re beer people)
- Curry ketchup
- Maple syrup
When you let your bread dough rise for too long and this happens:
This almost happened to me today, because I went for a (as always, really slow) jog while my sourdough loaf was rising in its bread tin. But I managed to get it in the oven in time!
Short update related to yesterday’s waffle post: I made these Overnight Yeasted Waffles this morning, and they turned out REALLY good. Look!
I found the recipe in this Youtube video by Emmymadeinjapan: Waffle hotdog recipe
I love Emmy’s videos, and I’ve been watching a lot of them this past month since I found the channel, sometimes while cooking. It’s amazing to discover a new channel and be able to binge-watch all the videos.
The most angular food I could think of was a square waffle:
After sketching this I actually went and bought a waffle iron that can make thick, square waffles (which I’ve wanted to get for a while, so it wasn’t only because of the delicious drawing 😁).
I’ve never tried a homemade version of this kind of waffle, since the waffles we make in Denmark are most often a thinner kind shaped like a clover / 4 hearts.
I have several waffle recipes I want to try out with my new gadget, and I might even start with a sourdough version.
Here’s the drawing before inking (and waffle iron shopping), I almost like it better than the inked version:
Be nice to the herbivore hedgehogs!
It took me a while to remember the English word for this animal. In Danish it’s called “pindsvin” which literally translates to “stick pig”. Free random Danish lesson of the day, you’re welcome!
My uniball pen went dry 10 seconds into inking this drawing, so I switched to the Stabilo marker (the orange one in the photo). I definitely need to go pen shopping soon, and what better time for it than the month of Inktober?