Meet Banana Squirrel and Sunday Cat

I surprised myself by putting two new designs up on my shop this week! I didn’t really plan it, but I’m really happy with them. They’re both cute animals, but in very different drawing styles.

You can check out all of my products here:

This lazy Sunday cat in a window sill I drew last Sunday while sitting in bed looking at the rain outside (my absolute favourite Sunday activity!).

I liked the drawing so much that I decided to make it available as a print and greeting card:

And I also think it deserved to be on a mug – especially great for slow Sundays 🙂

Unfortunately I don’t have a cat – but there’s a very friendly neighbour cat who visits often to get tummy rubs. But he stays outside (mostly!).

Squirrel snacks

The second new design is based on an old doodle that I made years ago. Meet Banana Squirrel:

*munch munch

I have a new found love for squirrels, because we have one in our garden (because we live in a house now!!), and he stops by every morning and runs around looking for acorns from last season buried in the lawn.

Happy yellow designs

I think Banana Squirrel looks perfectly fine on his own, just chilling and eating a banana.

But the yellow background really makes for a happy design, don’t you agree?

And then if you multiply him it gets kind of ridiculous, but I had to do it 😀

So many Banana Squirrels. Possibly too many.

If you’re curious about my thoughts on turning doodles into product designs, you can check out this blog post from november 2019.

Have a great day and thanks for following my silly doodle escapades!

Meet Banana Squirrel and Sunday Cat

New doodle products…

… in time for the Holidays (maybe, I hope?!!) 🙂

I uploaded 3 new designs to my Redbubble shop last week – and forgot to tell anyone about it… So here they are:

Check them out here:

I chose to put the designs on different products that I think fit the drawings best. I never make one design available on all of Redbubble’s products, but I take time to really think about what products make sense with each design.

The cat design is also available on different coloured backgrounds – like this red one:

I also thought the cats would look really cool on a water bottle or phone cover, so I also made those products available – check them out on Redbubble.

At first glance this message might look a bit shallow:

But when you look closer, it’s not so bad at all:

Sometimes people get mad at other people for using phones too much – and that might sometimes be true. But to me, the best thing about my phone is that it connects me with my family and friends daily – and with people I’ve never met IRL – like you guys.

Doodles and words and things

Adding text to my drawings is new to me. But I generally like art with a combination of words and doodles (is anyone surprised??).

I think adding a bit of text can make some doodles work better as product designs and give it an extra dimension, if you will. Like the one with the phone.

Let me know if you agree, or you’d prefer the drawings to stand alone in the future 🙂

Tag me if you buy something!

I love buying prints and products from other illustrators that I follow online or from smaller local shops. If you decide to buy any of my products to give to someone – or yourself – please tag me #wordsanddoodles – I’d love to see where my designs get a home!

Will I get my stuff before Christmas?

According to the Redbubble website, printing usually takes 1-3 business days. But the cool thing is that they only make the products after you order them. It means less waste, and I’m really happy about that aspect.

Read more about shipping and manufacturing on the Redbubble website. Where you can also check out many other very cool artists!

New doodle products…

How did #inktober go for me?

Well, in one way it went really well! I had a lot of fun drawing from the two prompt lists I followed.

Read about the inktober challenge I gave myself in my posts from October 1 and October 9.

My favourites

I thought I’d manage to do weekly roundups (like I mentioned in the last post), but as you can see… I didn’t.

So what I’m going to do instead is share my 3 own favourite pages from my Inktober 2019 sketchbook. Here we go:

I definitely googled “moth” before drawing it, and it was hard not to look at moth memes for 2 hours and forget to draw. They’re old in internet time, but I just love those memes so much.
This one might be my actual favourite from this Inktober. The combo of words is very random, and I’m happy that I thought of this cute concept 😀 And as a bonus I learned how to spell marshmallow correctly!
One of the pages I made as I tried to catch up and felt a tiny bit of doodle stress, but had a lot of fun when I finally sat down and started drawing.

You can check out the rest of my drawings on my Instagram page. And you’re welcome to give me a follow and leave me a comment over there and tell me which one is your favourite!

Some more thoughts about this year’s Inktober

I didn’t manage to draw every day this year, possibly because of the fact that I have a job, and last year I’d just quit my last job when Inktober started. (But still, applying for jobs is one of the hardest jobs I’ve had!! So it was no vacation – but I still had more time for drawing then).

Something unexpected that happened this year, though, was that I’ve been drawing a lot of other drawings not related to Inktober. So I guess the challenge sparked something!

I also really loved looking at all the other creative Inktober posts from artist all over the world, it was just as fun as making my own drawings (almost…) every day.

If you think I did a good job with Inktober after all and want to support me to keep doodling this month, you can:

Or check out this mug:

mug doodle pets cats dogs cute

And the other doodle products here:

How did #inktober go for me?

Doodle shop!

Hello guys, I’m excited to share that I’ve started a small shop on the site Redbubble. So far, I’ve uploaded 7 designs, including my Happy Dragon and my morning doodles – but I’m planning to make lots more.

Some of my product designs 🙂

You can check out my shop here, and see the stickers, mugs, tote bags and other products I chose to put my doodles on:

Redbubble – work by johannevn

I’d be so happy if you would favorite the ones you like, or even buy something if you feel like it. Like it says in my Redbubble bio, it would be so fun to see some of my doodles travel the world.

If you do buy anything and take a photo, please tag me on Instagram with @wordsanddoodlesblog or #wordsanddoodles. I’d love to see where they go!

Also – let me know if there are any of the doodles here on the blog that you would like to see as a product in the Redbubble shop 🙂

Doodle shop!