Comfy pants and cuddles

These past months have been overwhelming, to say the least. I hope more people have come to the realisation that we all want and deserve a life with lots of hugs and comfy clothes.

And that it means we still need to fight politically for every human’s right to safety and happiness ❤

I haven’t really been able to focus on drawing or writing anything great, but I didn’t want to stay silent. So here’s one of my usual silly doodles, I hope it can spread a bit of love and positivity.

#blacklivesmatter

#pridemonth

Comfy pants and cuddles

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

November faces

It’s getting colder and darker in Denmark at the moment. The perfect season for doodling some colourful Winter people:

Winter time is doodle time!

I don’t mind the cold and the grey landscape so much, but the dark is starting to get to my brain a bit. Everytime I take a nap or go to bed at night, it goes “Oh well, time to hibernate for 6 months”.

So doodling helps me stay awake for a bit after dinner so I don’t go to bed at 8 p.m. 😀 And adding colour feels great.

I haven’t actually seen any of these Winter people IRL; they are drawn from imagination like most of my doodle people.

Except for the yellow wellies! I recently got similar ones myself, and they contribute to adding some colour to these grey days. I’ve even worn them out to eat because I like them so much.

Maybe I should get a crazy, blue fuzzy hat too!

November faces

More beachy people

When I’d started I just couldn’t stop drawing people at the beach. Here are some more:

The apprehensive guy with the bucket hat is a different version of the guy in the yellow bathing suit in my first beach doodle post. And he’s basically me at the beach when I haven’t gone for a while. I don’t want to get nipped by a crab!

Also, did you watch my drawing video of my other beach doodles? I’m definitely better at drawing doodles than I am at editing videos, but I also have about 20 years more experience with the former 😀

I’m working on some other non-beach doodles, so they’ll hopefully be up soon.

More beachy people

Drawing video: Beach people

I made this video yesterday during one of my beach people doodle sessions:

I’m still very new to filming and editing drawing videos, but it’s something I’m planning to do more of.

I’m learning about what angles work best and how I get proper lighting in a relatively dark apartment. This video is actually filmed upside down – with the camera in front of me – and then flipped 180 degrees. Which I think works okay.

It takes me a while to edit, but it’s also really fun, and it’s kind of weird to watch my own hands drawing 😀

Let me know if you have any other tips on how to film a drawing process!

Drawing video: Beach people

Exsqueeze me

Hello everyone, it’s a new year and I’m here! And apparently I’m rhyming now. I’ve been doodling a lot this past month, especially on paper – but haven’t managed to get anything posted on here. Until now!

On my street there’s this handrail down to a basement shop that reaches out into the narrow sidewalk. This situation makes it difficult for people to pass each other, and it inspired a couple of doodles:

The people are made up and not actual characters I’ve seen on the street, but I love drawing random people, and especially deciding what outfits to put them in.

I might make more of these, especially since it took me forever to draw the background. But it was a fun challenge to draw something with a bit of perspective. Also – fun fact: I had to google “car” to get close to drawing something that looked anything like the back of a car.

Process: I drew the sketch for the background on paper first, then transferred it to Illustrator and redrew it digitally. And then I added a digital sketch of the people, put in some colours and then drew the final black line.

Exsqueeze me