A cozy November evening a couple of weeks ago, I had an urge to sit on the floor and draw some doodles. So I did. The result was a lot of drawings – and I finally got around to editing this video with three of them:
I like doodling without sketching out what I’m drawing first. It means I don’t really know what I’m making until it’s finished.
For instance, I didn’t really know what activities I was going to have the three November people do until in the middle of drawing them.
Doodle body positivity
Sometimes the result isn’t fantastic and the proportions of some of the bodies and faces I draw turn out weird. But that’s part of the fun, I think. At least that’s what I tell myself while I edit these videos and rewatch the stuff I don’t like over and over 😀
The speed of the video is at 400 %. So it was a lot more calming to draw in normal speed than what it looks like. I had lots of thinking breaks. But those would probably be a bit boring to watch. However, I did make this video a bit longer than the other recent ones I’ve uploaded. Let me know if this format is fun to watch, or if you fell asleep half-way through.
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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!
Some people go to the beach when it’s hot outside and they’re on summer vacation.
My favourite thing to do these days, however, is to stay inside and doodle. Yesterday I drew these cool people at the beach:
I do actually love swimming in the sea, but right now I just want to spend all day doing my indoor hobbies which are basically only three things: baking, feeding my sourdough starter and drawing.
I go outside for a bit when it’s cool at night, so I guess I’m kind of like a vampire. Well, I don’t know how much drawing and baking vampires do while staying out of the sun. Maybe they are just people with a lot of indoor hobbies who got a bad rep. And maybe I should stop this tangent and get some fresh air…
I also made a video of my drawing process for the first doodle, which I’ll be posting later today. **Update: It’s here: