Berry thief #2

I drew this second comic about berries disappearing in my parents’ garden after my last visit:

I finally got around to colouring it in today. I still have a long way to go with learning how to colour and draw plants and backgrounds. This is good practice, and takes a lot longer than it looks.

I think I rushed the colouring a bit this time, but I loved putting in the different greens.

Here’s the original panel with all three images:

If you didn’t see my first berry comic, you can check it out here:

The berry thief

  • or if you’re a super fan, you can read my whole collection of comics (which it has unexpectedly turned into) on this page:

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Berry thief #2

The berry thief

I went to see my parents this weekend, and they have the most amazing, giant garden full of colourful flowers and plants, fruit trees, berry bushes and butterflies.

Earlier in summer they had rhubarb, gooseberries, red currants and black currants, and now the plums, raspberries and blackberries are ready to eat, while the grapes and apples are ripening.

However, you have to be quick, because sometimes a brown and fluffy beast with a sweet tooth got there first!

*Update: I noticed my comics can be a bit hard to read, at least on my screen, so I’ve uploaded the individual images here as well:

Don’t look directly into the eyes of the berry thief, or he will make you feed him.

He fears nothing, not even the prickly branches of gooseberry bushes!

The berry thief

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

Beachy people

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:

Drawing video: Beach people

Beachy people

Planning is important…

… but so is doodling!

Which is why I made this packing list last summer for our camping trip around the North of Denmark:

Today we’re (trying to start) packing for this year’s trip, so I found this on our computer to get started.

Except, now I just want to draw, and not pack… Which I think is what happened last year 😀

Last year we were packing to only travel by bike, but this year we’re bringing the bikes along with us in the car. We’re also going to a wedding in the middle of our trip, so we probably have to bring more clothes and stuff.

There’s room for more doodles in the drawing, which means I can cram more stuff in the car, right?

Fun fact: Our bottle of shower gel doesn’t really have a picture of a naked butt on it, but I had fun drawing it that way.

Can you guess what all the other bits and bobs are supposed to be? If not, ask me in the comments 😀

Planning is important…

Summer jobs

I recently got a new communications job, woohoo!

It’s not actually a summer job, I just happened to start in the beginning of summer. And I’m really happy to be working again.

It’s a lot of fun getting to know new people and doing some writing, web administration and graphic design again. You’d think I wouldn’t have time to doodle, but I’m actually doodling A LOT when I have time off. Just haven’t come around to posting, but I’m hoping to do get into it again on a more regular basis.

I also recently got a second gig making a poster illustration for a friend’s sports club, which I hope to share on here when it’s done. Another fun and challenging “summer job”!

I don’t actually work sitting on a pillow on the floor, but I saw a girl working on her laptop in the park sitting like this. And it looked kind of comfortable. Maybe I’ll try it out. It was fun to draw!

Drawing process:

Drawn with black marker on some shiny photo paper (which I found in my pile of unused drawing paper). Then I edited the doodle a bit and coloured it in using Adobe Illustrator and my Wacom drawing tablet as usual. I redrew the hands digitally, because they looked strange in the original drawing. To me, hands are one of the most difficult things to draw!

Summer jobs