It’s getting colder and darker in Denmark at the moment. The perfect season for doodling some colourful Winter people:
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.
Lately I’ve been drawing with colours on paper (and not making a lot of digital stuff). I think it’s mainly because I can be on the couch with a cozy blanket and a cup of coffee and draw while watching/listening to something on YouTube or Netflix.
Here are some couch doodles of wintery city people:
I’ve seen a lot of cool winter people around the city lately, including this elderly boss lady with sunglasses and walking sticks.
I drew this on a normal tablet (not the Wacom). I’ve been trying to minimize my screen time a bit, so I’ve mainly been drawing on paper for a while. But now I’m getting back to digital a bit, especially because colouring is fun.
I’ve watched A LOT of Winter Olympics these pasts 2 weeks. Apparently, I’m a massive snowboard fan, who knew! I’ve never had skis or a snowboard near my own feet, but I just love watching those super humans fearlessly fling themselves in the air while looking incredibly cool.
I’ve also enjoyed learning lots of new words and phrases: slopestyle and halfpipe and other things, that I now only know in Danish. But then I watched a bit of ice skating yesterday, and they have to take the win for most amazing terminology. A backward outside death spiral sounds exactly as beautiful and terrifying as it is.
My favorite moment of the Winter Olympics was when a very brave/stupid squirrel ran across the track during the women’s parallel giant slalom. I hope the little guy is okay!
… freezing! Winter is cold. I even wear a coat indoors at the moment. This drawing of a calm and casual winter woman in warmly coloured surroundings helps. Kind of.
Also – yay, I did a bunch of drawings this week. Last week, two of my friends (at separate occasions) told me to get back to the doodles again, so I did. Also because I want to, but somehow I forget that I love it!
It might sound a bit crazy that I’d forget to do something that is literally my all-time favorite thing. I guess that’s what friends are for:
Reminding you to do things you like, when you forget them.
Wow it’s leaning towards soppy, this first post of 2016. Oh well, it’s a soppy season. Happy January everyone – stay warm AND/OR draw warm things.