One Week 100 People

It took me much longer than a week, due to the flu, but I eventually finished them all. I also was colouring some of them in and still want to colour in the rest. I really struggled in the end to get to 100 but I can also see a definite improvement from the first page. I haven’t been drawing people for a while, so this was a great exercise.

Next I think I will do 100 animals šŸ™‚

Making Bubbles

Something easy and fun on this Monday morning. Started to experiment with collage and gouache. ItĀ“s a quite calming activity I have to say.

I still havenĀ“t finished my 100 people as I have been working on different projects. Maybe this week.

One Week 100 People VI

Another page coloured in….I spent maybe 3 min on each sketch and then another 5 min to colour it in.

One Week 100 People V

Still having fun with this challenge. Here some of the coloured in sketched. I realized that I am either drawing kids or old people, which are both more interesting to draw.

One Week 100 People IV

I got knocked out by the flu last week… fun times… But I managed to make it to 71 people so far. I will keep on going all the way to 100 until the end of this week. It also takes me longer as I want to colour them all in.

One Week 100 People III

Here come number 10 to 14. Combination of watercolour, coloured pencils and for number 12-14 I used olive green ink for the outline that I bought some time ago but never used.

One Week 100 People II

Love how these 4 turned out. I am using the opportunity to have fun with different styles and mediums. Used a mix of sienna ink, watercolour and coloured pencils for these.

One Week 100 People

ItĀ“s time again for this fun annual art challenge – One week 100 people. And itĀ“s exactly that, you got one week to draw 100 people in any way you like.

I am using the opportunity to challenge myself to do some quick character sketches by using pinterest as inspiration. So far IĀ“ve been having fun with it. Are you taking part in the challenge?

Late at Night

ItĀ“s already Friday. Again! Time flies when you are having fun… Another sketch from last year that I just discovered again. I am so full of new ideas and so little time to put them into practice. But I will hopefully get there eventually.

Next weeks is the fun challenge of 1 week 100 people that I did last 2 years ago. I am determined to take it on this year as it is great drawing practice. So next week you will get to see some newer drawings.

Late at night_bears and kid_Watercolour ink_Melanie Franz

In the Water

As previously written, I love water. I started cold-water dipping a couple of years ago and absolutely love doing, especially in nature. But also every swimming pool in Iceland will have a cold water pot next to the hot tubs. That makes it even more enjoyable jumping from hot to cold and back.

Here is another watercolour practice from a year ago. Watercolour on hot press paper.

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Underwater

Another watercolour practice on cold press paper. I do love swimming and being underwater is amazing. Unfortunately I never met a rock n roll starfish before.

Hello, who are you? III

This was the mood yesterday when I was drawing. Part III of this little story. Here are part I and II.

I tried to stick to the previous style as close as possible. But there is a year in between the first 2 and this drawing. I feel like my style has become way more fluent, or something like it? What do you think?

Hello, who are you? II

Part II of this little story. An illustration from last year. I havenĀ“t done part III yet…. will do so today. The weather is the same here as in the picture.

Part I you find here.

2203 great dane and duck_watercolour_Melanie Franz

Hello, who are you?

Another story in 3 acts. Watercolour on cold press paper.

The other short story in 3 acts you can find here.

2203 great dane and duck_watercolour_Melanie Franz

The Sleeping Giant

Watercolour and pencil illustration inspired by Kazuo IshiguroĀ“s book The Buried Giant and Iceland of course.

The weather today really invites to keep on sleeping. Enjoy your weekend!

2111 sleeping giant_watercolour_Melanie Franz