Never Lose your Sense of Wonder

Old drawing from the very beginnings of Mr Fox, but I still very much like it.

This is also part of the Mr Fox Colouring Book.

Fox fireflies _ Melanie Franz

Eat Cake

Because life is too short! Somehow I have a craving…

This illustration is also part of The Adventures of Mr Fox – Coloring Book.

More about the book you can find here.

Hanging in the Air

I have been hanging in the air literally the last couple of weeks during hoop training but also emotionally I have been in bit of a slump. Tackling all the open projects I am having, is definitely helping.

That’s why I put this little guy also into the Mr Fox Colouring Book. It is not a colouring page per se, but you are more than welcome to add a colourful background. Let your imagination go wild.

β€œWhen once you have TASTED FLIGHT,
you will forever WALK THE EARTH
with your EYES turned SKYWARD.
For THERE you have been,
and THERE you will ALWAYS long to return.”

Mr Fox in a Box

Thank you again for all the feedback regarding the cover. And I am very happy to announce that The Adventures of Mr Fox – Colouring Book, is now officially available here. More about the content of the book you can find here.

I had fun putting this little project together with old and new drawings and maybe some of the Mr Fox fans out there will enjoy it too. It is not your typical colouring book, but it also invites you to add backgrounds and add to the drawings on your own. Just like the Capybara Colouring book.

The drawings are accompanied by inspirational quotes that I personally like.

Have a great Sunday and 2. Advent!

We have a proper storm out there. I keep on adding ideas to my to-do and drawing list. So this is a good day to continue and finish with some of the other open projects I have. πŸ™‚

Mr Fox cover _ Melanie Franz
Mr Fox cover _ Melanie Franz
Mr Fox gift box _ Melanie Franz

Mr Fox Colouring Book Cover Design

Thank you everyone for the great feedback regarding the cover design!

I took all comments into consideration an tweaked the cover a bit more. The orange header was definitely a winner and I tried to keep it at least somewhat similar in style to the Capybara Colouring book.

So this is the current and perhaps final version of the front and back cover.

What do you think?

I need your help

So I thought after the capybara colouring book was so well received, that I would put some of my old and brand new Mr Fox drawings together in a colouring book.

I have been playing around with cover designs on Affinity publisher, but with way too many colour and font choices, picking one is difficult. So I narrowed it down to these 4. Which one is your favourite? Take part in the poll below.

Thank you πŸ™‚

Take your Pet to School Day IV

A ferret! I think they are so cute. Somehow I feel that both of these guys could cause some trouble…. wanted to unwanted.

Take your Pet to School Day II

Another character design.

Any name suggestions for the characters are more than welcome.

Have a lovely weekend!

Take your Pet to School Day

I have been taking several illustrator courses in the last weeks. One of them about character design. So for a change I have been focusing on more human characters instead of animal ones. And eventually I settled on a character design I liked. Any feedback is more than welcome.

I still wanted to draw animals, so I picked the topic, take your pet to school day.

African Wild Dogs II

I really like sketching these wild dogs. I am also experimenting with different outlines and pencils. So far I like the result. Only the paper quality was not the best. Will change that for the next drawing.

African Wild Dog

A friend gave me the book Solo the Story of an African Wild Dog by Hugo Van Lawick.

I knew nothing about wild dogs beforehand. Absolutely loved the story which is a description of a pack of wild dogs and in particular the story of Solo, one of the cubs.

I only learned that the story of Solo is somewhat famous after reading the book. I certainly had fun sketching this little dog.

2109 African Wild Dog Melanie Franz

Resting Day

Discovered this unfinished drawing I did a month ago in my sketchbook. I should finish it at some point but I also like it just in black and white as it is.

It also represents the mood of today. I would like to just stay home and be cozy.

Inktober Roundup

After I felt like I was doing so well with my posting habits throughout October I fell into somewhat of a slump the last week. I have been focusing on drawing and several online are courses that I am taking at the moment instead.

I finished all of the Inktober prompts, however, I am not really happy how the last 3 turned out as I rushed them, so I haven’t posted them yet.

Here are all the other ones that I am quite happy with. I ended up with 33 drawings even with the last 3 missing as I did more than one drawing on some of the days.

Do you have a favourite?

First coffee. Scheme later. Part II.

Monday once again. Random post update. Time to activate your inner honey badger.

This guy is also part of the Honey Badger Collection on Society 6.