Where are you flying to?

I’m currently dreaming about a Greek island. Not sure where this capybara is going to. But you can set the scene and add the background in my capybara colouring book, which you can find here.

More description about the book you can find also here.

Have a lovely day!

Balloon fligth capybara_Melanie Franz

Capybaras are back!

I self-published another book!

For all those capybara fans out there, I put several of my capybaras together and made a colouring book!

The book has 18 unique capybara ink illustrations that you can colour in. Put some funny mustaches on the capybaras and add creative backgrounds.

You’ll also find some fun facts about these adorable rodents throughout the book. So it is not only fun images but also a little bit educational and entertaining.

More details about the book you can find here.

Or go straight to Amazon and order it. The perfect present for young and old.

Capybara colouring book Melanie Franz

Sleepy Dog

Still learning how to use my new Caran d´ache coloured pencils. I have a vision in my mind but so far I have not been able to reproduce it on paper yet.

Practice makes perfect, so I will keep on drawing and see what comes out of it eventually.

Doggos

This is what happens when you want to use all your new coloured pencils at once. A coloured mess.

Oh well. At least I tried them all out. I will try again. But I am also on the way to buy a few more coloured pencils. Just in love with them!

Kangarooooooo

Watercolour and pencils. Bought beautiful Caran d’ache Luminance pencils and their colours are simply amazing.

Now I just need to learn of how to use them properly.

Camel says Hello

A random camel as a quick drawing practice of the day… It seems like I am developing a style…

And I finally updated and did my portfolio anew. Take a look!

Pool Time II

Just putting out more pug illustrations from our Nobbi & Kobbi – Best Friends book.

Pugs are fun and silly looking sometimes. That’s at least my opinion.

If you and your kids like pugs, then this children’s book may be for you. My first attempt at illustrating a children’s story.

Book in English

Deutsches Buch

Bók á Íslensku

Pug pool_ Melanie Franz

How flexible are you?

Another somewhat lazy quick sketch.

I think I am quite good with my flexibility but not anywhere near this lady with her monkey.

Don´t ask me what the monkey is doing there, he just happened to show up.

Changing Perspective Again

Another quick sketch inspired by Pinterest.

I am currently enrolled in a book cover design class. Looking at a topic and theme from different angles can often be eye opening, and also inspirational.

Pool Life

Kobbi the pug is waiting for summer. So am I.

I am certainly ready to go to the pool, if it just wasn´t so windy today…

More silly pug drawings you find in my first illustrated children’s story written by my Icelandic friend Norbert. The story is now also available in Icelandic for any language enthusiasts out there.

Book in English

Deutsches Buch

Bók á íslensku

Pug pool_ Melanie Franz

Be Like a Duck

Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.

– Michael Caine

I think I’ve finally developed quite a good routine with my daily drawing practice. This time without ink.

The Dilemma with French Bulldogs

I am torn regarding French Bulldogs. I find them somewhat ridiculous, but also extremely adorable….

Opinions? They are certainly fun to draw!

Morning Walk

The best thing about having a dog is, that you are forced to go out in any wind and weather. Sometimes it’s tough but almost always rewarding.

Hello there! What has this little one spotted?