Inktober – Day 14 – Empty

Welcome to day 14 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

Having searched for Grog´s wing for what felt for hours, both of them were starving. Before they knew it, they had emptied the basket.

Inktober – Day 13 – Kind

Welcome to day 13 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

After wandering around aimlessly for a while though the dark streets, Grog and Sasha spot a light in one of the shops. As they get closer, a welcome surprise awaits them.

Inktober – Day 12 – Forget

Welcome to day 12 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

On their chaotic escape from the eagle, Grog and Sasha forget to pay attention what direction they are heading.

Suddenly they find themselves in an area that is not familiar to either of them.

Sasha tries to fly higher up, but all the rooftops look the same to her.

Inktober – Day 11 – Eagle

Welcome to day 11 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

Grog quickly jumped out of reach of the crab´s claws.

Still being puzzled by the content of the nest, Grog and Sasha did not pay any attention to their surroundings.

Suddenly they heard a screech behind them. Is this the owner of the nest returning? Either way, they did not want to find out and made a run for it!

Inktober – Day 10 – Crabby

Welcome to day 10 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

Grog swiftly climbed up to the nest. Although he was not able to fly anymore, he still is an excellent climber.

However, the nest held a surprise that he did not expect at all!

Inktober – Day 9 – Nest

Welcome to day 9 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

After an unsuccessful search of the surrounding streets, Sasha gets bored. “Maybe your wing did not fall down but someone stole it?” she suggests.

“Or maybe it helps if we just change our point of view?” Sasha continues, thinking out loud.

Inktober – Day 8 – Match

…still attempting a very slow catch up on my Inktober drawings…

Welcome to day 8 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

Together they start exploring the streets of the city.

Walking past a window, Grog sees his reflection. For a moment it looks like his wings are a perfect match again.

Inktober 2022 Day 8 _ Match_Melanie Franz

Inktober – Day 7 – Trip

Welcome to day 7 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

Eventually Grog comes to the conclusion that his wing was not in the attic. 

“Maybe it simply fell down the roof?” Sasha said. 

Together they decide to leave the building and explore its surroundings. 

Inktober – Day 6 – Bouquet

Welcome to day 6 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

Grog and Sasha, who has nothing better to do, decide to keep looking together.

Meanwhile the flames surround a dry bouquet. Their dancing startles a group of moths that had been sleeping in it. While the moths take flight, Grog looks at them and their flapping wings with envy.

Inktober – Day 5 – Flame

Welcome to day 5 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

“Maybe they know where my wing is?!” Grog yells, pointing at little white lights that seem to be dancing.

“What is a wing?” the dancing flames reply. “We are having a party. Come and join us!”

But neither Grog nor Sasha were in the mood to join in the wild dancing.

Inktober – Day 4 – Scallop

Welcome to day 4 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

“Let me put on my glasses”, Sasha the bat, said.

“You wear glasses??” Grog replies, wondering.

“Nobody is perfect!” Sasha sneers at him. 

Meanwhile Grog climbs up another pile of boxes to look at what is inside. The top box tips and its content comes crashing down. Grog finds himself buried in a mountain of scallops. 

Inktober – Day 3 – Bat

Welcome to day 3 of my Inktober story. Missed the beginning? Here is where it starts.

The closet was empty, except for a large bat staring right at him with big eyes.

It took Grog a moment to get over his surprise.

“Have you seen my wing?” he asks. 

“Do I look like I see something?” the bat sneers back.

Inktober – Day 2 – Scurry

Last year during Inktober I put the focus on character design and had fun creating little children´s illustration. This year (after a way to long break from drawing and feeling out of practice) I decided to put the focus on storytelling.

Follow me for whatever story this year´s Inktober prompt list will lead to. Every day´s prompt will be a new page of the story.

Day 1 – meet Grog, the gargoyle. Now you might have notice something different about him.

Day 2 – still a work in progress. Will finish it tonight.


One morning Grog woke up, discovering that one of his wings was missing.

Grog jumped off his usual outdoor wall spot. Maybe someone had put his wing in the attic? He scurried around, looking here and there. But his wing was nowhere to be found. 

Work in progress

Getting more worried, he spots a big closet at the other end of the attic. Maybe his wing is in there? Slightly out of breath, he opens the door.

He jumps! That was not what he expected to find!

… to be continued on day 3.

Inktober 2022 – Day 1 – Gargoyle

Time for Inktober again! I thought I had a plan for it, but let´s see how it will go. At least I hope I will develop a more steady drawing routine again!

Prompt for day 1 – Gargoyle – What should we name him?

Lunch Buffet

Summer was so busy with work and other things, that I have been neglecting the blog and my art for the last couple of months!
This definitely needs to change! First step was taken last weekend when I finally managed to clean up my drawing desk. I now have no excuses not to start drawing next weekend.
I am also planning to do Inktober again, so I will hopefully start positing some warm-up sketches next week, just to get back into a drawing routine.

Meanwhile I started colouring in scenes from my own capybara drawing book.

Day 3 – Time

I painted the first thing that came to mind when I grabbed the paintbrush

. Time is not linear. Time also takes you one a journey…

Quick sketch, therefore forgive the sloppiness…