Hello, What Are You Doing There?

Rabbit girl and ostrich. I wanted to try out my new watercolour paper and, inspired after being on pinterest for what feels like forever, I came up with this …

2111 Ostrich Children's illustration Melanie Franz

The Sleeping Giant

Had this idea for a drawing after reading the book The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was the second book I read by Ishiguro, the first one was The Remains of the Days which was also excellent.

Also I finally tested my new watercolour paper. So consider this a practice piece.

Art vs. Artist

There was this art vs artist posts on Instagram and I am late to the party but this was the image I put together.

It has been a though year with many downs put I have certainly learned a lot illustration wise. I still feel like I have a long way to go until I get to where I want my illustrations to be, but hey, it’s a journey.

Curious to see how my style and skills will further develop throughout the year.

What are you looking forward to?

Art vs Artist 2021_Melanie Franz

Me in my Imaginary Garden

Full blown snow storm raging outside. So its nice to be inside all warm and cozy, dreaming of imaginary worlds.

This nature capybara is also part of my latest Capybaras & Friends Colouring Book.

Flora and fauna capybara _Melanie Franz

Capybaras are Excellent Swimmers

Capybaras have webbed feet and it makes them excellent swimmers.

They can dive and hold their breath for five minutes at a time, and their ears fold back when they are underwater so they never have to worry about water getting stuck in their ears.


This diving capybara is also part of my latest Capybaras & Friends Colouring Book.

Diving Capybara_ Melanie Franz

Washing Day

After the holidays, maybe it is time for a scrub.

This wash room team is also part of my latest Capybaras & Friends Colouring Book.

I would love to see your coloured in version.

wash day capybara monkeys Melanie Franz