Balloon Party

Capybaras are the life of the party…. or so they say.

The black and white version below is also part of my Capybara Colouring Book.

I would love to see your version of it!

Capybara teeth never stop growing

Like with other rodents, capybaras’ front teeth never stop growing. Their incisors are strong and chisel-like, making them highly effective at cutting through grass.
In order to keep their teeth to a reasonable length, they get worn down from all the eating they do.

This little capybara and many other fun facts you find in my colouring book.

capybara Melanie Franz

Capybaras Love an All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar

Have been eating heaps during the weekend. Time to get active again.

Capybaras are vegetarians and they eat lots of greens, sometimes more than 3-4
kilograms a day! They feed on grasses and aquatic plants, but also fruit and bark can be on the
menu.

This little chef and more fun facts you can find in my Capybara Colouring Book.

Have a beautiful Monday!

201022-inktober_chef-Melanie Franz

Hiding From the Rain

Pouring rain today and I am hiding under the blanket. This capybara was not so lucky but was caught by the downpour while camping.

This capybara is also part of my capybara colouring book which you can find here.

Have a great weekend!

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Everything is better when in good company

At least that is my opinion. I prefer to share a good meal with friends rather than eating on my own.

Capybaras are very social creatures. They like to be surrounded by friends and family.

More fun facts and drawings you can find in my capybara colouring book.

210106 Capybara Pool party wiht lemons_Melanie Franz

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

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

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

Nobbi & Kobbi – Children´s Book

You can find my first illustrated children´s story of the two best friends now also in German on Amazon. The English version you find here.


Die Geschichte von Nobbi und Kobbi gibt es jetzt auch auf Deutsch auf Amazon zu kaufen.


In hindsight I would do many things differently when it comes to illustrating and editing the book. But then again, it was the first and there is a learning curve. 🙂 I definitely want to do more book illustrations and am busy practicing and learning new publishing and editing programs.

In fact, I just finished my second children’s book, a story about a little fly. I am very happy of how it turned out. More about it soon!

I have plenty of inspiration when it comes to drawings but I suck at making up stories. If anyone has a great story idea they would like to collaborate on, please drop me a line.

In the meantime check out the silly story of Nobbi & Kobbi.

TV_Nobbi & Kobbi_Melanie Franz

Book Release!

After several edits I am happy and proud to announce that my/our first children´s book is available to order!

With my friend Norbert, who wrote the story, we have been working on it for a while now and are happy to finally have the print version ready!

The story is about two best friends that find out how long a working week can be! A week at work can often feel very long and sometimes, not everyone is happy with it. In the end though, it pays to be patient.… and Kobbi, the little pug, is very patient.

Learn more about the book here or go straight to Amazon to order it.

Pug Pool _Melanie Franz

Come And Play With Me

This is Kobbi. A lively pug who likes to play fetch. Let´s have some fun together and be active.

Hope the new year is treating you well so far.

Take Me Out for a Walk

The good thing about dogs is, that they force you to go out in every weather. Unless you have a dog that hates the rain and you are the one that has to force your dog to leave the house.

Here the temperatures are way below freezing, but we will head out for a walk nevertheless. Even without a dog. Have a nice weekend everyone.

Pool Time

Kobbi the pug decided to head to the pool to chill out with his favourite yellow duck. He loves hanging out in the water. Can someone get him a drink?

I Just Stay Where I Am (or The Weather Today)

As the title says. This little pug is going nowhere with strong winds and below freezing temperatures out there.

I really love this little guy (although I am not a fan of pugs at all). I love dogs, the bigger the better! What about you?

But I drew him last winter for an upcoming project I have been working on with a friend. Stay tuned!

Pug Dog_Melanie Franz