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!

Take Your Pet to School Day II

Some of the initial sketches of the class room.

Have a great weekend! I will be out enjoying the sun.

I´m a ray of fucking sunshine

Found this guy in the beginning of my sketchbook. I got inspired by a t-shirt with above’s headline and though a shoe bill would fit the phrase perfectly. I think they are pretty cool!

2112 Shoebill_Melanie Franz

Feasting Time

Did you have a lavish Christmas feast? We for sure did! Still digesting it.

Christmas is the time of the year where you eat way too much food, while in the good company of friends. At least that’s what it was and means for me.

This illustration is also part of my latest Capybaras & Friends Coloring Book.

Capybara colouring book Melanie Franz

Take your Pet to School Day II

Another character design.

Any name suggestions for the characters are more than welcome.

Have a lovely weekend!

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?

Inktober Day 5 – Raven #2

Tried something completely different as well for the raven prompt. Although I don’t feel like drawing this character is really me. I really prefer drawing animals and I feel like I haven’t found my style yet when it comes to drawing people appropriate for children’s books. I will keep on practicing though.

I am still on track with my Inktober drawings, I just haven’t managed to take photos and upload them yet. They will follow shortly.

Who else is doing Inktober here?

Don’t mess with me

I discovered shoebills a couple of months ago and have been sketching them on and off. I do quite like their slightly mean facial expression.

Sketch in ink and watercolor.

2108 Shoe bill_Melanie Franz
2108 Shoe bill_Melanie Franz