Sleeping Time III

Another rough sketch. Same scene as before. Had this black paper for a while and finally got around to try it out.

Any comments and feedback welcome.

Would you like to see this style in a children´s book?

Sleeping Time

I wanted to experiment with different techniques last month.

This is a piece in pencil and coloured pencil on paper. I think the paper was not quite ideal but I still like the texture of the chair.

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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

Inktober Day 3 – Vessel

I´m experimenting with adding a bit of colourful highlights to my ink drawings. What do you think?

I have also decided to spend Inktober to explore new and old characters.

Practice Makes Perfect

Another Caran D’ache practice. I feel like I am not there yet, to the image I have in my head, but I think it is definitely an improvement from the last drawing. What do you think?

Have a great week!

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Keep Your Focus

I started work on two new books. One will be my own, with the main character being the one and only, little Mr Fox. The other one is still in the planing stage. But I am excited nevertheless.

Seems for a fun warm up sketch I have settled for another fun French Bulldog once again. Also good to practice my pencil drawing skills.

So set your focus and don´t loose it.

Be a Honey Badger

Came back from holiday, full of energy and eager to work.

I got started by finishing the honey badgers I drew a couple of months ago. A few of them are still unfinished, but get ready for a week of honey badgers.

If you could be anything you want, be a honey badger! They are the most resilient tough bad-ass animals out there!

Another week over. This year just seems to fly by.

Happy weekend!

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.