Take your Pet to School Day X

Experimenting with putting character sheets together…

What kind of pet did you have as a kid?

I still think that dogs make the best pets.

Take your Pet to School Day VIII

While we currently have the snowstorm apocalypse raging outside, here is another curious pet.

I remembered that when I was young, I really wanted to have a chinchilla as a pet. I don´t know much about these rodents , but they are certainly cute.

Take your Pet to School Day VI

The things that can happen when you bring your dog to school (or to the office…)

Did you ever take your pet to school?

Art vs Artist

I made a last one of these Art vs Artists collages. Also more for me as I enjoyed taking a look at my work from last year.

Below are my first proper attempts of watercolour illustrations. I still feel like I have a long way to go. But practice makes you maybe not perfect, but better bit by bit.

Happy weekend!

Art vs Artist 2021_Melanie Franz

Pool Party

I wish I was somewhere with warmer climate right now. I think this is by far my favourite scene from the Capybara and Friends Colouring Book. What do you think?

It’s also the illustration I did last for it.

Capybara pool party _ Melanie Franz

Adventurous Seas

Just like life, a lot is going on below and above sea level.

This is another seen from my latest Capybaras and Friends Colouring Book.

Happy Monday!

Own Your Style

Another capybara image. I do like to dress up every once in a while. Have fun with your clothes and own your style.

This catwalk crew is part of my latest Capybaras & Friends Colouring Book.

Cat walk capybara - Melanie Franz

Have a Good Trip!

Part 3 of this spontaneous watercolour illustration story. Here are part 1 and 2.

Not sure where this ostrich is going, but lets say he was depressed because he really wanted to fly and realized that he couldn’t. So when the girl came along and saw him she had an idea, helping him and his wish to fly….

Ostrich fly bunny girl_Melanie Franz

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.

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

Happy Holidays II

Another sketch I had forgotten about for a project that didn’t work out. I still quite like it. Santa’s reindeer meets a goat.

Merry Christmas

…and happy holidays!

I wanted to do a proper Christmas card but ran out of time. But I found this sketch that I did last summer for a book project that didn’t work out.