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

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

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

Riding into the New Year

Let’s see what the next year will bring. It will be an interesting ride for sure.

Happy New Year!

This monkey ride is also part of my latest Capybaras & Friends Colouring Book.

Taxi ride capybara 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

Taxi Ride

Capybaras are excellent swimmers and some species like to use them as a free taxi service too.

Illustration from my latest Capybaras and Friends Colouring Book.

Capybara Madness

My latest Capybara Colouring book is online!

If you are looking for a last minute Christmas present, you can get it here.

A colouring book for young and old with 15 unique and fun drawings, featuring capybaras and their friends.

Throughout the book you will also learn more about these adorable rodents, as each image is accompanied by fun facts.

Colour them in and bring them to life!
The drawings are one sided full page images in order to avoid bleed through of other images. Take out the page after you are done and frame the image. I would love to see your finished pages!

Cover Capybara colouring book Melanie Franz

Capybaras everywhere

I seems like I will be able two more of my open projects just in time for Christmas!

# 1 is a short story about Mr Fox. I am just in the last review stage.

# 2 is another Capybara colouring book! Yes! I am still in love with these poker face rodents and have so much fun drawing them. That’s why I put together another colouring book (as I am still working on my writing skills) with 15 brand new drawings! The drawings are of course again accompanied by old and new fun facts about capybaras. (Here is the first book if you haven’t heard about it yet.)

So if you are still missing a last minute Christmas present or cannot get enough of Capybaras (just like me), then this may be for you.

Here is a sneak peek. It will be available online by the end of the week.

Capybara pool party _ Melanie Franz

Never Lose your Sense of Wonder

Old drawing from the very beginnings of Mr Fox, but I still very much like it.

This is also part of the Mr Fox Colouring Book.

Fox fireflies _ Melanie Franz

Eat Cake

Because life is too short! Somehow I have a craving…

This illustration is also part of The Adventures of Mr Fox – Coloring Book.

More about the book you can find here.

Hanging in the Air

I have been hanging in the air literally the last couple of weeks during hoop training but also emotionally I have been in bit of a slump. Tackling all the open projects I am having, is definitely helping.

That’s why I put this little guy also into the Mr Fox Colouring Book. It is not a colouring page per se, but you are more than welcome to add a colourful background. Let your imagination go wild.

“When once you have TASTED FLIGHT,
you will forever WALK THE EARTH
with your EYES turned SKYWARD.
For THERE you have been,
and THERE you will ALWAYS long to return.”

Mr Fox in a Box

Thank you again for all the feedback regarding the cover. And I am very happy to announce that The Adventures of Mr Fox – Colouring Book, is now officially available here. More about the content of the book you can find here.

I had fun putting this little project together with old and new drawings and maybe some of the Mr Fox fans out there will enjoy it too. It is not your typical colouring book, but it also invites you to add backgrounds and add to the drawings on your own. Just like the Capybara Colouring book.

The drawings are accompanied by inspirational quotes that I personally like.

Have a great Sunday and 2. Advent!

We have a proper storm out there. I keep on adding ideas to my to-do and drawing list. So this is a good day to continue and finish with some of the other open projects I have. 🙂

Mr Fox cover _ Melanie Franz
Mr Fox cover _ Melanie Franz
Mr Fox gift box _ Melanie Franz

Mr Fox Colouring Book Cover Design

Thank you everyone for the great feedback regarding the cover design!

I took all comments into consideration an tweaked the cover a bit more. The orange header was definitely a winner and I tried to keep it at least somewhat similar in style to the Capybara Colouring book.

So this is the current and perhaps final version of the front and back cover.

What do you think?

I need your help

So I thought after the capybara colouring book was so well received, that I would put some of my old and brand new Mr Fox drawings together in a colouring book.

I have been playing around with cover designs on Affinity publisher, but with way too many colour and font choices, picking one is difficult. So I narrowed it down to these 4. Which one is your favourite? Take part in the poll below.

Thank you 🙂

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!