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

Going on More Fox Adventures

For those of you who are not fed up yet with Mr Francis Fox and Konstantin Mouse (yes, those are the names I seem to have settled for, what do you think?), here is a little teaser of my first own Mr Fox story!

I have been working on this book for a while now, struggling especially with the fact that I am not a writer. So it will be more of a picture story for young children than a literary masterpiece….

Have a great weekend!

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Picnic with Friends

Mr Fox in colour!

What is better than a meal in good company. Another doodle trying out those Chameleon markers. Fun to try but too much hassle to use those pens if you ask me. But I do like the outcome.

Mr Fox invited Mr Mouse for a surprise birthday picnic in the woods. The weather is good and the group is enjoying their cup of tea.

Have a great week.

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Mr Fox and the Giant

Today we had a truly beautiful sunrise at noon. Icelandic winter skies can be beautiful if the weather doesn´t try to kill you. Shortest day of the year is almost upon us.

The Mr Fox story continues. But I am still not sure where it leads to….

Have a lovely Sunday!

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Inktober – Wisp II

Experimented with masking fluid for the wisp. It worked rather well I have to say. What kind of spirits have you encountered in the forest?

Mr Fox does not seem scared. He is rather surprised about the apparition it seems. Or maybe he just plays it cool?

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Inktober 2019 Day 26 – Dark

When you feel like the night has eyes. Actually I love how this one turned out. I was not really excited in the beginning but decided to go with the idea anyway. Now I am happy I did.

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Inktober 2019 Day 14 – Overgrown

I wanted to draw another dragon. This one went to take a nap in the forest. After a long slumber he woke up only to discover that he was surrounded by forest flora and fauna.

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Inktober 2019 Day 1 – Ring

I really was looking forward to Inktober this year, after I had so much fun last year! Check it out here.

I got my ink and sketchbook already ready a week ago. After a quiet month of not drawing a lot I was looking forward to get into it again. And I really missed using ink. Of course I already managed to get ink all over my hands. Wouldn´t be inktober without that! So let´s have fun with this!

I’m going to follow the official Inktober prompt list again. Maybe in combination with a little fox. Lets see what happens.

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Day 29 – Glorious Green #WorldWatercolorMonth

Took me while what green to focus on. So I took a forest / jungle walk. Tranquillity and colours of the forest. Just loving it!

Do you like to get lost in a forest?

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Day 20 – Buildings #WorldWatercolorMonth

Love those sauna boat houses in Scandinavia. If that is not a good way to spend a holiday, then I don´t know.

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Magic Forest

From the park with flowers in bloom to the magic forest. I actually love how this one turned out. The paper was not great but I like the idea and I think I will re-do it on better paper at some point.

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Autumn Mood

I needed to do a hoop drawing again as I am all in the mood for aerial hoop. It is so nice to be back in the air, although it also means to be bruised and sore all the time. It looks nice, but it is actually tough work!

I had no idea what I was going to do, so this one turned into an autumn inspired hoop hang picture. The foxes are like “what the hell is she doing?”

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