Street Style

They say, dogs look like their owners, or is it the other way around?

Today’s quick sketch inspired by Pinterest – A French bulldog and his stylish grumpy looking companion.

Happy Monday, off to work!

Nobbi & Kobbi – Children´s Book

You can find my first illustrated children´s story of the two best friends now also in German on Amazon. The English version you find here.


Die Geschichte von Nobbi und Kobbi gibt es jetzt auch auf Deutsch auf Amazon zu kaufen.


In hindsight I would do many things differently when it comes to illustrating and editing the book. But then again, it was the first and there is a learning curve. 🙂 I definitely want to do more book illustrations and am busy practicing and learning new publishing and editing programs.

In fact, I just finished my second children’s book, a story about a little fly. I am very happy of how it turned out. More about it soon!

I have plenty of inspiration when it comes to drawings but I suck at making up stories. If anyone has a great story idea they would like to collaborate on, please drop me a line.

In the meantime check out the silly story of Nobbi & Kobbi.

TV_Nobbi & Kobbi_Melanie Franz

Time to freshen up

After roughly 10 years I thought it is also about time to change the header image of my website. Played around with different versions, this is what I settled on for now.

Any comments and feedback are more than welcome.

Wine Time

I do like a good wine. This is the last of the 100 people challlenge. Although I am already continuing with it and have reached #105 by now. I really do love to see the improvement I went through and how easy it has become to sketch people. I just need to work more on the speed. As I feel sometimes its takes me way too long.

Cheers and have a great weekend!

Ink All the Way

Still on the ink. Yep, loving it. But also missed some colour. So I ended up adding a bit of watercolour to this drawing. Below you can compare the before and after. Which one do you prefer?

This is also number 99 in the series of One Week 100 People I did at the beginning of April.

Egg Painting Time

Mr Fox and Mr Mouse got together to paint some more Easter eggs. Who else has been painting eggs this year?

If you are too lazy like me to paint eggs how about making your own Mr Fox Easter print instead?

You can also get this image as high resolution file to print with different background on my Ko-fi page.

Happy Easter.

Easter Fox

Easter weekend is coming up. I haven´t been painting Easter eggs in years. But I got inspired to draw Mr Fox painting eggs.

Are you still looking for Easter cards or wrapping paper or a little present? I put the image of little Mr Fox on Ko-fi as a high resolution image with different background colors for you to download, so you can print your own cards for friends or family.

Have a happy Easter weekend! I for my part will be out hiking in the sun.

Book Release!

After several edits I am happy and proud to announce that my/our first children´s book is available to order!

With my friend Norbert, who wrote the story, we have been working on it for a while now and are happy to finally have the print version ready!

The story is about two best friends that find out how long a working week can be! A week at work can often feel very long and sometimes, not everyone is happy with it. In the end though, it pays to be patient.… and Kobbi, the little pug, is very patient.

Learn more about the book here or go straight to Amazon to order it.

Pug Pool _Melanie Franz

What you looking at?- Part II

Number 91 in One Week 100 People. Let´s see what else the week has to offer. So far it was a bucket of paint I had ordered! Could be worse I guess.