Inktober 2022 – Day 1 – Gargoyle

Time for Inktober again! I thought I had a plan for it, but let´s see how it will go. At least I hope I will develop a more steady drawing routine again!

Prompt for day 1 – Gargoyle – What should we name him?

Lunch Buffet

Summer was so busy with work and other things, that I have been neglecting the blog and my art for the last couple of months!
This definitely needs to change! First step was taken last weekend when I finally managed to clean up my drawing desk. I now have no excuses not to start drawing next weekend.
I am also planning to do Inktober again, so I will hopefully start positing some warm-up sketches next week, just to get back into a drawing routine.

Meanwhile I started colouring in scenes from my own capybara drawing book.

Take Your Pet to School Day II

Some of the initial sketches of the class room.

Have a great weekend! I will be out enjoying the sun.

Take Your Pet to School Day

Continuation of the drawings I did a couple of months ago. Some of them I forgot I actually drew, some of them where unfinished and I finally put the final touches on it. The whole idea was to practice more elaborate scenes with several characters and happenings.

Any feedback more than welcome!

I also think it is also about time to buy a new scanner instead of using my mediocre phone camera.

The Monkeys and the Moon

A Folk Tale from Tibet

– Illustration practice with a short story –

In long-past times there lived a band of monkeys in a forest. As they rambled about they saw the reflection of the moon in a well, and the leader of the band said, “O friends, the moon has fallen into the well . The world is now without a moon. Ought not we to draw it out?”

The monkeys said, “Good; we will draw it out.”

So they began to hold counsel as to how they were to draw it out. Some of them said, “Do not you know? The monkeys must form a chain, and so draw the moon out.”

So they formed a chain, the first monkey hanging on to the branch of a tree, and the second to the first monkey’s tail, and a third one in its turn to the tail of the second one. When in this way they were all hanging on to one another, the branch began to bend a good deal. The water became troubled, the reflection of the moon disappeared, the branch broke, and all the monkeys fell into the well and were disagreeably damaged.

A deity uttered this verse, “When the foolish have a foolish leader, they all go to ruin, like the monkeys which wanted to draw the moon up from the well.”

Time to be a Honey Badger again

I found this one when going through last years images. Another honey badger poster I created for my Society 6 Shop. Will add it online asap as I very much like it.

What do you think?

I also framed some of my honey badgers and I absolutely love them!

1 honey badger snake shit _ Melanie Franz

Join Me on the Catwalk

What´s your take on fashion?

Another attempt to use those Chameleon markers and another scene from my Capybara and Friends – Colouring book .

2201 Capybara catwalk_Melanie Franz

Join me in my garden

Another scene from my Capybara and Friends – Colouring book which I colored in with Chameleon markers. Just for the fun of it.

Meanwhile it’s still snowing here. I don´t think we can expect spring before June this year…

2201 Capybara flora and fauna_Melanie Franz

Swim with me

Another page of my Capybara and Friends – Colouring book , now in full colour. Here is the original.

Have a great weekend everyone!

2201 Capybara swimming with fish_Melanie Franz

Colour me in

I got bored so I started colouring in my capybara drawings!

If you want to do the same, you can find this little Mr Fox and capybara illustration in my Capybara and Friends – Colouring book.

2201 Capybara fishing turtles_Melanie Franz

Stormy Seas

Another Inktober 21 drawing that I didn´t post previously.

Apparently I do enjoy drawing boats, but I don´t like to be in them. Also we had now in average one storm per week for he past 2 months. Good winter in Iceland. Other countries have spring, I´ve been told….

311030 Inktober boat_Melanie Franz

Balancing Act

Going through my sketchbook, I discovered this little guy. He was part of my Inktober 21 drawings, but I never posted him.

So here it is. Fancy a cup of tea?

I´m a ray of fucking sunshine

Found this guy in the beginning of my sketchbook. I got inspired by a t-shirt with above’s headline and though a shoe bill would fit the phrase perfectly. I think they are pretty cool!

2112 Shoebill_Melanie Franz

Morning Coffee

I need at least one. Either black (like my soul) or with loads of milk, Latte like. Everyone has their preferences. How do you like yours?

2112 Cat and morning coffee_Melanie Franz