Pumpkin Delivery Service

Happy October 1st!

It’s the beginning of Inktober! I haven’t started with the Inktober sketch just yet but will get to it soon.

Meanwhile I tried to draw something a bit different, inspired by a Draw this in your style challenge on Instagram . I haven’t really been doing people illustrations for children’s books, but I think I am quite happy with my first attempt.

What do you think?

Adventures of the Little Fly VII

Continuation of introducing the Adventures of the Little Fly.

I very much enjoyed drawing this snow covered garden scene.

During the beginning of the long winter nights here in Iceland, many people cover their trees with winter lights. It makes the dark nights appear more bright.

We had the first snowflakes flying around here yesterday. Way too early if you ask me.

Adventures of the Little Fly VI

Continuation of introducing the Adventures of the Little Fly.

When the little fly woke up again and looked out of her hole in her tree, the garden looked weird. A white blanket was covering everything.

What had happened?

The mountains around Reykjavik are all covered in snow this morning. Winter has certainly arrived.

Fly in tree_Melanie Franz
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Adventures of the Little Fly IV

Continuation of introducing the Adventures of the Little Fly.

Something was different in the garden of the little fly. The flowers seemed to let their heads hang and also the bees flew slower than usual.

Fly garden autumn bees_Melanie Franz

Adventures of the Little Fly III

Part III of the little fly story introduction.

One morning when the little fly woke up in her hole in her tree, she noticed that something was different in the garden…

Fly in her tree_Melanie Franz

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.

2108 Mr Fox Squirel Mouse picknick2_Melanie Franz

Inktober 2019 Day 31 – Ripe

Last but not least. Almost forgot to post this one, the last of the inktober prompts.

Happy first advent everyone!

Trying to catch Mr Mouse turned out to be too exhausting. Therefore little Mr Fox stuffed his face with ripe grapes instead.

191031 Inktober_Ripe_Melanie Franz

Inktober – Catch me if you can!

Little fox was still hungry after he caught the fish. So he started chasing after a mouse he saw passing by.

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Inktober 2019 Day 30 – Catch

I´m aware that Inktober finished a while ago, and I also finally managed to finish the last drawing. All my plans of keeping up with drawing daily got interrupted by visitors and spontaneous out of town adventures. But I am not really complaining about it, as it was a lot of fun too.

I really enjoyed the prompt list this year, and I am always curious and excited to see the differences of my drawings between the last years.

Inktober 2017 got me back into drawing, and it was a real struggle in the beginning.

2018 I had a lot of fun with different characters and surrealistic scenes.

This year I wanted to learn how to stick to a character, which eventually developed into little Mr. Fox. What could his first name be? Maybe Emil?

I also started to work on illustrating a children´s book. And this was supposed to be some kind of practice for it. I feel I should also make a story out of the little fox.
Hope you had fun with him too!

He didn´t know where the fish came from. But he tried to catch it anyway.

191030 Inktober_Catch_Melanie Franz

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.

191026 Inktober_Dark_Melanie Franz

Inktober 2019 Day 20 – Tread

I couldn´t really think of anything for this prompt,  so I made the little fox cross a creek on his adventure to… the unknown.

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