Owl Orchestra Part III

Warm up sketch for today – Owl playing piano. Why not.

Drew this using my “brand new” 30 year old Mont Blanc fountain pen that I received as a gift the other week. The pen is beautiful and it just smoothly goes over the paper. Perfect for sketching on the road, which is a habit I want to take up.

Chameleon Doodle

Doodling a chameleon with chameleon markers. The things you do while drinking wine.

Was curious to try these markers and this is the outcome. Was fun to try but I probably wouldn´t really use them for anything else.

Has anyone used them?

Don’t mess with me

I discovered shoebills a couple of months ago and have been sketching them on and off. I do quite like their slightly mean facial expression.

Sketch in ink and watercolor.

2108 Shoe bill_Melanie Franz
2108 Shoe bill_Melanie Franz

Catch me if you can

Art supply shops are like candy shops. You go in to buy the one thing you want and walk out with a bag of goodies instead. I treated myself to a fountain pen and new nibs for drawing. Plus a ton of different papers and pencils.

First fountain pen trial.

Hiding From the Rain

Pouring rain today and I am hiding under the blanket. This capybara was not so lucky but was caught by the downpour while camping.

This capybara is also part of my capybara colouring book which you can find here.

Have a great weekend!

20 capybara camping_Melanie Franz

Sleepy Dog

Still learning how to use my new Caran d´ache coloured pencils. I have a vision in my mind but so far I have not been able to reproduce it on paper yet.

Practice makes perfect, so I will keep on drawing and see what comes out of it eventually.

Doggos

This is what happens when you want to use all your new coloured pencils at once. A coloured mess.

Oh well. At least I tried them all out. I will try again. But I am also on the way to buy a few more coloured pencils. Just in love with them!

Kangarooooooo

Watercolour and pencils. Bought beautiful Caran d’ache Luminance pencils and their colours are simply amazing.

Now I just need to learn of how to use them properly.

Camel says Hello

A random camel as a quick drawing practice of the day… It seems like I am developing a style…

And I finally updated and did my portfolio anew. Take a look!

Pool Time II

Just putting out more pug illustrations from our Nobbi & Kobbi – Best Friends book.

Pugs are fun and silly looking sometimes. That’s at least my opinion.

If you and your kids like pugs, then this children’s book may be for you. My first attempt at illustrating a children’s story.

Book in English

Deutsches Buch

Bók á Íslensku

Pug pool_ Melanie Franz

How flexible are you?

Another somewhat lazy quick sketch.

I think I am quite good with my flexibility but not anywhere near this lady with her monkey.

Don´t ask me what the monkey is doing there, he just happened to show up.

Be Like a Duck

Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.

– Michael Caine

I think I’ve finally developed quite a good routine with my daily drawing practice. This time without ink.

The Dilemma with French Bulldogs

I am torn regarding French Bulldogs. I find them somewhat ridiculous, but also extremely adorable….

Opinions? They are certainly fun to draw!