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!

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!

Dropping Ink All Over

When you try to do a quick sketch and the ink flies all over the desk…

I think it still took me about 30 min to do this one. So not that quick after all.

Looking Good in Pink

Ready for work.

Lately pink has become my favourite colour. What is yours? My favourite dress is bright pink.

Also still studying people´s poses from different perspectives. Pinterest has become my new best friend as source of inspiration.