Illustration practice IV

Another slight changed master copy. My favourite so far. It will get a spot on the wall for sure. You might be familiar with the boat crew. Original illustration by Janosch.

Ink and watercolour.

Have a great weekend!

My version

22 Janosh Fox fishing _Melanie Franz

The original by Janosch.

In the Water

As previously written, I love water. I started cold-water dipping a couple of years ago and absolutely love doing, especially in nature. But also every swimming pool in Iceland will have a cold water pot next to the hot tubs. That makes it even more enjoyable jumping from hot to cold and back.

Here is another watercolour practice from a year ago. Watercolour on hot press paper.

2111 swimming fish_watercolour_Melanie Franz

Art vs Artist

I made a last one of these Art vs Artists collages. Also more for me as I enjoyed taking a look at my work from last year.

Below are my first proper attempts of watercolour illustrations. I still feel like I have a long way to go. But practice makes you maybe not perfect, but better bit by bit.

Happy weekend!

Art vs Artist 2021_Melanie Franz

Pool Party

I wish I was somewhere with warmer climate right now. I think this is by far my favourite scene from the Capybara and Friends Colouring Book. What do you think?

It’s also the illustration I did last for it.

Capybara pool party _ Melanie Franz

Adventurous Seas

Just like life, a lot is going on below and above sea level.

This is another seen from my latest Capybaras and Friends Colouring Book.

Happy Monday!

Art vs. Artist

There was this art vs artist posts on Instagram and I am late to the party but this was the image I put together.

It has been a though year with many downs put I have certainly learned a lot illustration wise. I still feel like I have a long way to go until I get to where I want my illustrations to be, but hey, it’s a journey.

Curious to see how my style and skills will further develop throughout the year.

What are you looking forward to?

Art vs Artist 2021_Melanie Franz

Taxi Ride

Capybaras are excellent swimmers and some species like to use them as a free taxi service too.

Illustration from my latest Capybaras and Friends Colouring Book.

Capybaras everywhere

I seems like I will be able two more of my open projects just in time for Christmas!

# 1 is a short story about Mr Fox. I am just in the last review stage.

# 2 is another Capybara colouring book! Yes! I am still in love with these poker face rodents and have so much fun drawing them. That’s why I put together another colouring book (as I am still working on my writing skills) with 15 brand new drawings! The drawings are of course again accompanied by old and new fun facts about capybaras. (Here is the first book if you haven’t heard about it yet.)

So if you are still missing a last minute Christmas present or cannot get enough of Capybaras (just like me), then this may be for you.

Here is a sneak peek. It will be available online by the end of the week.

Capybara pool party _ Melanie Franz

Relax while you can

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet. No more cats and dogs, nevertheless I drew a dog.

Let´s say he is sunbathing and enjoying the warmth.

Should I draw a cat tomorrow?

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

Pool Life

Kobbi the pug is waiting for summer. So am I.

I am certainly ready to go to the pool, if it just wasn´t so windy today…

More silly pug drawings you find in my first illustrated children’s story written by my Icelandic friend Norbert. The story is now also available in Icelandic for any language enthusiasts out there.

Book in English

Deutsches Buch

Bók á íslensku

Pug pool_ Melanie Franz

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.

Pool Time

Kobbi the pug decided to head to the pool to chill out with his favourite yellow duck. He loves hanging out in the water. Can someone get him a drink?