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

Flying High

So this week once again just flew by quickly.

As the weather forecast is fantastic for the next couple of days, I will be off to a hiking trip in the Icelandic highlands. I also promise that the pelican series will come to an end soon. Latest when Inktober starts!

Have a great weekend everyone!

pelicans flying high_Melanie Franz

The “Cat-Catcher” of Athens

When I saw this man playing the flute surrounded by cats, the first thing that came to mind was the story of the Rattenfänger von Hameln (Rat-Catcher of Hamelin).

There are plenty of stray cats everywhere and people put out food for them like at this spot near the Acropolis. I walked this path several times by now and there are always a fair amount of cats gathered around.

190323 Cat man Athens_Melanie Franz

At the Dreisam in Freiburg, Germany

Travelled to Switzerland and Germany last week, hence the break on the aerial themed illustrations for the #WorldWatercolorMonth. But I will continue from where I left off in the next week.

Until then, sketch from yesterday. I had a fabulous day with excellent company. We were sunbathing at the Dreisam river in Freiburg. Despite 35 degrees celsius I managed to get these two sketches done. Loved being in the sun for a week. Unfortunately it didn´t last long and I am back to the harsh reality of wet Icelandic summer again.

180729 Dreisam Freiburg

My friend Elise, having a nap in the afternoon sun. The grass is completely dried out and burned as it hasn´t rained in weeks.

180729 Dreisam Freiburg Elise