#WorldWatercolorMonth – Casting Shadows

Yes, this pose is possible. I based it on a photo. The black dots are flies… or bees? Maybe they are about to disturb her focus?

180716 Casting Shadows _ Melanie Franz

 

 

 

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#WorldWatercolorMonth – On the beach

I was busy sitting in the sun the last 2 evenings and it was good, today it is back to the usual rain. Therefore, before the sumerfeeling fades, the prompt for day 15 of #WorldWatercolorMonth – On the beach.

180715 on the beach edited -melanie Franz _ worldwatercolormonth

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Fast & Loose

Day 13 prompt for #WorldWatercolorMonth. Will try to catch up with the rest tonight or tomorrow. But right now it is super sunny and you never know how long it will last. First sunny day in 3 weeks! Gosh this summer is miserable.

180713 Fast and Loose_ Worldwatercolormonth _ Melanie Franz

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Forest Animals

Went on an unplaned weekend trip to the country side with no internet connection. Only beer, horses and hot tub which was fabulous, so I am three days behind with drawings.

There was no forest, only  a lot of green fields and mountains all around. So this is my aerial acrobatics themed take on the prompt of day 12 – forest animals – for the #WorldWatercolorMonth

180712 Forest Animals_worldwatercolormonth _ Melanie Franz

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Beautiful Blooms

Day 11 of my aerial hoop & acrobatic themed watercolours. Prompt of yesterday is Beautiful Blooms. I am trying to catch up today with day 12.

180711 Beautiful Blooms_worldwatercolormonth _ Melanie Franz

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Light & Luminous

Slightly behind, but getting there. Light and luminous prompt of yesterday. Aerial move on a chandelier? Why not.

Edit: I was clearly too lazy yesterday to do a background for this. So when I saw it again today, I felt like I needed to do something immediately about those random yellow blobs. I like it a lot better now. What do you think?

180710 Light and Luminous_edited _Melanie Franz

Before:

180710 Light & Luminous_ Worldwatercolormonth _Melanie Franz

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Climbing Mountains

Credit for the mountain goat goes to the boyfriend aka my “creative director” as he likes to call himself.

180709 Climbing Mountains_ Worldwatercolourmonth_ Melanie Franz

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Flying Things

Some fun for day 8. A superman pose on the pole. It is more difficult to get into this pose than it might seem. At least for me it was always a semi-struggle.

So here a flying pose with flying things, just for the fun of it. The little black spots are bumblebees… or flies…

180708 Flying Things_Worldwatercolormonth _ Melanie Franz

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Playing Games

From the hoop, through the hoop. Or something like that. Actually might be fun to try it.

#WorldWatercolorMonth day 7.

180707 Playing Games_worldwatercolormonth_Melanie Franz

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Shades of Blue

This is not what I wanted it to look like at all but I did not manage to get it from my head onto the paper. I don´t have time for a second attempt but I might try to redo it at a later point on watercolour paper to get a better flow.

The move is called the side amazon, in different shades of blue.

180705 Shades of Blue_worldwatercolormonth_ Melanie Franz

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Delicious Food

I like the look of cup cakes but I actually don’t like eating them. They always seem more promising than what they taste like most of the time. However as I think they are pretty, I thought they give this the perfect touch of colour. I imagine her throwing her leg back and flipping those cup cakes against a target on the wall.

I did pole fitness for about 4 years and it was so much fun, but my back never got this bendy.

1807 delicious foods_Worldwatercolormonth_Melanie Franz

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth – Sunny days

I decided to take a break of Mexico, or do it simultaneously, and to take part in the #WorldWatercolorMonth.

I am going to follow the prompt list but have an aerial acrobatics theme throughout. I started with pole fitness years ago until my wrists didn´t take it any more, then switched to aerial hoop 2 years ago but have been on a break since January because of bad wrists once again. I really miss it therefore the theme. Hope I’ll be back to it in August though.

1807 sunny days_worldwatercolomonth Melanie Franz

Welcome to the jungle

I have been too tired and lazy after work to continue with my latest Malinalco watercolour.  So I took a break.

Instead I found my sketch book from last winter again. I had started a pencil drawing when I was in Finland. It was supposed to be a Finnish forest. But now it feels more like:  Welcome to the Mexican jungle…

1805 Welcome to the jungle

 

Visit at the ice cream parlor

The last picture in my series of ice cream dedicated drawings for the moment. I am pretty sure I will revisit them at some point. I think it was a fun theme to practice  drawing and those water colours on.

I  was bored the other night at a friends place where I tried out a beautiful set of Japanese watercolours. The inspiration was a photo of the Valdís Ice cream parlor in Reykavik. They bake their own waffles in the back so you always have that delicious waffle smell in your nose upon entering. The ice cream is quite delicious too.

I´ll not only take a break from ice cream but also the land of ice – Iceland – as I ´ll be heading to Mexico for 2 months! To do what, I don´t know yet, but my priorities are to learn Spanish and to get some sun! But I also have my drawing stuff packed and I will see what I come up with while on the road.

Until then, enjoy your ice cream!

1803 Ice cream parlor by Melanie Franz