A Winter´s Tale

Winter storms are still going strong here. I started to enjoy watching the snow hitting the window and got accustomed to cosy indoor life.

I am currently still working on a series of illustrations for a friend. But in the meantime I thought I put this little story of my own together.

A Winter´s Tale

On his stroll around the forest Mr. Fox was looking for a good spot to relief himself. Not paying attention of where, he just went about his business.

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Before Mr Fox new what happened, he found himself in the big black mouth of the snowman who tried to swallow him whole.

But after the first surprise, Mr Fox started to put up a fight.

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On it went. The struggle continued for a while, but eventually Mr Fox was able to free himself and ended up victorious.

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The End.

Feeling Frail

This is Inktober remainder number 2 that I forgot to post. The prompt was called frail.

Flew off my bike the other day. I don´t feel frail but rather bruised and bumped. Otherwise ok.

Curious Crowd of Huskies

I just discovered two Inktober drawings that I forgot to post.

This one is titled Husky. I love how it turned out. I´m still a dog person. What could they be looking at though?

War Paint

This is what you didn´t see. Before Mr Fox decorated himself with ornaments, he turned his friend Mr Mouse into a fierce tiger mouse!

Once finished, they went off to party.

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Have you build a snowman?

We are currently having that terrible winter weather that I hate. It snows one day, only to be followed by heavy rain the day after…. So no chance to enjoy the snow or build a snowman. Therefore an ink version has to do for now.

Have you build a snowman this winter?

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Holiday Exercise

I just found this drawing in my sketchbook. I actually did it just before Christmas but then we escaped to the countryside and I forgot all about it.

It´s like flying into the new year. So far so good. It is nice to be warm and cosy at home while a winter storm is raging outside.

Victorious

Hope you all had a good holiday and survived without any bigger incidents. We spent a couple of days in the Icelandic countryside which was quiet and peaceful. Now back in town where it is time to continue the story of Mr Fox.

The angry snowman did not manage to swallow Mr Fox. Quite the opposite. After a short struggle between Mr Fox and the snowman, only one of them turned out to be victorious!

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Hanging Out

Another Inktober leftover. Sometimes its just nice to hang out. Either up side down in the air or with a big bowl of ice cream on the couch. Which one do you prefer?

I am clearly for the up side down in the air! Can´t wait to go back to aerial hoop class after the holidays.

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Close Encounters

Something amusing before the holidays.

On his stroll through the snow, Mr Fox had a not so nice encounter with the angry snow man, who he managed to piss off by peeing on him.

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Feeling Dizzy

Another Inktober leftover.

I’ve been slow with updates and responding to comments, as I was on an almost 3 week long pre-Christmas break. It was good to leave the island for a little while and to get some winter sun and good food.

Not sure what Mr Fox drank that night, but it certainly made him dizzy.

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Inktober 2019 Day 31 – Ripe

Last but not least. Almost forgot to post this one, the last of the inktober prompts.

Happy first advent everyone!

Trying to catch Mr Mouse turned out to be too exhausting. Therefore little Mr Fox stuffed his face with ripe grapes instead.

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Inktober – Catch me if you can!

Little fox was still hungry after he caught the fish. So he started chasing after a mouse he saw passing by.

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Inktober 2019 Day 30 – Catch

I´m aware that Inktober finished a while ago, and I also finally managed to finish the last drawing. All my plans of keeping up with drawing daily got interrupted by visitors and spontaneous out of town adventures. But I am not really complaining about it, as it was a lot of fun too.

I really enjoyed the prompt list this year, and I am always curious and excited to see the differences of my drawings between the last years.

Inktober 2017 got me back into drawing, and it was a real struggle in the beginning.

2018 I had a lot of fun with different characters and surrealistic scenes.

This year I wanted to learn how to stick to a character, which eventually developed into little Mr. Fox. What could his first name be? Maybe Emil?

I also started to work on illustrating a children´s book. And this was supposed to be some kind of practice for it. I feel I should also make a story out of the little fox.
Hope you had fun with him too!

He didn´t know where the fish came from. But he tried to catch it anyway.

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