In the backyard of Mexico City

I did this drawing way back at the beginning of April when I was staying in Mexico City at a friends place. Absolutely loved all the colours in CDMX.

This was my second attempt of sketching outside. It´s the backyard of my friends house, where I spent the afternoon sitting on the stairs while the sun was warming my feet.

1804 St Rafael_CDMX_Melanie Franz

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#WorldWatercolorMonth – Sweet treats

Actually I did this 2 weeks ago but didn´t post it because I didn´t like how it turned out. What do you think?

Nevertheless I feel like ice cream now. Now that I am back in Reykjavík, I might just go for an evening ísbíltúr. 

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#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

 

 

 

#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 - edited 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

Basket seller on market day in Malinalco

I was amazed by these street sellers and the amount of baskets they were able to carry around. This is the same man as in the previous drawing.

1806 Malinalco Street seller_Melanie Franz

My favourite Mezcal place in Malinalco

This small corner shop not only sells essential food items but also their own Mezcal (like probably all the other places) over the counter. I would either go with my own bottle or just ask for a Mezcalito (1/4 litre) which they would fill into a small Coke bottle.

That stuff is delicious. Maybe good that I didn´t stay in Malinalco for more than 3 weeks…

1806 Malinalco Street Mezcalito_Melanie Franz

Rainy day at the mercado in Malinalco

Just as the title says, it rained that day. The rainy season started slowly at the beginning of May, so the sunny days were interrupted by several showers. I loved going there because of the amazing variety of tasty fruit and vegetables.

What´s your favourite thing about markets?

1806 Malinalco Mercado rain_Melanie Franz

And the outlined sketch.

1806 Malinalco mercado rain draft