The Dolphin & Other Toys

Malinalco has quite a few toy shops in my opinion. Especially the inflatable water animals in front of this shop always made me smile. I unfortunately did not go to any of the small pools that they have around there.

190110 the dolphin in malinalco_Melanie Franz

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Dog Memories

It was actually the Jack Russell Terrier that caught my attention close to the Convento Agustino de la Transfiguración in the center of Malinalco.

The dog looked exactly like the one we had when I grew up. Her name was Jacky, a Jack Russel terrier mix. Brown head and just one big brown spot on the side. She usually would listen 50% of the time. But when it came to the sound of the fridge door opening, she would all of a sudden be all ears and be there within seconds. I really miss having a dog.

190106 Tourists and dog in malinalco_Melanie Franz

My Inner Sloth

I went to yoga/ flex class the other day and it was super exhausting. The whole time I felt like I am struggling against my inner sloth. I am pretty sure that that´s what it was.

What inner animal are you struggling with?

181202 My Inner Sloth_Melanie Franz

My Inner Tiger

I´m still using my ink. This one was inspired by a comment of Wes on one of my last yoga scenes. Thank you!

I leave it up to you whether the tiger is waiting to eat her or there to empower her…

181120 Inner Tiger_Melanie Franz

My Sunny Island II

I really love pelicans. It always made me happy when I watched them surfing the waves in Mexico and especially at the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala.

181121 Sunny Island_Melanie Franz

My Sunny Island

Winter hasn´t fully started yet, and I am already in dire need of some sun!

I took out my other sketch book last night, which I haven´t used for the last months, and this  is what I discovered! Bam, it made me happy. I miss summer!

Check out the rest of my aerial themed watercolour drawings right here. 

1808 Island life_Melanie Franz

Inktober Leftover – Stretch III

Another yoga session. This one for all the cat lovers amongst you. I think you can figure out my take on cats and yoga?

181121 Stretch_Melanie Franz

Inktober Leftover – Stretch II

Anyone feels like doing more yoga?

Another one that I started for the Inktober prompt Stretch, but then felt like I had messed up the inking. So I left it until I was bored the other day and I finished it. I don´t think it is that terrible after all.

Now I´m thinking if I should add colourful yoga mats to the other drawings too? What do you think?

181115 Stretch 2_Melanie Franz_Inktober

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Inktober Leftover – Stretch

Number 2 of dog yoga drawings. I started sketching this one for the Inktober prompt – Stretch – but then went with the other one as I thought it was more fun. But I think these two are not doing so badly either.

181115 Stretch_Melanie Franz_Inktober

Inktober Day 30 – Jolt

Part 2 of my series titled Cats are Assholes.

I was reminded of the phrase “Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof” (literal translation: Life is not a pony farm) the other day, and thought it is quite fitting here on the wall. It means “Life ain´t easy.”

181030 Jolt_Inktober _Melanie Franz

Inktober Day 26 – Stretch

Apparently dog yoga is a thing? have you done it? Somehow I cannot see a dog enjoying it unless you have the right bribes.

I prefer regular yoga. But if I get a dog, I might try this.

181026 Stretch_Melanie Franz _ Inktober

Inktober Day 25 – Prickly

Oktober is over and I am behind in posting the last couple of drawings.  Because of work and studies I am also still missing the last two prompts. So I will just keep on going.

I realized how cruel this image is, after I googled dogs vs porcupines. So not pretty.

181025 Prickly2_Melanie Franz _ Inktober

 

Inktober Day 20 – Breakable

Forgot to post this one.  Inktober prompt for day 20 – Breakable.

We were at a friend’s place the other day and they talked at length about how their cat does things that annoy them, but then again, he is “oh so cute” that you cannot be angry with him.

So this drawing is titled “Cats are assholes”.

I am a dog person. What about you?

181020 Breakable _Melanie Franz _ Inktober

Inktober Day 21 – Drain

They were both so drained from playing outside that they needed a break.

Although I am also drained of being sick, which I have been the last couple of days, so this is also my current state…

181021 Drain _Inktober_Melanie Franz

Inktober Day 17 – Swollen

I quite struggled with this Inktober prompt. I had no idea what to draw. And then this was the outcome….? A hamster with swollen cheeks.

181017 Swollen_Inktober _Melanie Franz