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

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Inktober Day 15 – Weak

A bit behind with drawing, as this was my state the last couple of days while I was studying for an exam beside work. Self portrait so to speak, with my favourite black heals.

181015 weak_inktober Melanie Franz

Inktober Day 14 – Clock

It´s ice cream o´clock… again.

My craving for sweets proportionately increases with the decrease in daylight hours.

181014 Clock_Inktober_Melanie Franz

The living room table is showing traces of inktober as well.

181014 Clock 2_inktober_Melanie Franz

Inktober Day 10 – Flowing

Wow, so I got featured on WordPress Discover! Totally unexpected and what an amazing boost! ❤ Thank you!

Prompt for day 10 was “flowing”. I saw lots of drawings of beautiful flowing hair… Never would have thought of that. First thing that came to my mind were rivers of milk and honey, followed by this. I think I was hungry.

181010 Flowing_inktober_Melanie Franz

 

Inktober Day 9 – Precious

If the chicken needs a break, you can hop on your precious dragon to take you places.

I wish he could take me to work right now, so I´d avoid the traffic.

What does the flying bottle do there you might wonder? I thought about a snitch first, which turned into a bottle of beer, which is the carrot for the dragon to keep him going the right direction.

181009 Precious_Inktober_Melanie Franz

Inktober 2018 – Poisonous

It´s been almost exactly a year since I started drawing again. I think I started on day 9 last year after a friend told me I should give Inktober a try. She found it a shame that I was not drawing any more and right she was.

I remember that during the first two weeks everything was a struggle. Finding an idea of what to draw was a struggle, despite the prompt list. Drawing was a struggle. Ink was everywhere and using it was a struggle.

Today was quite the opposite.  The only struggle I had, was to make time for it. I even bought new ink. I still managed to get ink on my hands and table but I had fun.

181001 Poisonous 2 _ Melanie Franz

181001 Poisonous _ Melanie Franz

 

Rainy Days II

Rainy days… inspired by the frist rainy day illustration and perhaps you can call it a modern ballerina version of Mary Poppins´ umbrella scene. I´m not sure why I suddely remembered Mary Poppins, as it has been years since I saw the movie or listened to the story. I had the audio tape when I was little and would listen to it over and over again.

180930 Rainy days_Melanie Franz

Autumn Mood

I needed to do a hoop drawing again as I am all in the mood for aerial hoop. It is so nice to be back in the air, although it also means to be bruised and sore all the time. It looks nice, but it is actually tough work!

I had no idea what I was going to do, so this one turned into an autumn inspired hoop hang picture. The foxes are like “what the hell is she doing?”

180928 Autumn mood_Melanie Franz

At the Shoemaker in Malinalco

I think it was my second day in Malinalco back in April, when we stopped at the shoemaker right next to the market. My friend needed to get one of his shoe soles fixed. It was this small room with 3 guys working behind the counter, shelves full of old shoes, and an old TV showing Dragonball Z.

1804 Malinalco shoe maker_Melanie Franz

Ice cream – work in progress

The reasons for the few updates lately are that I simply did not have time to sit down and draw, and when I found time, then I was stuck with this watercolor painting.

I have been on it for more than a week now and still haven´t figured out the background… I ate a lot of ice cream in between too, to look for inspiration… still looking, so I will keep on eating until I find it.

180920 ice cream ambition_Melanie Franz

Ice Cream Cravings

It has been sunny second day in a row! That´s when those ice cream cravings come up.  At my new favourite ice cream parlour, conveniently just a 5 minute bike ride from home, the scoops are massive. Two are pretty much a meal. Bigger is better!

This actually could be me. I admit.

180904 summer icecream_Melanie Franz