The Flying Mexican

I had nothing better to do and wanted to put some colour on paper. The result, a doodle of a flying Mexican, based on a photo of me in the hoop.

Our hoop trainer called this pose “flying Mexican” that´s where the inspiration comes from. No idea if that is an official name or something made up. Sometimes when we do not remember names of poses we make up our own descriptions aka “hey, let´s do that side hanging twisted thing with leg out thingy thing, you know?!”

181125 Flying Mexican_Melanie Franz

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Hanging in the Air Upside-Down

Somewhat of a self-portrait of me doing this shoulder stand pose. Tried this pose for the first time a few weeks back. I was in bad shape that day and being up side down made me feel like I was hanging right above an abyss.

Sometimes it takes only as much as 20cm in height difference for me to be afraid of heights all of a sudden.

181130 Skyline_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

Portrait Practice

I felt like practicing my portrait drawing skills. Most of the time I am honestly too lazy but last night I was in the right mood.

I feel like I hardly ever manage to get the drawing look like the actual person though. I used a friends photo for this but it does not quite look like him. I think I will draw it again and see if I can improve it.

I also noticed that I used the same shading technique as when doing ink drawings. It´s been a while since I only drew in pencil and I felt pretty rusty.

181117 Mohsen _Melanie Franz

181117 Mohsen_Melanie Franz

Inktober Leftover

I originally started drawing this one for the last prompt of Inktober titled slice.

But as the woman has finished eating almost all the cheese, I thought that the drawing did not fit the prompt that well any longer. Therefore, what you get are the leftovers.

181031 Cheese slice_Melanie Franz_ Inktober

Inktober Day 31 – Slice

I forgot to post the last of my Inktober drawings. After not having much of a social life in October, I went full force into it again since the beginning of November. So I have spent less time at home and more time out and about.

With the last prompt I decided to revisit the surreal landscape (and the man with the hat) of my first Inktober drawing. I know, the shading is all over the place. I was tired.

I really enjoyed the month though. I think I learned a lot in terms of sketching faster and also practiced “creative thinking”. Although in the end I struggled quite a bit, but I think that was more because I was juggling work and university on the side as well. I will try to keep on going with ink every once in a while and not just forget all about it again. I haven´t decided on a new project yet but I have plenty of ideas. So watch this space.

181031 Slice_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 28 – Gift

I thought this would be one of the easier prompts, but I quite struggled with it. I actually drew a total blank, so I left it for 2 days… Not sure what I want to say with this drawing either. A race to the top? Beer as reward? Where is the gift? You figure it out.

181028 Gift_Inktober_Melanie Franz

 

Inktober Day 27 – Thunder

I really have been struggling with the last couple of prompts for Inktober. I feel like I slowly ran out of ideas. But after taking a short break for 3 days I finally finished  the last one yesterday. So I will post the last few drawings during the week. Then I think I will be back to colour!

Don´t steal my thunder.

181027 Thunder_Inktober_Melanie Franz