Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lisa's Book

Hope everyone is ready to rock in the new year. Lisa, I hope you like your book!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Yoda's moleskine now in Australia and soon to go to Paris...

Yes, this molekine is going for the round the world trip, it is going to have an east coast experience, then back to the city of lights... I wish I could go with it.
It had a little adventure this moleskine, it was sent here with my trunks, as I just missed it when I left for Australia. but now it is done, and in the post on Monday.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Emma's Moly

I put your eyes too close together Emma, so I put mine too close as well.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Lisa's book

I had to abridge this image to make room for others. I had a few technical difficulties that I touched up in Photoshop for the blog, but not for the book. Lisa, I am going to send a copy of the silhouette directly to you. Since it was made in Adobe Illustrator, I can send the file on disk as well. I think that I still have the file withe the different hairdos.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Marty's Moleskine

I was so tired in the morning that I forgot to upload it here :/

I hope you like it :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Expose Yourself to Art(ist)

Szaza, I'm sorry. I saw this picture of you in your portrait file and thought, "what is she looking at?" So, I had to draw myself showing you my big, shiny, new belt buckle. I hope you like it.

Here is what Szaza's whole book looks like so far:

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Vive les Reines!

I have a thing for powdered wigs and all that.
I thought I'd carry on with the pencil, black & white with ribbons of pink. I hope you like it Lisa, and get ready Marty, we are on our way to you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jan's moly

I look a tad bit angry in this drawing. Nothing personal Jan ;-), just the way the the pen drew me... I noticed that you like playing cards, so naturally I had to see what we would look like as the queens of our own deck. Hope you like them.

Quite the fun sign in page I must say... :) But my, what large fingers I have... ha ha

Melissa, see what you've wrought!

We have filled our third moly_x_portrait group. That's forty-five artists. This portrait thing is hot, really hot! I love it.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Vast Expanses of Blue

Portrait Party: Marina's moly - Sign-in

My contribution to the sign in page for Marina's moly - I can dance, but I can't dance well!

Portrait Party: Marina's moly - Me

Self portrait executed in broad strokes (and illustrating the dangers of using flash photographs for reference).

Portrait Party: Marina's moly - Marina

When doodling gets out of hand.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Melissa's moly

My entry for Melissa's moly. I also like how it looks the plate ;)

I hope she likes it :))

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Forgive me Remi

What to do, what to do. I wanted to do Remi with is ukulele, but Marina beat me to it. Looking for a bit of inspiration I stepped into Remi's Flickr world. First I checked the photos he had set aside for us to use. No ideas yet. Then I saw he had other photos on Flickr too, including a fabulously French sneering one. Ah! Now I think I know what to do. It is shamelessly taking advantage of racial stereotypes I know, but is it made ok by doing it to myself too? I don't know. Forgive me Remi!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Marty's Moly

Any guesses what we are looking at? I just got off work from my weekend monkey wearing job and it was a long day, so beer was necessary. I'm very serious when I wear my suit :D

Hope you like it Marty! This one will be off to you soon Yoda.

Anyone else think these look better in person? My scans never look as good as the real thing.

AnnaDenise's entry in Yoda's Moly

Finally found some time to work on this entry. It's inkjet transfer with watercolor, gouache, ink, pencil, copic markers and collage. Inspired by the book I was reading this week: Memoirs of a Geisha. Hope you like it, Yoda!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Free like … a bird!

That's what came out from Emma's book. I don't know how I got to this birdies. I always dreamed to fly. Maybe that's the reason.
I hope you feel good in the sky, Emma!
You can see all the book here.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Kathleen's portrait

Finally finished painting in Kathleen's moly...
This was inspired by Kathleen's interest in vintage toys and this really cool antique "Punch and Judy" toy bank. If you are not familiar with Punch and Judy they are these really old puppets. Judy used to bonk Punch on the head with a club, and Punch would "punch" Judy with his/her fist....hmmm... loved the picture but didn't care for the violence. So I put a paintbrush in Kathleen's hand and changed the name of the bank. :)

Interesting tid bit... in piano lessons last week my son started playing a song called...you guessed it... "Punch and Judy". Alex knew who they were without me having to explain.

Anyway, I hope you like it Kathleen!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Robin's portrait

Finally I finished Robin's portrait. Of all his photos I like this the most because the way he proudly shows the fish he just caught.
I hope he likes it :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lisa's portrait


took me long enough! (sorry, lisa.) your book is on its way to szaza now.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


First of all, I have to say: it's so fun to be in this group! Your wonderful works are giving me so much inspiration!
Remi, sorry that it took me so much time - but here is it comes!
It was obvious to me that I want to draw you playing on a ukulele. I had no idea where this tinny guitar comes from, so I googled it and found out that it's traditional Hawaiian music instrument. From now and on my drawing is starting to flow. Look at me – I'm playing on a Nose-flute! It's not such as easy as you might think! But it's really fun!
Jan, I'm sorry. The colors went through the page. So maybe you'll need to stick some paper on the page or to jump over it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Melissa's Moly

Hi all. I finally finished Melissa's moly. You can see just a bit of Robin's entry. I've rotated the image 90 degrees (and the drawing of me is upside down). I've mentioned elsewhere that I've been in a bad slump. I finally seem to have gotten myself out of it. Not that I'm doing good drawing, just I'm drawing again.

Melissa, I hope you like it. It's a bit different than what I normally do. It was fun. Melissa's whole Moly book can be found here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What the...

Here is Marty's book, finally.

I learned a couple things working on this Moly. One is that when the page right in front of the one your doing is pretty heavily painted, try something other than watercolor. Melissa, your page still looks great, but that dark color really affected the page my portrait is on. So a lot of adjustment was needed. The other thing is that I really am enjoying this because it is forcing me to draw again. Thanks gang.

Oh, and Chris, there is some bleed-through on the next page. Good luck with that.

Olya's got herself a polar bear!

Olya Portrait-Moly

Once I finished Ann-D's moly, it was the holidays, and since I didn't really have a holiday, i had some spare time on my hands, so I planned out Olya's portrait in advance. I enjoyed working in the bigger format, I have realised of late, that I am not really a "drawing little" kind of beast, but I can do if I am forced. I hope you like your polar bear, which is obviously me in disguise. I like being in disguise.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

At least

I've finally found some time and inspiration to do Emma's portrait. I had tried few times before but I wasn't satisfied with the results.

Here's my portrait:

molyx SP 4 Emma

And Emma's:

molyx Emma

I'm sending it to Marina tomorrow morning.

Now I've got to work on Ann-D's.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Marina's Moly

Marina is just so gorgeous I had such a lovely time drawing her!

But then I had to draw me. It was a bit of a let down. I just couldn't inspire myself. So I responded to her own work and added a little illusive Sunday morning sketch of myself (it's silver, grey, white and iridescent purple so it's a bit hard to see - even in person).

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


This was surprisingly hard work. I didn't risk painting dies or watercolor on this to color it. Golly it's hard to do water media on this paper. I keep a book just for testing media. I was able to use some masking fluid for the glasses. Never used that stuff before. Anyhoo......hope you like it, Rama.

Sunday, August 31, 2008


This is what I have as far as keeping track of our 15 books.

Also, could everyone please post or leave a comment in the chat box to let us know that you've finished an entry if you aren't uploading images? Thanks!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Dreaming of Dostoevsky

Dreaming of Dostoevsky

Faced with the *ahem* challenge of what to do with Fernand's pattern I decided if it were a dress, Samantha would wear it.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Self-Portrait in Frida Kahlo Style

Hi again! Here is my self-portrait in similar style (=
A strange thing-in real life I hate red in everything-clothes, book covers, cars, etc totally everything red BUT I can't draw without it. I would never wear red decorations or even socks! Ha! Art is magic (= you can do what you don't do in your daily routine.
The Moly will be on its way to Anna-D on Tuesday.
ps Autorretrato con collar (muy fea)=Self-Portrait with necklace (....well well...(=)
pps Oh! Chris! You'll be the first male whose portrait I'll draw((=
Have a nice week, guys.

Guess Who? (=

Wel well, do not try to guess whose "portraits" are these ((= Everything is simple! That's me and...me again)
The thing is that Chris' Moly has a FREE PAGE for doodling. I just started it) Please, interact and draw smth under, nearby, above or on them)
Greetings from 2 polar cutties to all of you(=

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yoda in Frida Kahlo Style

I was bearing the idea of drawing Yoda in this style for much time, thanks God I started finally.
I racked my mind and found out that I have at least one artist or art direction that I adore almost in any culture.
Here is Yoda in Frida Kahlo style, an artist whom I cherish much for her art, ideas, creation in general she could show the whole world despite all the difficulties and obstacles she had to suffer!
Still the tendency of mine to prolong the face =( and it's a pity, the photo doesn't show the gold of pen I used.
Wait for my self-portrait very soon.
ps Retrato con Pelo Corto=Portrait with Cropped Hair.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I am happy with my drawing of Rama. I was happy with my drawing of me, when it was in the same penned style, until I had a mishap with a wayward pen. In an attempt to camouflage the mistake, I painted over it with gouache. Then more mistakes cascaded onto the paper and this is the end result. Maybe by the time the book comes back to me, a time-machine will be invented and I can prevent that first and fatal pen splotch. Until then, Rama, I hope you like it :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Anna in Olya's moly

Hi all,
I finished my entry in Olya's (regular) moly!

I had a little help from my friends photoshop and inkjet transfer. I'm not that great at drawing portraits, actually, and perhaps this way I'll learn? Olya's on the left and that's me on the right. I will send it onto Emma this week!
Love, Anna Denise

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Marty and the Moleskeenas

My entry in Marty's book. Do you recognize the three back-up singers in his band?

Red Islands

Moly_x: My entry in Jan's Moly

My entry in Jan's moleskine - Jan right side up and me up side down. I continued some of the patterns and words from her entry.

Moly_x: Jan's Moly today

The full spread to-date.

Moly_x: Sign-in page in Jan's Moly

My contribution to the mix & match sign-in page.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Here is my entry into Robin's moly. If you don't know American landmarks, it's a play on Mt. Rushmore. Portraits from left to right are Robin, me, my wife, Robin's wife. It didn't come out quite how I'd hoped, but I still like it. Unfortunately my scanner doesn't pick up on all the shades of grey I used, Oh well.

Now I need sleep.

Edit: I really like the way Robin's portrait came out, though I feel as if my skills went down hill as I went on with the other three portraits. I'm thankful it's always a learning process and I can't be perfect.