Friday, May 30, 2008

What kind of moly?


I think I am going to use a standard moly instead of a Japanese fold. I feel like a portrait begs for more room. I will dedicate this book to these portraits. There are 100 pages in this type of book, so I suppose it will take a long time to fill. I have plenty of time.

We'd like to add a few more artists to this group. This book will accommodate many more portraits than the smaller Japanese fold pocket Moleskine. Please consider this book.

13 comments:

melissa said...

Time to change the masthead :)

szaza said...

Either book is fine with me.
I still might print out photos of myself and stick them in the sleeve at the back of the book. Then the large one would be better.

Jan said...

Oh, it's a large one. I like this idea.

benconservato said...

I thought about using a large one too, interesting, yes, then it could last longer. I may get bored with drawing myself by then, but I think I agree with you.
I think I'll leave mine on the internet, that way, perhaps I can change, add to it.

tanaudel said...

I've already bought a japanese fold, so unless everyone protests I might stick with that for mine. I like the long format and the way the illustrations can interact and play off each other. Not that I mind drawing in someone else's non-concertina moleskine :)

tanaudel said...

Oh, in the absence of support I repent:) I think I have a large moleskine at home and I've thought of something to do with it (I was reluctant to change because I'd been planning layouts for the concertina fold). But now I have two spare folding books so will have to join another exchange as well!

melissa said...

Tanaudel,
I'm fine with you using which ever book you are most comfortable with. Coincidentally - Have you joined another moly x group? I also bought an extra so I'm up for another group.

tanaudel said...

Didn't mean to sound miffed! I was just feeling so pleased with myself for finding the things:)

I'd definitely like to, Melissa.

Anna Denise said...

Actually, personally I'm liking the smaller format better. I think the Japanese album format might actually harbor interesting results (since there's no real 'frame' like there is when the pages are separated. I also think it will help us stay in touch with the combination of the two original concepts of the moly_x and the portrait exchange.

But if everyone else is in favor of larger books, that's fine as well.

melissa said...

The more I think this over I like the idea of the artist choosing his/her book.

Jan said...

I'm happy with the artist choosing their own books format too. If we do, I'm not sure what I'll pick. I'm tempted by the Japanese fold, just because I have rarely used one.

Lady Orlando said...

I have a problem: I couldn't find the large sketchbook at the store; they told me they might have one in 3 monts and that is a very long time from now.

What about using the plain large notebook?

I know the pages are so thin and it has 240 pages.

Remi G said...

I'll work on the large sketchbook.
I need to practice on a bigger size!