Sunday, September 28, 2008

Portrait Party Masquerade Ball

Rama's Book; My Entry
Originally uploaded by 3MW

Batman and Elphaba share an inside joke at the 1st annual portrait party masquerade ball, while a befuddled, but fierce skywalker looks on.


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 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.