Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Please hold off on sending me any more books until I know for certain my change of address. I still have Heidi's book, and again I apologize on the time but I am working all day every day...
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
just a quick note that Im done with Tims Moly and I will send it as soon as possible. I was in a rush for the last few weeks but I promise I ll post more :) I will try to post the image of the moly as soon as I get my scanner repaired.
Am I supposed to send the moly to Robert? I am a little bit confused with the rotation now.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I think the better part of these exchanges is exactly this. The opportunity to make coletive experiments.
My "x ray" self portrait can be folded to play with the shadows.
I used pieces of Moleskine red label to harmonize with the red oxide I did used in the painting.
How I said wednesday morning I'll send it as a priority mail to Omar in the Arab Emirates because tomorrow is a Holyday in Brazil.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I just joined the group, and I was asked to introduce myself, so there it is. My usual introduction/bio goes something like this:
Working in the Film Visual Effects, Animation and Game industries since 1989, I'm left handed and currently live and work in Los Angeles with my wife and our two robot dogs. I'm also the Director of Technology at Meemle, a company specializing in mobile applications for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
When I'm not working, I carry around a black sketchbook with rounded corners, an elastic closure and a handy inner pocket. You can see some of my work on Flickr.
Friday, October 22, 2010
I started painting a middle tone background and from them working the dark and light areas. I struggled with the tecnic but I 'm quite happy with the result. I was really surprice! I guess I made many mistakes by working but I learned a lot with them to. The good thing about acrylic is that you can always paint over it.
I left the painting to rest for a few days and then I make some corrections I found appropiate. (I watched on a mirror and also compare the photo with the drawing backwards) I draw myself with a golden caligraphic marker and made some skratches with a cutter to get Roberts beard.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Well, some small details will be made directly in the book shipped by Dana during assembly.
I will work with that one with robert and his son on the mirror but just a close up of the face.
second I did some sketches over cardboard. I like to work over cardboard, the brown backgroud serves a middle tone and creates more dramatic effetc working over with black and white colours. I though about a dark background that now that I know that ramires is also using a dark grey i will try to make it similar. the dificulty maybe in this portrait is how to include myself in it. But the white marker gave me the idea to make just a siluete of myself, but I still have not decide from wich image. Then I tried some of this Gold Callygraphy marker and it is wonderful....I make some lines, simulating constellations and geometry patterns, I added also numbers and symbols. I am still playing arround with the idea. Next step will be to use some pages from a Moly I got home to start working the portrait. I will like to try (since I still have time) with acrylics, but since I still don't feel sicure with them, at the end I could choose something else.
Monday, October 18, 2010
And as in a surrealistic history the book is ready even before arriving here :-))
When the book gets here I can use only a few hours doing the assembling and sending the book to Omar. He is now also doing something similar (yes we have a small conspiracy in favor of speed :-))) so that the book will be even richer for the exhibit at Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA).
Omar also will not stay that long without seeing a book, so I imagine that this will keep everyone happy.
We've done the accounts during the weekend and we believe that this way the book reaches Marty Harris before the end of November (Using express shippment).
Is it a bit daring and challenging? Yessss, we are artists !!! :-)))
Now and in the coming days I will publish photos of the whole process and this might be interesting to see how I create and produce these small jobs in his books :-) And how is this fun for me :-))
1- The first step is the idea, it seems too obvious, but I always like to think of ideas that fit in the available time, in this case was within a day.
I also decided to make his portrait on the original moleskine paper, so cut out a page from an old notebook (the paper is thin and easy to assemble later). At this stage I choose the photo and other references that I'll use.
I wanted to use acrylics in Robert's portrait, but to my self portrait I thought of something to express some of my current "blue feelings" and I decided to use an x-ray film to make a collage.
I cut the Robert's picture in the same proportion of moleskine page, it is helpful to use the photo as reference
2 - The choice of x-ray film for my self portrait determined the color palette for the Robert's portrait.
Basically it's almost a black and white" palette , but I do not use black on my palette, my gray is born from the breaking complementary colors (in the middle of the plate). In that case I used Prussian blue, burnt sienna and a little bit of red oxide.This approaching cold gray tones of a x-ray film . (I took these from the same color palette study of a larger work I am doing).
Tomorrow I'll tell you more :-))
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I had great expectations on Dana's moly.
I was going to change Dali's Galatea of the Spheres
to have Dana's portrait instead of Gala's. I worked on a sketch of this for some time and I just don't think it's going to come together. The "portrait" part of this sketch was just a really quick sketch to see if I could match things up to the spheres. I put enough effort into this and am not happy with the it that I think I'll focus on something different. The scanner didn't pick it up well since it was done with a 6B pencil (very light), but you can get the gist of it.
Heidi sent her new address to Robert. so I guess my Moly will be on her way soon.
Heidi finished Suzette Moly .
Robert Moly is on her way to Ramires.
Dana got Heidi's Moly.
and Robert is working on Dana's
Happy Sweetest Day everyone :) I will get to work on this one asap!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I drew in his beard and realized I hated it. It wasn't the soft scruffy look he had in his photo at all, so I had to paint over it (hence why his face looks goofy in the photo, I promise it looks a little better in person!). After I goofed that up bad I had to paint his hands too which was where I got sloppy originally and messed my sketch up! Ahhh anyhow then I was clueless as to how to incorporate that paint background into my background. I tried to match colors the best I could and draw some kind of design, I think it came out okay but I wasn't completely satisfied.
Anyhow, Robert's Moly is done. It almost made me sad because I saw when I saved these files that the last portrait I drew, my own, was dated FEBRUARY. It's been WAY too long, no wonder I got rusty!
By the way, Tim's entry is amazing. I loved it and Robert's self portrait especially in this book! There are so many great works and Suzette's combination of their kids and each other was too cute as well. Where am I sending this book now? I know I got it out of rotation.
Please advise, Thanks!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
is everyone getting a email when somebody post or comment a post? (this are two diferent settings)
I ask that because I noticed 4 months ago that my email by the comments notification list was wrong. Since I was new by blogging, didn´t know I should get a notification also by comments so I just noticed the problem later and corrected.
Maybe others could have had the same problem or the mail in the list is one that you don´t frequently check and prefer to change it.
there was also one email address from somebody I didn't know (in the comment list) Melissa? maybe somebody that drop from the group before?
I don´t know everybodys mail (some were easy to guess) since I ussually comunicate by flickr.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I'm not asking to everyone has the same enthusiasm for the beautiful new things have appeared here, but we made a commitment to accept the rules of the project.
I would like to reinforce this by asking that always make posts telling everyone what is happening with the books.
1) You just got someone's book, post here!
2) You just mailed someone's book out, post here!
3) You have kept the book longer than a month but plan to work on it as soon as possible and mail it out, post heret!
4) You no longer have time and need to leave the group but have someone's book?, Contact the next artist, get their address, mail it out, post here!
5) You were sick, on vacation, work stressing you out but want to continue with the group but have not been able to work on books but you have them, post here!
Also I will repeat one part of the first post made on this Blog about the rules of Moly_X with which we all agree:
2. Each artist gets 1 month to make a sketchbook entry.
3. Please communicate regularly via email. Let each person know that you have received/sent the book. The goal is to have a dialogue. Any comments and questions are welcome.
Unfortunately we had a lot of this subject here and it was already foreshadow the end of other groups.Please feel free to disagree, call me boring, but write something for us to know that we are all "alive" in the project.
What do you think?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I have started Roberts Moly (and finished his portrait) but because of the way I am doing mine, I have decided to surprise you all instead of posting a progress shot! I just have to figure out how to transition Suzette's background somehow...
Friday, September 10, 2010
According to your last post, you have received the Suzette's book on June 4.When you want to send the book to Dana? The group is moving at a good pace and soon will move some books out there. Is it okay to you? I am worried because your last comment was on the drawing I made in your book.I would like to remind everyone that when entering the project we agreed to make our entries within the period of a month.
Problems and delays are normal in life, but it is important to warn the group when they appear.
Please advise if we can do something to help
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
@Suzette: did you send robert's Moly to Dana and my Moly to Robert?
Today I decided to stay longer in the Emirates so Ramires can send me Tim´s Molly too!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Um abraço :-))