Sunday, December 26, 2010

Robert Moly arrived

Marty wrote me that he just got Robert's Moly for the exhibition.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Xmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!
And look what Santa brought me!

Feliz Natal e um próspero ano novo!!

"Paz na terra aos homens de boa vontade..." Um 2011 cheio de ARTE!!!

Merry Xmas and happy new year!

Whishing a Merry Xmas to all the group! I hope that 2011 will be a year for personal grow and lots of creative energy! I thank you very much all for the creative exchange I had found in this group. I had a lot of of space for experimenting and a lot encouragment to try new things.

best whishes,


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Finished with Dana's moly.

I've finished Dana's moly. Danica finishing Tim's moly kinda gave me a kick in the butt to get Dana's done. Sorry I had it so long! I'll be sending it on to Heidi. I've emailed her to verify her mailing address.

Tim's book

my addition to Tim's book :)
Will be sent tomorrow to Robert!

where is Danica's Moly?

I'm a little curious to know where Danica's Moly is. Who got it?

Might be Moving - Skip me until I know my Address!

My design company has really taken off this past month. I'm super swamped and got a huge job so I might be moving to Tennessee as early as next week.

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...


Roberts Moly to go

I went today to the post to pick up Roberts Moly. It was a joy to open the package. I was already a little worried, but with the tracking number was not problem. I went to the office in Al Ain and not in Abu Dhabi. I didn't know that I could do that. they even brought me the package from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain. However I still don't understand what it didn't arrive to the office PObox. Probably the notification got lost.

So I worked a little the portrait, Since I was going to glue on the Moly I decided to cut out some pieces, to get another layer of information and to conect better to Ramires drawing. I complete the circle in black...reinforcing the effect that is the the transparent paper that provoques the change of color.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I'm out of practice!!!

It seems like when I was drawing a lot, drawing was easy. Now that I haven't been drawing a whole lot, this drawing is hard! Draw, erase... draw, erase... Slow progress.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tims Moly

Hi guys,
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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Robert's Book is on the way

 In 4 days it will be there. Today yet I'll inform the tracking number. Have a funny time working on it my friend Omar

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Omar's moly

This is Robert's entry in Omar's moly :) it's my turn...
its gonna take me awhile to plan :/

Monday, November 1, 2010

Robert's Book ready to go

Dear friends, I did a collage extracting a little piece of Dana's  work  and I did a exchange for a portrait part. Dana I hope you don't care about my invasion, I did it looking for integration between our works.
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.

Robert's Book Just Arrived

Look what i found 30 min ago in my mail box :-)
I'll work now, but tomorrow is a holyday here in Brazil.
Wednesday morning I'll send it as a priority mail to Omar in the Arab Emirates.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hello, My Name is:

...Olivier Ozoux

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

Roberts Moly

So , I'm ready. I had worked in the last days with Roberts portrait. As I wrote before I wanted to try acrylics. I was inspired by the nice works from Ramires and Tim.
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


i received [omar]'s moly today :)
the drawings in his book are just beautiful!
i am excited to sketch some ideas!!!!

i was really busy this week :(
i was not able to send the moly to Suzette yet :/
and i am going back to michigan next week
so...i will send suzette's moly to suzette in a two weeks!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yelnoc's Book Making Of - The last (I promisse)

 And a little preview over my "test jap fold"...
I purposely wanted to do a dark piece, with little contrast and definition, it talks something about my last weeks.
Well, some small details will be made directly in the book shipped by Dana during assembly.

Roberts Moly

So I started working as soon as Ramires told me the idea. First of all I choose a picture
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

Robert's Book - MO 2

Maybe the x-ray is the most honest and deeper self portrait I can imagine :-) Here are some photos of how it is possible to play using transparencies and shadows on an x ray film.

New Photos

I've been actively posting new photos for reference uses on my flickr, but I just recently posted new pictures of my EVEN SHORTER hair.

Thought some folks might be interested in having a look. More to come, I'm sure haha!

Robert's Book... Making of

To avoid wasting the voyage time of the Robert's book between Dana and myself, I decided to use some time last Saturday to do my part. 
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

Ugh. . .

So, I got a message from Ramires on facebook that made me realize that it's time for me to send the two books that I have on to the next person and leave the group. I'm really dissappointed in myself for not keeping up with this. You are all talented artists, and I want to apologize to you all if I've waisted any of your time. Hopefully in the future I will be able to prioritize better and follow through. Until then, I hope you all make beautiful drawings for each other! Thanks for being patient with me.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The one that got away...

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.

chart october

A lot of movement in the last days. Danica got Tim's Moly,
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


I sent out Robert's book to Ramires today! AND lucky me not to skip a beat, I got Heidi's moly from Danica today as well! It is BEAUTIFUL! My boyfriend took a look and said, "WOW you have your work cut out for you..." because of so many good entries!

Happy Sweetest Day everyone :) I will get to work on this one asap!

yesterday I got Tim's Moly from Omar :) It's safe in Bratislava. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! ^^

Friday, October 15, 2010

about me

i am pretty sure people are wondering what i do for my life!
since i am on this, i decided to write about myself :)

i am still in college ;-;
i go to school in detroit, michigan for art school!
currently, i am studying in industrial design aka product design.

here's my sketches:

i do this!

but i also draw :)

i should be on my way to graduate......
but i took an year long internship at GE, louisville, KY
so i sketch appliances...loL

i move alot.... hopefully i will end up in coool place :)

Sorry everyone for my lack of communications :/
for my next moly, i will try to reach my deadline! :)


sorry everyone!
i finally finished suzette's moly :)
i just had to draw a picture of her kitty and herself!
now they are ready to go!
so wait...who am i suppose to send this to now?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Robert's Moly: Finally Finished.

Alright Gang I must say I indeed struggled with this one a lot. I browsed through Robert's photos got a good idea right away of drawing him holding an open moly with my portrait in it and sketched his portrait in pencil and it looked perfect! I was thrilled... but as I started adding details with pen and marker I made the mistake of 1. adding too much detail and 2. getting a little sloppy.

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

Heidi's Moly

Tomorrow I'll be sending Heidi's Moly to Dana ;) Be prepared! :D

Monday, October 4, 2010

Suzette and Dana

Hy People I just sent an e-mail asking to Dana send his mail address to Suzette can send my book directly to Dana.
Thank you so much.

Our books so far... (10/10)

We've gotten some really beautiful new entries lately so I thought I would update this. It's pretty cool to see all the books together.

UPDATE: Added Dana's entry to Robert's book, 10/8/10

Moly on the way

I just sent Tim's Moly to Danica. it will be arrive on a week.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Done with Omar's Moly

I finished Omar's Moly tonight. For some reason my computer won't read the data card the picture is on so I can't upload it tonight. I'll try again from my work computer tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

comments and post notifications

hi everyone, just a question about our communication problems.
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

Hi people

Dear friends, I'm a little worried about our group. 
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:
The concept:

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

Tim's Moly

my contribution to Tim'MolyI decided to do my portrait as a tattoo in Tim'arm. In the original Photo he is showing a roadrash he got in his arm after a bike accident. Later I though that I will add some colour to the background and shirt to link better the portrait with the other drawings. This was my first time with acrilics and I am glad there were just flat colour surfaces....
Tim's Moly

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Molly arrived

I just arrived to Abu Dhabi and Tim`s Molly was waiting for me on my desk. Probably it arrived almost the same day I left. I already got an idea so I will star working as soon as possible.

Hey Robert, did you get my Molly?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Robert's Moly

Hey gang! Just wanted to update you...

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

Heidi and Suzette's Book

Hi Heidi how are you?
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

Heidi's Moly




Thursday, September 9, 2010

chart 9 september

so people as you see in the chart two molys are on the way to Robert and one should be arriving any moment to my mailbox, (is already in the emirates according to the post tracking)
@Pepparmynta, we need to know if you are still going to participate in the group.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sending Molys

Today I'm sending Dana's moly to Robert :) Still working on heidi's..

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sorry, guys.

I think it might be better for the group right now if I finish the books I have and drop out. I've had a lot on my plate the past several weeks, and I feel I'll just slow everyone down. Should I go ahead and send the moleskines I have left to Robert?

Monday, September 6, 2010

chart 7september

so people here is the new chart: since Dana 's got Robert's Moly, I assumed that my Moly is on the way to Robert (Suzette please confirm that) you can see on the chart that most Molys are accumulating in one area while other people will have to wait some time till they can work again on a Moly. i guess we have to avoid to send a Moly to somebody who already has two, and instead send them to someone that is free, if everybody agreed. Skiping the row could create some confusion so I asked everybody to participate more in the discussion in the blog. For example it seems that Tim will be free, maybe Suzette could send one Moly to him when she finished. Heidi, how is the work in the Moly going? Robert have you received my Moly?

Roberts book Arrived today!

Robert's Moly arrived to me today from Suzette! Time for me to brainstorm a bit and come up with my idea!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

short animated movie

Hi guys!
I just wanted to show you a short animation I did with my boyfriend during the weekend. It was a gift for our friend, who is having some love-issues recently. It's really simple, but I'm very happy that we were able to make something like that :D It was our first animation and we plan to work on it little more. Take it as fun, please :)


Friday, September 3, 2010

Tim,s book ready to go

 I sent today to Omar. I sent in the quickest possible with the promise to arrive within a week. The last time I did so, but it took almost a month. Pray brothers :-)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chart 31 August

So I just wanted to updated the chart, with the molys finally arrivingto Danica and one already finished wow!
@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

Dana's Moly

I've started to work on Dana's Moly. I think I'm gonna leave it just in pencil, but first I have to think about my self-portrait :) I realized that pink/purple is like the color of this Moly, every entry is in this color scheme. I will go with the flow and I'll follow this color!
As you can see I work really fast, because with such beautiful molys I have to put my hands on them immediately :D

In the end I wanted to create the atmosphere, that we are standing back-to-back with Dana ;) I drew myself softer than Dana's portrait, because she should be in the front getting most attention.
I hope you like it, because I really do :)



2 Molys are here in Bratislava!

I just wanted to tell you, that I just picked up two beautiful molys from my mailbox. They are just amazing!!! :) And thank you Omar for your sweet little drawings on the envelope :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

About other portraits...

Dear friends, I am doing a large painting that will have many human figures in different situations of light and atmosphere, and some that are in the foreground are painted life-size, and for that I am doing some preliminary studies to determine the best pick color and some expressions. As it has to do with portraits, I'm sharing with you here. In my blog (in Portuguese) You can see the color palette used in this study.
Um abraço :-))