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 :-))

Monday, August 23, 2010

Our books so far...


Hi Guys, here is the new stand. I add a new simbol to the table. The circle always shows where the Moly is, unless the molys are on their way. Check if everythng is ok. Pepparmynta: are u going to send a new Moly? I think we all will be happy to work on it.
Have a nice day!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Molys on the way to Danica

I just sent both Molys (heidi and Dana) to Danica today.
I don´t feel very confortable with the idea of a person becoming 2 Molys, if someone in the group happened to be very busy, getting two could discourage to work on them. At the same time some people may not have any Moly to work.
Other news: have you notice the wonderfull share buttom that Tim just installed in our blog? thanks Tim!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

other Moly blogs

Hi guys! I was curious and I was watching the other Moleskines Blogs. I found that some of us also participate in some other moleskines exchange that I did´t know about...with realy great drawings. it would be nice if everybody could write on the comment in wich Moleskine exchange he is currently participating with the link of the blog, so that everybody can take a look a them.
I would love to participate in other exchange but before I settle down it would be difficult.
cheers to all!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Call for Entries

I am thrilled that moly_x will be exhibiting at Minnesota Center of Book Arts (MCBA), between mid-January through March 2011. It's coming up! This is a great venue, and this exhibit could mean some wonderful opportunities for other exhibitions around the country, and possible grants. This is a very receptive community.

I would like a few of the great portrait books from this group. These books do not have to be completed. If you have a book right now would you consider sending it to me next. It will be out of circulation through March, but it will get some wonderful attention. I will guarantee it's safe return, or delivery to the next artist on the list.

MCBA does a great job of documenting their shows, so you will have a nice record. Whoever is in the book may add another credit to her/his resumé. We will continue to look for other similar venues for moly_x exhibitions. There are many book art institutions like this around the country, and there are many university book arts, and illustration programs.

I have dreamed of this exhibit since we started this little project. I would like to get 2 or 3 portrait books from this group.

Thanks for you help.



Omar's moly

Omar's moly is finally finished. Sorry this is taking me sooo long. I'm not quite so happy with my self portrait, but we can't always look as good as we want, can we? Hope everyone is doing fine. I'm in the middle of doing Ramires' moly and Danica's moly now. Robert's and Omar's will be moving along tomorrow.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Heidi's Moly

I finished also Heidi's Moly. I worked on pencil in order to blend my drawing with Ramires..The bushes and heidi's photo give me the idea of the flying butterflies. I left my portrait unfinish but recognizable to avoid stealing the attention from Heidi's portrait.
my drawing by heidi´s Molly
heidi´s moly

Dana´s Moly

Halas.. (basta) like they said here .. I have to send Danas moly soon or I will keep working on it... so I guess this is the final stage..next week to the post
Dana´s Molly final drawing

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dear MolyXp2 friends

After some weeks of trouble and a lot of imbalance, I'm using Saturday to work on the Tim's book It's been a time with less worry and a bit of fun and peace in my new studio.Through the window I see my daughter's room, I'm drinking mate and I'm listening to a Vitor Ramil milonga... It seems the sun will shine again.

hi group!

I started sketching my idea for Heidis Moly today!
I still don´t have a picture.. but I will post soon
Having still arround Dana´s Moly I could not resist temptation and retouched a few things.. it looks better. i will make some new pictures....
but I guess is better I send it to Danica as soon as possible.. Danica could u confirm your address?
about other issues... Peppermintha have you decided if you post a new Moly?
and Suzette how are you? It have neen a while since we have heard from you.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dana´s Moly

I finished Dana´s Moly yesterday night.
I was inspired by her new haircut :-)
I have to say that the previous works from Tim and Ramires are very good integrated... mine looks a little isolated.. but I choose to left some space inbetween since ramires portrait of himself could get lost.
For Dana´s hair I used some gold dust mixed with watercolour, the other tools are sepia, pitt pen and colour pencils.
dana 's moly

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer 2010 - Oh, how the time flies!

Hey gang! Summer has been flying along as of late and I've barely had time to make a mark on any of the projects I've got lined up (Thankfully, I don't have any molies for this group that I'm holding hostage).

Just this last weekend I went camping with several old friends from high school and attended our 15-year reunion (which was surprisingly fun!).

I did get a rare chance to draw with a willing student, Gabe, the son of one of my best friends, Mike Cerroni. Mike died tragically in a snow-mobile accident in 2006 so it was really amazing to spend some time with Gabe like this. He's an incredible kid (and he did an awesome portrait of me! Wish I'd taken a pic of it to share, bummer).

I've also been training for a triathlon coming up in September (my third, so far), and this year I finally broke down and bought a REAL road bike! No more getting passed by geezers and 12-year olds!

Hope everyone else is having a fun and productive summer! Looking forward to seeing some new work here soon.
UPDATE: Almost finished with my first commissioned painting! Pretty pleased with it:


Hi guys!
I came from Tarragona a week ago, I attended a work-camp there. We were divided into 3 groups - artistic, theatre and music, and we had to prepare something for the city in two weeks. The town of Tarragona provided for our group a wonderful wall. It was directly in the centre and it was a touristic point of the city. The place was called Mediterranean balcony - the city itself was quite high above the sea and from this huge balcony you could look over the sea. So it was a big responsibility to create something nice on the wall, because we didn't want to destroyed this nice touristic point :)

and this is the result! It s not exactly what we wanted to do, but it was very difficult to agree on something together (we were 10 in the group). Anyways, it was a great experience for me :)


summer 2010

Hi guys!

Maybe because I still don´t have many friends in the emirates I hang arround a lot in internet, checking what my virtual friends do. I was very happy to read that Dana go a haircut and that inspired me for the drawing in her Moleskine!

I´m very curious what everybody is doing this sommer.... or winter depending of the hemisphere you are. So if everyone can post a few words with a picture would be a nice way to get to now us better.. get more inspiration..and break the silence that from time to time fell into the blog

I will try to make a picture today of the work in progress...of Dana´s moly. I used to have an idea for Heidi´s but since it was a long time ago since I did the sketch...it bored me now, I will think about someting diferent.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Molys just arrived

Hi everybody! just a few lines to tell you that heidi's and Dana's Moly just arrived!

It took exactly a month to arrive here from Brazil!
I added a picture of me in Oman. I went there last weekend.