Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Look what I got in the mail this week - Suzanne's moley from Gabi!
I was waiting for a sunny day to take lots of pictures to show you, but now that we've finally got one it's too windy to take the thing outside. Hate depriving you all of the pleasure I've been having looking at it so am posting the flat scan Gabi was kind enough to send. Hopefully there'll be pictures galore sometime soon.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
In this case it took 20 days (maybe the moley was carried by a snail to continue on topic).
Juj's art makes me always think of intelligence and smartness and this is not an exception.
As you see this moley seems a joyful tribute to Andrea's art.
Seems like those albums with songs of an artist sung by other artists in which each version keeps the art of both.
There are blendings here rather than the usual transitions.
Touring over the pages is a never ending surprise, they are full of little secrets, writings, pieces of stories and living episodes.
PS: Do you like the table? My father made it in the 70's. He worked all sunday mornings for more than one year. (Excuse me please me for the intrusion but I'm too proud).
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thank you all for your kind comments, and thank you France for your drawings.
I tried this little joke (you were right, estaba bromeando) because I've been always jealous of your portraits and your amazing technique but as everybody can see... you're inimitable! (actually, Q.E.D.).
I used some Pigma Microns and a Copic Drawing pen for the blacks and a Faber Castell OHP-PLUS 1523 for the green. Here is the flat scan I made before sending.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
After much procrastinating I'm finally posting France's fabulous follow up to Andrea's pages on Miguel's moley. Let me guess, I think France likes Paul Auster. This moley, by the way, is the second on my desk waiting for my own contribution. The pressure!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Once I'd got going, I had fun with this one. In fact, I'd made up a story to each piece of jewellery, and how granny had acquired them. I would have put notes on the drawing but, I felt, the page was a little too small. Anyway, I've decided to revisit this theme in the future. Notes and all.
And finally, the plug for the whole set of photos so far. See them HERE.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Here is the latest jewel by Andrea, folks! Can you find the little caged bird? How about the Molex?! I love it when Andrea works with black.
It's a Moly traffic jam at my house now. The pressure is back on. I have to complete Miguel's Moly and then it's on to Juj's.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
On the next pic we can see better some face expression that makes me think the groundhog was negociating its fees.
Finally (and now seriously) a flat scan Judy sent to me in which we can see the fantastic drawing (see the fur) and the great idea of repeating Gabi's forest on the easel painting to continue the moley.
But I keep on wandering, who did the scan?
Is the idea really a Juj's idea?
Is it a portrait or a self portrait??
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I will say it is sooooo much fun to see this work in real life. As amazing as it appears here, it is absolutely no comparison to the reality. I will also say that this particular moly is traveling with some nice surprises, but since no one else has mentioned them I've decided to let them be a surprise for the rest of you as well. Just something else to look forward to!
Finally, I've got to say it's so inspiring to have this work in my hands - my head is already buzzing with ideas - and I am honored and appreciative.
Now, without further ado:
Gabi's work (the flat scan):
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Gabi's work (the photo):
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France to Gabi (SEAMLESS!):
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The whole enchilada (this part's getting harder! lol):
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Sunday, August 3, 2008
Hola fellow moleskineXers. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to share France's goodness on Suzanne's "mail" moley. I just had too much moley action going on here. "Little Green" from Andrea is on its way to Judi now. Give the pix a good click to enjoy France's beautiful line work and commentary.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This drawing makes me smile every time I look at it. Basically, it makes me happy. The funny thing is when I used to spend my summers fruit picking I would have two tents - one to sleep in the other as a store. At one point a frog made a home in the store tent. I let him stay there (I wasn't going to move him after all), so we had a tent each. Therefore, the answer to the question is (kind of )yes!It's so cool to see artwork from a different 'artist' every time you get a new Moley. You almost forget that. It's like an extra little surprise. Juj your work is so clean, it's an absolute pleasure to have your Moley in my possession. And good to see the turtle in the flesh. I feel like I know him so well already. I have an idea where I'm going with this one, but I really must put the finishing touches to Miguel's first. I will, I WILL, put that in the post to France this week.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I'm really speechless. I have this moly and Suzanne's on my desk and I have no idea how on earth I'm going to follow these amazing drawings. France, mon amie, extraordinaire! Andrea, you're getting an awesome moly here, I hope I don't mess it up too much!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Apart from sea, sun, sand, swim and swallow, there was obviously much scribble and sketch (I'll let you see on the next days).
Back at home one of the first things I did was to take a look to the mail because I hoped Gabi's moly should be at Suzanne's and... wow, you made my day, thank you all!
I drew this with some remote psycodelia influence after the leaf turtle (and some remote memories of Moebius/Arzach atmospheres in mind, France sure knows and maybe you all). Here is my flat scan, hope colors haven't changed this time. It was made with a Copic Drawing Pen (fantaaaastic tool!!) for the linework and Stabilo 68, 88 and Faber Castell Pitt for the color.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Eeeek! I love seeing the three perspectives together! Great theme Gabi!
Beautiful transition here: