I, of course had no idea what that meant, and immediately went out exploring. Moly X is simply this...a Moleskine Exchange. Moleskine being a specific brand of sketchbook, and the exchange being something started by Mr. Marty Harris (MrtyHrrs1 over at flickr). Any-hoo, I have found myself completely addicted to this group and in the space of two or more weeks signed up for four, let me say that again, four exchanges!!! I have no will-power *sighs* Essentially what this is, is a group of artists from around the world, they set up a topic, a blog, and swap sketchbooks with each other. I draw in theirs, they draw in mine, and by the time it's full, I have art from around 4-10 or so other artists and a sketchbook that's traveled the world. How Effing Cool is that???
So I wanted to share what I've been working on for that, because god-forbid I work on only one project at a time, right? What kind of sense does that make? Keep in mind that these are just my contributions at this point...I'll post more on the moly exchanges as they start picking up here in the future. Just for reference, the black rectangle in the image below is where my name and address are located...I didn't feel all the blogging world needs to know my apartment address.
So these two pages here, are my intro pages...these are for the exchange I started :) which basically means, I posted the topic and asked other artists if they wanted to join. My choice was to do "scenes from Wonderland" that way people could pick to use scenes from Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass, I also wanted to make it as non-specific as possible so people had the freedom to go a little crazy with it. So the above pictures, like I mentioned before, are my intro pages, meaning that they are there to serve as a reminder of who's book you are working on....I also used the next two pages in my book to write down the title of the exchange, and the names of everyone participating. Which brings me to the three pages of my entry... I really wanted to do a scene with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb, of course I had no idea which part in the story they took part in, since it's been so long since I actually read the story....so I looked it up :) And was immediately smitten with the scene in which Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb do battle....so here it is, my interpretation of the twins doing battle...
What about the other three exchanges I'm involved in, you ask? Well as of right now, two of them are still recruiting more members, so there's nothing to post for those except that one will be a portrait group and the other's topic will be different for each member of the group...I'm still trying to decide on the theme for my personal book. Any suggestions, readers???
The last group that I'm in, is actually the first one I joined...and it's theme is Monsters! Woot!! I of course, did cutesy monsters...and while they are getting colored in, you will have to wait a little longer to actually see them.
Thanks for reading :)