I just received Natalie's book. It looks awesome ! I really like being able to see everyones work in person. This exchange is really cool because it allows artists to sit up close and personal with other artists work . I really enjoy that aspect of the Moleskine Exchange . Great work everyone. :)
Well, I finished my addition to Natalie's Music moly today. I have been working out my idea over the last couple of days, by the time I got to my final I think I had four different versions of the same idea on my table. I was planning to just work directly in the moly and I think I just chickened out. I am scared I will mess up and working on a sheet and gluing it in gives me a safety blanket (and watercolor paper). I only have one little glitch from the glue in, where I lost the top of a note and it's to close to one of Natalie's to fix, but otherwise no problems.
Here it is with Natalie's work too . . .
This was a fun one to work in, thinking about music and how best to show how I imagine the sounds might look. My idea was more abstract than I usually work and I like how the colors turned out.
Watch your mail Joey, it leaves for your place tomorrow!
I started and finished Suzanne's "After Dark" Moly today! I love it! It was alot of fun to work on this concept of things after dark. I decided to go with a cave man warrior hunter, a raccoon, a frog, and some bats. The caveman warrior hunter also has a nice owl hat, like you see in movies the guys with bear hats well he has an Owl hat. I know it's ridiculous but isn't that the fun in it. I hope you guys like it. :
It looks great Suzanne! That 90lb paper glued in well. It looks like your book got a little wet in transit though. The back cover is a little warped and there is some water rings towards the end pages but nothing major. I'll get right on this. So the theme is "After Dark" right? I attached a photo to show the watermark.
I've finally finished my entry in Diana's book. It took me a little while to come up with something as drawing "creatures" isn't something that I do very often and is a bit of a challenge for me when I do. (This was good practice though. :-)) For my entry I used acrylic paint and pencil.
Here it is: And along with Diana's:
Hope you like it. I'm sending it off to Suzanne today.
The sign-in page of my Moly for the exchange. Done with Sharpie pen and watercolor right on the Moleskine paper (which I think is yucky).
My theme is After Dark, which allowed me to start with owls and I felt it was open enough to allow for lots of different interpretations.
Here is my first page completed and en route to Joey (sorry about the delay!). I used a sheet of 90 pound Arches hot press to create my work which was then glued into the actual book. This allowed me to work in my favorite medium - watercolor - without going completely crazy because of dealing with the paper.
Another view with the book standing so you catch a glimpse of the sign-in page and the entire first page in the book. The glue in addition of extra paper does not seem to be a problem, although it does leave a stark edge rather than a graceful bleed out to the next design.
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