Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year, everyone!

I just wanted to write a post to say Happy New Year to everyone. Wherever you are celebrating, I wish you all good times and fun parties with family and friends. Stay safe and make sure to avoid all the wack-o's out there.... well unless you are one of the wack-o's then I don't know what to tell you :P

I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for a great moly experience...this is the first exchange I joined and so far the most reliable. I am in a total of four at this point and getting frustrated with a few of the others. People just seem to be dropping like flies and the rest of us get left wondering what the devil is going on. So thank you to everyone for posting regularly and creating such a fun experience for a newbie :)

Because the other exchanges have made me paranoid I just wanted to dibujos! aka Kevin still with us? I don't remember seeing a post from him and was just curious if anyone knew his status. Seeing as there are so many of us in this exchange, I'm sure it's easy to get lost sometimes....Just thought I'd ask.

Hope everyone has fun tonight! Stay safe and Happy 2009 to all of you!! Woo hoo!!

Bf66's Entry in Bill/EsekOne' s Moly

Me again!

Today I finished my entry in Bill's Moly, so I'm posting it as well.

I decided to keep some elements from Bill, 'copying' them but using them differently: the idea of the insect eaters; the little butterflies and the flowers, drawn 'in Bill's style'; the little green 'swarming' points.

So you have a nice couple of bean monsters enjoying a picnic out on a sunny day. One of the monsters is trying to catch butterflies for the breakfast; the other is making a butterfly-butter&bread snack. In the meanwhile, a little monster kid's inspecting a worm with a magnifying glass.

I used fibre pens, pencils and 'pencil dust' (I don't know how to say it English: when you sharpen a pencil and use the sharpened bits of colour to draw a dusty background - tell me the name of this if you know, please).

I'm posting Bill's entry on his Moly as a 'reminder', and my entry!

Bill, tell me if you like it! I hope it!


To Bill: I'm afraid you forgot to put your adress on the fist page of you own Moly, under the indication 'in case of loss...' (a very important piece of info, I think). Would you mind if I do it for you? I have your complete address on the envelopes and I can manage Greek letters. If you allow me to do it, I'll do it.

Bf664's Entry in Jesse's Moly, with picture

Hi, everyone! My scanner seems to have recovered, so I can finally post a picture of the entry I did some weeks ago in Jesse's Moly.

If you take a look at one of my older posts where I describe the drawing, you will be able to read an 'explanation'. Here I'm also posting the photo, so you have the whole thing.

I'm uploading Jesse's entry, than Jesse+Bill/Esek entries, then mine alone- which is the Xmas one.

Hope you like it!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hello there,

Josh's moleskine is ready to set off for Italy.I have just finished my entry...
Here is a preview of my work:

and here is a preview of Josh's moleskine until now:

hope you like it..
my best wishes for the new year!!,

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Hey guys, been having a bit of vacations from work and from everything, but im back into business
So I finished my entry on Beatrice's moly and ill be sending it to Kevin around this next weekend
Gotta ask him if he recieved my moly already, it should be about to arrive =)
Hope that you Beatrice / BF664 likes what I tried on there, the pics arent really awesome quality but I thought I would break a bit the monster continuity a bit with some new elements, well actually I didnt know what I wanted to do but it came like this :P, i've left some stuff unpainted if someone wants to give it more work later on

have a nice new year all

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Hi, everyone,
Tomorrow I will fly to Japan for 4 weeks. I did not finish Michael’s moleskine. I also have LadyOrlando’s moly. They will fly with me. I hope we will meet some Japanese monsters. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Entry in Jessica's Moly

Dear all,

I've completed my entry in Jessica's Moly (which also features Esek's drawing), but I'm not able to post any picture of it. My scanner doesn't work anymore (I'm getting mad at it and I think I'll smash the damn thing up soon!), so I just can't send you any preview of how the Moly looks so far.

Anyway, I'll try to describe the entry. Given the fact that it's almost Xmas and all this enjoyable atmosphere's around, I got carried away by it. So I have drawn a spooky Father Xmas bringing his sack with presents. The sack is ripped and some presents have fallen and they're quequeing behind Santa Claus: a yellow bean monster, two haunted gift boxes hitting each other with candy sticks, a lollypop licking a puppet boy on the face and more other cute/spooky characters.

I've tried to keep two elements from Jessica and Esek's entries: the horizontal quequeing of the characters (Jesse and Esek) and the purple carpet (Esek). If you take a look at the pictures of they're entries you'll see what I mean.

That's all. Happy vacations to all of you!


PS Of course, J's Moly'll be sent very soon to Cirus.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Josh's moleskine here in Greece

I received today Josh's moleskine via Jessica.
The artwork until now is gorgeous and you have to see it by your own in order to understand this..
I don't have any ideas yet about what i am going to draw next to Jessica's work..
Let's see:)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Yoda's moly book is getting some bling, baby!

So upon receiving Lady Orlando's book from Michael Nightmare, I noticed something very humorous. It seems Mr. Nightmare decided to pull out the ol' gold pen and put a few gold caps on his ghosts. I, of course thought this was hysterical, but put it out of mind and got to drawing my entry. I decided at the beginning of my entry to use minimal colors and to leave the background open in a similar fashion to both Yoda and Michael, which is something I don't normally do, but I must admit I am pleased with the results. I was nearing the end of my shading and coloring in, I looked back over Yoda's book and those gold teeth kept popping out at me. Making me smile and I thought you know what? One of my monsters needs some gold chompers too. Only, me being me, and my sick sense of humor I took it a step further and gave my little guy a diamond grill, LOL. Yoda, I hope you get as much of a kick out of this as I did...because those four little rhinestones were a pain in the butt! LOL. Here, for your enjoyment is a close up of the grill, hee hee...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ekaterina's Moly arrives via Josh

Ekaterina's lovely book has arrived with Josh's addition, it looks great, Josh also illustrated the envelope, which I have included in the picture.
Esek-one I forgot to say Josh's book is on its way to you, posted about three days ago!
I love the hot colours and delicate gold in Ekaterina's book and Josh's little will have to think about what to add to this?


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lady Orlando's Moly arrived safe and sound...

Just an update... I received Lady Orlando's moly in the mail on Friday from Mr. Nightmare (by the way - coolest last name ever!) and was so surprised at the artwork in front of me. Seeing these molies online and looking at the screen does absolutely nothing for the subtlety when holding them in your hands.

Yoda, I don't know how you did it...but those hatch marks on the ghosts are just beautiful. I am both mesmerized and completely jealous....I've no idea how to shade ghosts, lol.

And Michael...oh my goodness, I am stumped on how to incorporate those smooth feathery-like lines into my portion of the artwork. They are just gorgeous up close, I am torn on whether to use them in my piece or find a way to transition away from them....hmmmmm...too many decisions. Hee hee.

My entry in Josh's moleskin!

Sorry it has taken me a while, it's a little more nerve wracking adding to someone Else's moleskin but I got there in the end. Here are my monsters, a kind of mummy monster leading her offspring to whatever may be going on through the following pages?
Very grey days mean it's difficult to get a nice picture so I took a few!

I am also unsure as to whom I am sending Josh's moleskin to now, if anyone knows can you send me details, thank you very much.

Jessica's Moly's here in Italy

I received Jessica's Moly yesterday. Her drawing, plus Esek's entry, are amazingly beautiful.

So far, I've got two journals in my hands and I should start working on them asap - I believe. I got so many images floating in my head that I'm not able to make up my mind! :)

Again, I'm really happy to be part of this group, which seems to be going on nicely! Thanks Bill for strarting it - thank you all for joining!



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cute monsters for Kelley

I have finished my entry in Kelley's moleskine. I am ready to send it to Larspowderdry by his new address, right?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

my entry on Jessica's moly

Hello there,

Jessica's moleskine is ready to set off for Italy.I have just finished my entry...
Here is a preview of my work:
and here is a preview of Jessica's moleskine until now:

have fun,

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Address

Hello everyone, hope things are good all around. I moved all my worldly belongings today and have a new address. It is
550 Jefferson Ave
Brooklyn NY 11221
The above image, ill admit, doesnt exactly have a ton to do with packing and moving, but hes in the process of motion, and im away from any scanning i raided an old moleskine drawing...cuz a post needs an image, in my world.
(PS Sorry for the repeat message to those of you in my other blogs)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lady Orlando's Monsters

I have finished my first entry in one of our members moly's. I hope you like it yoda.
Lady orlando on the left and mine on the right starting with the masked purple guy.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hi, everyone!

I have received Michael’s moly from Kelley today. Now I have two molys for this exchange. It makes me a little bit nerves. I still have only line drawing in Kelley’s moly.

And I have a question: this exchange will work only if we have full circle. Did anybody contact Kevin from Colombia? Is he still with us? Hi did not post anything here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More Monsters

Hello! I figured I'd put a three part post up

this is faze one in the process, ekaterina's excellent silkscreen(?) to the right and my marker color shapes that are attempting to emulate her orange background

and then come the monsters

and finally the entirety of the moleskine

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I just got Jessica's moly...
She has done a really nice work..
I am happy,happy,happy to be in this group!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mail surprise

I recieved Bf664's notebook this week, and it looks very nice
I dont have a cam by now so there is no pic :p, but ill start working on it asap

The bad part, this weekend I couldnt send the notebook and my work schedule dosnt allow me to send it in the middle week (post offices around here close at 14:30, slackers..) so ill send it this saturday to Kevin =)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Michael's Moly Thus Far.... after getting Michael's moly last week, and noticing just how close we are geographically I had to make some sort of reference to the area. What better way than to include one of my monsters wearing a t-shirt from the so-called Happiest Place on Earth? (hee hee) Michael, I hope you like it. I tried to keep your bright color palette going, and even managed to bring your textured, swirly background over a bit farther. Sorry for the cut and paste job in Photoshop, but I wanted you to see it in all it's horizontal glory :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

‘What’s in your Moleskine’ Contest Deadline 11/14

Promote yourself and moly_x. Enter your fabulous moly_x entries.

Moleskine, the heir to the legendary notebook, wants to know what’s inside your Moleskine! With over 140 different formats and styles, there are many different ways to use a Moleskine—to sketch, write, watercolor, reflect, collage, collect mementos and as photo albums.

In celebration of creativity and imagination, Moleskine is looking for readers to share photos and comments about their Moleskines. Email pictures of what’s in your Moleskine to with the subject line “MOLESKINE.”

Five submissions will be randomly selected to receive a Free Moleskine Pack of Notebooks. The pack will include a Pocket Ruled Notebook, a Pocket Sketchbook and a Pack of Plain Kraft Pocket Cahiers.

We’ll post the images on an upcoming post announcing the winners! Also check out our Facebook Company Page to see the latest entries. Entries must be submitted by Friday Nov 14th.

Fest of the Monsters

Better late than never? I hope so ;)

By the way, presentation. My name is Josan, I live in Pineda, "near" Barcelona in Spain. Actually I work as designer for a client of Inditex (Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka, etc), I'm 25 years old and thats pretty much all :p, this is my first exchange group tho I like this whole idea and im hoping to do a lot more.

With my entry I suggest the idea of a big dinning table all filled with monsters, so you are invited to follow the table but of course you guys are free to do anything you feel like

This friday or so ill go to the post office and send the book to Kevin ;), and I should be recieving BF664's book soon enough

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Michael's Moly

I finally got a moly in the mail! Woo hoo! Michael's moly arrived yesterday afternoon and I've spent the day, off and on, contemplating what I want to draw :) Love the colors Michael!! And I didn't realize we were so close geographically, what a funny coincidence.

Round one

I thought to collect all the entries of the first round until now here.
Waiting for the rest,but take your time :)

Lady Orlando from Mexico

ilovetodoodle from USA

esek_one from Greece

Larspowderdry from USA

K239 from USA

Quinn68 from UK

MichaelNightmare from USA

bf664 from Italy

muevelapescueza from Spain

Friday, November 7, 2008

Bill's Moly's in Italy

Just a short note to inform that Esek_one's Moly is here in Italy! Great! Bill's entry is absolutely amazing (even more than it seemed in picture) and very original. I'm starting to plan my drawing to be made next to his on the Moly.

Any news from the other members of the group?


Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Moly, ready to fly to Spain...

Hi, everyone!

Here it is my entry in my own Moly (sorry for the bad quality of the scanned image). I know it's very simple, but I like very simple but colourful things. The title of this drawing is: "It's time to connect our monstrous bits". Just imagine the spooky inhabitants of all our brains, hands, ears, eyes,...all trying to assemble, all struggling to reach for each other, all moving and transforming...and then again separating and going for other bits somewhere else! :)

Hope you like it.

Anyway, I'm going to give it a final hand of colour and then I'm sending it to Cirus on next Monday (post offices are closed this weekend here).



Friday, October 31, 2008

monster mash

Here is my start to my monster moly. With all the great work so far I am excited to see what everyone does in mine and everyone else I hope its up to par with the rest of yours. I may or may not work on it a little more I have not decided. Please give me your opinions.
Hi everyone, finally finished, I was so tired last night I accidently filled four pages, didn't realise my mistake until it was too late!
I don't think this will be a problem as there are still three pages each, sorry about this!

I'm not sure who the monsters are in my picture, maybe all of them! the princess has organised a tea party but the monsters were not invited to this halloween treat and Sylvie has been asked to protect the princess........but Sylvie looks pale maybe bewitched.......will she use that dagger or will she show mercy? the princess serving up spells and potions at her tea party? or is she really an innocent victim?.....I've no idea so this is on it's way to you Esek.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ready to send

Silkscreen print

For American people it is probably boring. But for newcomers like me it is very exiting. So I choose Halloween monsters for my first entry.

The God Hour

Hello errybody! I went at this late into the morning hours, it was all kinda freeform, and Im pretty happy with it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

esek_one's monsters travelling to Italy

Hello there,

my moleskine is ready to set off for Italy.I have just finished my entry...
Here is a preview of my work:

i am waiting for your entries!!

Have fun,

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My first attempt went....errrrr, okay.

So...this is what I have so far. I made a HUGE mistake in my moly...I drew my sketch in pencil, inked it in and was just loving my little characters and then I thought, you know I'm gonna try something new - and I hated it!! So I had to try and figure out how to fix my huge brain fart...Ultimately I redrew the characters on watercolor paper and pasted them over a dark, ink and watercolor sky, I'm still fixing my background and there is actually one more character that you can't see, but maybe he'll be a surprise to all of you when you get my book :)

Also if you look very closely at the right had side you can still see a bit of the green monster who has vanished into the night, hee hee.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

hows everyone....

Doing on their monsters??? Anyone else finished or updates to post? I am almost finished with mine hopefully the end of the week. Let's keep this blog active!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


OK the moment everyone has been waiting for the list for the mailing order is posted on the right sidebar. Look to see who you are assigned to and contact them for their REAL name and mailing address. I tried to get everyone to mail out to the closest person to you. Some of you may be mailing out somewhere far. If there are any questions please let me know.

I never did hear from dibujos so I assume he is from colombia and is still participating anyone heard from him????

Please try to have yours finished by OCTOBER 31st for the first round mail out and also post pictures up of them as well!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

mail out order

dibujos, bf664 and k239 I still need your info please get it to me
so I can finalize our mail out order

to end the confusion on mail out order if everyone wants to message me
on flickr (michael nightmare) I will make the list and post it on the side bar
I will try to make it so everyone is mailing out to the closest person to them.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Little Max and the Spooky Jazz Trio

Here is, are, my mosnters. I know they're not spooky at all but I always have problems with spooky things. I hope you all like them anyway :)

Now, I have to send this to...?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Introducing myself - ilovetodoodle

Hello everyone! I'm Kelley also for the purposes of our exchange, ilovetodoodle. I live in Southern California, USA and work fulltime at a boring desk job while I search for that dream art job. I went to school and graduated in Illustration. While I know how to work with digital mediums, nothing can replace a pencil and paintbrush for me. I love the old school method, what can I say?

Most of my work is geared towards children's books, but I also really enjoy life drawing and getting my hands dirty while painting. Favorite medium? has to be watercolor. It's one of the most natural mediums for me and I absolutely love to blend and bleed my colors together...I wish oils were more like that.

I've got my moly started and the drawing is all hashed I just need to get in their and add the color, which has always been the slowest part of my process. However, I am very excited about my first exchange, so I doubt I'll be able to keep myself away from it for long.

It's Me....Michael Nightmare

Hello Everyone,
I go by the name of Michael Nightmare...its my cool artist name haha. I am an art education major which means I teach high school art... specifically photography. I love drawing as well even though its not my strong point in art but I strive everyday to get better and this whole moly exchange is really helping out a lot. I am looking forward to getting artwork from everyone in this group. I love using water color but I am also always trying new mediums.

as far as exchange order usually there is one order that everyone follows other wise some of us may end up with no moly at one point or too many at one point. The best way i've found to set the mail out order is by geographical location and by the first person to finish. The group leader in the end should decided on the order and post it on the side bar.

Introducing myself-esek_one

Hello there!!

I am esek_one and i come from Greece.My real name is Bill :)
I live in a small town nearby Athens and i am a political science student.
I have never been in an art class or taken any lessons about how to draw:(

I would really like to improve my technique.For the time i use Faber-Castell and Carioca markers for my sketches,as shown below.

So i am open to suggestions for improvement...

To end with,i am also interested in exchanging my sketches with yours...I would like to collect sketches from all over the world.They don't have to be something special as for the material you gonna use,just simple sketches done with a marker or a pencil on a paper...

Here is the order for my moleskine exchange:
esek_one(Greece) to bf664(Italy)
bf664(Italy) to muevalapescueza(Spain)
muevalapescueza(Spain) to Quinn 68(UK)
Quinn 68(UK) to LarsPoderdry(USA)
LarsPowderdry(USA) to michael nightmare(USA)
michael nightmare(USA) to k239(USA)
k239(USA) to ilovetodoodle(USA)
ilovetodoodle(USA) to dibujos(Colombia)
dibujos(Colombia)to Lady Orlando(Mexico)
and finally from Lady Orlando(Mexico) back to me(Greece)

Have fun!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Introducing myself - BF664

Hello everyone!

I am very happy to see this group's 'warm up'-postings (questions, first introducing posts and all the rest). Good! So here I am to add my contribution to the launching phase of the MonstersThemedMolyX46.

As you know, my nickname is bf664 and I'm writing/drawing/posting from Italy.

I just got my new Japanese Moly (JM) and I can't wait to start working on it. Can't you see the small green monster hands that are already holding it? (Sorry for the poor quality of the picture - I've used a fortune scanner)!!

As suggested from previous comments, I will set the them for my personal JM: cute monsters.
Happy drawing to all of you!