Monday, February 23, 2009

Ste's Moly - Impossible Tree

Ste's Moly - Moly_x_42 - close ups

My contribution to Ste's moleskine for the 42nd moleskine exchange, in which I sort-of-failed-to-reread-the-theme immediately prior to leaping into the picture. It was meant to be "something from your imagination that isn't based on anything in the real, physical world", so I've called it "Impossible Tree" - sorry, Ste!

Ste's Moly - Moly_x_42

Sunday, February 22, 2009

off with their heads

off with their heads
Originally uploaded by paintistworks
"you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a red rose-tree, and we
put a white one in by mistake; and if the Queen was to find it out,
we should all have our heads cut off, you know. So you see, Miss,
we're doing our best, afore she comes, to--' At this moment Five, who
had been anxiously looking across the garden, called out `The Queen!
The Queen!' and the three gardeners instantly threw themselves flat
upon their faces. There was a sound of many footsteps, and Alice
looked round, eager to see the Queen."

Amy's theme is 'Red'

Thursday, February 19, 2009

'Farmyard animals' moly 42

I posted this earlier but the photo vanished, so I am posting it again.... This is For Elvia's Moly "farmyard animals"...

Greetings from Mars

I've finally caught up and drawn my sketch in Amy's "Red" themed sketchbook.

I bought myself a new set of fine line felt tip pens, and used them all here, like a kid at Christmas.

The scanner hasn't done a brilliant job with the purples. The colours are a bit better in real life.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

AnnaDenise's witch

Here's my entry in Yoda's Moleskine!

I decided to draw Vrouw Holle (Mother Hulda). Not sure if we can technically call her a witch, but she is a mythical figure with magical powers, so I think that counts. I loved that story when I was little.

My drawing is based on Otto Ubbelohde's drawing.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Baa Baa Black Sheep For Elvia

For Elvia's Farm Animal moly, I pasted in one of my woodcut prints. The black sheep block printed on kitakata paper is accompanied by some watercolor pencil hay rolls to continue Nan's theme.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ana Denise's moleskine done.

Some of the things inside my bag. I hope you like it, I will be sending it to Yoda Monday. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Undersea Scene

Here is my entry for Chensio's moly.
I wanted to contunue with Elvia's previous painting - I saw it in a dream -.
Hope you like it.

Elvia's Farm Animal Moly

I'm happy to report, I've completed my entry in Elvia's Moly. It took me a while to commit to my idea for this moly because the very first idea that popped into my head had nothing to do with animals...sort of. Finally I couldn't help but move forward because the original idea would not be dislodged from my brain.

As I was working along, a light bulb went off above my head (it's very startling when that happens). So I took a break and made an ATC for the back pocket. Elvia, your ATC is the one on the right:

I've been on a pencil kick lately. I did use fixative on it so it won't turn into a graphite smudge.

The text reads:

"Where are the farm animals?" you ask. Don't you see them—as plain as the nose on your face?

I'm talking about the mugwhomps, of course. Actually, it's a small squad of military mugwhomps in a split and stagger formation.

My dad told me all about mugwhomps when I was only 6 or 7 years old, and frankly, I'm surprised your dad didn't tell you.

Mugwhomps are the police/military corps of the farm yard/field. They protect and organize the farm animals. You'll frequently
see cows reporting to the mugwhomps when they go out for exercise. And you'll often see animals taking shelter near the mugwhomp formation.

My dad didn't tell me this specifically, but I suspect they do a great deal of training with the Buckingham Palace Guards—they are similarly unflappable in their duty.

I had a very entertaining childhood...slightly confusing...but very entertaining. :-)

Hope you like it!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

2 Molies!

Hello everyone,

Today I received TWO Molies from Lynne! Nan's and Yoda's! Hooray! I will be getting to work asap!

Love, AnnaDenise