Saturday, October 14, 2006

a melody in your name



Today I decided to draw something completely different. Something that I'd never attempted to draw before. I have taken some creative license with these. I found some insect shapes, played around with them and added some bright colours with ink. I think they look quite jewel-like. The names were also made up. Actually, they were not so much made up but totally robbed from, erm, Joni Mitchell. Don't tell her though. I hear she has quite a temper.

20 comments:

andrea said...

Your sense of design is really strong -- and I love your handwriting.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Andrea - this is fantastic. It should be a print or poster. I love your style.

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I really like your style. It's whimsical and fresh.

Renate said...

Cute bees with beautiful colors.

clearmark said...

Symbolic insects are interesting.
I like your art works.
Thank you for leaving the comment.
kuriyama.

wagonized said...

Gorgeous, Andrea, gorgeous. How big is this drawing?

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. France, this drawing/painting is A4 size. You seem to be able to enlarge this image to it's full size if you click on the arrows. I still have no idea why you can do that with some pictures and not others??? Anyone know why this is? Cheers all.

Tabitha Dial said...

These are just awesome!

wagonized said...

oooh, d'uh. I see the size now! Funny how blogger works. In Typepad, it just depends on the size that i save it in. Oh it's gorgeous when it's enlarged, of course -- and it gives me an idea how you work.

Jana Bouc said...

These are just great--such a creative idea and beautifully executed, and really fun to look at.

suzanne said...

I LOVE this. So clean, so beautiful. A very nice fit for your style.

Anthony said...

Beautiful, fun work. "Golden Reggie" made me giggle when I read it.

danielinthepeak@yahoo.co.uk said...

HI ANDREA

Ilike some of your work i suppose it takes time to see where you are coming from, you are certainly very busy,I would like to see more of your work so I will keep looking

dont give up the day job yet, only joking DANIEL Tesco Man

The Viscount LaCarte said...

You do nice work.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I didn't see anything here about Joni, was I supposed to?

Anyway - stop by my place anytime and I will check back here periodically.

- Al

The Viscount LaCarte said...

Duh... "When I went skating after Golden Reggie ..."

Cool.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment. This picture really does need to be enlarged to be seen better.

Daniel - thanks for your veiws.It is always good to get veiws from people not working in the arts. I guess the drawings do seem quite erratic in style and subject. I think that is the beauty of this group - just testing out our skills on random subects that we might not normally be inclined to draw. I think it is a way of growing and a journey toward our authentic style. Thanks anyway.

Al, thank you for visiting here, I always enjoy reading your blog and look forward to your new posts. They are in fact all names that I took from Joni songs 'Little Green' etc. Some are probably more obscure than others. It was actually how I found your site by Googling some Joni lyrics.

I really appreciate everyone stopping by and especially taking time out to comment. Cheers!

Jim said...

Hi Andrea, I found a post from you on my blog today, so I thought I would "check you out." I love your art!!! Wow, I really like the elegance one can achieve with "simplicity." You do that, and you do it very nicely. I am a biologist, by training, and what you have done with these flies is WONDERFUL! Science is often so cold and precise; you've given it warmth and creativity with your sketches. I would love to have this framed and on my wall.

cazsh said...

love you little "bee jewels" - that's what it reminds me of. you could definitely make great kid's t-shirts or Tea Towels.

MIguel Herranz said...

Wonderful, if I'm not wrong your first JM mention. I'd like have seen this a year ago, at the moment you made it. Your evolutions has been spectacular!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys,

Yeah, you're right Miguel. Her first mention!