Friday, December 22, 2006

EDM#97 Draw a gift or present

Most people who visit these drawing blogs will already know of the very talented France Belleville of Wagonized. I'd just like to tell you about how generous she is too. France has recently been working on a series of classic car drawings. I asked her whether she had ever illustrated - my all time favourite car - the gorgeous Morris Minor. Within a few days two drawings of these beauties appeared on her site. One even had my initials on the number plate. As always with France, they are great drawings; technically brilliant and full of character. A few days later I received this picture, in the mail, all the way from New Jersey.

I want to thank France for this gift. I will treasure it always.
Click here to see her drawing on Flickr .

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10 Comments:

Blogger Lin said...

AWESOME illustration and what a nice way to display France's work -- it's amazing isn't it??

5:34 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

What a beautiful tribute to friendship!

10:18 PM  
Blogger suzanne said...

Wow Andrea- This is really special. I'm sure it will please France as well. There is no feeling as great as giving a piece of your artwork to someone and knowing that they really love it.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous martha said...

Wonderful! The use of color here is truly captivating. Makes me want to be dive into that scene.

4:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and the best for 2007.

hfm
http://tcores.blogspot.com

9:28 AM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

Goodness Andrea, i recognized the car immediately! THANK YOU so much for putting it there and making it stand out against such beautiful colors. Gosh, your sensitivity for color is amazing.
I love it.
I feel so darn special right now. :-)

1:16 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Well, thanks everyone for the kind words.

France, I din't really do your picture justice here. You can see why I don't draw cars!! Thanks again for the picture, it is framed - I am just looking for the 'right' place to hang it.

Cheers all and Cheerios!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Such a nice story, and beautifully illustrated. I love France's work as well, and it's interesting to see the meeting of your two very different styles.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Love your drawing, love France's work too. Isn't it just amazing the friends we make via our blogs and flickr? waay cool.
Happy New Year dear Andrea!!

4:22 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Yes, I think it's unanimous- France's work is brilliant!

Casey, I hadn't even thought of that; the meeting of the two styles.

Jane you're right it's amazing how blogging, and the EDM and Flickr group, has introduced us all to people who share the same interests. People who we can discuss drawing and pencils and the love of art supplies and our ideas with. People who live on the other side of the world. It is amazing and I love it!

Cheers guys!

8:22 PM  

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