Wednesday, January 31, 2007

lemon burst

I really feel like this blog, and I, needed some colour in our lives. What could be better than burst of lemon? I bought these organic lemons because they were not the usual perfect-shaped type that you get at the supermarket. They had all sorts of lumps and bumps which made them much more interesting for drawing.

I think I over did it a bit with the dark green on the left of the lemon. 'Over egged the pudding' as the saying goes. Apart from that I'm pleased with the texture I achieved on the peel.

(Oh, and I've just remembered there's an EDM challenge 'draw some fruit'. So this is my attempt.)

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Blogger I need orange said...

Love the color and the texture!

12:03 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Andrea, this is perfect!!!!! We have lots of lemons around here and you have totally captured the shape and color!!

1:05 AM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

Gorgeous color and texture!! Choosing to do a lemon was a wonderful choice to "brighten" you up - yellow is just so cheerful and that's a lovely green!

2:04 AM  
Blogger suzanne said...

You know it is interesting the affect that the top post has on the overall appearance of your blog...I think this is especially the case with the relatively plain background you and I both have. Yesterday your blog had a completely different feel than it does today...and its just the difference that the burst of color makes. By the way, I love the lemon. Especially the weird thing it is doing on its end.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Marvellous - have you used the texture of the paper to get the skin texture or did you actually draw all those 'wiggles'?

2:19 AM  
Blogger rocceemt said...

Your drawings always remind me of contentment and coziness

2:51 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

wow Andrea this is SO lovely ... yes, the colour, the texture and everything else everyone else has said ... I agree with it all. What a beautiful job, it really does look delicious.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Karen Blados said...

you should be proud ... it's gorgeous. can't believe the texture!

9:05 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks everyone.

Suzanne - you are SO right. The top post does change the whole vibe. I always find aswell that it's a test of whether I'm happy or not with a drawing; if it can 'hold it's own' up there at the top of the blog. You always point out interesting stuff I'd never have thought of. Thanks for that!

Alison - I did use the texture of the paper to help achieve the texture. A combination of the pencil and paper and subject. Don't you just love that when they all work together?

Thanks everyone, for taking the time to comment.

12:34 AM  
Anonymous annax said...

You've been tagged :)

11:54 AM  
Blogger littlemithi said...

gorgeous! Looks like someone pushed the left bit in to make interesting creases!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

oh Andrea,this is very refreshing, it even made want to prepare a lemonaid!!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Renate said...

Yeah! Nothing more to say. A wonderful lemon. I can feel the taste on my tongue.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

You ARE the master of color. And no, the pudding wasn't over-egged in the slightest! I love that darker edge there. And oh, about what Suzanne wrote -- it's true, the top post does affect the look of the entire blog. What a great splash of yellow (and we need it these days... you know, "every day is silent and gray"...)

8:59 PM  
Blogger vickie pellouchoud said...


This lemon is the idealized lemon, lovely and looks like you were in a meditation through the process...all your drawings do. Very slow and soft and well very unique look. lovely, enjoyed all the drawings on your blog.


11:47 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys! And Vicki drawing is most certainly a meditative process for me.

France, I've now got that song in my head...but that's okay
I love it!

12:42 AM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

beautiful. such a precious little lemon. Your drawings make each item you render precious.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Rachel Murphree said...

Can't help myself, have to add to the many many comments. I LOVE this lemon! so fresh and wonderful.

4:37 AM  
Blogger Jane Hewitt said...

I bought some of your stickers from Moo ages ago but didn't realise you had a blog, your work is stunning!I will be visiting here often :) jane

3:11 PM  

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