Tuesday, March 06, 2007

EDM #7 draw a tin, bottle or jar from the kitchen

I got this tin from a trip to the Colman's Mustard shop in Norwich. Yep, I really know how to have a good time. I live life on the edge.

WARNING: Ladies never try to apply make-up whilst on the bus. That's what the lady with the baby did. And look what happened to her. Poor cow.

24 comments:

Maria said...

Hi, Andrea

Very nice jar.

Bye

ksklein said...

the jar is great and the way you drew it is even better.

Kate said...

Oh this is WAY too much fun! Thank you for sharing!

Kunya said...

Andrea, this is great. So much detail...I understand it's difficult to keep up with the challenges when you work this way. I like this one very much.

Joanne said...

Hi Andrea,
Great post. I just love the tins with the pictures! Collect them in fact, but I haven't tried to draw one yet. And you've set the bar high. This is fantastic. I love your whole blog.
--Joanne

Teri C said...

Andrea!! Are you sure this is not a photo???? It is so awesome in all the details and color and everything. Just simple gorgeous!!!!!!!

aPugsLife said...

This is just darling! LOL re. the lady w/ the baby, you are too funny! This drawing really is so cute. :)

mrana said...

Run out of words? I'll have to repeat myself then: BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS, I love this illustration. Oh, and the tin is wonderful too.

Laura said...

Hi Andrea, just popped in to say thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. First time at yours I believe and my you have so many *pretties* to look at =) Your style is so dreamy yet detailed, wonderful stuff - I love it.

You seem very accomplished in your work too, how long have you been illustrating? When did you notice your *style* come about or was it a gradual cumulative kind of thing? I'm working towards something as I progress in my art, not sure what at this point though (lol) so I'll keep my day job until things come together better.

Well I've went on far too long -take care and thanks for the wonderful inspiration!! I'll visit again soon and oh yes I love tea too =)

gingermoggy said...

what a lovely witty tin!! Gorgeous drawing of it too!
Jules

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Yes, I can see that you live on the edge ...

This is such a wonderful drawing. Such life. It should be framed and decorating a lonely wall.

Terry Banderas said...

This is a very nice rendering. Nice detail and I am sure it took you a while to complete.

phthaloblu said...

How adorable! I love unique things and this is so cool. I really enjoyed looking at the close-ups of the people on the bus. I see what you mean about the lady with the baby. lol! Too funny. Awesome job.

Linda said...

Awesome! What a great tin -- and your drawing of it is amazing!

r.e.wolf said...

Once again, you blow me away!

andrea said...

This is fantastic -- your style perfectly suits this kind of illustration!

I have a similar tin that is a plantation truck full of coffee workers. It's a Starbucks tin (from way long ago before Starbucks was as ubiquitous as Mc Donald's) and I keep dog biscuits in it.

SCquiltaddict said...

EZCELLENT job....

Brenda Y said...

WOW! This is so awesome!! I know what Bird's Custard is -- my friend told me about that stuff - and there actually are some markets in the States that carry it. As I've told you before, you take me down memory lane sometimes - thanks!!

Renate said...

Such a sweet drawing ...
How's the book going? Your style is so perfect for that childrens book ...

ValGalArt said...

This is so charming! Love it!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow thanks everyone.

This drawing took AGES! All these wonderful comments really make up for all the time spent. Thank you!

Laura - I have been illustrating all my life although sometimes, along the way, I've forgotten how important it is to me. I hope I'll never forget again. It's a funny thing - the style thing. I've never thought that I had one of my own. It's only since starting this blog that I've begun to see some kind of 'style'. I too am working toward something and I too am not sure what that something is - I think it's the best way to work. Something will surface through your work - and that thought REALLY excites me!

Brenda - Birds custard is still going strong in this country. Not in this house though!!

Cheers guys, thanks for taking the time to comment.

Plain Jane said...

How come the tins in my kitchen aren't as cute? This is great! And yes, you certainly do have a strong (and beautiful) style!

Shades Within You said...

The jar is great.

Michelle Lana said...

This is very cool too :) Great work.