Friday, March 02, 2007

a little Welsh purse

Damn, yesterday I was going to do some kind of Welsh related post/drawing as it was St. David's day (he's the patron saint of Wales, by the way) but I forgot. On St. Davids day in Wales we used to dress like THIS to go to school. No seriously, we did. Anyway, I did draw this whilst listening to a documentary about Owain Glyndwr, the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. Does that count?

A little tip here. If you should ever be thinking of buying a silver pencil; don't bother. There's no point (sorry), a waste of money. Just use graphite.



Anonymous wagonized said...

Luminous! I love the volume you conveyed in the green. And the chain (which i know you love drawing!) is gorgeous in its details. Gosh.

12:18 AM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

One more thing: after reading the text you wrote on the side, it reminded me of the "teeny weeny greeny things" that i listen to regularly on the "More Hip Than Hippie" podcast. It's a blast!

12:22 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Apparently Ms. Augusta Hall was also the costumer for Mother Goose of nursery rhyme fame!

1:07 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you both.

Julie - how on earth did you know that??? I'm intrigued!

France - I'll get straight over there and have a listen...

1:16 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

It is a wonderful little purse and France is right, that chain is awesome!

Somehow I just cannot see you in that costume :)

1:52 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful drawing and that green is glowy!

4:44 AM  
Blogger laserone said...

I can't believe how real and yet cute this is. Your style is awesome. :)

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Renate said...

That's absolutely adorable!

9:11 AM  
Blogger r.e.wolf said...

I love your pencil work, but when you use colour it just POPS! It's amazing!

(And I'm loving the Welsh hat!)


12:52 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys!

Teri - I'm hoping that there is no photographic evidence to prove that I, in fact, did HAVE to dress like that! The shame!

Mr Wolf - how did you know that???

3:00 PM  
Blogger I need orange said...

Thanks for the visit and the nice words! I have a sister-in-law who does hvac, which may help me notice pipes and blowers......

I love the way I knew this was canvas before I read the words, and the way you show the volume, totally without losing the texture.... Wow. Also love that green. Mmmmm.

3:33 PM  
Blogger J Matt Miller said...

Thanks for the comment, Andrea! I always look forward to seeing your latest posts. Your shading on this purse looks as soft as velvet. Beautiful!

3:33 PM  
Blogger r.e.wolf said...

Yay, I surprised you! :D

10:38 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Your pictures are a delight. We have a few Welsh people in Geelong and I used to go with them to a hymn festival and oh they could SING and SING. Actually they sing like Fijian choirs - or visa versa.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Crystal said...

hi andrea... i absolutely love your work! i linked you on my blog too... i cant help but pop by every few days to see what you're up to next... =)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Terry Banderas said...

Beautiful art with great detail!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Lyons Family said...

Love your work so much. Found your Blog purely by chance as I have been on the look out for a name plaque for my son. My daughter has your pixie one on her door and I can't find anything that compares. Your drawings just draw a person in and make them want to study every line.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous janey said...

A magical little purse. And the shading on the metal chain is perfect.

As for that custome, well it makes me rather happy that we don't have one in the US. Except if you count dressing up as pilgrims. But that's only if you're in the school.

10:14 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow thank you everyone. I'm flattered to get all these lovely comments for this little purse!!


12:09 AM  
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

Hey Andrea, thanks for your words!
The book will be out soonn, March-april.
I am waiting to get a box of samples, I am wayy excited! As soon as they arrive I will make a post.
Hope all is well with you, have a nice week,

5:37 PM  
Blogger Tanya Nichols said...

love the shading...absolutely want one just like it hehe

3:43 AM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Gorgeous! (And so is your hedgehog!) My goodness, that is some costume!

2:10 PM  
Anonymous get zapped said...

Adorable! Your style is uplifting. Good job.

4:35 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow thanks guys - I've never recieved so many comments. And, for this little old purse - who'd have thought it!

1:45 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

beautifully done! Yes it is like that with silver paint too! Especially when you photograph it it turns dull & dead looking...

6:37 PM  

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