Saturday, April 21, 2007

driving nowhere, come along for the ride?

I had no idea where this picture was going. It started as an inventory of my keys. So, I put all those down on the paper. However it looked really quite dull. I liked the individual drawings of the keys, but it just wasn't working as a whole. There was just too much white space. I considered putting text in but then came up with the idea of framing the keys. I like the result.

I'm going away for a few days. I just wanted to say thanks to everybody who has visited my blog. Thank You! To all those who have left comments (new and old) I really appreciate it and will get around to paying you all a visit when I get back. Cheers folks.

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Blogger brian nelson said...

I really like this one. The way you finished it with the framing turned out great! Thanks for sharing. Have a great trip.

12:53 PM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

You can even turn a bunch of keysinto a great composition. Have fun.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Goodness Andrea, this is gorgeous and a good indication of just how creative you are!!!

Have a good time away, we will miss you!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

This is crazy good! The up close detail you put in is wild and from back a bit it all melts into looking grainy and worn (in a good way).
There is not a crosshatch or dot out of place.

5:43 PM  
Blogger ksklein said...

have a nice time. canĀ“t wait to see more of your work.

9:02 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

Brilliant! Excellent detail on those keys and framing them was a wonderful idea, I love it. Hope you have a good time wherever you're going!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

These pages of collections are really great. This one is no exception! :-)

12:53 AM  
Blogger aPugsLife-laserone said...

It's amazing to me how you can make such ordinary things look beautiful! You are so talented! :)

5:51 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I really, really like your drawings and your drawing style. I am a great fan of grid-type layouts and drawings of collections of things, and though I don't (yet!) have your level of skill, I'm also rather fond of ballpoints. To add my two-pennorth I prefer small blue thing without the text. Although I do sometimes use lettering myself, I think a drawing of this quality can perfectly well speak for itself. And with this depth of detail it rewards slow, careful looking.

7:02 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks everyone,

You would not believe how long this took. It took quite a while to put all the keys in - then the frames too. Oooof!

I like the result too and Pat I think it does look quite worn.


11:02 AM  
Blogger cata said...

Hello from Italy:
I love the way you balance your composition!
When you put a simple detail you catch the lights and shadows perfectly.
Thank you indeed for sharing!

5:26 PM  
Blogger derekfv said...

I loved this, Andrea, and the small blue thing one. I don't think that beautifully written text does anything but enhance the other art. You may like this too... Cheers, Derek

7:55 PM  
Blogger Ces said...

Ha! They look so real, too bad you can't use them when you lose the real thing. :-)

5:14 AM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

Great drawings!

5:22 AM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

Where ever you are going don't lose your keys...
Great drawing, incredible imagination, and a good sense of style. Have fun!

5:13 AM  
Blogger artnewbie said...

Wonderful, as ever. diane X

9:30 AM  
Blogger E-J said...

Your compositions are always so inventive and cleverly thought-out - I don't know whwher to feel reassured or just plain stunned that you were winging it with this one! Great work as ever!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Africantapestry said...

I love this composition...see something inventive every time I visit!

9:10 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Great composition not to mention the drawing. Love the use of the sepia for this one.

7:25 AM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

I miss you, please don't be too long. :-)

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

What a lovely collection, so well drawn

7:04 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments.

Derek - great link! Amazing paintings.

Cheers everyone - I've missed you all too!

10:24 PM  

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