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.

22 comments:

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.

caseytoussaint said...

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

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!

Pat said...

Andrea,
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.

ksklein said...

have a nice time. can´t wait to see more of your work.

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!

Linda said...

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

aPugsLife-laserone said...

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

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.

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.

Cheers!

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!
Arrivederci.
Cata.

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...
http://haha.nu/amazing/seamless-pictures/ Cheers, Derek

Ces said...

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

Emila Yusof said...

Great drawings!

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!

artnewbie said...

Wonderful, as ever. diane X

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!

Africantapestry said...

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

Deborah said...

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

wagonized said...

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

Karen said...

What a lovely collection, so well drawn

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!