Saturday, April 28, 2007

right back at you sister!


A little while ago the brilliant France Belleville made a post that claimed I'd inspired her to draw her old Converse - after she'd seen a drawing of mine. Well, right back at you sister! I was inspired to draw my Birkenstocks after seeing this amazing pencil drawing of hers. Take a look at it here.

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16 Comments:

Blogger mrana said...

Beautiful simple lines Andrea! You make it look so easy ... I wish!

2:30 PM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

These are lovely, Andrea. Your style is so unique.

3:18 PM  
Blogger E-J said...

Nice Birks! I like the simplicity of your approach with this one. You and France must be two of the most compulsively creative EDMers I know.

8:28 PM  
Blogger ksklein said...

nice. somehow different and much "lighter" than your usual sketches.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

Sister! Hahaha -- i went to Flickr first, which already made me feel pretty special! But whoa, thanks. I love these. And i love how you kept them simple -- i would have tried to cross-hatch the heck out of them, go figure. You know where to stop, and the results are gorgeous.
And i WANT this model of Birkenstocks. :-)

10:43 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys!

I was a bit worried as to whether I had used this phrase in the right context - I only heard it today on an American chat show!

This sketch is much 'lighter' than my usual approach and it's one of my most favourite drawings that I've produced. It's funny but I always like the ones that look least like my usual style.

And I WAS very tempted to go on cross hatching but I made myself put the book down.

Thank you all for the comments - and thank you for the inspiration France!

10:57 PM  
Blogger e. beck said...

i found you on flickr...and then to here...and it is all lovely....your sketches are gorgeous.....

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

You've made them look sculptural and delicate. Wonderful.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

You two are so funny! Each of you does wonderful stunning art!

I was just enjoying all your art here and glad you had a wonderful vacation.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Emma Pod said...

Very nice birks! You really captured the simplicity of the shoe.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Africantapestry said...

Great drawings andrea...they are such comfortable shoes these.
such nice lines and perfect details, as usual. Wonderful eye!Ronell

5:06 PM  
Blogger Ces said...

You and France are a beautiful class act.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Graham McArthur said...

This is my first visit to your blog. It wont be the last thats for sure. I just love it, your work is beautiful.

11:27 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Welcome to those who are visiting for the first time. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Birkenstocks - just like Coneverse - really seem to have a special place in peoples hearts and wardrobes!

Cheers.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous martha said...

Ah yes, beloved birkies. The official shoe of Berkeley, where I live. :)

And fabulous drawing! I love the side "elevation" views.

9:09 PM  
Blogger and Cryptia said...

I just love Birckenstocks, I wear them all spring and summer :-) I have mine for more then 3 years now and considering that I wear them most of the year, they are still in perfect shape, best buy I'd say ;-)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/219/468689792_c4b5890dd5_m.jpg

4:22 PM  

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