Wednesday, May 16, 2007

(night time is) the right time...

..for drawing cloves. Sorry, that was terrible. I was listening to Ray Charles whilst drawing it AND it did go on way into the night. Yes, it took hours. And hours. Still not sure about the composition. I can see areas where I could add a few more cloves but when do you stop?

I created this for Moleskine China's first birthday. I'm not sure how well it fits the birthday theme, but I like to think there's a party going on on the page. You'll need to click on the drawing to view it better. Excuse the hair on the scan - at least that's what I hope it is!

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Blogger Teri C said...

Goodness!! You do get into something full tilt!! I am amazed at your patience doing these kind of drawings. You can also add jealousy to that statement :)

10:46 PM  
Anonymous janey said...

ditto on teri's comment. You are endlessly and wonderfully inspired on your multiplies. You can make anything look impressive. I love this swirling universe of cloves.

11:38 PM  
Blogger r.e.wolf said...


Right. I'm speechless.
(Really, REALLY awesome!)

1:35 AM  
Blogger Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Oh my goodness ... unbelievable, you are one patient woman ... oh, and did I mention talented?

3:17 AM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

You do find interesting objects to draw. Now what made you go to your spice cupboard? It feels rightfully balanced to me. Don't you fret.

5:17 AM  
Blogger ksklein said...

I would also leave it this way. Great!

6:41 AM  
Blogger juj said...

Wow! What a fun choice for subject matter, and I agree, it looks beautifully balanced. It must have been very meditative to work on. Next time I'm feeling the need for calm I will have to try cloves.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Neeltje said...

Simplex Sigillium Veri

3:31 PM  
Blogger Africantapestry said...

Now you just have nothing but open- jaw admiration for this post!What stunning work!

3:39 PM  
Blogger gingermoggy said...

oh good grief! Where do you find the patience????? This is mind boggling!

7:16 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys!

Your lovely comments make those lost hours worthwhile! (Of course, I really enjoyed those lost hours) Thank you.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

Good heavens! Your ability to find art in anything and everything is astonishing!!! I think the composition and number of cloves is just PERFECT!

5:26 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

Wow Andrea, this is amazing! Brilliant!

5:21 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i think this is perfect!

5:57 AM  
Blogger SCquiltaddict said...

Wow such immaculate detail...i like teri am truly amazed...i would never have the patience for such exquisite detail...truly as i said amaing!

1:20 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you guys.

I keep being told I must have a lot of patience - I never realised that I did. I just thought everybody did this kind of thing!!


4:18 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

You must be the most patient person in the world!!! Great drawing!

10:59 PM  

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