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!

17 comments:

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 :)

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.

r.e.wolf said...

*blink*

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

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

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

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.

ksklein said...

I would also leave it this way. Great!

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.

Neeltje said...

Simplex Sigillium Veri

Africantapestry said...

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

gingermoggy said...

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

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.

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!

mrana said...

Wow Andrea, this is amazing! Brilliant!

ValGalArt said...

i think this is perfect!

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!

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!!

Cheers.

Serena said...

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