Friday, June 15, 2007

we all come and go alone

This poor bee has been on the floor for sometime now. Days in fact. I kept on thinking I should get rid of it but then never getting around to it. Plus I didn't have the heart. This was Flower's (my cat) prey. She isn't big on hunting - actually I think this is the only thing she's ever caught. Well, with a name like Flower she was never going to be much of a hunter, was she? She doesn't see the point anyway not when she employs somebody (me) to wait on her hand and foot.

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Blogger MEETING NEIL IS EASY said...

Speechless. Such an excellent piece.

Weird to say, but I keep imagining an army of bees just hovering above the surface waiting for an opportune moment to swarm in and rescue their fallen comrade.

11:57 PM  
Blogger laserone said...

Awwww, I just love cats. I miss my Sasha cat so much it hurts. She only caught me prey once, it was half a frog (never did find the other half) and she brought it in to me on my birthday! I had her 'till she was almost 20 years old. :) I love how you drew the wood, it looks like a photo! :)

1:00 AM  
Blogger Joan Yoshioka said...

Wooooooooowwwww! This is awesome! The wood grain is so realistic and ... well, poor bee. I really like the composition Adrea. I'll be back!

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should start a book from here ;))


3:25 AM  
Blogger Gillian said...

I love this - especially the placement of the bee.
Your work is amazing.
Can't help but wish that most of it didn't have a fold down the middle, but I love it all!

5:35 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys,

Laserone - that is so sweet; how she brought you a birthday present (even if it was half a frog!). It is so difficult to lose a cat. My childhood cat was over twenty too, and I still miss her.

Gillian - I know exactly what you mean about the fold. It is a bit of a shame but I just love this Moleskine so much I find it hard working in anything else. I do try to do some drawings on plain paper like this poor bee. Thank you for the lovely comment.

Cheers all!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Genine said...

Andrea the wood grain is AMAZING!!!
So realistic. Excellent drawing.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Brenda Yarborough said...

Poor little bee! You've certainly given him a wonderful memorial - the wood is OUTSTANDING!! When you are in a "funk" with art it's still just phenomenal!!!

2:07 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Your collection of drawings is so beautiful. Are you going to make a book or have an exhibition?

11:26 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

So 'Flower' catches a bee!! Great little drawing and that wood is just awesome.

2:38 PM  
Blogger biteyourowntail said...

That floor - and the bee - is amazing. I presume it's coloured pencil, but it's beautifully subtle. and I love that you have drawn a dead bee.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

This is REALLY wonderful Andrea!
Funk or not, your hand does amazing things! (maybe it's not always connected to your brain . . .)

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Rhomany said...

The woodgrain is amazing. I have yet to master coloured pencil for anything more than shading

8:46 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys.

I really appreciate you taking time to visit and comment.

Wendy - one day soon I hope!!

Thank you all.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Melanie S said...

This is nice. How long did this particular sketch take to draw and color?

2:04 AM  

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