Saturday, July 28, 2007

relight my fire

This was going to be a sepia drawing, however, the subject had different ideas. It was crying out for black ink. I still feel nervous about starting a black ink drawing. Weird isn't it?

Oh, and the clue is in the title.

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Blogger Joan Yoshioka said...

You have got to have the steadiest hand in the business Andrea! Your precise hatching amazes me. And, unlike the "other" drawing, I know exactly what these are! Thank goodness for hints!

12:11 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

didn't need a hint :-)
i agree with joan - steady hand miss. such remarkable control and the crosshatching is amazing - and that you stacked them (gutsy repetition) and gave us such an interesting angle. i like the choice of black for these and i always am nervous about using pen in the first place lol... no do-overs!

1:53 AM  
Blogger r.e.wolf said...

Your talent with ink... makes me want to hug my eraser! Seriously, you just floor me every time. Brava!

3:27 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Very interesting composition. Black is scary to use when compared to sepia, but it suits this drawing perfectly. Beautiful, as always.

4:05 AM  
Blogger ksklein said...

no need to guess... it is obvious!

lovely as usual!

6:50 AM  
Blogger Computerarte said...

Weel, it's is obvious, it's five ligthers! You are very talented, love your drawings!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Just shows - ANYTHING can be the subject of a drawing. But only you could do it just like this. Black was a good choice for these - which I hardly ever see here in Oz. Smoking in public is banned nearly everywhere now. It's so nice - for the non smokers anyway.

10:40 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all!

You see, it's so difficult to judge; I thought that this one would not be instantly recognisable, it seems I'm wrong. Unlike the bra straps which I thought was really easy - but a lot of people had trouble with (he he!).

Black was dfinately the right choice for this one. Cheers guys!

Oh yeah, Jo & Tracy, I have done a post on my shaky hands in the past - definately NOT steady!

6:08 PM  
Blogger juj said...

One of my favorite things is coming to your blog and discovering you've posted something new. Then I can click on the image and blow it up big and just sit there devouring all those wonderful lines. It's better than chocolate!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Computerarte said...

Weel, I was wrong!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

You always manage to make one wonderful drawing and then add several more to the compostion and make it 5 times as wonderful! I love you sense of composition.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Fricka said...

wow love the angle you've gone at this with, what an idea. Definately black yeah, works so well. I think it also makes them seem somewhat threatening or even dirty.. as if highlighting the dangers of smoking..

maybe I'm just reading into it too much :P

are you a smoker? hope i haven't offended anyone..

great drawing!!

9:54 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

If you don't have a steady hand then whose doing all these beautifully rendered, tightly controlled drawings? :) And the medium that scares me is watercolour. It's definitely not for me.

11:46 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks everyone,

Fricka, I'm not a smoker (although I ued to be, a long time ago!). I have no idea how I've got so many lighters or where they came from?!

Andrea, I'm with you there. I'm scared of watercolour too.

Juj, nothing is that good!! he he.

Thank you all.

9:54 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

This is brilliant. I love black ink and I love your black ink drawings as much as your sepia ... this is a shining example, SO beautifully detailed as usual.

5:28 AM  
Blogger phthaloblu said...

Beautiful work, Andrea. I have to agree with Joan about the steadiness of your hand.

8:37 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys, but definately NO steady hand!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous nina roos said...


9:59 PM  
Anonymous Phaser 8400 ink said...

I don’t think it’s weird at all that you feel nervous about starting a black ink drawing. In my opinion it will also look great with sepia drawing, and I can’t see that the subject demand black ink. It may sound stupid but I don’t understand the subject, and I can’t distinguish the objects that you draw. I guess I don’t have imagination, or artistic vision. I should stick with computer work; this is something I good at, although I prefer art. You have a gift for painting, so don’t you ever stop. I wish you luck

12:55 PM  

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