Thursday, August 02, 2007

these are better days

I've been drawing quite a lot this week. Had a week off work which helps. I was going to keep this until tomorrow to post. But I can't wait until tomorrow. I'm proud of this one and I want to post it now. Hope you like it too. It's my wallet.

29 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

amazing...but would we expect anything less from you:>

suzanne said...

This one is amazing, just amazing. Oh, I wish I had drawn it...

Looks like your wallet is bursting open...with money?

Tracy said...

i'd be proud of every single thing that comes out of those pens of yours. this is gor-jus. its the light - that hilight you put in all your drawings that just mesmerizes - along with those lines. just wonderful.

mrana said...

Wow Andrea, you most certainly should be proud of this one (and every single one of your pieces!), I can feel the leather and the soft folds inside are so remarkably detailed, it's Brilliant.

Mim Stella said...

this really is wonderful

r.e.wolf said...

Beyond excellent! This is a stunning example of just how consistently wonderful your work is. That edge that has the slight curve to it, the appearance that you could just reach in and pluck a note from it, all of it!

Iona said...

I'm in awe... (and not for the first time after keeping an eye on your work for a while ;0) )

Lin said...

ANDREA!! This is absolutely AWESOME!!! The rich, rich detail, the finest of shading -- it literally is so real on my screen I can pluck it from your purse!! BRAVA! BRAVA!!!!!!

Jenny said...

Very impressive! You're having more fun than allowed!

Sharon said...

Your work is ALWAYS exquisite, Andrea! I love visiting your website.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks everyone,

I am really happy with this. Unfortunately it is not bursting with money - quite the opposite!

Cheers.

juj said...

Well, it's easy to see why you would be proud of this one. The texture, the highlight, the way you captured that fold ... all of it is simply amazing.

martín // dibujando arte said...

Everything I think about these drawings has already been said. Adding something else wouldn't be enough to express how wonderful the 3 new drawings are, specially the last wallet. You're really amazing Andrea.

Robin Neudorfer said...

The pen is feeling comfortable in your hand, I can see. Great eye hand coordination, Andrea. Keep going while your feeling positive.

Laura said...

Just seen your post at EDM for this Andrea - it's been sooo long since I visited you here, my apologies. And you know, I can almost smell the leather on this one!!! Stunning, brilliant pen work as always and so many tiny details, you have much patience. I'd love to see an illo of yours stepped out one of these days :)

Jennings said...

Awesome! Great work. :o)

Janice said...

You have a wonderful Distinct style Andrea, you should definitely be proud of the work you are producing. I personally would love to have the purses from your previous post hanging on my wall.

wagonized said...

Goodness -- i have to come here to and tell you that this is one of your best. Amazing rendition of reality.

wagonized said...

Oh great, i misspelled "too" :-)

MILLY said...

This is wonderful Andrea, what amazing drawing skills you have. Love the detail of the stitches,the inside fabric and the folds. No wonder you are pleased , who wouldn't be ?

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Aaaw thanks everyone. I'm chuffed!

Janice, the purses from the last post were given as the prize for the competition I run a little while back. Thanks anyway, it's nice to know.


Cheers!

Ujwala said...

beautiful drawing. love the details you've captured.

brian nelson said...

Amazing! Your lines weave such wonderful pictures! To me, your line work looks woven not crossed and that is what makes your pictures look so wonderful! Love your work!

Gillian said...

What I love is how you turn the mundane into fine art. You can be proud of all your work. I think you're a very special artist.

caseytoussaint said...

No wonder you're pleased with this one, Andrea - it's incredible!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks for the comments, I'm touched.

Brian, it's funny I always think that about Mariana's work - it looks like woven cotton.

Cheers!

phthaloblu said...

Your hatching is just so... unbelievable! Awesome. Even the little words on the cards inside the wallet. And the very edges of it, how they curl just the slightest bit. Wow!

Anthony said...

Wow, this is great. I'm constantly amazed at the different textures you're able to describe with a sharp point. The wallet, the table top, and the light is always great in your sketches.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys.

Anthony, I'm always interested in what you have to say. I admire your work so much. It is very different from what I do but is SO inspiring.

Cheers both.