Saturday, September 22, 2007

the green green grass of home

Well, finally something to post! Phew, it's been a while. I've had a week of driving, hotels and trains. Yesterday, I had to go to Wales to pick up a picture. Thought I'd get some time to draw on the train. However, I found that I'd picked up my Moleskine diary instead of sketchbook, so I had to use the little paper that was strong enough to take all the hatching I would throw at it. So above is a drawing from the pocket at the back of the book.

Then just a quickie inspired by the views out of the window. The journey seemed to take forever and wasn't helped by me getting on the wrong train - which messed all my connections up. Still, I love this train journey, it cuts right through mid Wales and all the mountains. The colours are just so gorgeous at the moment. A drawing opportunity out of every window.

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18 Comments:

Blogger brian nelson said...

Your art is just wonderful! I am glad that you are enjoying the journey!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Love your view through the train window! I love that English landscape, and your drawings are so evocative of the old stonewalls and hedgerows, they are quite wonderful.

2:41 AM  
Blogger r.e.wolf said...

Glad you're back, and boy, am I jealous of that train ride!

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Priscilla (annyp) said...

Aww..I wish I could take the same train ride..sounds really nice and looks beautiful. Great work..I love it..it makes me do a little day dreaming :)

5:53 AM  
Anonymous petescully said...

excellent drawing, i really like the details, esp of the train ticket! brings me home. and the countryside also, i love the atmosphere of it, definitely brings me home.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Tim@uniQ said...

Congratulations and jubilation on your One Year of posting. Does one say 'Happy Blogday'?

As usual the high standard of work keeps getting higher as your unique style develops and you hone your already well-honed cross-hatching skills.

I love dropping by your blog, not just to see some amazing work, but to see how your wonderful audience keep you buoyant with their positive and encouraging comments.

Here's to the next year of great work. Onwards and upwards!

2:38 PM  
Blogger josé louro said...

Yes, happy blog day.
Great hatching work. What else is knew...

5:36 PM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

Oh, the drawing of all the items sticking out of the little pocket! You drew the Moo card with your drawing on it! How clever, Andrea. The stitching all around is so well done too.
I never thought i would say it, but i miss public transportation more and more. Your drawing out the window makes me want to open my sketchbook and doodle. Beautiful stuff!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

All your drawings are so perfect! Glad to see you back.

6:07 PM  
Blogger MIguel Herranz said...

So you like private jokes, great!

6:31 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys!

Ryan & Priscilla, it is a beautiful train journet and even though it is, without fail, always raining I enjoy it everytime.

France, I know what you mean I really miss public transport (even though it's so expensive and unreliable in this country). I rarely seem to take it these days.

Tim, you got here too quick...I've got a brithday post coming up...any minute now! Thank you anyway, I'm touched. As you well know!! He he.

Cheers everyone!

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Evelyn said...

Original, perfect, funny!

Andrea, may I ask what kind of pen do you use?

Regards,

Evelyn

12:24 AM  
Blogger beckasharpe said...

I travel regularly on that train on to Tywyn, I never get board of the Welsh countryside! I found one of your moo cards at Mach Station which is how I found your blog. :) I enjoy doodling but never knew it could go to such a level! I feel inspired.

10:08 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys!


Evelyn, I use a Pilot pen, it's a G-tec. I've tried lots of others but keep coming back to that one. It comes in a few differnet colours, I use brown and black.

Becka, thank you for dropping by! I LOVE hearing from people who have found my Moo cards. I did a little card drop in Mach on Friday. There were a few of them planted around the town! I too never get bored of the Welsh countryside. It's SO grogeous.Thanks for commenting, you made my day!

Cheers.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Tessab said...

Ooops.. I linked over from another Blog, the Fading Rose, intending to spend a few moments browsing. I have been here for ages LOL . Your artwork is incredible, so much to see. thank you for sharing. I will visit again x

7:49 AM  
Blogger Gillian said...

Love your little train journey sketch. I'd like to do that journey one day even though I live in that wonderful countryside.

I didn't know you'd been 'art-dropping' or whatever the correct term is. I love that idea but always worry about being done for littering! LOL.

9:08 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you both!

TessaB, I do that quite a lot too. Sometimes I can't even remember where I began!

Gillian, I don't even know if there is a proper term. I just kind of plant them around - I do worry about the littering aspect and so I try to make sure they are put somewhere where they won't just blow away, and become litter. If that makes sense? Noticeboards, cafes, letterboxes, phoneboxes(!), public toilets(?!). I'll shut up now!

Cheers guys.

4:38 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

Andrea they are both gorgeous ... that landscape is beautiful, I love it!

10:54 PM  

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