Wednesday, November 28, 2007

i could drink a case of you

Yes, another case. This is the deluxe edition. There are many scale issues with this one, but overall, I am really very happy with it. I spent the entire day drawing this, yesterday. Literally. There are clues to somebody's identity in this drawing, but I think only the Brits would recognize this person. Any ideas?

**Thanks everyone for the visits and guesses. The answer is James May. I've added all the notes HERE. **

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Blogger Genine said...

This is awesome!! Your stuff always amazes me.

oh and I want to listen to Joni Mitchell now...

6:04 PM  
Blogger juj said...

Amazing as always Andrea. I've no idea who it is (as usual) but if you want me I'll be in the bar.

7:11 PM  
Blogger M said...

I'm absolutely, as you Brits would say, gobsmacked! A wonderful and confident pen drawing. I admire your talent and your patience.


7:32 PM  
Blogger Linda T said...

This is wonderful. I have no idea who it belongs to, though. You could do a series of cases belonging to various people--friends, relatives, famous people.

8:28 PM  
Blogger E-J said...

This Brit has absolutely no idea who.

Another great drawing, Andrea ... How wonderful to spend an entire day doing what one loves most!

8:33 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Beautiful. How I would love to spend the whole day on one drawing like this. I envy you. The clues are lost on this Yankee, I suppose, but I love the drawing. Your work almost always conjures in me feelings of quiet, rest, and a little adventure mixed in. Very fun!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Natalie Ford said...

Another brit with no idea. Sorry!

*plays Joni on iTunes*

12:36 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

You are just such an awesome artist!!!

1:22 AM  
Blogger wagonized said...

I won't even try to guess -- i am just going to get back to it, stare at it some more and get lost in the details. AWEsome.

4:02 AM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

Aw dang, this one is drawing a total blank. Another masterful drawing A! I want a suitcase like this!!!! I only have those generic rolly American ones ... I'll be back. I need to ponder a little more.

4:05 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

These are fantastic. Well, I see the person seems to be travelling to Australia, so I am guessing Eric Idle because he's here at the moment. None of the other clues seem to match though! Oh David Beckham is here too, but I can't see him with the Sherlock Holmes pipe!

7:06 AM  
Blogger Felicity said...

No idea! Brilliant drawing though and I love these quizzes! The cartoonist who drew Captain Pugwash, John Ryan is from Yorkshire, that's all I can think of. And that packet of Lil Lets is very perplexing as it looks like a middle aged or older male. Prince Charles comes to mind! ;)

8:05 AM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Permission to say 'cock'! I just worked it out - I think. James May? It explians that flowery shirt and pipe combo!!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Megan Wolfe said...

Just discovered your blog.. I agree with everyone else, your work is awesome! Very precise and tight, I really enjoy looking at each drawing. :)

8:52 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Yeah Felicity!! Absolutely, it is the fabulous James May. I'm glad this one was a little more difficult, but I was thinking that may be it was a bit too obscure. I'll put all the answers on Flickr...soon.

Thank you all for your guesses and kind comments. I really like this one myself.

Cheers guys!

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Ella said...

I love how you managed to draw the different textures like cloth and paper. I watched Top Gear a few times, but I didn't know anything about James May. But thanks to you and Wikipedia I now know he enjoys pipe smoking and real ale :-).

10:51 AM  
Blogger Natalie Ford said...

John Ryan lives in Rye now, though. My aunt is one of the artists in that thriving artist community and knows him quite well. Last I heard he was pretty ill, though... :(

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What rich, imagination-fuelling worlds you create Andrea!

I see no "scale issues", and I will never how you manage those straight lines without a ruler...


2:12 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Your drawings are very confident and well done, I like seeing them, and even though I can not answer the questions I think that is fun and interesting as well. Thanks.

You are very humble remarking on the scale issues, I think at best they would be hard to pick out, and in addition to that - the drawing is good independant of scale.


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7:46 AM  
Blogger Gillian said...

James May? Who? This is one Brit who's never heard of him. LOL.

Fabulous drawing though. Erm...what's the Lillet's connection?


11:25 AM  
Blogger Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A stunning drawing andrea with such neat detail! I wish my case could look like this when I pack...

11:57 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Sorry, never heard of James May. Elton John is coming to Ausralia this week but it don't look like his packing! He's a nuisance actually as my friend's daughter had to change her wedding booking to make way for Elton to do a gig at Werribee Mansion!
And of course the drawing is fabulous as usual.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Eric Orchard said...

Who's James May? Ah well, it's a really wonderful drawing.

2:31 PM  
Blogger bec said...

I'd love to know who James May is too! beautiful drawing.... I'm enjoying your blog!

4:34 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks everyone,
I'm very happy with this drawing, in fact I think it May be one of my all time favourites!
Cheers folks.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

So lovely!

8:07 PM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

Oh Andrea - you never fail to amaze. Looking back through the comments, I see that that word comes up a lot - oh dear, I 'm so struck with admiration that I've lost my verbal skills.

8:51 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

Wow, I love this, it's brilliant, like looking in through windows ...

1:57 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

Your work never ceases to amaze me.......all that detail and shading....excellent stuff!

4:50 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks for such kind words everyone. This week James May won Heat magazines 'Weird Crush Poll'. And I thought I was the only one...

Cheers folks.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, I just want to say that I am a visual artist and I do think that art is an addiction in some ways. Maybe we need to redefine what addiction is all about, rethink it. After three days, if I cannot make it into the studio, I am getting very twitchy. If we were not driven, I do not think we would make art so consistently. I do like your soft and soulful art. Check out my sketching blog at Blessings to you,
Renee in Seattle

7:46 AM  
Anonymous zhenia said...

no idea who could that be. but the drawing is awesome!

2:24 PM  

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