Sunday, February 03, 2008

paint your palette

I love the 1970s. Does it show?

This little drawing actually began as a study for one of the two bigger drawings I am currently working on. I've been trying to introduce some colour into my sepia ink drawings but I'm not, like, convinced that it's happening, man.

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Blogger Anita Davies said...

LOL...I just love how you waffle on. Your drawing is beautiful.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

I am so glad you're back! Oh, I think the blue is a go! And purple? Small doses would be great! LOL. I enjoy listening to you think aloud. Another wonderful AJ drawing!

7:29 PM  
Blogger E-J said...

A delight, as ever. I look forward to seeing your further experiments with additional colour. This is lovely, and although I think I probably agree about the purple, I love all the others and think they work fine. The Van Gogh button is a mini-masterpiece in itself! :)

7:39 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

I think the color looks great. Another beautiful drawing :)

8:32 PM  
Blogger Neil Toulch said...

Alas Andrea,

We all suffer with colour complications,
it's the nature of the beast...!

At any rate, I noticed that your sepia ink does not bleed, whereas my Rapidograph Brown hemorrhages a burnt sienna whenever water goes near it.
May I ask you to share with me the sepia pen ink you are using.


9:39 PM  
Blogger wagonized said...

Far out, AJ!!!
Gosh, any reference to Harvest and i get chills.
I like your use of color there. It works well with Sepia. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

It's like awesome Andrea. I really love the color. Just makes it beautifuler.

1:58 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

wow :-)
i love it.
such tiny little wonderful details and type to boot :-)
only thing i'd say on the color is for this composition purple only exists in the one sphere - i'd like to see it again in another sphere for balance as well as how lovely it looks with the sepia.

2:09 AM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Not waffling enough for me! ;) I loved the 70s until punk came along - I saw an article on the BBC about 1976 being the year when we were most happy so I guess I'm not the only one! These are just lovely, really subtle, I love seeing more colour in your work!

8:16 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you folks,

Felicity, I did waffle for a lot longer but, after second thoughts, I decided to edit most of it out. You know how it goes? Never post late at night or early in the morning.

The purple doesn't work, IMO. I need more practice with the colours.

Neil, I use the Pilot G-Tec, however it too hemorrhages a burnt sienna when it gets wet. I have used colour pencils in this one.

Thank you all, I wasn't going to post this, but am glad I did now.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

I love your blog, you do incredible detail in your drawings. Every post is such great fun to explore!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Ah, that explains it! :) Yep, early in the morning/late at night but I can waffle all afternoon too!

7:32 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Just go with the flow man. Digging those positive 70's vibes... Groooooovy!

10:22 PM  
Blogger Neil Toulch said...


On revisiting this picture I find that the values are muted and soft and therefore helps them easily work with each other, for better or worse.
I don't think that you have attempted to use colour to help us interpret anything significant, your chosen colours and values were a safe bet. Had any one colour value been stronger, we would likely attribute more significance to it and perhaps see things differently.

That being said I am always inspired by your studies


3:20 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Your work is amazing. How do you do it?

I am a child of the 70's and I can so relate.

2:37 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, folks.

4:32 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

me too! happy to see your back at what you do best! Not that i can really say that you probably are good at everything! i do love what you do!

1:02 AM  
Blogger suzanne said...

Dude...the color is totally happenin'. Totally.

10:16 PM  
Blogger r said...

WOWWWW..i loveee your worrk!
i wish i could draw like u!

I'm such a newbie i have so much to learn!

So do you hand draw your stuff or is it digital??

ps. im from India, so i was pretty excited with your taj mahal drawing

4:35 PM  

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