Friday, February 08, 2008

i am lost inside your pocket

This week I lost my marbles. No. Seriously, I did. And, not just because I went and did this drawing all over again. When I completed it first time round I knew that there was something wrong - the marble. Back then I drew it from my head, when really I'd prefer to have the subject there in front of me. Knowing that I intended to re-draw it I went and bought some marbles. It took me ages to find the perfect blue one, one that looked a little like an eye. After all, the marble is the punch line in this picture; it's the cherry on the cake, so it had to be right. So I selected the perfect one, bought the bag and then proceeded to lose them. Annoying. Very annoying.

This is one reason it's taken so long to complete this drawing - losing my marble. I spent hours on Flickr getting lost in stunning photos of marbles, but to me, the one in my drawing still looks contrived. There are a few other new additions to this picture, since the original; my favourite being the corn plaster. There are other things that became subject matter out of desperation to finish the drawing, like...erm...well I'll let you find them.

Anyway, you know the drill; click on image to enlarge.

36 comments:

Pippa said...

Absolutely Stunning. And the marble doesn't look contrived - it really is the cherry on top. I really do love the idea of everything in one colour ball-point pen and then one thing in a different colour. I love your work!

Teri C said...

OMGOMGOMG!!!!! This is so stunning my head is spinning from looking at all these wonderful little drawings!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

Computerarte said...

uau! fantastic!

Jason Das said...

Stunning and lovely! Next up you should arrange these all on your scanner...

ravonCol said...

One of the things I love about your works is the clever and considered unifying theming that you do. Another is your style. WOW. And technique. WOW again. Standing Ovation here, Andrea! Truly! And if I was a rich woman....Well...maybe one day! : )

littlemithi said...

The revolver, the dagger and the spanner??!!?? my my what treasures are in your pockets!

Such wonderful stuff your drawings ...

no way said...

Simply amazing! You are a wonderful inspiration Andrea...it is a pleasure to view your work. Thank you.

delaverobum said...

Great draws, I love sepia. I have many worry dolls lost in my house, hahaha

ValGalArt said...

incredibley great!

Joan Y said...

Yeah, you rock like no other! And there are a few things you've added that has me rolling with laughter! You are too funny Andrea. This is another killer drawing!

"JeanneG" said...

Do you lay everything out on paper or something and get it all lined out before you start to draw? I love looking at all the things you put in. Keep up the good work.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you everyone,


Jason, that's not a bad idea. I might just do that...hmmm.

Jeanneg, no I don't line all these things up. I just wing it and hope that I can find enough things to fill the picture - which is quite difficult. It also explains some of the more obscure inclusions (that Joan was talking about!).

Cheers folks, I really appreciate your visits and commants. Ta.

Laurel Neustadter said...

This is amazing. Wonderful work. It looks like it was a lot of fun to do!

Mrs. Durocher said...

Cool Andrea...I cant believe you did this drawing twice! I should try one like this...my husband and I step on this kind of stuff all the time (from our four kids). I love it!

Terry Banderas said...

The amount of patience you have is amazing. I'll bet you sit and listen to "talk radio" while you cross-hatch away.

MILLY said...

Really stunning, it makes you just want to get closer and look at all the little objects. So interesting, so Andrea Joseph, so good.

deborahs journal said...

cool drawing...what imagination....

Wendy said...

This is just wonderful.

suzanne said...

I think I've asked you this already, but when the heck are you going to start selling your drawings on etsy? I'm dying for an original Andrea Joseph to hang on my wall!

Your talents never cease to amaze me my friend.

wagonized said...

*sigh*
*bow*
Worship.
Just like Suzanne, i want to start buying these and have an Andrea wall in the new house.

Neil Toulch said...

Whoa!!!!

Give up the Moleskin and get yourself a billboard....

I love it AJ

Ann said...

I can't begin to imagine how you do all this but these drawings are incredible! The marble looks perfect to me :)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks folks,

*blush blush*
I'm really touched by your kind comments. Cheers.

ksklein said...

cool. i had fun finding all these little dteails and special things ;) on your drawing. i almost forgot the marble. :D

Sue said...

Gosh I love your drawings - what you choose to depict as well as how you depict it!

The inside of my mind is a combination of this one and what you depict as the inside of your mind.

Eric Orchard said...

Wow! Really wonderful.

Genxster said...

This is so weird. All last week I have been obsessively drawing this marble I found in the street. It had a blue cat's eye as well.

This piece is stunning. But then I think every piece you do is amazing. Every detail of every little piece so beautifully rendered. Wow.

Genxster said...

This is so weird. All last week I have been obsessively drawing this marble I found in the street. It had a blue cat's eye as well.

This piece is stunning. But then I think every piece you do is amazing.

juj said...

earwig! you crack me up!!
still loving this drawing - find something new every time I look

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, peeps.

Bambi-really. said...

Andrea, I have had this drawing in an open browser window for days now, I keep going back and looking it over, it's so wonderful, you can get lost in it and there's always something I missed the time before. I love the safety pins for some reason, but my favourite bit of all has to be that only the wrapper of the creme egg remains...

I will continue to look in and see what else I find next time. No wonder I never get any reading done since I have this laptop that's chained to my leg.

Gustavo Aimar said...

Cuánta paciencia para dibujar tantas cosas, hermoso como siempre...

thats just it said...

i love this...

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all guys.

Bambi, I'm very flattered! You know, I'm a big fan of yours. I thought the Creme Egg wrapper was probably the worse thing on there. Nobody, as yet has mentioned the pubic hair - so I'll keep quiet about it!

Cheers everyone.

ksklein said...

i noticed the pubic hair, the mail clippings and the claws of the cat. :)

4ojos said...

Great idea and grat drawing. Do you know Tullio Pericoli work for Robinson Crusoe?