Friday, February 29, 2008

late at night, when the world is dreaming

The entire contents of a jar of Star Anise (15g).
EDM challenge 143; draw a herb or spice. Illustration Friday; multiple.
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16 comments:

laureline said...

Gosh, this is so amazing when seen in the larger, clicked-on format! Wonderful, Andrea--I really like your quirky yet classical style ;D.

beckasharpe said...

I love your attention to detail, especially when drawing little things! :o)

Karen Blados said...

you have way more patience than the average artist. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!

Teri C said...

OMG!!! Who would have thought of drawing something like except you!! Fabulous!!

Nina Johansson said...

Oh, you have captured my favorite spice here! Favorite not because of their taste, but because of how pretty they are. Fantastic drawing, I never thought to draw ALL the star anises in the package... Beautiful!

weebug said...

very cool! i wouldn't think that there was so much variety in the details!

Ann said...

I so enjoy your drawings! As others already said, fun to see it in it's larger format - so much detail - amazing :)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Holy smoke! I don't know which is more surprising, your attention to detail, or HOW FEW STAR ANISESESES there are in a jar!! I bet they smelled good, too. Here's a miniature rendering of a jar of cinnamon: ^

aka Moomstex on EDM

littlemithi said...

Aaaahhhhh SOOOOOO lovely!!!! Would so use that as a kitchen wallpaper or wrapping paper for bread or something ....

Margaret Ann said...

I love the fact that you were up drawing these in the wee hours of the morning...I adore your gentle, delicate touch...and...I am flabbergasted by your exceptional level of patience! Another masterpiece! ;)

wagonized said...

Beautiful piece. I would love this framed in my kitchen. Great choice for the Illustration Friday theme.

no way said...

Patience! I love this drawing.

MILLY said...

Lovely as always. Loved the red and green boxes, are we going to get other colours..hope so.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks folks,

Yeah, the star anise is the prettiest of all the spices, and it was the sweetest smelling subject.

I think this one looks better in 'real life'. A bit disappointing on screen. Oh well.

Cheers, gang.

Genine said...

Andrea this is amazing. this has to be one of my favorites! Your patience and talent are insane.

Yellow said...

This is lovely. Again, your eye for composition is fantastic.