Monday, May 19, 2008

shadow on the things you know

Well, when I posted this, this morning, I was really frustrated with the drawing. And myself. I'd worked on it most of the weekend and had a clear idea of where I wanted to go with it. However, I did not achieve what I'd started out to do. So, this morning, I wrote a really grumpy post. Now, I've had some distance from it, though, I don't feel so bad. It may not have turned out like I'd imagined, but hey, so what?
(I still don't love it, or anything, I just dislike it a less.)

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26 Comments:

Blogger Pippa said...

Are you CRAZY?! This is amazing!

10:48 AM  
Blogger no way said...

What part is messed up? I like the maze game in the front!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Maria - depict said...

I love it!

1:42 PM  
Blogger doubleu said...

I like it! I like how it looks like the stuffed animal is a monster in the closet. You do amazing shadows.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

Man, that is one fat dragon! Great drawing! I like the house drawing.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Geez, if only I could mess up this great!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Yeah, you messed up big-time with this one. I'm really disappointed that you could do something like this.

Happy now? Sorry, but I truly love it too. Wish I could see the original to find what is upsetting you. There's nothing with which to find fault in your blog image.

5:39 PM  
Blogger beckasharpe said...

I think it's great! I particularly love the detail on the parsonage drawing and the whole atmosphere.

5:47 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

I had an idea I set out with, it didn't work out. So this morning when I posted it i was feeling really frutrated with the drawing. I don't mind it half as much, now that I've had some distance from it. I would change the words, but Blogger will not let me edit my post? Any ideas how to do it?? It's annoying.

Thanks for the kind words, chaps.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Well, I'd swap you for this any day. I think it is so fun! Wonderful work!

I'm sure you can edit your posts. I've done it in the past. Sometimes the "Dashboard" doesn't show up as a button the top bar, I don't know why. But if you hit "new post" the dashboard and the editting buttons seem to show up there.

7:54 PM  
Blogger kathy hare said...

this is gorgeous...

11:08 PM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

I agree with everyone... Your technique is great and so is this piece. What is the size of this one?

2:32 AM  
Blogger Cécile said...

Hi Andrea
like many people I know what it's like to feel unhappy with my drawings - but really, you shouldn't. All of them are a part of yourself.
You really have a drawing gift.
I'm glad I can discover blogs such as yours.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Margaret Ann said...

Every square inch of any paper you put a pen to turns out to be a treasure...This piece is no exception...You have so much depth and composition and balance in your pieces it is mindblowing...We are all blessed by you sharing your talent with all of us.

PS...the customize button on the dashboard...and then the edit post button will let your select any post you have made and make additions, deletions, etc you may need...

Keep the faith! :) LOL

10:57 PM  
Blogger wagonized said...

I tend to stare at your drawings before i read the text underneath, that's why i was all the more startled when i saw you weren't too happy about this.
I will repeat myself if i say i love it. Heck, i love it.

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

I can only hope that one day my best drawings are as half as good as your worst. :)

1:13 AM  
Blogger Susan Rudat said...

Stepping away for a while is ALWAYS good, in my personal opinion. Especially after some intense concentration and effort. As they say, sleep on it a while. And this is a wonderful piece of art!!!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Anetka said...

it is amazing!!
I always wonder on your technique and the materials you use...
amazing...:)

2:41 PM  
Blogger Andres said...

I love the detail.
After spending two days trying to get my watercolors to behave on the paper I can understand the frustration when there's a difference between what your mind's eye sees and what actually turns out.
Michelangelo took a sledge hammer to one of his statues because the arm "didn't look right." But don't do that, please ;o)

7:16 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

rHow do you do your shading in ink? Is it dots? crosshatching? What type of pen do you use to get such detail?????

Your drawings are just lovely. I envy your moleskines!!

7:51 PM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

I think it's wonderful - we always need a little distance to appreciate our own work.

11:06 AM  
Blogger suzanne said...

Glad to hear you are feeling less grumpy with this post. I totally know the feeling.

For a few days now I haven't been very happy with my posts. It makes my whole perception of my blog change. This causes me to get grumpy too..

5:59 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

Nancy, it's all cross hatching. I sometimes use stippling, but there is none in this one. Just very fine cross hatching. I use a Pillot G-tec fineliner pen.

Suzanne, I'm totally with you. I fel exactly the same. I sometimes feel like I need to take a break from drawing for, say, a month, but if I attempt to take a break my mind just will not stop thinking about drawing!

Cheers, lovely people.

2:03 AM  
Anonymous Susanne said...

wonderful drawing. Just forget about your original idea and accept this great result!

7:19 PM  
Blogger SCquiltaddict said...

fabulous...but you know that:>!

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