Monday, July 21, 2008

and the rain came crashing down

Just like cups of tea, when it comes to Moleskines I always have two on the go. The first one is almost finished, and is the one I shamelessly plug by always adding a link. The second doesn't often make an appearance as it is more of an ideas book, full of quotes, doodles, lyrics, thoughts, etc. Now and again, however, a page will start off as a doodle and grow into a finished piece - of sorts. That's what happened here. I drew the figure (that's me, by the way) on a page that already contained some crappy doodles. I don't often draw figures that I am happy with, so as I'd finally drawn one that I liked I wanted to post it. I messed around with what was on the rest of the page. Then messed around some more. I also took inspiration from me old mucker Pete Scully. I love the way he uses text in his drawings.

So, here goes; a shameless plug for a set of drawings from my spare Moleskine. Just one more thing; does my bum look big in this?

25 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh, Andrea!!! Your bum doesn't look big in this at all!
But the drawing itself is great fun! And I think you should do figures more often!!!

Lexy said...

I love it when things turn into a finished piece when you least expect them too. Makes them more special.
Love this!!

r.e.wolf said...

This is awesome!

Genine said...

This is one of my favs!!Love the umbrella.
And no. it doesn't look big at all.

georgieliz said...

Andrea, NOTHING you do is bad! I just love ALL your drawings..no, it doesn't look big (were you joking??)

sdzsmith said...

You are a master with the ballpoint pen! I just posted an OLD drawing on my blog that I did in ballpoint (and I never work with that tool).

You also never seem to have a bad idea! Do you plan much? Or, does it just unfold as you go? AND, is tea still the national beverage over there or does coffee (ala Starbucks, etc) impose much of a threat? :)

Blessings

Gillian said...

I hate you for the fact that your bum doesn't look big in this!
Beautiful drawing - I like to see text too - and hey - it didn't rain here yesterday! x

trudger said...

Great stuff. Reminds me of comix I used to make. Your drawing is on the way

Pippa said...

I LOVE it! I think that's the closest we've ever been to seeing what you look like, too. I'm sure that you could sell your Moleskines for millions (although, I know you never would). *sigh* Your drawings please my brain and my being.

Jennifer Lawson said...

I always love stopping by your blog because you just keep them coming. Another great drawing! You are so talented. I love that you added a figure and that it is you—very cool!

moreidlethoughts said...

It's absolutely "chucking it down" here (been non-stop since yesterday afternoon)but I'll face the day with a smile now. Could I borrow your spotty umbrella?

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, guys.

Lexy, you are right. I always feel pleased when I make something out of nothing.

Sosser, no planning. I just let them unfold. This was a few doodles on a page. It just grew.

I think that tea is definately still the natianol bevarege. It is in my house anyway! I guess, in reality, just as many people drink coffee, and on times I myself can swing either way (does that make me bi?). Tea is steeped in tradition though, unlike that new-fangled coffee.

Thank you, Pip, that is so cute.

Cheers everyone. And I was only joking...kind of.

suzanne said...

Hee,hee...if your bum looks big in this...I'd hate for you to see a drawing of mine!

Love this composition. All of it.

kazumiwannabe said...

This is so cool! It's awesome, can't believe it started out as "crappy doodles"!?! Your bum looks perfect to me (like Georgieliz, I thought maybe you were kidding?)
Love the comic book style of the page, a lot!

petescully said...

awesome drawing; my favourite bits i think are the rough top edges of the newspaper and the tiny details of the earphone piece, such incredible attention. Sorry about the rain; I am actually a little jealous. Cheers for the plug!

Rick said...

Another realy good one Andrea, and I agree, you should do more figures. You did an excellent job on this one. You make me want to pick up my ball point pen and try a doodle myself.

littlemithi said...

Dunno about your bum, but you SURE have a svelte tummy! Wish I had your figure ...

E-J said...

Your spare Moly is a visual treat. As is your not-at-all-fat bum! LOL

freebird said...

Does your bum look big? I would say not! You look pretty thin to me (not skinny, don't look down that road either).

Great collage of pictures I think.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

Mithi, it's not that svelte. That's why the scarf is strategically placed there. To disguise any over-spills!!

Cheers, peeps.

pk said...

very nicely done as always. What types of headphones are those?

P.K.

elasticah said...

Es increible lo bello que puede resultar una ilustracion
slds

tita said...

Hello, I am a young Portuguese, I love art.
once was reading a magazine and found there a reference to your blog. I decided to visit him and loved. It is incredible how I identify with their designs.
I would like to give you my congratulations and to tell you that I will be a visitor of his assiduous wonderful blog.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all so much.

Tita, I am surprised to hear there was a reference to my blog in a magazine? I never knew about this.
Thanks for the kind words and I look forward to your future visits.

Cheers, guys.

Shopping Blog said...

Getting a topaz ring as links london jewellery jewelry gifts from better-half is no lower than an awesome joy. discount links of london bracelets Many ladies do admire such jewelry sparkling through charms links of london their fingers. If you may get to own one as gift, links of london silver watches you will definitely appreciate such beauty and elegance for high class cheap links of london necklaces type of jewelry. Those who know what the actual worth of gemstones will links london pendants certainly love to have one added into their collection.