Saturday, October 11, 2008

don't look at my shadow

Now be honest, are you laughing at the cat paw? It's a bit rubbish, isn't it? Did you even know it was a cat paw? I actually drew around the actual paw. Which, as you can imagine, the cat was thrilled about. I nearly lost an eye for this drawing. And you're laughing. Thanks a lot.

Illustration Friday; Strings.

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Blogger Pippa said...


7:10 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

I'm looking at your shadows!! There, you can't tell me how to look at your art.

I love it - Cat paw and all.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Gillian said...

I'm laughing, but only because I have occasionally been on the receiving end of cat paw versus eye. This is a feast for cat.

9:13 PM  
Blogger cserháti hajnalka said...

It's very professional! Bravooo! :)

9:20 PM  
Blogger Kris-Tea said...

Nice illo. I like the tone :)

10:01 PM  
Blogger Jen A said...

I bet the cat did not appreciate being a model!

Love it.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Terrific drawing! Loved the commentary as well. Now I have this image of you struggling with your cat -too funny!

12:26 AM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

This is excellent, i love the fine detail you put in your work. hope the next one isn't of your cat tied up with these assorted things...

4:35 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

I AM laughing and I am also in awe again. I spend more time in awe at your Blog!! You are just fantastic.

4:41 AM  
Blogger free[k]hand said...

I have no pets but sometimes you make me think about having a cat but a teenager at home is enough thrill.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Hillary said...

My cat used to help me sort my stuff out, always made it easier with laughter. She would only have to hear the rustle of pattern tissue to appear. Good memories.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Cats just go mad for this sort of stuff - it must have been so hard for you!! Super drawing, even the paw! ;)

2:54 PM  
Blogger Danyell said...

I did know it was a cat's paw, but I was paying more attention to the draftsmanship.

Great work. But I would recommend trying to eliminate the page crease in the center via PhotoShop or some such thing.

8:03 PM  
Blogger kazumiwannabe said...

I wasn't laughing - now I am. You're brave, trying to draw that kind of things that obviously belong to the cat. The cat was nice, to let you draw that long. Love your drawing, by the way!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Roberta said...

I enjoy all of your work!

12:27 AM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

I love everything about it. My fave, besides Flo's paw, is the twine ... the one with little straggler pieces coming off it. It is totally BRILLIANT!

1:23 AM  
Blogger Pippa said...

The cat paw makes this drawing for me. Especially knowing that you drew around a real one!

11:44 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

This started as a tape measure on the page. It stayed like that for months. I finally decided to finish it. Don't know how I feel about it, it turned out to be a surprise for me. I'd never have dreamt that I'd be drawing around a cats paw, but there you go. I have just two pages left now. It'll be the first time I have EVER finished a sketchbook. Ever.

Cheers, folks.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Mark Kwasny said...

It's always fun and games until someone loses and eye. So now we can call you squinty??

10:59 PM  
Blogger Eve said...

Great drawing! I absolutely love the cat paw! Haha! Amazing!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Another wonderful drawing. You just keep them coming. I love it!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Dan Jaboor said...

Beautiful work! I just discovered this blog today. I will be back!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Ricardo Sérgio said...

Your site is amazing, your drawings are great. I'll sure be back.

9:29 PM  
OpenID africantapestry said...

I love that tape you have crawling all over the drawing. I don't even want to know how you did it...I'll just admire it!

1:48 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, lovely peeps.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Ha! My cat took a swipe at my calf today when I forced him to go outside. Apparently it was a bit chillier than he preferred. They just don't like to be messed with, even for the sake of art!Lovely work, as always.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Irtiza said...

andrea, you have a wonderful gift. i like the sketches very much.

i used to sketch a bit also, and seeing your pics....*grabs paper and 6b pencil*

11:44 AM  
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