Saturday, November 22, 2008

some might say

Right guys, I promise, I PROMISE, this is the last you'll see of this drawing. I have no choice in the matter anyway, the the doodles are the only thing holding the paper together.

To anyone who fancies completing one of these step by step drawings, before the eyes of the world, it's really simple. Just follow these twelve easy steps;

Step one. I think I'll start a step by step drawing.
Step Two. Yeah, that's a good idea.
Step Three. Yes, I'm loving this.
Step four. I knew it was a good idea.
Step Five. Of course, now I'm committed to this.
Step Six. I couldn't just give it up now.
Step Seven. How long exactly have I been doing this?
Step Eight. Seriously.
Step Nine. I AM getting rather irritable now.
Step Ten. I'm losing the will to live.
Step Eleven. I'm considering murder.
Step Twelve. Finished. Thank f**k for that.

I have noticed that Illustration Friday's theme this week is 'Opinion'. So, as I finished this yesterday, I'm calling this my contribution. Some might say I should have given up on this drawing a long time ago. But as you can see I'm of the opinion - I mean the naughty kid who drew on desk is of the opinion -that it's better to burn out than fade away. Me and this drawing. Totally burnt out. Never again.

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Blogger Barb - aka Craft Junkie said...

LOL...I happen to love it but i understand your "burn out" on the piece. Some of them just do that to us, eh?
Peace & Love,

1:06 AM  
Blogger ParkEr_BoO said...

LOL"""""I fucking love your draw..
it so feel...real artise!!!
LOve it them!!

1:45 AM  
Blogger Lisa Reed said...

Yeah...ParkEr said it best. I LOve it toO! LOL

3:47 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

ROFLOL!! I love your sense of humor.

3:52 AM  
Blogger Col said...

Oh too funny! I have been following this with interest and enjoyment. Sympathetic enjoyment. MAN have I been there. But I have way more confidence in you! Proven once again.

5:26 AM  
Anonymous petescully said...

great step by step by step there, an education! wicked, as ever.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

You and that naughty kid have produced some of the best artwork I have ever seen. My art seems stuck in pre-decimal days, yours is right now, keep producing that really inspirational stuff.

8:32 AM  
Blogger rubbiya said...

hey its dat obama by ta way(jus kiddin!)..

12:12 PM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

SWEET! love the bug, bob ross, mr. brain, hell everything about this! you've inspired me to draw again!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

I got in trouble doodle on my desk like that when i was in Jr. High. They made me come in after school and clean all the desk. I didn't do a good job because I ended up leave a dusty film across all the desk tops. Then next day I doodled with my finger in the dust.

Great work - "burn out rather than fade away" very funny.

6:15 PM  
Blogger E-J said...

I would never have predicted the way this one would go ... LOL ... what fun.

6:20 PM  
OpenID trudger said...

thanks for sharing your OCD with us... we definitely get all the benefit of relishing your finished product... too bad for you though... you real artise, you. good show. i'd go visit that mount rushmore in a heartbeat.

9:18 PM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Thank heaven for naughty girls, to paraphrase Maurice Chevalier!

11:17 PM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

thanks for the visit! i like your bug better! thanks again for the comments.

3:33 AM  
Blogger why said...

just love this one. :)

5:58 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh I feel your pain - there is probably a 10 step program available ;-) Oh you long suffering artist you - Super cool work now go have a drink!!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Susan Beauchemin said...

I like your sketchbook drawings, and you've been tagged!

11:08 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers, everyone.

I am so glad this one is done. So glad. I shall now put it away for at least six months. At least.

Thanks thanks thanks.

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Rachel H said...

Given your clear frustration you've done much better to stick at that then I would have done, and what a result! Well worth it - a lovely idea and so well executed. I'd love to know how you do it - your penwork is constantly stunning.

3:50 PM  
Blogger kazumiwannabe said...

This is wonderful! Totally awesome, and made me laugh - love Kermit being there! It's the most fantastic decorated school desk ever. Albert Einstein is Inspire me Thursday's theme this week, by the way, you've done your contribution for it too!

6:35 PM  
Blogger CarrieT said...

When are we going to be able to buy a print of it? Because then you will never have to draw it again. I love it!


6:37 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Of course, if that had been my desk I would have found a way to scratch something into the pen try at the top.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Great to see the steps like this - I wish I had had the guts to draw on the desk - but then of course I thought I was a non-drawer! Thanks for your comments on my blog - came just when I needed it. (I've just posted another set of memory paintings)

7:22 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Your drawings are AWESOME! Hehe I don't say this word aloud either being british and over 30 and all that. It's been a while since I've commented here but I do love your work and it just goes on getting better...if that's possible :)

1:44 PM  
Blogger Monette Satterfield said...

You're funny! I keep planning to do a stepped demo of a watercolor but just never seem to get around to it :)

2:58 PM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

GENIUS!!! Yes, very good contribution to OPINION cuz in my opinion, this is GENIUS! : )

5:21 AM  
Blogger cbdeoro said...

lovely, lovely progression

1:36 AM  
Blogger Neal said...

Just found your blog from a post on Moleskinerie, and I have to say I just love your drawings. In particular, your step by step drawings are fantastic, and such a clever idea. I remember as a kid being fascinated by the way doodles on an exercise book could take a life on of their own, and become a piece of art, and you've made this style totally your own. In awe!

9:28 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, guys and dolls. You make my day.

Neal, cheers. Glad you found me! I too, am fascinated by that kind of thing. And especailly the layering of stuff. I love to hide things in layers. They are there, I know they are there, but nobody else does. Unless, of course, I do a step by step!!

I also love trying to find meanings and clues in doodles. We'll never know what they really mean, but they can take on a whole new meaning to us. I LOVE that. Even though I'm not sure it makes any sense?!

Cheers, guys.

11:57 AM  
Blogger JuanMa said...

Nice rolls, i find your work very very interesting!

From Spain:

12:12 PM  
Blogger MollyCécile said...

this is so creative! you've got a pretty intense sketchbook lol! it's awesome!!

by the way, you might be interested in a project i'm working on right now.

Let me know what you think of it!


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