Monday, December 29, 2008

could be in a dream

OK, here is one of those examples of taking a drawing too far. I think. I really should have left it as it was. And, now, I'm even contemplating laying down the shadows, in the version below, on each and every one of the woodland hair accessories. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

Oh well, you win some, you lose some. Bit annoying, though.
And if you still don't know; click on the drawings for a better view. Go on, stick your beak in.

38 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

You never disappoint...I still get a quick jolt of "Wowza!" with each drawing you reveal! And then when I click on the image to enlarge...Bam! Over the moon!

kimberly s said...

Delightful!!! You always amaze me with all the wonderful detail and extra little treats you add in your art!!! This one is fantastic!!

Kathleen said...

Your hare accessories are outstanding and lovely - I only have a little hair left so I would like to order the loaded oak comb and the cricket hair grip while I can still use them - Thank You very much -

bubblemunch said...

This is so lovely!
It reminds me of a book called "FAIRIE - ALITY" which is a fashion catalogue for fairies!!

The addition of the receipt is great so I don't think you've overworked it at all. Cute, humorous and clever.

Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it wouldn't have been complete without the receipt... It's beautiful

R.E. Wolf said...

Utterly amazing!

joseph's art and stuff said...

I am in agreement with almost everyone so far. I like the addition of the receipt, and it definetly is not overworked.

Jackie said...

This is so cute! I want to live on the house on the slide!

Felicity said...

Absolutely gorgeous and magical! They just take you to another world! I like the addition of the receipt too.

Pippa said...

I love them both! I enjoyed having a look through and spotting all the woodland-themed things - the acorns, the flowers, the little house on the hair clip and the winter tree on the other hair clip (I love that tree) and even the spinney helicopter thing on the hair bobble (you know - that thing you drop and it spins as it falls). I finally spotted the wood-grain hairband and hair clips. Genius! That receipt is brilliant too. You've got the Hare's font spot on.

Jules said...

Andrea, I adore your drawings... they are what I would aspire to had I any patience AT ALL!!! Simply wonderful.

wagonized said...

I love that you did the receipt. Too far? Heck no.
Now I am off to see the large picture on Flickr so I can drool over it a bit. Well, you know what I mean.
:-D

Doda said...

It's a joke on Claire's accessories- a shop much frequented by my teenager! I'll need to show her this one!
Very, very clever!
Well done - what a job that must have been!

stupot said...

It's great - go for the shadows too - as long as you scan along the way do as much as you like! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Your Artwork is really amazing...as an art student it really inspires me, thank you!

Maggie Scheibe said...

Oh MAN that's so cool.

suzanne cabrera said...

Incredible as always...and I love the receipt. The only question I have is did you buy all of these for your hair...or for the purpose of the drawing. I've been known to do the later a time or two.

You're really something, you know that?

Jennifer Lawson said...

Amazing as always, Andrea. Wonderful and whimsical. The receipt is great.

Dixie said...

as always your work leaves me speechless. i cant beleive the amount of detail you are able to put into these drawings. you go girl!

Vicki Robison said...

I have quietly stalked your blog for the past few weeks. I have to say I am very impressed with your use of cross-hatch. And this afternoon I ordered some pilot pens that you had mentioned because I couldnt find them any where! Awesome work, beautiful to look at, serene yet exciting, simple yet so so so complex.

Joan Y said...

I am still drooling over your drawing Andrea! Makes me wish I had hair long enough so I can wear your marvelous creations! Pretty spiffy gurl!

Stephen Hall said...

Another adorable sketch, you were right Beth absolutly loved it! I'm in awe of the way you find objects to draw and make them your own - I think you missed one though... A hairgrip with a small stripey bowl and spoon :-). All the very best to you for the new year

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, guys. Just that really; THANK YOU ALL. For all the support and encouragement over the last two or three years. I really appreciate you all stopping by, and leaving such kind words. Thank you.

Have a wonderful 2009. Lots and lots of love.


Keeeeeeeeeep drawing!

Kris-Tea said...

Wonderful work!
and Happy new year :)

Rick said...

Always so good. Happy New Year Andrea. I'm having my second annual giveaway over on my blog, and I'd be honored if you came over to make comment for a chance to win a caricature by me.

Stephen Gardner said...

Happy New Year Adrea, you never go to far in my book.

MILLY said...

This is so lovely, great imagination and fascinating to look at. You just want to get in there and see it close up.
I liked reading the list, it adds to the drawing.

Sherry said...

You have created an exuberance of detail here Andrea! I recommend a nice cup of tea and a quick nap before you do another stroke. Then get up, stretch, and pat yourself on the back for having created another feast for the eyes.

purplepaint said...

Andrea - this is just amazing! I really like the one with the receipt too! The addition of shadows would be awesome but that is your decision.

Lill "april" Francis said...

just so you know...I ENVY you!!! You're so talented! :)

kazumiwannabe said...

Oh, that's wonderful! I enlarged and all the little details are so fantastic - the clip with the little house is delicious! Love the little hare drawing that illustrate al this hare accessories : ), fun detail!

Terry said...

Nothing more that pure and utter delight at viewing your latest creation. I just adore your work and since I discovered it last year (seems strange to say that now) I have each time been mesmorised by the detail and perfection of your work

Rachel H said...

I still don't know how you've got the patience to do those, but they're wonderful! I love the little house on the clip too - you should sell those ideas to a high street shop, the name of which temporarily escapes me... :-)

Rob Court said...

Always fun to catch up with your blog. Finally decided to leave a comment and say Hello. I like the recipe version... weights the picture to the left... ingredients for a more interesting composition. Look forward to visiting again!

littlemithi said...

Wow ... sound of jaw dropping on floor ...

janabouc said...

When I first looked at this I saw a diagram of a skull (maybe because I've been studying the planes of the head?) So your title of "could be in a dream" seemed to fit -- a picture of a head filled with all the things it was dreaming about. I like both images but I know well that feeling of going one step too far. I so love drawings of collections of items and you are the Queen of such drawings!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks! You are too kind. Cheers, my dears.

Bethany said...

I adore this one, I really really do. It's probably my favourite. You did a great job, I love it.