Friday, December 12, 2008

drop me anywhere

This fiver was really interesting to draw. All those lines and creases. As unique as a fingerprint.

This is my response to Everyday Matters challenge #191, draw some paper money. I'm really enjoying doing some Everyday Matters Challenges at the moment. I hadn't done any for quite some time, so it's really good to get back into some good old observational drawing.

I also very much enjoy being a part of the Everyday Matters group. Especially when I need some information on something arty, like in my last post. Thanks to everybody who emailed me, commented and left a message at the group forum. Here's that fiver I owe you.

Oh, and the detail in this would have been much finer, if my bloody pencils would have sharpened without breaking.

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30 Comments:

Blogger M.K. Scheibe said...

Absolutely incredible. It's photorealism with a certain something else -- like pixie dust.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Wow! Someone should employ you as a forger!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Pippa said...

OhMyGoodness! I actually thought this was a photograph when I first saw it! Mind blowing!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Joel Cooper said...

lovely drawing. i think the idea of becoming a forger is a real goer!

7:21 PM  
Blogger Bill Fehr said...

OH MAN! This is great Andrea.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Okay, this is my new fav! Stunning!!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Judybec said...

VERY beautiful! It looks like a photograph.... only better!

11:46 PM  
Blogger bubblemunch said...

BLIMEY - absolutely blummin' awesome!
Is there anything you can't master?!

12:17 AM  
Anonymous chris hack said...

oh my god! not to over gush but when i first went on your blog i thought why's she put a photo of a fiver up?!? it was only when i clicked on it that i realised it was a drawing! amazing little piece.

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Evolve said...

Bizarrely enough reminds me of ironing £5 notes for work this week?!
thanks for being an inspiration

12:50 PM  
Blogger winna said...

I like the position and the used look you depicted-so very well

1:34 PM  
Blogger why said...

so amazingly real!! i thought this was a photo too!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

YOWSA, your work Never ceases to Amaze Me!!!

2:46 PM  
Blogger purplepaint said...

Andrea - this is amazing!!!! I just gave you a blog award if you'd like to check my drawing blog for details (pencil-paper-paint) Thanks, Marva

3:59 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Another really interesting look into your life. Sometimes I feel like I'm a voyeur, peeking everywhere into your life, including your wallet. ;) I'm sorry about your habitually breaking pencils. I use colored pencils lots, and don't have the problem often of breakage. I use an electric sharpener, perhaps that's a reason. Or maybe I was lucky to buy pencils that hadn't been manhandled.

4:41 PM  
Blogger MILLY said...

A great drawing. everytime I get a five pound note it always looks grubby just like this.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

You covered up her Majesty's face. Is that proper English etiquette?

Very good work Andrea.

9:55 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, folks.

Wouldn't it be great if drawings could pass for real money. Might solve some of my problems!

Evolve, ???
Marva, thank you.
Milly, they do ALL seem to be very grubby. I think they are phasing them out. They ain't worth that much these days, are they?
Rick, there is some sort of funny law, I think, or I've just made it up. I only really covered her face, though, because I didn't want to draw the whole thing. Of course.

Cheers, everyone. Glad you like it. This one is growing on me.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

Your talent is amazing - truly!

4:41 PM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

Another great one. I love visiting to see what's new. You never disappoint.

6:00 PM  
OpenID rachelhoward said...

That's amazing - I just thought you'd posted a photo of a couple of fivers for a minute - wow!!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

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2:42 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Oh my giddy Aunt!!! This is marvellous! Now you're just showing off!
Please can you send your talent pixie over my way???

2:44 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, guys and dolls.

11:20 PM  
Blogger wagonized said...

You blow me away. I've been staring at how you could have possibly done this.

3:45 AM  
Blogger Margaret Ann said...

Freaking amazing...the textures you get blow away my mind...Poof its gone! :)

4:40 AM  
Anonymous Gift card printing said...

Good art work.

10:19 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers, folks.
I really actually like this one quite a bit now.

2:01 AM  
Blogger Zafran ali said...

Beautiful work.I like it so much.....
Plastic Card.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous ID Card Printer said...

nice work. keep it coming :)

3:11 AM  

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