Friday, January 23, 2009

perfect weather to fly

I've been meaning to draw this view for so long. Well, ever since I saw that there was an Everyday Matters challenge called 'draw the view from a window of your house'. It seems an appropriate time to finally get around to it. Before the reassuring view of Jo and Nick's house is no longer part of my everyday life.

Everyday Matters #18, the view from my window. See the rest of my Everyday Matters set HERE.

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23 Comments:

Blogger paolability said...

I love, love, LOVE this. The contrasts between the surround and outlined cat with the coloured view is genius.

2:04 AM  
Blogger Dan Jaboor said...

I really like this one. Your work tends to have a very detailed look, bordering on overworked. I think the simple silhouettes really help to balance things out. Well done!

3:09 AM  
Blogger Pippa said...

OK, that's it. Now I can't draw anymore. I will just sit and drool over your work, Andrea.

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!

(: Pippa
Pippa's Porch

6:09 AM  
Blogger julie said...

hi andrea, so nice to find you. your work is asounding. thank you for all your comments over at flickr. i can now come and visit over here too :)

6:31 AM  
Anonymous chris hack said...

that's so lovely. i love the simple line work for the forground detail. the frame and your cat. really pops the view. and not something i would have thought of.

9:09 AM  
OpenID rachelhoward said...

Wow, how cool. I love this, even though it's quite a departure from a lot of your other work. The decision to leave the interior stuff in outline is genius, it works so well. Beautiful!

9:52 AM  
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10:33 AM  
Blogger Pippa said...

What a lovely view. This drawing is lovely. What I particularly love is the linear frame of the window and the cat - it draws the eye into the view more. Really lovely. Glad you were able to draw the view before you moved. Hope that's all going well.

Pippins x

Ps You wouldn't believe the kind of things which were going through my mind when I saw a comment further up from a Pippa. First I thought that I was going mad and that I had commenting before looking at the drawing. Then I thought that someone was pretending to be me! No, just someone with the same name. Panic over.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Derek said...

And top it off, an Elbow soundtrack. Excellent job.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Lady Captain said...

Jo here, just wanted to say that we are flattered to feature in one of your amazing pictures. x I love it!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

I absolutly love this!!!! For tons of reasons, mainly the view and the way it works with white space. It makes me want to paint! I'm going to paint this weekend, sod the jobs!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Spinneretta said...

I love this- especially the negative shapes that focus your eyes on the view :)

4:29 PM  
Anonymous carolina said...

Congratulations , you are fantastic :$

4:48 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

What a sweet, peaceful view!!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Stephen Gardner said...

This is such a calming image, it invites you through the window. Brilliant design.

6:37 PM  
Blogger no way said...

Wow-this is a new favorite of mine. Excellent simplicity!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Maggie Scheibe said...

Isn't moving just the pits? Your beautiful illustration really captures the bittersweetness of it all. I feel for ya...

9:00 PM  
Blogger Genine said...

Andrea this is awesome. Love how you framed the window shades.

2:41 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, folks.

Jo, I'm so glad you like it. I was going to tell you about it, but you get here before I could! I shall miss the view. Oh, and if you click on the link for my Everyday Matters set, you can see your house right next to Ged's guitar.

Cheers, everyone. You make my day.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Salvador said...

What a wonderful drawing a design, Andrea. The cat's negative shape draws your eyes to the subject and the casually drawn window holds it all together. This would make a great serigraph; have you ever thought about doing a print of this?

11:09 AM  
Blogger littlemithi said...

Moving house? Good luck!

12:56 PM  
Blogger kazumiwannabe said...

This one is particularly wonderful!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

I'm actually kind of sad for you that you have to move. I feel like we're a part of that house too from seeing your house from various angles in your drawing. I love when you use different colored pens like this! Adds to the bitter sweetness.

4:36 AM  

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