Monday, February 02, 2009

don't let it bring you down

A friend once told me that good wine, good olive oil and good bread are not luxuries. I think a good bra needs to be added to that list.

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32 Comments:

Blogger Stephen Gardner said...

It works for me Andrea, extra bit or no. You have a way of making everything compelling.

2:04 AM  
Blogger RetRomantic said...

A good bra is hard to find. That's almost and art itself, but to make and art out of the bra, I can only call it bold original ... crazy . I love it :-)

2:43 AM  
Blogger no way said...

Love it Andrea. How can you argue with a good bra?

3:32 AM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

Love the drawing, interesting subject, never thought of drawing these or any other underwear by themselves... continue to inspire us!

4:33 AM  
Anonymous Cubist Comix said...

Andrea, you take evryday items and breath life into them. Great drawing.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

I'm still laughing at the previous comment! Always good to have plenty of support!
A wonderful sketch, not much left in your smalls drawer we haven't seen, won't be pinching that idea and sharing mine!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Pippa said...

Well, honestly, I can't see what is wrong with it. Beautiful and inspiring as always, and again, something I would not have thought of drawing ...

And thanks to you I am timidly and very excitedly venturing into ballpoint art as well ~ you are truly an inspiration, Andrea!

Pippa

8:26 AM  
Blogger free[k]hand said...

Your friend is really a wise man!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Rachel H said...

I tell you what, I've not got good bread this week and I intend to fix that this very evening, snow or no snow. I got this rubbish stuff from Morrisons that shrinks over time. The slices start out like normal slices but after a few days they're like doll's house bread.

Love the drawing! It captures the way they hang over stuff perfectly. I still have no idea how you make such smooth textures.

Steve - that's good news!

2:51 PM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

This is a wonderful drawing, Andrea! I wish my drawings were 'messed up' like yours!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Here here! Let us all praise good foundations! As always, wonderful rendering, revealing the beautiful hidden in the mundane.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Genine said...

beautiful Andrea!! love how illustrate the highlights & shadow.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

Amazing, as always! I can't get over what you can do with a ballpoint pen--blows my mind!! :)

9:50 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Male equilavant: A good pair of clean underware.

Nice work.

10:27 PM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

I don't know anyone else who can a) draw underwear like this and b) make it funny. Keep 'em coming, please.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

OH MY GOSH ANDREA! You are such a HOOT. I never know what to expect from you other than the most unusual usual stuff. lol

2:19 AM  
Blogger The Gypsy said...

I agree with Sherry - I wish I could mess up like that! BTW - you never mentioned: what size is the bra? lol

6:08 PM  
Blogger computerarte said...

you are right. Great drawing:-)

6:56 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, guys.

Miguel, he's a very wise and talented man!

I think this sounds like a challenge. Everyone get your smalls out! I know I've done it often enough. I shall write to Karen Winters and suggest it as the next Everyday matters challenge.

Cheers, folks, I'm not telling what size it is. Not very big though. With padding. Thank ya.

8:18 PM  
Blogger suzanne cabrera said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! Stunning. You make me want to run out a buy one just like it right now....hmmm, maybe I will :)

Ha...my verification word is "woodi"....I don't know if you use this slang word in the UK...but its quite appropriate given the content of your drawing.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Ha—this is the best. I love it. You make the ordinary sublime.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous brendan said...

how very fitting. (seriously no pun)
the bra, i take to be a metaphor for woman. and at the moment, they are getting me down, and you are right, it isnt something i should... gah, i left this for too long and have now lost my train of thought,
nice one though

3:08 AM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Oh, I so agree. I think we should get a team of women designers together to creat the perfect bra ( whatever your size!)

Your drawing works for me too.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Pippa said...

Wow! This is BRILLIANT! That lace detail is fantastic.
A good bra is a necessity - did you know that 75% of women are wearing the wrong size?
Great drawing. I like the angle you chose. You're always amazing me.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I agree with the sentiment - hard to find, and you Nailed this one as always ;-)

8:02 PM  
Blogger wagonized said...

Oh Andrea, this does look like a good bra, first of all.
Fabulous drawing. I am off to stare at its large version on Flickr.

1:37 AM  
Blogger kazumiwannabe said...

Nice bra! And great drawing, the texture looks very real!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

That is funny, yet serious, I like it. It puts the funny side into drawing, and you haven't ruined it.

5:29 PM  
Blogger freebird said...

I agree with everyone, you make the mundane ART. Good job. I don't see the mess you say you made. I've never heard of "undies" called "smalls" before. Same english, different dialects - makes life interesting.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Raymonty said...

Andrea ~ You are invited to participate in our first 'Light House' picture contest here at Google and on the Internet. Please check out my web-site here at Google for more details. All are invited to be part of this massive contest here at Google. . . . . . Some people have already started and this is going to be great fun for the creative mind. . . . The only rule is, be creative.

12:15 AM  
Blogger edgar cabrera said...

goodness! how can you make something as simple as a bra look so nice?! I can't imagine the patience you have to draw the most meticulous details.

3:28 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Kim said...

amazing amazing!

4:36 PM  

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