Sunday, July 12, 2009

born to (not) run

Another drawing from my travel themed Moleskine. And some more nonsense that, no doubt, I'll regret sharing.

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Blogger K9-CRAZY said...

Yes, I can see myself as being a good runner as well if it weren't for the breathing thing...

11:49 PM  
Blogger suzanne cabrera said...

Hahaha...don't regret it! I feel you!

If you'll come visit me in the US of A I'll be happy to buy you the sneakers!

12:26 AM  
Blogger kazumiwannabe said...

Absolutely loved your thoughts on running and breathing - thank you for the laugh!
And the drawing is awesome and amazingly perfect. Going over to your flickr now because I missed too many of your posts...

9:47 AM  
Blogger Barbara Weeks said...

You can't kid me. It isn't the running-it's another reason to buy (and beautifully draw) shoes!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Seaver said...

You made me laugh. I like your silliness! I had no idea there was a law about running shoes and the US! Thanks for adding to my knowledge bank!

I love the drawing--it is very fine! I'm glad you shared!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Anonova said...

What beautiful lines in that sketch... it completely made me forget the awful thing that running shoes are really made for!

4:56 PM  
Blogger winna said...

Absolutely stunning !

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

As usual, you've produced a real winner here.

2:28 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Great drawing, so glad I looked closer to read the text too! Feel the same way about running - I much prefer to walk fast myself - you get to wear the same trainers, have the exercise and don't (usually) get so out of breath and shouldn't get so sweaty - unless you live in Malaysia, like me!

4:34 AM  
Blogger Phyllis said...

Another study and lesson provided with insightful humor.

5:48 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

AMAZING! I can't help oggling at the details and all the fine lines :)

8:39 AM  
Blogger RicĂ« said...

fabulous detail and spot on summation of Why I Don't Run--

12:39 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I really enjoy examining your drawings.

The tiniest details are so perfect--even when they are viewed large on the screen.

My art looks better the smaller it gets and sort of falls apart when it is blown up bigger. sigh...

6:30 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

This is one of my most favourite drawings I've produced in a long time. Glad you like it too.

Also, glad to hear so many of you feel the same about running. I thought it was just me.

Cheers everyone.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

Love the running shoe and thanks for the giggles!! :)

4:49 AM  
Blogger wandamarie said...

You are so funny! I didn't know it was the law that UK travelers to the USA had to buy sneakers (trainers). What do travelers to England from the US have to buy?

2:53 PM  
Blogger Nastia Tikk said...


I'm impressed with your pictures. They are so-so great!


5:37 AM  
Blogger please sir said...

I'm not a great runner...but I do love your sketch.

4:39 PM  
Blogger The Gypsy said...

LOL .. Love it. Don't regret it, and your drawing is amazing.

Isn't it strange that there are books and techniques teaching us how to breathe?!
I hate running because my boobs go all over the place - but I love pretty shoes! :-)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Great job, and i love the story!

9:57 PM  
Blogger geraldo roberto da silva said...


10:14 PM  
Blogger plo said...

I will send you sneakers for artwork! Ha!

3:21 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

How long can you hold your breath? Does walking the dogs (er, briskly of course) count?

I'm too lazy to buy lace-ups ... of course, if I did I Would run in them, honest, that goes without saying.

Goes without saying too that this is a brilliant drawing. Brilliant.

7:55 AM  
Blogger paintandink said...

Awesome! I love the part about the fillings... I am totally going to use that in the future...

7:02 PM  
OpenID janabouc said...

So do people not wear sneakers/running shoes/trainers there? I wear mine every walk...everywhere because they make my feet happy. They look pretty bad I suppose, but I'd rather have happy feet. These ones you've drawn look like they'd be attractive as well as comfy.

5:02 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers, folks.

Gypsy, I don't have that problem! I don't know whether that's a good thing or bad.

No, Mariana, walking does not coun. I can do that too!

Jana, it's not that we don't have them here, it's just that they are so much cheaper in the US. That's why we fill our suitcases up with them.

Cheers, my dears.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

haha! I didn't read the text on your drawing before--very funny! I, on the other hand, never felt like I was a runner (may explain, in part, my weight problems now :(

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are studying you in art I need to know what year you were born in ??

4:16 PM  

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