Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a dream passing by

This really was a quick drawing. Quick for me. It's all relative, of course.
I drew this one in front of the mirror, before putting away my woolly scarves until next winter. I guess it's the closest I've come to a self portrait. But, when it came down to it I preferred the negative spaces.
I'm calling this one Everyday Matters Challenge #22, draw a piece of clothing. See the rest of my challenges HERE.

27 comments:

Ljubljana said...

Oh, it's realy great selfportrait. I've never seen such idea of drawing selfportraits (now I imagine myself in scarf, long socks and pretty shoes without body(= - I like it)

Jennifer Lawson said...

What a wonderful idea for a self portrait. I love the negative spaces—they are brilliant!

Igor said...

marvelous, realy cool!

bettyfromtexas said...

well, it's a gorgeous thing, that scarf!

Alex said...

what a result for a quick sketch! :) talking about being productive. Love the texture as always.

Cecelia said...

Your work is so gorgeous!

Stacey D said...

Gorgeous!! I love the knit stich detail. The negative space is good.

vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

Wonderful "self portrait"! I love how alive the scarf appears.
(Wish my "quick" sketches were even half this good.)

Roadchick said...

I love the negative space and I love the attention that you paid to the knitting. It really does make all the difference!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Your detail is always fantastic. Quick sketch!?

zia said...

Lovely as usual. Although I have to admit - my favorite part of your pictures is always your handwriting! (Only because that's my obsession, I always love the pictures too!)

raena said...

You've done a fabulous job with the texture and colors, Andrea!

Janene said...

I love scarves too and wish I could put this one on--you have captured the soft texture so well! Interesting self portrait...

beckasharpe said...

I absolutely LOVE this. Your detail, the texture, the negative space.... magic.

Becka

nanke's stuff said...

I just don't know how you do it, but this is wonderful! The colors, the detail, the negative space - marvelous! nany

Ramona Davidson said...

Fantastic and creative. Love what you have done.

"JeanneG" said...

What a tease you are. Nice job on the scarf.

sooziebee said...

ooh, scarves, me too, complete scarf queen, love this pic x

eli said...

this is cool. you'r great!

Tracy said...

o-mi-gosh
i'm in love with this. truly
and you say its a quick one? well heck girl whats a long one look like? this is gorgeous and makes me want to take out my pens and pencils (which haven't seen much of me lately). thank you

Keith said...

Love the isolation of this drawing, the way the assumed coat cuts in and out. Inspired.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

When I say quick sketch, I mean a couple of hours or so. That's quick for me!

I really do feel a series coming on, though. I enjoyed doing this drawing a lot.

Thanks again, I do appreciate you visiting and commenting. I appreciate it very much.

Cheers.

Jenea said...

Aloha dear Andrea! I visit you site, your parrot's Fri, is so Awesome! Great artwork!

P.S. Andrea! if you want you can found yourself in my last post! :)

D*fusion said...

love your work and especially that you have a "sketchblog", no high falootten pretensions. You can make the "ordinary" quite sublime. thanks for sharing your creativity.
Dan
http://dandorfer1.blogspot.com/

KLC said...

it's beautiful :)
just wanted to say that
(not that any of your other works aren't, this one just made me smile right now so...)
and i agree, the composition works much better with the negative space.

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