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.

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Blogger 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)

9:46 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

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

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Igor said...

marvelous, realy cool!

10:21 PM  
Blogger bettyfromtexas said...

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

12:59 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

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

4:14 AM  
Blogger Cecelia said...

Your work is so gorgeous!

6:14 AM  
Blogger Stacey D said...

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

12:55 PM  
Blogger vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

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

1:25 PM  
Blogger 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!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Your detail is always fantastic. Quick sketch!?

3:16 PM  
Blogger 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!)

3:48 PM  
Blogger raena said...

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

4:04 PM  
Blogger 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...

6:15 PM  
Blogger beckasharpe said...

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


7:39 PM  
Blogger 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

8:42 PM  
Blogger Ramona Davidson said...

Fantastic and creative. Love what you have done.

11:03 PM  
Blogger "JeanneG" said...

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

11:05 PM  
Blogger sooziebee said...

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

11:07 PM  
Anonymous eli said...

this is cool. you'r great!

2:41 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

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

4:31 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

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

3:50 PM  
Blogger 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.


6:56 PM  
Blogger 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! :)

8:37 PM  
Blogger 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.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous 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.

9:37 PM  
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