Monday, July 19, 2010

it's easy

This is a bit of a departure for me. I know it doesn't look like it, but it is.

Yes they are doodles. Yes it's drawn with a ballpoint. But, let me tell you, the urge to cross hatch the hell out of those doodles was eating me up inside. But, I resisted. Somehow, I resisted. Apart from a little LOVE.

14 comments:

mo said...

i love this drawing, as i do anything you create ;)

i appreciate how you showed the progression of the artwork on LOVE. very cool.

i like the simplicity of the picture, a departure from the other pieces you've done. yet there's enough of your traditional artwork contained within, which is a nice offset to the simpler sketches.

you can do no wrong in my book. everything is fascinating in its own unique way ;)

MrCachet said...

Talk to me about ballpoint pen preferences. PLEASE. I like your art and your choice of instruments, and I'd like to partake.

Alexander said...

Haha, but who said art was supposed to be easy? Fight the urge! Vive la resistance etc etc

suzanne cabrera said...

Such good advice during a week when I really need it.

THANK YOU for this.

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Do I detect a growth spurt? :-)

Stephen Hall said...

I had to squint (love that word) really hard to read those words of wisdom, glad I did, I'm just starting my sketch of Kylie Minogue...

Coreopsis said...

I had to laugh--I don't think I've ever resisted an urge to hatch in my life, on doodles or otherwise--even when I'm painting. Ball point pens can be wonderfully sensitive instruments. I really like this.

Genine said...

this is great Andrea. Loved catchin up, it's be a while since i've been online.

Kaley Henning said...

Hi, I found your blog via a link and an article about your sketches, and I've got to say that I find your sketches/doodles/drawings extremely inspiring. As an artist, I'm constantly looking for fresh ideas and inspiration to keep me going, and your drawings are...well, for lack of a better word, inspiring. I look forward to seeing the new things you post!

the GyPsY said...

You're art is always fascinating to me, these pages are delightful. I love the departure just as much as I love all your work.
Hugs

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

Is it just me or it it bloody difficult NOT to cross hatch everything in sight?

Mo, that's a lovely thing to say - and hear! Thank you.

MrCachet, this is the mosy asked question. I really must put a FAQ page on this blog somewhere. Really, NO preferences. As long as the ballpoint is not blotchy I'll use it. I'm not fussy, or loyal to any particular brand. Any will do.

THANK YOU all. You make my day.

iva yaneva said...

Aw, I love the LOVE signs!! Won't they make an awesome print alone, placed three in a row like this? So cute :)

Miriam said...

the chatsworth sculpture! (love) ... robert indiana is it? :)

Peter Fong said...

I love seeing other people's sketchbooks. So inspirational. This is amazing. Awesome drawer. And self taught too i read! That's real talent :)