Friday, September 17, 2010

are you here?

So here's the completed drawing that I teased you with a little while back. You know the drill, click on the drawing to get a better view.

It's a drawing I made for the Lancashire Reads project. A few illustrators (I know, people think I'm an illustrator?! Ssssh, don't tell them) were presented with the book Up On Cloud Nine, by the author, and ex Children's Laureate (I'll have you know), Anne Fine. We were then invited to illustrate any scene that caught our attention.

Whilst reading there was a scene that immediately hit me in the chops, and I knew it was the one that I wanted to bring to life. However, the worrying thing, for me, was that it just happened to be the darkest, most ghoulish, scene in the whole book.

I won't go into the story, I'll just tell you that a fisherman found this old tin whilst digging for worms. I'll let your imagination lead you too where this tin came from, and to whom all these charms belonged to. Wooooohoooooohooooooohoooooohoohaaaaaahaa.

Tell me, is that a ghost noise? Or, is it a monkey noise?

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Blogger MrCachet said...


1:01 PM  
Blogger commoncents said...


I like your page - keep it up!!

Common Cents

ps. Link Exchange???

1:14 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

What a beautiful image!

Of course you were chosen, you are an amazing and gifted artist! I love your style and you are one of my sketching heroes!

Hugs and Blessings,
Anita ♥

1:26 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Congrats on Blogger of Note. Great sketch book. I just recently bought a moleskin sketch book. Nice work.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Wonderful. Beautiful. I always love to see your new illustrations :)

2:45 PM  
Blogger Shalaka Bhagwat said...

I think you create very beautiful sketches, Andrea. Such detail! It's fantastic.
And what you write makes for some very interesting reading!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Magus said...

it's too the intricacy.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Somewhere Circus said...

You. Are a genius.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Liv said...

Whoa your drawing is amazing!

5:35 PM  
Blogger gulden said...

I like your blog:)

5:45 PM  
Anonymous dinahmow said...

Ooh...ghosties and ghoulies? Looks like anjother AJ winner.

7:47 PM  
Blogger xx-kirsten-xxx said...

Ok, I just discovered your blog, and your drawings are AMAZING!!!!
I wish I could draw as good as you, I can sketch roughly, but not well or anything.
Anyway, can't wait for more!

Love K xxx

7:49 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

lovely, as always. Congrats on being DESERVE it!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Mommy Trouble said...

That drawing is amazing and very detailed. I am new to your blog but as an artist myself I think I will be following it. Thank for showing us that wonderful pictures and CONGRATULATIONS on the "win" or being chosen. You obviously deserved it!

8:22 PM  
Blogger King of New York Hacks said...

Pic reminds me of the "find these objects" that I used to do in Highlights Magazine as a kid...I did find the pig in this one !! ;-) Congrats on Blog of Note !!

10:34 PM  
Blogger vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

Ooh, this is "Classic Andrea Joseph" art -- I love it! Love the mermaid especially.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

still inspiring people I see. Well not to be left out, I too am going to pull out my journal and create. Thanks!
~Mona in VT

12:35 AM  
Blogger Cereal K1ller/Derek said...

Fantastic work. I enjoy all of your art.

1:02 AM  
Blogger john horse said...

I enjoyed your drawings. If you have a minute come by and see some of my cartoons at my blog.

1:46 AM  
Blogger N3OS3R said...

Really nice art!

4:54 AM  
Blogger ANNIKA said...

I like it! You are so skilled! I started a blog on my very own comics, you could visit it at If there's nothing yet, that means I haven't had the time to scan my work. Good luck to you! Pls visit my blog! Rookie cartoonist, ANNIKA.

5:07 AM  
Blogger yam^Artfingers^ said...

Hi andrea! found your blog..amazing.. and big thanks. It made me realized I missed the fun of sketching. Thanks2! Want to relive the hobby again. Such a de-stresser:)

6:07 AM  
Blogger cindy lee said...

So wonderful blog.I like this very much.Welcome to my own blog ugg outlet.I want to make friends with everybody.thank you.

6:56 AM  
Blogger the GyPsY said...

Delightful .. I want to dig in and search through all the stuff. What details!! Hope all is well with you.

7:05 AM  
Blogger ELLA said...

this is amazing!

7:19 AM  
Blogger iulia crisan said...

i simply love it !! amazing !!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Cat DonChaWannaKno said...

Wow... That's amazing! I'm an aspiring artist myself, and I love your style!

Was that drawing done in ink or pencil?


2:47 PM  
Anonymous Nate said...

woah, very nice :D
I really like something about this one in particular, idk what but it's amazing

5:57 PM  
Blogger wandamarie said...

Blog of Note! Congratulations, and brava!

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Yeast Infection Medication said...

That's awesome! I love your drawings,good job.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Murray said...

Amazing drawing,truly talented

9:07 PM  
Blogger selecteddee said...

OMG This art piece is amazing!

9:09 PM  

Congratulations! I enjoyed your blog.
I am Brazilian and my blog is:
until another visit.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Janice said...

I've just put you on my blog's list of "enchanted blogging". What a talent you are! I love coming here and checking out your latest entries.

Congratulations on your "Blogger of Note" achievement. You are indeed.

Best wishes,

9:34 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow, everybody.

Thank you so much for this amazing response to this drawing and to my blog. I'm totally overwhelmed by all this attention.

I hope those of you who have just found my blog will return in the future. And, that all my old faithfuls never stop coming back.

Cheers everyone. You really make my day. Big thanks to Blogger too!

(Oh, and Cathy, it's ink)

10:38 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

Wow - that is so good! I frankly cannot imagine the other illustrators doing as well. You should have done the whole book!

1:17 AM  
Blogger angie on maui said...

Congratulations in making Blogs of Note! I can see why you've been chosen; your work is amazing! You have an incredible gift!

1:44 AM  
Blogger ThatGirl said...

Yes! Congrats on being featured on Blogs of Note!! :)

Great blog to be chosen of course :)

Keep up the great work!!!!!

2:23 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done

9:34 AM  
Blogger Coeur de Pirate said...

Your art is incredible and this picture is AMAZING! I just found your blog through 'blogs of note' and i'm definitely subscribing!x good luck!

12:31 PM  
Anonymous E Boyce said...

Your work is amazing. As a person who cannot draw a straight line I know what a gift you have. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Olívia Németh said...

I love this blog!!
/Olívia (

1:12 PM  
Blogger Michael and Hanne said...

Congrats on a great blog! We have sent it around.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Orla said...

Wow, just beautiful. A well deserved Blog of Note. Congratulations.

Orla x

5:31 PM  
Blogger Tara J Monaghan said...

I love this :)

Well Done - More Please!


7:27 PM  
Blogger Hairburger said...

very nice : )

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Fia said...

Congrats on Blogger of Note. It's fantastic.

1:54 AM  
Blogger kelseyface111 said...

I really love this!

2:44 AM  
Blogger Prickly Pear Creek said...

A delightful little box of charms. Such nice detail in your sketch.

2:47 AM  
Blogger U-niQ said...

beautiful unique sketch! definitely deserve the blogs of note!

Stay Unique ;)

3:51 AM  
Anonymous Lucky said...


5:03 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow, again.

Thanks so much for the visits and taking time out to comment. I'm amazed by this response to my work. I hope you'll return in the future.

I'll get around to adding all the Flickr, Facebook and Twitter contacts as soon as I get the time. Thanks SO much.

Cheers, Andrea.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Wow—congratulations on the project and this beautiful image.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

well done on being chosen, a brilliant illustration (so you must be an illustrator now right?). I really want to read that book now and find out what the fisherman found!

Ellen at <a href=">The Raven and the Cellar Door</a>

1:11 PM  
Blogger Collegiate Preps said...

Wow really cook sketches!!!

check out my blog at

3:59 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

congratulations1 you're an incredible talent and inspiration.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Kwena Mabjana said...

Amazing blog,congradulation!

7:41 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

wow, that is a great sketch...all the different is a fiest for the eyes...

9:14 PM  
Blogger AngelOfTheTwilight said...

Oh wow, that drawing is brilliant o.o

9:05 PM  
Anonymous muslm said...


8:59 PM  
Anonymous Kilimanjaro Waits said...

Wow, what a fantastic blog to stumble upon, your drawings are fabulous, exquisite, and really entertaining. Why are you not in galleries across the land?? Maybe you are?

Thank you.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Madame Piqueabu said...

Oh my God, I love it. In fact, I find myself suddenly incapable of perfectly articulating exactly what I'd like to say. Which, would of course mean, wow.

11:37 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow. Thank you all so much. I, too, am incapable of articulating what I want to say. Just Wow. And Thanks. Big big thanks.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Mr. Jellyfish said...

This is fantastic, all your drawings are great and I'm liking these links to interesting things. This is what blogs are all about! Good job!

10:55 AM  

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