Monday, September 13, 2010

she's in my head

So, as I said, some brand spanking new drawings from my travel Moleskine. Ah, I just love those sketch books so much. That beautiful smooth cream paper. Plus, of course, it's a heavyweight paper which means it can just about withstand all my obsessive cross hatching. I don't think there is anyway you can improve the Moleskine product - although I'd love them to add a bigger size paper size, and perhaps a nice bright white paper to their range. Not that I'm complaining. I just love these books.

I am now feeling determined to finish this travel themed Moley. Maybe by the end of the year. I know it might not sound like the most ambitious ambition (?) in the world, but these spreads do take hours - and sometimes I'm talking about double figures. Not that I'm complaining. I just love to draw, so I'm going to go hell for leather in this sketchbook. Time permitting, of course.

Anyway, to celebrate my return to the travel Moleskine I've put a sale on the zine that I've produced from this book. It contains nine drawings all with a travel theme. Buy it now by visiting my little shop HERE.
Cheers, my dears. And, in case you are interested the travel Molsekine set (so far) is HERE.

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Anonymous Salvador said...

Andrea, you've made my day. I was debating weather or not I should go and draw and now I see that it's what I should go and do. These are wonderful, I love your lettering. It's go to see you back in action. I've got lots of new things up on my blog too; stop by and visit :)

9:58 PM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

Hey there Andrea! I am loving your travel moleskine! Lotsa color and filled with your beautiful drawings! Totally awesome!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Peter Fong said...

hahaha I love the little illustrated jokes on the side :D

11:13 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

very beautiful! :)

7:18 PM  
Blogger Saranna said...

Oh man, your drawings are meticulous -and beautiful!

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i LOVE your drawings!

8:31 PM  
Blogger commoncents said...


We love your blog and will be back!

Common Cents

8:35 PM  
Blogger T said...

Its times like these that I wish I had -this- kind of artistic talent. I really enjoy being creative with my writing and wish I could be creative with a pencil as well.

You are great if I missed saying that.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Catta said...

Wow! I'm truely utterly amazed by your fantastic drawings! They are beautiful! I think I have to visit this blog again! :)

9:40 PM  
Blogger Jessi said...

I love your sketches.


10:04 PM  
Anonymous RSA Certificate said...

Great, now I'm going to be thinking about Mexicans thinking about mermaids all day :P Love your sketches!

10:39 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Woodhead said...

Congratulations on Blog of Note - two of us from the UK in two days! Beautiful blog. Stunning pictures. :)


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10:42 PM  
Blogger ag. said...

i. am. amazed. your drawings are incredible and i am so inspired to be better after looking at your work. just amazing.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Ajax said...

Your sketches are absolutely great!! I found you on blogs of note, looking forward to more from the traveling moleskine.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Ajax said...

Your sketches are absolutely great!! I found you on blogs of note, looking forward to more from the traveling moleskine.

12:12 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow. Thanks folks.

Where exactly did y'all here about my blog? Wherever it was, I am most pleased that you found me, and hope you'll all return.

Cheers, everybody, I blushing sfter reading these lovely comments.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Ingrid Mida said...

Love your blog! When I see sketchbooks like this I always wonder why I don't use mine more! Your drawings are divine.

12:37 AM  
Blogger The long acre said...

Cool stuff!!!

1:58 AM  
Blogger Jen said...!!!

You are Blog of Note today (I think for today, possibly tomorrow too)...if you go to Blogspot's main page you'll see "Blog of Note" on the lower right. I'm glad they picked your blog!

J in OH

2:21 AM  
Anonymous JY said...

say hi

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Sasa said...

nice photo

3:13 AM  
Blogger Infern0 said...

These are incredible pieces of work. I see that you put your heart and soul and passion into them. That makes them so unique.

They are truly special, and you have a truly special gift :)

Never take it for granted.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Tynia said...
Zapraszam !

6:23 AM  
Blogger James said...

I love the little illustrated jokes. They are so lovely...

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Ally Mcbeal dvd said...

So beautiful!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Dean Grey said...


Gosh, look at all that detail!

I love how the words are shaped like circles in the first illustration.

Congrats on being a Blog of Note too!


8:10 AM  
Blogger andrea. said...

I love your blog :)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

your images are beautiful.

i the drawings come first, then the words...or visa versa? Or both simultaniously?

11:00 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everybody.

And, thanks to Blogger for sending all you new visitors here. I am most pleased to meet you.

Amanda, that's an interesting question, and one I'd never thought about before. It must be a bit of both. Sometimes a few words will pop into my mind and I see a drawing immeadiately. Then sometimes an idea for a drawing will trigger off a whole story. like this;

I was in a charity (thrift) shop the other day and found an old moustache grooming set. A beautiful little thing, I can't imagine how old it is. I bought it because I knew I could get a lovely drawing from it. By the time I'd drove home (about a ten minute drive)I had an entire story about an old long lost relativbe, great uncle Lord Charles, who the set belonged to??!! The drawing of the set and uncle Charles will appear one day, when I get the time. Hope you come back to see it.

Cheers, my dears.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Genius Moose said...

I just saw a really big Moleskin sketchbook this past weekend. It was at least "11 x "17. One was about average sketchbook size and then there was another in between. So they ARE making them bigger. :-)

10:17 PM  
Blogger Troy_Farley said...

the title of the book is very random but it has to have a meaning of some sort or there is no point to it. haha

4:57 AM  
Blogger hottie with a lotta body said...

incredible! i've always loved anything creative and i've loved to draw for years-but unfortunately...practice never made me perfecT! :)

11:24 PM  
Blogger pinkshoesart said...

Love your drawings and nice to find a fellow moleskine fan - I absolutely love them!

6:41 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Genius Moose, I do believe they are now making larger sketchbooks - in A4 and A3 size. A3! This is very exciting news, and yes, it'll be my next pruchase. Good old Moleskine.

Cheers, my dears.

11:57 AM  
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