Monday, September 06, 2010

we move around

A while back I shared some of my still life drawing secrets, and here's another. Sometimes I use the ironing board to set up my still life. Like in the one above. Why? Well, you can get completely different perspectives, and some unusual angles, of your subject matter. All at eye level. And, what's more, you can adjust the height. Which is great if you draw from a big sunken arm chair like me.

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Blogger Pippa said...

Ooo first comment!

Thanks for that tip. What a brilliant idea. Cool dice too! I feel as though it's a special treat when you show us a photograph of something you've drawn :)

11:32 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Thanks Andrea, great idea. I would much rather use my ironing board that way than actually iron. Jen

2:24 AM  
Blogger Alex said...


3:36 AM  
Blogger alarmcat said...

I love that idea! Thanks for sharing. I really like your drawing style.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Peter Fong said...

Cool dices! Awesome drawings as usual :)

1:21 AM  
Blogger Olaf said...

" if you draw from a big sunken arm chair like me". Aha! I think this is the biggest secret of them all.

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Salvador said...

What a great idea, Andrea. Nice perspective on the dice.

8:25 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everybody.

More drawings this week. I promise.

3:12 PM  
Blogger SKIZO said...


4:35 PM  
Blogger Telmac said...

I just found out about this blog, pretty cool... What do you use to draw with? It looks almost like some of these are made with ballpoint pen.

2:28 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, folks.

Telmac, yes indeed. Most of my drawings are made with ballpoints. I love em. Not this one thought, the sepia drawings are made with a fineliner.


2:34 PM  
Blogger ricardo said...

que lindo lbogs (PERU) ....DaVid

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Nate said...

never thought of something like that - thanks.

good sketch too :D

5:58 PM  
Blogger MagusChrono said...

Se ven bonitos los dados :D
chida la imagen

nice pic

12:01 AM  

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