Saturday, October 16, 2010

before the years flew by

Here's a spread from my travel Moleskine. I know. I know what you are thinking. You don't spell recieved like that.

I really enjoyed this drawing. I love the challenge of trying to master a new texture with a few pens and pencils. I like to think I got it, although this version doesn't do it much justice. It looks much better on Flickr, HERE.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did you ever capture the texture of the wood? Love it!!!
---Laura

Beer and Burger said...

I would give anything to be able to draw like this, really stunning! The wood effect it done brilliantly :)

Ellen

MrCachet said...

Now that I see that you can create even a wood texture with a ball point, I'm off to try some of it myself. Nice pages!

Patty said...

Swoon!

Joel C Anatoli said...

cool!

Bella said...

I like the way your dolls pop in and out of the page.

Vicky said...

Love this. will you be selling a print of it on Etsy? I have a set like this, also from Russia, that I got when I was 4 (in 1974) If you will be selling it, I'm very interested. :-)

David said...

Superb!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, folks.

Vicky, I won't get this version made as a print as it is from a journal type sketchbook and, apart from all the written nonsense, it has a gutter down the middle of the page. I have been considering drawing these on some plain white paper, though. I enjoyed the subject, and want to draw them again. So maybe I'll do that with getting it printed in mind.

Cheers, all. I loves ya.

Vicky said...

Andrea

I hope you do, I will have to keep an eye out. I love your work, its gorgeous, and very clever.

I have you to thank for introducing me to the wonderful world of etsy, and moleskiens... I have to restrain myself from buying them, until all other art mediums have been exhausted. I'm afraid I'm a bit like a kid in a lolly shop when I enter into art supplies...
:-)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I can see some of the "how did you do it" however I am forever intrigued by the fact that you ALWAYS seem to be using pens which never ever blob.

My pens are fine until just before the end when they announce they would like to give up by starting to blob.

Johanna said...

OMG this drawing is AMAZING!

I recenty tried a ballpoint drawing (I'll let you know when I have it up on my blog), and it is extremely time consuming! And my pens blob too...

I admire you even more now!