Friday, February 25, 2011

trying to remember just what for

Although everything has been quiet around here lately I'm still busily beavering away at this one. So, I thought I'd share another stage of this mammoth drawing with you. So far I've been drawing all the bits and bobs in with colour ballpoints and fine liners. I still don't know how, or if, it'll come together as I rarely do a full-on colour drawing like this. I'm thinking it's nearly there. The final stages will be to get the whole drawing down in pen and then I'll add the final details and, hopefully, a little more 'atmosphere' (is that the right word?) with some soft pencils. That's the plan anyway.

Then what I'd most like to do is get back to blogging. It's just that these days I have lots of things coming at me from every direction. Again, I'm not complaining. Exciting things are happening. It's just that I'm not getting the time to spend with you guys. And, I miss that.

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Anonymous bunny mazhari said...

How big is this work? I've admired your work for ages, I find it very inspiring!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Bella said...

I'm loving it already! The colors are great. It reminds me of all the things I gather when I travel :)

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Suze xXx said...

funny that, I came looking for you only yesterday :) glad to see you've been very busy ~ it's fab! it'll be interesting to see the difference after the pencil crayon..
Keep smilin', and have a happy weekend :)

12:06 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I love to drop in on you so please continue the posts! I also am remiss in not letting you know that your molezines arrived in Canada safely and then a little later How to Draw Like a Nut arrived--thankyou!! Find them all so inspiring.


12:52 PM  
Blogger bicocacolors said...


2:15 PM  
Blogger Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Hi Andrea, I got your zine in the mail today in a gorgeous, hand-lettered envelope! It came so quickly that I was delighted. I am saving it for a special treat to look at after I have some surgery in a few weeks. I love your drawings!

2:37 AM  
Blogger natekitch said...

inspiring stuff, your drawings are so detailed but still hold character

7:04 PM  
Blogger John H said...

Stunning work. You have given me motivation again to carry on drawing.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

This is beautiful, amazing, what can I say? On occasion I think of you, and inspired by How to Draw Like a Nut, and everything else you do, I do sketches with enormously busy cross-hatching, and they come out pretty darn good sometimes, quite cool to look at - but not like yours, not by a long shot.

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Just LOVE what you are doing and I admire your work....thanks for all the beautiful skteches :-)

8:13 AM  
Blogger Suma CM said...

Fabulous work as always -- wish I had the patience to even attempt such gorgeously detailed drawings.

2:02 PM  
Blogger john.p said...

Great stuff! Got your "Nut" publication just fine. I waited until we were at a coffee shop with some down time to savor it over a latte. Mmmm. Then my daughter asked to have a look. Keep it up. As for posting, I've been in the doldrums, too. Just now getting started again. It's too easy to make sketching a lower priority when there's things to do.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Roxanna said...

I love it, Andrea. Very nice.

9:36 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all so much, folks.
And, I'm back; drawing and blogging. Hope you'll join me.

Cheers, my dears.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Sam Johnson said...

Lovely work. Wonderful combination paintings.Have a look at paintings for sale as they also showcase some great paintings

9:01 AM  

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