Tuesday, May 15, 2012

kings of the mountains

 Since I got less scared about drawing outdoors a whole new world of subject matter has opened up to me. It was bad enough when I was having my attention caught by all the indoor potential drawings, but Holy Smoke, there's now drawing opportunities EVERYWHERE I look.

Here's some of the chimney pots on our row of houses. I love chimney pots, they have so much character. Plus, with houses as old as ours, the pots have been added and replaced over the decades (centuries even) so that every chimney is different from it's neighbour.

 These aren't the greatest drawings or journal spreads that I've made but I was just getting to grips with this subject matter. I was just getting my pen around chimney pots. To be honest too, I actually made these drawings from the comfort of my armchair. They are a selections of the chimneys that I can see from my window. Well, it was VERY windy.

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13 Comments:

Blogger debra morris said...

Great chimney pots Andrea, I haven't been back to Derbyshire for 8 years and I must say they're making me a bit homesick (in a good way)

11:19 AM  
Blogger Zia Blue said...

That's so cool! They all look very medieval :3

Zia
singing-blue.blogspot.ca

12:43 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

when I was in England recently, I wondered what all those clay structures were that popped out of all the chimneys. Hah. We have squirrel cages on top of our chimneys to keep intruders out. Love the sketches.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Julie Clay Illustration said...

Ooh they are beautiful Andrea, I like the colour ones, they have a shiny ceramic feel to them! Brill. Chimney pots are a good subject.

4:19 PM  
Blogger p-jay said...

These are charming; well done!

5:25 PM  
Blogger p-jay said...

These are charming; Well done!

5:27 PM  
Blogger beckasharpe said...

I LOVE these. The way they are special on their own with no roof. Also the shading on the colour ones.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Don West said...

Well, we can't be expected to draw in the wind can we?
After all it's "plein aire" not "plein winde".

Nice job on the outdoor chimney pots :-)

2:28 AM  
Anonymous stanislawa said...

a little history—a touch of function & ritual—like crowns atop of our living spaces—charming sketches

1:42 PM  
Anonymous stanislawa said...

a little touch of history function & ritual like little crowns atop our living spaces

1:44 PM  
Blogger Sue Pownall said...

Great drawings. Comfort of your chair... why not?!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Genius Moose said...

Beautiful, as always, Andrea. We don't have chimney pots here, so this s a real treat. :-)

11:06 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, so much guys.
I keep seeing charismatic chimney pots everywehere I go now!

1:45 AM  

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