Monday, September 30, 2013
So here's another thing that's been happening for me recently.
Here are some photos from the printers who are printing a new book. My book.
When I went to Clermont Ferrand's wonderful 'Rendez-vous Carnet de Voyage' exhibition last year I got to meet some publishers.
And one of them took a shine to me - well, took a shine to my work.
These photos tell the tale of what's been happening since then.
Next week the books will be at the publishers and I'll be back in France in November to promote it.
It's insane really. When I started drawing a few years ago, this would have been one of those things I would have dreamt of happening whilst not really believing it actually would. It still seems a bit odd. But that is indeed a book about my work and I really will be going to France to promote it. As I said, insane.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
the barmpot has landed
Loon) was made in 2011. Where did those two years go? And, how did it take so long to come up with the third? I love making this kind of work. It's probably my favourite thing to do; write and draw all the craziness, that would otherwise be filling my head, onto the paper. And, that's what Barmpot is about; drawing with your imagination.
How To Draw Like A Barmpot available HERE.
Now, I need to lie down in a dark room.
Look and learn, folks. Look and learn.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
na na na na na na naaaa
Monday, September 16, 2013
could be in a dream
I made the top drawing at a field day that had all sorts of events going on. I'm really happy with some of the lines I achieved in this drawing. I used a fine liner and a calligraphy pen to get them. And, the one below is from one of our Dr Sketchy events.
The rest of the drawings from this book can be viewed HERE.
Monday, September 09, 2013
four drawings, three places, one sketchbook
Four drawings, three places in one sketchbook.
And, a shedload of different pens and pencils.
Red marker pen, two red ballpoints and two red pencils.
Various green pencils.
Blue fine liner and blue brush pen.
Black fine liner, 3B pencil and various colour pencils
Blue, pink and yellow fine liners.
Blue, pink and yellow pencils.
All made in the small Moleskine sketchbook. I was never that interested in using such a small sketchbook before I got this. It took a few years of drawing before I bought it and I still wasn't convinced. It sat on my shelf for another year or so. Now I'm coming close to finishing this sketchbook - just a few pages left. I really must get a new one in because it's become one of my favourites. A sketchbook I wouldn't be without.
Labels: AJ, andrea joseph, Andrea Joseph drawings, ballpoint, colour pencil, Derbyshire, Edale, fine liners, journal, mini Moley, moleskine, pen, Sheffield, sketchcrawl, SketchCrawl North, Whaley Bridge
Friday, September 06, 2013
what's in the box?
Stay tuned to find out. 'Citing!
Labels: Andrea's book
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
here is a song for you
I have a string of half finished drawings hanging around the house. I come across them all the time. In the strangest of places. Drawings that I've given up on for various reasons. Now and again though I'll try and breathe new life into them. This is what happened here.
This drawing must be at least three years old. It actually had a shoe print on it that I had to erase (I really do find them in strange places). I remember that I'd had this great idea of drawing each and every one of my pencil cases. I got half way through this before realising what a rubbish idea that was.
There was, however, another reason that I resumed this drawing; for a long time now people have been asking me if I'd considered making a film of me in action (drawing that is). When I came across this drawing I felt it could be used to show how I go about cross hatching. So, that's what I did - I say that's what 'I' did but I actually mean that's what a friend with the technology and know-how did. Thanks Tim!
You can see the film in my last blog post or HERE.
Plus, you can get your hands on this drawing, and film star (haven't you always wanted to get your hands on a film star?), as it is for sale in my little Etsy shop HERE.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.