Monday, October 23, 2006

a couple of quickies.

Just a couple of quick sketchbook page drawings. They haven't scanned very well - a little washed out. Still I've finally managed to get two pictures in one post. Of course, they are not quite where I wanted them to be, but still, one step at a time....

Onions in pen and watercolour.

14 comments:

suzanne said...

I love these! You really grasped the papery texture of the onion skin with your the wash and light pen strokes. Nice job!

andrea said...

You make onions look alive. I love that!

Teri C said...

These are great onions-the color and the delicacy. Wonderful job.

Robin Neudorfer said...

very nice quickies! watercolor is so perfect for certain objects and you chose this one well

Karen Blados said...

I really like these. You captured the crackly feel of the skin!

wagonized said...

I understand your frustration with scanners making things look lighter than they actually are. But wow, this is gorgeous.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks everyone. I did struggle with whether or not to post these -as they are quite 'rough' sketches. But even though they are quite different from the work I usually do theres something I like about them. What I always find surprising is that people respond to the work that you wouldn't expect them too!? Does anyone else find that?

Renate said...

Very nice, delicate onions. Beautiful!

phillip said...

excellent drawings! i think a more precise and "perfect" rendering would have taken away from how you captured the frailness of the onion skin.

clearmark said...

very good.
I feel the feeling of quality of coats of an onion.
Your view is very unique.
Especially, I like drawing line.

pacoandfriends said...

These are awesome. The color makes them look great.

wagonized said...

Hola Andrea :-)
I agree with what you're saying about people's reactions to the stuff we felt "meh" about! And i think it's partly because they are drawings that we did not intentionally work on - they came out of us like that, and they usually have a freshness that people can detect immediately. I hope this all makes sense. I could write pages about that but i'll stop here.
Also, i liked your question about today's chair on my blog -- since it was drawn in the back of a photocopy which had text on it, the text showed through. I just left it like that, in all its roughness.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. France, it is an interesting subject isn't it? Where all this stuff comes from - you're right it could take pages. Why do we draw the things we do? The drawings we don't like - do they represent a part or place in us we do not like? That we do not want to show to the world?? Very interesting....

Anonymous said...

Your onions are superb. Such wonderful detail - I agree about the paper texture. You did a wonderful job.