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.

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Blogger 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!

10:43 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

You make onions look alive. I love that!

11:00 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

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

1:18 AM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

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

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Karen Blados said...

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

8:11 PM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

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

11:31 PM  
Blogger 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?

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Renate said...

Very nice, delicate onions. Beautiful!

8:26 AM  
Blogger 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.

4:00 PM  
Blogger 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.

4:41 PM  
Blogger pacoandfriends said...

These are awesome. The color makes them look great.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous 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.

3:30 AM  
Blogger 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....

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

8:33 PM  

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