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.
Monday, October 23, 2006
a couple of quickies.
Posted by andrea joseph's sketchblog at 9:50 PM
Labels: colour, ink, onions, vegetables
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I love these! You really grasped the papery texture of the onion skin with your the wash and light pen strokes. Nice job!
You make onions look alive. I love that!
These are great onions-the color and the delicacy. Wonderful job.
very nice quickies! watercolor is so perfect for certain objects and you chose this one well
I really like these. You captured the crackly feel of the skin!
I understand your frustration with scanners making things look lighter than they actually are. But wow, this is gorgeous.
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?
Very nice, delicate onions. Beautiful!
excellent drawings! i think a more precise and "perfect" rendering would have taken away from how you captured the frailness of the onion skin.
I feel the feeling of quality of coats of an onion.
Your view is very unique.
Especially, I like drawing line.
These are awesome. The color makes them look great.
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.
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....
Your onions are superb. Such wonderful detail - I agree about the paper texture. You did a wonderful job.
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