Sunday, October 15, 2006

EDM#87 Draw your lunch.

Chips - aaah chips. Good old British fare. Not fries or frites but chunky chip shop chips. Nowhere in the world makes chips quite like we make them here in the UK. I don't mean that as a compliment or an insult - but somewhere in between. When they are good they are very very good and when they are bad they are horrid. The smell of chips, to me, is the best thing since sliced bread - which, incidentally, is the ONLY bread to make a chip buttie with. Sliced, white bread.

(Translation; UK 'chips' = USA 'fries'. USA 'chips' = UK 'crisps'.)

20 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful job! I love the other sketches here as well.
Cheers! Mary Ellen

shirley said...

WOW! I love your chips - the volume you achieved in the painting of the fries and the amazing job with the lettering on the paper.

wagonized said...

Sweet details. I am really impressed by how you got the color (or should i write colOUR?!) of the 'chips' right. You make me want to try my new colored pencils.

Lin said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!1 YOU SHOULD BE THRILLED!! I'D CERTAINLY BE!!! I THINK YOUR ARTWORK IS GLORIOUS!!!!

SCquiltaddict said...

yummmm those look delicious!!! great work

Nancy said...

Your work is so beautiful -- and so filled with character, too -- smooth gradations of colour... I'm really envious, but in a positive way!

littlemithi said...

Haha! This is great! Makes me want to go to the chippy right now .... I especially like the newspaper - the daily mirror? :)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Hello and thanks everyone! I must say that I am pleased with this picture. I enjoyed doing this one and I had some fun with it! Littlemithi it is certainly NOT the Daily Mirror! It's more of one those local newspapers, you know the kind. Where any story, no matter how small, will do! Cheers.

Ujwala said...

so real... you've made me hungry! :D

Felicity said...

Absolutely brilliant! Yes, chunky chips in newspaper are the best! Fabulous work on your blog, I love the mushrooms!

bdelpesco said...

Excellent art! I love the shape, subject and humor in this!

Jana Bouc said...

I so love looking at your work. You have such a unique and strong style, so full of personality...and it's technically just right too. Such a pleasure to see.

Nina Johansson said...

I love all the work on your blog, you have such a unique way of rendering things, and the colours you use are fabulous. You manage to tone them down ever so slightly to a very soft and yet rich colour scale, and it´s all so expressive. Love it!

Penny said...

Wonderful chips, and the detail on the paper is fantastic as well.Chips look as if they could jump into your hand.

Alison said...

Yummm - but did they go cold while you drew them?

Renate said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I too am in love with your style ...

clare said...

Beautiful Andrea!!!!!!!!!!
we call 'em 'chips' here in oz. And we call your 'crisps', potatoe chips or just chips.

Anonymous said...

Andrea, the newspaper is amazing, such detail and perfect lettering. Totally, totally perfect.

Anais said...

I really like your style. Very clean, they're lovely!

Tamara said...

That is so pretty D: