Tuesday, December 05, 2006

EDM#16. Draw a tool

Bloody hell. This took some work. Over the past couple of weeks these colour ballpoints have become my favourite tools. I seem to have been using them for most of my drawings. After drawing this though I have a feeling I might just be using them less. In fact, I don't want to see them ever again! Bring back the colour pencils...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that you left one of them uncapped!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

I agree, that one uncapped pen is a winner!! Gosh, I didn't even know they made ball points in all those colors. You sure are the master when it comes to pen art! And what a LOT of work.

Yes, there is a Village of Wales and I used to live about 7 miles from there! There is not much there to tell you anything exciting about it.

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the color and the composition!


8:41 AM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

I was wondering what pens you've been drawing with! This one is so well done! I had to go back and realize that one was indeed uncapped. :-)

10:33 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys.

This was one of those pictures that seemed to take forever. The original also looks SO much better - I'm really quite disappointed with the way it looks on here, especially as it took so long. There's another version on Flickr.

These pens do come in quite a range of colours but the yellows aren't very good so it limits you in what you can achieve.

Cheers guys!

2:40 PM  
Blogger littlemithi said...

UUUuuuu ... colour stationery ... I'm drooling already ...

thanks for sharing Andrea - I love the illustration!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

What a beautiful, luminous drawing! I love the chromatic progression from one side to the other. This positively glows.

12:25 AM  
Blogger PMBC said...

Great drawing! Rithmic, colourfull and meaningfull

12:51 AM  
Blogger Johnnie Scoutten said...


1:43 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow - thanks. High praise indeed! And, you know, I'm really not too sure about this one.
Cheers guys!

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yea, I love this drawing! love the subject, love the colors. just great.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous janey said...

I can just imagine how look this too. The composition and colors are great.

10:25 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you both - Janes!

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Renate said...

All has been said already, I could only repeat all the well deserved comments ...

That's SO COOL!

11:42 PM  
Anonymous ester said...

this is really fun to look at, and I like that you left one uncapped.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

I just found your blog on the help group, what gorgeous art you do!

What brand are the pens, I've been looking for colour ballpoints for a while.

2:33 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks so much everyone.

Leo, I saw from your profile that you are in the UK - you can get these packs from Asda or Tesco, they are less than 50p a pack, no specific make.


3:39 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Absolutely gorgeous (as are all your illustrations)! Silly I know but I can't believe how you make something so yummy from such cheap pens!

10:13 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Gosh, thanks Felicity!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Oh my gosh. I can't believe it's a drawing. I thought it was a photo at first. You're amazing and this is a great drawing!

8:05 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks Jana for your lovely comment. This looks much better on Flickr for some reason. A much better quality upload.

I'm really surprised and flattered by the response to this picture.


12:56 AM  

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