Friday, February 02, 2007

gate post


On Fridays, which is my day off, I'm trying to get out in the countryside and do some drawing. Do something a bit different from the usual objects I seem to draw a lot of. So how come I get 'out in the sticks' and still manage to draw a man-made object? How does that happen? (It's the lock on a gate by the way).

8 comments:

Teri C said...

It happens because it was calling you. And I am so glad you answered. Everything about it is so neat. and your perspective is great.

So good to hear you are going out to sketch. Great!

Plain Jane said...

http://planetmithi.blogspot.com/2007/01/let-me-out.html Look at this. She did a series of drawings of locks and things, then mounted them on acetate/transparent film and made a book. Very cool huh?
Lovely drawing!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Jane - how weird! I was looking at THAT very post on Mithi's blog - and leaving a message - when your comment popped up!! How strange. And yes it is VERY cool.

Thank you both!

mrana said...

you looked for the most interesting complicated object to draw that's why. And made a plain gate post look gorgeous. Great line, shapes, shading all gorgeous ... and you were right about my ball point pens, I knew you'd catch that!

Phil said...

love the gate post!!
As a very new person to the joys of drawing there's something I'd like to share after reading your earlier comments about producing something "good enough"....
I love the feeling of freedom that drawing seems to give me and I've found that when I draw (very selfishly) just for "me" I frequently see new things that I had no idea of when i started each drawing. They sometimes start a life of their own and take me places I had no idea of...
I love your work. it has a magical fresh warmth that is captivating. Don't doubt, just draw...
cheers
Phil

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks for the comment Phil.

I agree completely about the freedom drawing brings. I too love it when it takes you off somewhere, on a journey, where you never expected to go. I think it was the blogging that was stressing me out more than the drawing. I feel a lot better now that I've cooled it; not feeling like I have to post everyday.

Cheers for your kind words.

Terry Banderas said...

You really handle your pencil strokes well. I enjoy your site and comments.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks Terry - as you know, I'm a big fan of your work.