Wednesday, April 18, 2007

old sock seeks old shoe

A quickie. Not much time for drawing this week...again. I did this whilst listening to an interesting BBC documentary, on intelligence, last night. I really overworked it; far too heavy with the pen. Oh well, I just needed a ballpoint fix. I feel like I've been neglecting my favourite medium of late.
Oh yeah, just in case you can't tell, it's a pair of socks. Very old stripey socks.

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Blogger Tim@uniQ said...

As always, Miss Joseph, a fantabulosa piece of work. I always look forward to your new posts ~ especially those with tenuous Kate Bush lovely lyrical links (how's that for alliteration?). More power to your pen, my dear!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

this could be/is totally tranlatable to a large public sculpture! I love the dramatic shape. Quick, call HANES and see if they need a sculpture in front of their corporate sock headquarters.
And I LOVE the small blue thing pages too. Fantastic!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Andrea, this is wonderful! I can almost tell you needed your 'fix' and what better way than listening to an interesting program.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love drawing while listening to things like that, relaxes you! Your style is so admirable, the drawing is wonderful. Never thought socks could be drawn so well! Keep up the good work, Im a big fan :)!

5:32 PM  
Blogger brian nelson said...

I love your drawings! So creative. I have an old pair of shoes for the sock. Check old shoes half way down april's posts. Keep up the fantastic work.

9:32 PM  
Blogger brian nelson said...

Thanks for your wonderful comments. I have joined EDM but I am finding I don't quite understand how to post. I am not really tech savy. Feel free to back channel me at Thanks again for taking time to look at my site and leave comments!!!

10:21 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys.

I did wonder whether people would tell what this was a drawing of! I didn't know whether others would see what I was seeing!

Brian - I am not really tech savy myself, to the point that I don't even know what 'back channel' means!!I found the EDM site pretty easy to use, if there's anything you'd like to know just ask and I'll try to help. If you have worked out how to use the message board then there'll always be somebody to answer you questions. And don't forget to introduce yourself there. Your blog is really nice.

Mr Tim - the tenuous KB links are all dedicated to you, my friend!

Cheers everyone. I appreciate your comments.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

What makes it so incredible, Andrea, is how you lay on that ballpoint pen with such vigour! The intensity of the colour is due to that, and that's what makes these ballpoint pen drawings of your so memorable and so absolutely captivating!

12:56 AM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

The way you get such seamless values with that ball point is what amazes me the most! I can FEEL the roundness and depth -- absolutely WONDERFUL!!

1:26 AM  
Blogger Nancy Van Blaricom said...

You have a way of making the ordinary look beautiful and so enjoyable to view ... even the obvious sock. How can that be?

3:37 AM  
Blogger r.e.wolf said...

This beautiful burst of colour brightened my whole day!

3:19 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys!

Ryan your comment just brightened mine!

9:11 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

This is brilliant! Not overworked at all ... I love the blues, and what gorgeous depth and shading.

11:47 AM  
Blogger david mcmahon said...

G'day Andrea,

Too heavy with the pen? Er, no.

Overworked? Er, no.

Always a pleasure to see your work. Have you noticed how you've been steadily climbing the list at Aussiejourno's Weekly Blog Awards?

More power to you.


11:20 PM  
Blogger Africantapestry said...

This is so beautiful Andrea...the blues you've used, is breathtaking. Who would've thought sock could be heightened to such glory? I also adore your previous post ..I'm a little blue is amazing work. I like the one with the title, the theme almost asks for it...
Your style is so distinctive and different and interesting,(I think I'm repeating myself here..) I love it!

4:55 AM  
Blogger aPugsLife-laserone said...

Beautiful! ... and a ballpoint pen at that?! :)

5:53 AM  
Blogger Genine said...

As I've said with some of your other work, this is excellent. It's amazing how you've taken and old ball of socks and put so much lif e into them..I absolutely love yor style and always look forward to seeing your new posts.

3:47 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys!
I really wasn't sure about this one when it was finished but actually it's grown on me now. Cheers!

1:25 AM  

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