Wednesday, January 23, 2008

hidden in the back seat of my head

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This is what the inside of my head looks like. If you were to put a probe to my ear, and look inside, this is what you'd see. Endless lists and bits of paper. All in sepia, of course. And some blue. Always some blue.

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Blogger Computerarte said...

Wow!Great...oe more time!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Genine said...

This is awesome Andrea!! Thanks for letting us take a peak inside.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

OMG, even the torn paper rings are perfect!!! WOW OH WOW!!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Your drawings are always so intricate and interesting. What a treat to look at.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Jason Das said...

I want to see the parts that got cropped out...

I love the woodgrain. And the blue bits.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

mine too...but not so nicely drawn.

you're amazing!


5:17 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

This may be my favourite drawing of yours ever! I love the "real" and "drawn" versions of the cat keyring! The combination of blue and sepia is perfect.

5:29 PM  
Blogger r.e.wolf said...


5:42 PM  
Blogger Pippa said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I just discovered your blog and WOW! Such beautiful, beautiful drawings. I have a feeling I'll be coming back here often. I haven't even begun to look at you recommended links...

6:19 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Hi there - I came across your blog kind of by accident and what a happy surprise, your work is beautiful.
Best wishes.

9:19 PM  
Blogger brian nelson said...

It looks fun inside there! Love your art. This one is awesome!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Flávia Leitão said...

Your work is amazing!!! I Just love it!! I love drawings with intricate objects! We just lost in side of them, so much to see!!! Very good!!!!!

10:53 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow, thanks for the response guys. I'm really touched. it took ages and I wondered whether I'd messed up with the blue ballpoint. Maybe not.

Cheers folks, you make my day.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

Nothing short of amazing!!! Your drawings are such a labor of love!

1:55 AM  
Blogger wagonized said...

I had to go on Flickr to see a large, crisp version. Amazing piece -- probably in my top five by you!!!!!

3:04 AM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

It may have taken "an age," but ohmygoodness! it was worth it!! And to think you did almost all of it with "the bloody sepia pen." ha ha (Yep, I enlarged and read your lists)

3:35 AM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

Hehe! What a wonderful glimpse you gave us of your inner workings Andrea! I can see that your creative juices are flowing again! Awesome work my friend!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Shelly McC said...

Wow! This is stunning!!

6:51 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Lately. looking at your work, I find myself running to iTunes to see what sort of music you're listening to. Great idea for a drawing.

1:39 PM  
Blogger suzanne said...

Hey! How did you jump in my head as well? What a great way to explore all the things that get jumbled up in there.

This is awesome!!!!! It feels kinda voyeuristic and I like it!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Eric Orchard said...

This one's particularly nice. I think this would look great as a book illustration.

4:12 PM  
Blogger E-J said...

The blue ballpoint makes it, in my view. I love this!! Especially the little blue landscape.

Sometimes your drawings trigger off so many questions in my mind about the your approach/process ... I think they are magical.

And that's one busy head.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love lists but mine never looked as good as yours. I like the 2 colors here. Just wonderful stuff.


5:13 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

Oh my Andrea, what wonderful drawings, they're all like puzzles (I love puzzles) ready to be put together to form the final picture ... absolutely brilliant, you make my fingers itch to get drawing again, how inspiring!

6:00 PM  
Blogger BMoon said...

Your artwork is extraordinary, Andrea. And your delightful sense of fun and humor shine through. Great handwriting! What patience you have to do such detailed work. Fab!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Nina Johansson said...

My oh my... I haven´t checked you blog in weeks, and now look! I´ve missed all these wonderful posts, I didn´t even know they were there! Lucky thing I got here now, what if I had missed more?! Beautiful awesome work, as always! Inspiring!

10:46 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all for such lovely comments folks. I really appreciate you taking the time to visit. Don't know what else to say, just...CHEERS!

12:08 AM  
Anonymous jdp said...

I love the blue ink with the sepia. It really works well with the piece.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Awesome drawing! I, too, really like the blue ink with the sepia. Incredible work. Thanks for sharing!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

these last few post are absolutely hypnotic!!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

well thank you andrea - i have often wondered what the inner workings were like ;-)
seriously - just wonderful. (speaking as a list maker i completely understand of course - but i dont think my lists ever looked quite so good)
thank you again for sharing your wonderful work

4:11 AM  
Blogger littlemithi said...

Oh my goodness! And I thought _I_ was a master listmaker .... do you make lists of your lists too????

7:24 PM  
Blogger ginny said...

I just visited your blog for the first time...I absolutely love your sketches. Do you sell them?

9:00 PM  
Blogger Iggi Art said...

Well, I like your stuff! Brilliant, estrange, of exquisite facture... I’m from South America, my work is some dark and funny (it´s rare mixing) if you have time, please visit my gallery on...

4:56 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers folks,

Yes lists and lists. Lists of lists. I have actualy kept a load of my shopping lists - thinking I may do something with them?!

Ginny, most of my work (including the last few posts) is done in my Moleskine sketchbooks so I haven't been selling it. I will, soon, be changing that though so watch this space.

Thanks for the interest peeps.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

This is fantastic!

4:48 AM  
Anonymous anangeli said...

How long does this take to draw????
So detailed!

7:16 PM  
OpenID janabouc said...

This is wonderful--both the drawing and the concept of the back seat of my head! I love it! I'd be scared to draw mine but it's an interesting idea I'll be thinking about.

4:51 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks folks,

Anangeli, I worked on this over a few eeks doing little bits at a time. Not to sure how long it took altogether, but I would guess at least ten hours. Really.

Jana, I can't believe you'd be too scared of drawing like this, after all you draw your dreams! Now THAT is scary.

Cheers Jan, and everyone else.

2:02 AM  
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