Sunday, July 06, 2008

where'er you go

Still not quite sure where the pen is taking me but that's alright. It's really alright.

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Anonymous rhomany said...

How you build up the layers in your drawings is fascinating. Perhaps you should consider doing a tutorial for those of us who only dream of being able to draw like. Maybe that would get you out of your funk?
BTW, where/how did you learn your calligraphy skills? I'm always as blown away with the different styles of writing you use in your drawings as I am by your actual drawing skills.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Pippa said...

Hurrah! I am LOVING this work in progress thing. I've been wanting to see how you work for so long. Do you sketch it out in pencil first? This is really wonderful.

10:16 PM  
Blogger E. Floyd said...

I am in total agreement, seeing the phases of your work is so interesting!

1:03 AM  
Blogger wagonized said...

There is yet a ghost-like quality to this piece which is really seducing.

4:26 AM  
Blogger suzanne said...

I love seeing your progress picks...a very, very smart way to update the blog during the aforementioned dry-spell (of which I am noticing none of, by the way)!

You're so good my friend. So good.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Your pen is taking you to a good place! Wonderful to see the progression.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous lynne said...

I am fascinated with how you can get such detail from a ball point pen! Do you use any special techniques for making sure it doesn't get all goopey? This is really fantastic... keep going with this idea -- I love it!

7:15 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers, peeps.

Rhomany, this is the closest I'll get to a tutorial. I don't think I'd ever be able to put into words how I do this stuff. I just draw. Everything i do is self taught, so as far as the calligraphy is concerned it's just years of practice. I've always enjoyed it. Even when I wasn't drawing I was always doing the calligraphy stuff.

Pip, nope, I don't sketch this stuff in pencil first. Just light outlines of where things go. Then if I want to change it I can always draw over them.

Lynne, I do usually keep a pice of tissue to wipt the pens in case they get 'goopey'. Although if I do get pens that are like that I just stop using them for drawing. It's too annoying.

Thank you all, guys.

4:48 PM  

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