Monday, August 11, 2008

slooshy sloshy, slooshy sloshy, get that dirty shirty clean

I'd love to say that this was all my own idea, but I can't do that. I saw the very excellent Susan Rudat's washing machine drawing and thought 'why oh why wasn't that my idea'. Then I stole it.
And, here's a pile of dirty clothes thrown in free of charge. I'm too good to you.

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Blogger R.E. Wolf said...

Once again, you've made the mundane into the magical!

6:31 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

I totally agre with wolf! :):):)

8:26 PM  
Blogger E-J said...

But your washing machine is totally unlike Susan's, which makes it your own.

I'm not convinced those clothes are really dirty, though. More sepia next time! ;)

8:53 PM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

Love it, thanks for reminding me, I have a load of whites in the machine...

9:05 PM  
Blogger Susan Rudat said...

Hey Andrea, you go Girl! This is very cool, I LOVE the water & bubbles.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Absolutely too good - and I'm glad!

1:56 AM  
OpenID trudger said...

Great job! You could probably sell that as an icon for a computer application for the Mac. I can see that popping up in my Mac OS doc bouncing away trying to open some program... what kind of program would require a washing machine icon? I wonder...

11:49 AM  
Blogger Joana Heck said...

Great Jobs!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Pippa said...

WOW! Absolutely amazing! But you've deleted the star of buttons - what happened?? Were you THAT unhapppy with it? You're crazy! But amazingly talented.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Too funny Andrea! I love the drawing but the commentary is hilarious.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Penguin & Fish said...

Fun! love it.

3:58 AM  
Blogger Gillian said...

Poo! ^~^

This is great fun and so darned perfect too! Love those suds!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Barbara Weeks said...

You make the mundane majestic!

7:57 PM  
Blogger milo said...

oh man... I'm crazy for your drawings!!! they're AMAZING... truly jealous over here :)

3:07 AM  
Blogger kazumiwannabe said...

This is fun! I wonder if you sat in front of the washing machine or took a photo or have a very good memory?!? I love the pile of clothes too, they look wonderfully soft and comfy!

8:45 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everyone.

Yeah, Pip, couldn't stand looking at it anymore.

Kazumiwannabe, I did some very quick sketchs, sat in front of the washing machine, waiting for it to stop inbetween spins. The rest is from imagination really.

Cheers y'all (that's American).

9:35 AM  
Blogger Sandy Maudlin said...

It's so much fun to visit your blog, and your art is fantastic!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Deborah Lowe said...

Your drawings are absolutely amazing. However did you make a pile of dirty clothes so beautiful?! and with a ballpoint pen of all things. Here I spend all this money on art supplies and you do the seemingly impossible with a ballpoint pen! AMAZING! That's talent!

2:35 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

My first time here. Your work in very nice. I was sent here by Rick at

2:02 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

What a great drawing, I second what Ryan said! That's very neat pile of dirty washing I have to say, if I drew mine I'd need an A3 sheet of paper! Btw, I got the Kate Bush CD when I was in London but sadly I'm not mad about it! Sorry! Maybe I have to give it time - Joni was always like that, getting better the more I listened.

6:01 PM  
Blogger eolake said...

Love your art.

I haven't done ballpoint myself since I was a kid, but I can see I have to at some point!


7:49 PM  
Blogger Stephen Gardner said...

You are way to good to us and hopefully you will continue to be so!

9:19 PM  
Blogger clare said...

Hi Andrea, Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!
Your washing machine, dirty clothing, buttons, shoes, etc, etc.. Is AWESOME is Beautiful is MAgIC!!!!!!!!! I would give my left leg to draw like you!

4:35 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

I posted a link on my blog to yours. I wanted people to admire your work, as I do. (Just thought you'd like to know.)

5:43 AM  
Blogger pompatooie said...

oh my GAWD! You are so amazingly talented!!! What wonderful work. I never am disappointed when I stop in to look at your blog. I am always wowed by your work.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Genine said...

ok this is sick!!! my newest fav!!!!
would yu make it a moo??

1:15 AM  
Blogger susan said...

This is beautiful...makes washing machine look like a lovely piece of delft (spelling) china!

1:10 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all guys. I do like the washing machine one, actually. It's not often I can say that about a drawing. When you are so involved it's almost impossible to be objective about it. But I do like this one. And, I reccommend you check out Susan Rudat's fabulous blog.

Cheers, everyone, you make my day.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Mark Hill said...

Now I don't feel so bad about stealing other ideas!

Seriously, great work Andrea. I always look forward to new posts. Keep them coming. You are truly an inspiration!!

3:34 PM  
Blogger eva said...

wow, i love your style of drawing, intricate detail bonanza! i've added you to my blogroll on my sketchbookblog.

this drawing reminded me of a list of advices a teatcher of mine gave me when i was in college.. on of them went like this:

"imitate. Don't be shy about it. Try to get as close as you can. You'll never get all the way, and the seperation might be truly remarkable. We only have to look to richard hamilton and his version of marcel duchamp's large glass to see how rich, discredited, and underused imitation is as a technique"


9:29 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I am so in love with your work! You could draw pretty much anything in the world and make it so very cool!

1:02 AM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

Absolutely incredible work, Andrea. I so wish I could draw like that!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Oh, how lovely! Yours IS very different from Susan's, and definitely your style. Love the bonus pile of clothes. : )

10:45 PM  
Blogger CrimsonCrow said...

Just found you. Great work!

(I love Kate Bush)

11:54 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everyone.

I don't really have a problem with using somebody elses idea now and again. I do agree, Eva, it's probably best not to shy about it. That's why I made sure to credit Susan. And, after all there are no original ideas anyway. Everyhting has been drawn before. It's just about doing it in our own way. And, yes, there is something remarkable about the seperation.

I LOVE Susan's washing machine and I'm pretty damn happy with mine too.

Thank you ALL for the kind words. Cheers folks.

1:07 AM  
OpenID janabouc said...

No way! Washers?! Great stuff. These are wonderfully juicy and delightful!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Shelynn said...

I hope you don't mind, I have one of your drawings featured here,

If you don't want it there please contact me. I have left credit to you on my page as well.

6:17 AM  

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