Sunday, May 10, 2009

blink and you'll miss it

Hey, guys and dolls. I am drawing. Really I am. Here's the proof. It's just that I've suddenly taken to drawing on A3 paper, and I don't own an A3 scanner. I'm loving this bigger paper, though. Just what I needed, double the size paper to fill with the tiniest most intricate of details.

Also, I now have to go to the print shop to get my drawings scanned. I'll have to post photos until I do that. Or, until I (can afford to) invest in an A3 scanner.

Something else I love is making life more complicated for myself.

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Blogger Joel Cooper said...

I tend to scan A3 images in a half at a time and then stick them together in photoshop (if you don't have it photoshop elements isn't too expensive and is pretty good). In fact i once did it with a piece that was A1. its not perfect but if you're patient it works.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Carol H. said...

I love those hats! I hope you will show them to us again when you find an easier way to get the pictures into your computer.

12:13 AM  
Blogger raena said...

Ahhh! I love green! Look at all the lovely greens! I want every one. You're work is awesome!

1:27 AM  
Blogger Pumpkin Delight said...

They are beautiful! I want one of each.

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love getting lost in the details of your illustrations. I can quite literally spend hours gazing at them. I wish staring and daydreaming were a paid job though! - well, for some people I suppose it is :-) Can I ask which scanner you were using at home that gave you such good resolution? Thank you for having such a lovely blog. Doris from Germany.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Claire M said...

What a delight to find your latest pages with these lovely knit hats. It makes me feel like I'm in a hat store with a big problem of having to pick out a favorite. What fun!

4:19 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Love it, love it, love it. When is your book coming out?

5:34 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Splendid - such fantastic detail you achieve. And I love, love all that green!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Put up a paypal button and maybe all the people who adore your work-and who wouldn't (!), could contribute toward your scanner. Your work is amazing.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Teodora said...

I am in serious awe when I look at your drawings. Just beautiful!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Carolina said...

I love this post! I think your drawings are amazing, and the overall feeling they leave when I see them.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Sue Sullivan said...


I love how you posted these. In the first picture, I get to see more of your life with a bit of the background. The second picture is so interesting having it close and at such an angle.

Your work is so beautiful! I really appreciate you sharing it with us.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

beautiful colours!

11:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

The Five Moss Beany is INSANE. Seriously. I'm pretty sure I could touch the computer screen and feel the fly-away fuzzies on it.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Genine said...

holy crow!! it wasn't until i enlarged the photo that I realized it wasn't a real book!!! Fabulous Andrea!! the hats are awesome!

1:42 AM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

You know how much I love your drawings.
Please can I order one x Five Moss Beaney. It's just what I need in this cold southerly wind.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Valéry Lorenzo said...

Splendid !

8:01 AM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

Wow - your work is actually more intricate and detailed than last time I looked, it seems. These drawings in color are beyond gorgeous.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

You continue to astound me with your talent and patience!! :)

12:12 PM  
Blogger Sarah Ketelaars said...

gorgeous hats! love those greens...

4:10 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I am blown away! This is GORGEOUS! I love it!

6:26 PM  
Blogger G. said...

Print a serie and u’ll get u’r useless A3 scan.
Even u gt shoes to bought first.
And a maid to hire also..
Simple Digigraphie may suit but photo’s thecs could offer more formats and supports perspectives- oversizing rule! kiss u’r visa- gonna be painfull.
U will found the dupon lab link below- best lab i know- gt the full range of equipment.
And check out printclub london even it’s not adapted to ballpoint tech.
regards. Guillaume.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Caroline B said...

Very jealous of the colour intensity you manage to get with pencils! Lovely piece of work and the little folded page corner cracks me up!

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Cubist Comix said...

Wow Andrea, this looks fantastic! I love all the little details and your lettering too!

11:22 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Really 3D, great work !

1:19 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, ALL, guys.

I appriecate your comments, and encouragement, more than I can say.

Rick, "one day it'll happen, one day it'll all make sense" (I seem to speak in lyrics these days, that was Bjork one for you).

Cheers, m'dears.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Margaret Ann said...

A simple click of the mouse and I am magically flung on a journey deep into the wonderful world of imagination...thanks for yet again another awesome artistic adventure!

Verification word::PRIZE...and you win it big time in my heart! :)

2:00 AM  
Blogger Mooneybeams said...

I have just spent the best part of a day looking at every post on your blog (I'm recovering from surgery and the internet is currently the only thing preventing me from gnawing off my own arm in complete frustration). I have to say I am completely and utterly impressed. I love the attention to detail and simple beauty of your ballpoint sketches and then the colour and character of your children's illustrations.

Everything is draw droppingly good and very inspiring. I drew everything and all the time as a child, did an art A Level and haven't drawn in the 13 years since I left school, really (done some collagey stuff, but no real drawing). Life got in the way. BUT - I've found the journey through your blog so incredibly inspiring that I've just ordered a Moleskine journal of my own (god bless the t'internet) and I'm making a pledge to try and draw something every day.

Thank you.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Mixing-Katie said...

What beautiful textures!!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Pippa said...

When I first saw the top picture I thought, "Oh man, I'd love to flick through the pages of that sketchbook, it looks amazing!". After much studying, I realised that it wasn't even a book but a piece of paper you had made to look like pages in a book. Absolutely marvellous. These drawing are brilliant and I am trying to think of all of the different people I could buy a copy of your book for, once you get it published. That will be a great day.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Absolutely gorgeous.
By the way I have a tutorial on my blog on scanning pictures that are too big for the scanner. I have scanned A1 pictures on my A4 scanner. If you want to look at it the link is

9:44 PM  

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