Sunday, March 07, 2010

i've still got the kettle on

This is not a shoe blog. I know it looks like a shoe blog, but it's not a shoe blog.

I've had such a frustrating week. I kept a couple of days free for drawing. It's not often you get the time to just draw, is it? I was so looking forward to it. But, as sometimes happens, I was completely unhappy with every single drawing that came out of that time. This is the best of a bad bunch. I'm not even going to bother posting the rest.

This is a quick ballpoint drawing of my most favourite trainer ever - the Adidas Gazelle. It's such a gorgeous design and they are so comfortable. In fact, a pair of these old faithfuls appeared in my very first blog post, many moons ago. See it HERE.

And, there are even MORE shoes over at my children's book blog HERE.

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Blogger Jen Appel said...

I don't know what it is, when I actually set a good amount of time aside to draw nothing decent seems to come out of that time. My best drawing are always during stolen moment here and there. Go figure.

But I do like your trainer.

I look forward to seeing more! Cheers!

12:43 AM  
Blogger suzie said...

how great is that, that your muse is a pair of trainers!

If that's the best of the worst then my god what are you like firing on all cylinders?

8:49 AM  
Blogger Jenea said...

Cute picture! I like it!
Andrea, today in my country is Women's day! congratulations! =)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Pippa said...

That's the best of a BAD bunch?! I bet that's nonsense.
I really like this - I like the solid outline. And like the choice of ballpoint pen :)

9:48 AM  
Blogger G. said...

10:56 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, folks.

G, that's the best link ever. I must have a pair!

Cheers, my dears.

12:20 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

Simply beautiful! I've always loved Adidas classic range of shoes, but I love this drawing more. The details are great and I really like the way you did the outline as well.
=) This drawing makes me happy and miss my old pairs of Samba, Samoa, Dragon...etc etc

1:06 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh, yes, Alex. I loved Samba, too. And, Campus, of course.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

What a pretty color, and such great detail. Love them.

2:29 AM  
Blogger phthaloblu said...

You may not be happy with it, but this is a great sketch. And ballpoint pen no less. Wow. Very nicely done.

2:42 AM  
Blogger nanke's stuff said...

I don't understand why you aren't pleased with it - I think it's really great! nancy

10:19 AM  
Blogger E*phi said...

Even though it's not a shoe blog: Your shoes ARE fantastic! I wish I could draw shoes like that! I love shoe drawings (Chucks! Yeah!!), but I can't really draw them myself. So, I just keep admiring yours :)

3:17 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

That was a quick drawing. Amazing.

4:22 PM  
Blogger donna said...

What an amazing drawing.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Janene said...

Beautifully done! I find that when I put away my drawings that I am unhappy with, when I go back to them in a few weeks, I often like them a lot better or I can immediately see what the problem is and can fix it. Sometimes the problem is that they turn out differently than what I expected but I need some distance to evaluate them objectively.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous ffyrebird said...

This is great! If this is what you consider the best of a "bad" bunch, then your best of the best would be mindblowing!!!!

12:46 AM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

Man. I was looking for the shoe blog and I must have taken a wrong turn! It is amazing that you consider this the best in a "bad" bunch. Because this ain't bad, it's good!

2:00 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

Janene, I agree. It's often the ones that I didn't like too much that grow onme with time. I, already, like this a lot more than when I first posted (and I did post then, fix it, then repost), I think it was just frustration that led me to being so unkind about it.

Teehee, Dan.

Thank you ALL. You make my day.

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Anonymous Sandra said...

I have just stumbled across your blog. It's lovely! Your drawings are so good - I've never tried drawing with a ballpoint pen before, perhaps I should! Sometimes the simplest things around the house make ideal subjects. My most recent being a pair of rubber gloves and a Tea-Towel!

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Journal Challenge said...

I really like your sketches. I would love to be able to draw like you. I will keep practising.

7:07 PM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

I love your shoes! I hadn't been here in so long, and discovered the whole series at once - truly awesome. I don't know anyone else who can draw textures with as much precision as you do.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Wonderful! Your luminous ballpoint drawings always amaze me. I like the monochromatic treatment here too.

5:43 AM  
Blogger wagonized said...

Oh yeah, the gazelles. Especially drawn by you.

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