So here's the completed drawing that I teased you with a little while back. You know the drill, click on the drawing to get a better view.
It's a drawing I made for the Lancashire Reads project. A few illustrators (I know, people think I'm an illustrator?! Ssssh, don't tell them) were presented with the book Up On Cloud Nine, by the author, and ex Children's Laureate (I'll have you know), Anne Fine. We were then invited to illustrate any scene that caught our attention.
Whilst reading there was a scene that immediately hit me in the chops, and I knew it was the one that I wanted to bring to life. However, the worrying thing, for me, was that it just happened to be the darkest, most ghoulish, scene in the whole book.
I won't go into the story, I'll just tell you that a fisherman found this old tin whilst digging for worms. I'll let your imagination lead you too where this tin came from, and to whom all these charms belonged to. Wooooohoooooohooooooohoooooohoohaaaaaahaa.
Tell me, is that a ghost noise? Or, is it a monkey noise?
Friday, September 17, 2010
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Posted by andrea joseph's sketchblog at 11:23 AM
Labels: AJ, Anne Fine, black, charm, charms, children's book, collections, drawing, ink, story
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CONGRATS ON BEING CHOSEN A BON!
I like your page - keep it up!!
ps. Link Exchange???
What a beautiful image!
Of course you were chosen, you are an amazing and gifted artist! I love your style and you are one of my sketching heroes!
Hugs and Blessings,
Congrats on Blogger of Note. Great sketch book. I just recently bought a moleskin sketch book. Nice work.
Wonderful. Beautiful. I always love to see your new illustrations :)
I think you create very beautiful sketches, Andrea. Such detail! It's fantastic.
And what you write makes for some very interesting reading!
it's too good.love the intricacy.
You. Are a genius.
Whoa your drawing is amazing!
I like your blog:)
Ooh...ghosties and ghoulies? Looks like anjother AJ winner.
Ok, I just discovered your blog, and your drawings are AMAZING!!!!
I wish I could draw as good as you, I can sketch roughly, but not well or anything.
Anyway, can't wait for more!
Love K xxx
lovely, as always. Congrats on being selected...you DESERVE it!
That drawing is amazing and very detailed. I am new to your blog but as an artist myself I think I will be following it. Thank for showing us that wonderful pictures and CONGRATULATIONS on the "win" or being chosen. You obviously deserved it!
Pic reminds me of the "find these objects" that I used to do in Highlights Magazine as a kid...I did find the pig in this one !! ;-) Congrats on Blog of Note !!
Ooh, this is "Classic Andrea Joseph" art -- I love it! Love the mermaid especially.
still inspiring people I see. Well not to be left out, I too am going to pull out my journal and create. Thanks!
~Mona in VT
Fantastic work. I enjoy all of your art.
I enjoyed your drawings. If you have a minute come by and see some of my cartoons at my blog.
Really nice art!
I like it! You are so skilled! I started a blog on my very own comics, you could visit it at www.chocokek.blogspot.com. If there's nothing yet, that means I haven't had the time to scan my work. Good luck to you! Pls visit my blog! Rookie cartoonist, ANNIKA.
Hi andrea! found your blog..amazing.. and big thanks. It made me realized I missed the fun of sketching. Thanks2! Want to relive the hobby again. Such a de-stresser:)
So wonderful blog.I like this very much.Welcome to my own blog ugg outlet.I want to make friends with everybody.thank you.
Delightful .. I want to dig in and search through all the stuff. What details!! Hope all is well with you.
this is amazing!
i simply love it !! amazing !!
Wow... That's amazing! I'm an aspiring artist myself, and I love your style!
Was that drawing done in ink or pencil?
woah, very nice :D
I really like something about this one in particular, idk what but it's amazing
Blog of Note! Congratulations, and brava!
That's awesome! I love your drawings,good job.
Amazing drawing,truly talented
OMG This art piece is amazing!
Congratulations! I enjoyed your blog.
I am Brazilian and my blog is: www.desventurasdedavi.com
until another visit.
I've just put you on my blog's list of "enchanted blogging". What a talent you are! I love coming here and checking out your latest entries.
Congratulations on your "Blogger of Note" achievement. You are indeed.
Thank you so much for this amazing response to this drawing and to my blog. I'm totally overwhelmed by all this attention.
I hope those of you who have just found my blog will return in the future. And, that all my old faithfuls never stop coming back.
Cheers everyone. You really make my day. Big thanks to Blogger too!
(Oh, and Cathy, it's ink)
Wow - that is so good! I frankly cannot imagine the other illustrators doing as well. You should have done the whole book!
Congratulations in making Blogs of Note! I can see why you've been chosen; your work is amazing! You have an incredible gift!
Yes! Congrats on being featured on Blogs of Note!! :)
Great blog to be chosen of course :)
Keep up the great work!!!!!
Your art is incredible and this picture is AMAZING! I just found your blog through 'blogs of note' and i'm definitely subscribing!x good luck!
Your work is amazing. As a person who cannot draw a straight line I know what a gift you have. Thank you for sharing with all of us.
I love this blog!!
Congrats on a great blog! We have sent it around.
Wow, just beautiful. A well deserved Blog of Note. Congratulations.
I love this :)
Well Done - More Please!
very nice : )
Congrats on Blogger of Note. It's fantastic.
I really love this!
A delightful little box of charms. Such nice detail in your sketch.
beautiful unique sketch! definitely deserve the blogs of note!
Stay Unique ;)
Thanks so much for the visits and taking time out to comment. I'm amazed by this response to my work. I hope you'll return in the future.
I'll get around to adding all the Flickr, Facebook and Twitter contacts as soon as I get the time. Thanks SO much.
Wow—congratulations on the project and this beautiful image.
well done on being chosen, a brilliant illustration (so you must be an illustrator now right?). I really want to read that book now and find out what the fisherman found!
Ellen at <a href="http://theravenandthecellardoor.blogspot.com/>The Raven and the Cellar Door</a>
Wow really cook sketches!!!
check out my blog at
congratulations1 you're an incredible talent and inspiration.
wow, that is a great sketch...all the different treasures...it is a fiest for the eyes...
Oh wow, that drawing is brilliant o.o
Wow, what a fantastic blog to stumble upon, your drawings are fabulous, exquisite, and really entertaining. Why are you not in galleries across the land?? Maybe you are?
Oh my God, I love it. In fact, I find myself suddenly incapable of perfectly articulating exactly what I'd like to say. Which, would of course mean, wow.
Wow. Thank you all so much. I, too, am incapable of articulating what I want to say. Just Wow. And Thanks. Big big thanks.
This is fantastic, all your drawings are great and I'm liking these links to interesting things. This is what blogs are all about! Good job!
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