The girl who served me at Cafe Nero in Manchester Airport must have thought I was a total pig. I bought three Espressos, Sicilian Lemon cheesecake, these Amaretti biscuits and some hazelnut chocolates in the 15 minutes I had spare before boarding my plane.Of course, what she did not know was that I was only buying these Amarettis to draw. There was no way I could ignore gorgeous packaging like this.
After I'd finally finished drawing them, earlier today, I decided that the only right and proper thing to do would be to eat them. It would be wrong to let them go to waste. However they had been to France and back in my hand luggage and were pretty much powder and crumbs. Therefore the only thing left to do was to tip my head back and basically pour them down my neck. I am, of course, a total pig.
These drawings are from my travel sketchbook. You can see the other drawings from that book HERE.
Now where are those handmade chocolate Florentines that I bought to draw?
Saturday, December 11, 2010
leave no track don't look back
Posted by andrea joseph's sketchblog at 5:25 PM
Labels: AJ, andrea joseph, biscuits, drawings, illo, ink, moleskine, travel moleskine
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ROFLMAO. Now that is funny. (Burp).
That's hilarious--they're beautiful, Andrea!! I'm glad to hear you demolished them with such gusto. You deserved to after creating something this gorgeous.
ha - what a riot - fabulous post
so funny! i mean, really, what else were you so supposed to do with them when they were done posing for you? geesh.
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These biscuits remind me of my childhood... my grandma would always take me to this Italian restaurant in the middle of Glasgow, called the Fiorentina, where they would bring out these with the coffees at the end. The waiter always used to give me at least 3 because I loved them so much :)
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I would fall in love with the wrappings, too---but to draw them---wow! what a keen eye and patience you have---plus a boatload of talent.........winna
Absolutely beautiful drawings!
What a fantastic eye for detail (and steady hand). I love these biscuits too and if I am ever lucky enough to have some more, will think of you, of drawing them, then just eat them.
What insane talent!
Before & After drawings? Absolutely fabulous! :)
genius, great post!
Andrea these are exquisite!
Your tactic here is so freakin smart! I too must find a reason to use chocolate "for my art". :o)
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Thank you all, folks.
Glad you like these.
your works are amazing. you never fail to amaze me with your ballpoint pen artworks.
I loved what you did. You certainly can draw and your layout on each page is so very good.
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