Monday, May 07, 2012

just to get close to

I've often been asked about how I choose the things that I draw. The answer is I'm really not sure, I sometimes think that they choose me. Somebody once asked me if I see everything around me as a possible drawing. Well, I think I see the things that have potential. I have this huge mental list of subject matter; the things I see and think 'now that would make a good drawing' but I reckon about 95% will never make it onto paper.

Then there are things that persist. They make it difficult to say no. Like this telegraph pole. It just kept standing in front of me. Standing there, where I park, tempting me every time I got in or out of the car. Yesterday, I gave in. I'm not sure how I feel about the result but I'm sure it's not the only telegraph pole that will catch my eye.

It takes all sorts.


T. Roger Thomas said...

I'm not sure how I came to follow your blog but I would just like to mention that I really enjoy your work.

ersimarina said...

It looks like a telegraph pole from the 50s! Do these things still exist? Your drawing is amazing, as always.

Rob said...


This drawing is in my top 5 favorites of yours.

Very nice.

Caroline B said...

I really,really like this - can't explain why, it's just fascinating.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, guys. I'm not sure how well it works but i know it CAN work so, no doubt, I'll be having another go at this subject.

Ersi, it does indeed look like something from the 1950s and possibly could be from then.