Tuesday, July 10, 2012

motorcycle emptiness

This is a pretty rotten drawing. I wasn't feeling it from the moment I started it. I just saw this bike, at the Crich 1950s day, and thought it looked interesting. I wanted to do something interesting with it. But I didn't. Then when I got home and started cross hatching the hell out of it I was still not feeling it. So, I just got it finished and wrote some nonsense on the page. You can tell by my hand writing I wasn't even feeling that.

However, despite the fact that I've just slated it, there is one moment in this drawing that I like. You see when I've made a drawing that makes me cringe I feel that as long as I create a little magical moment within it - whether that be a line or a texture or a detail - I can forgive it. So, yes, there is one moment that makes me smile. Can you spot it?

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Blogger Natalie said...

The two people in the wheel trim :) ?

11:07 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

The two people in the wheel trim? :)

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Don West said...

That would be the reflection in the engine cover plate :-)
And the drawing is actually quite charming. ;-)

12:39 PM  
Blogger Kensei said...

There's a couple in the chrome cover near the brake pedal. It appears as if the couple is a reflection in the chrome. The woman appears to be writing or drawing in a book.


1:01 PM  
Blogger Kensei said...

There is a couple near the brake lever. The woman appears to be drawing or writing in a book.


1:03 PM  
Blogger ersi marina said...

I think a young couple made their way to the gas tank (or is it under it?) :))

2:58 PM  
Blogger chelle12 said...

The drawing is cool (no rubbish), and the man you describe in the text that is watching you draw is super cool, only the front wheel is crummy ... If I was you I would tear of a small piece of paper on the side, or drip a drop or red wine on it, or maybe a cigarette burn, having it look as if an accident had happened, and nobody would ever know that the missing part was a queer front wheel : D

Btw the scribbling is funky, it gives the effect that the motor is running and vibrating, some of those choppers do sound really crappy.

Anyway, nice work!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

Well I think you are being awfully hard on yourself - the bike looks mighty fine to me. And for just a moment, I had the feeling that I was standing next to you while you were sketching it and could see our reflection in the chrome. For just a moment. It passed.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reflection on the shiny bit!

5:16 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

The picture of a bridal(?) couple?
Well, it made me smile. :-)

10:01 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Oh! Happy Birthday, Andrea! (Only spotted that when I enlarged the pic just now for a better look at the couple!)

10:02 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

the reflection! ;)

11:36 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, folks.

Yeah, you got it. That is supposed to be me, drawing the bike in my Moleskine, with the Rockerbilly owner of the bike watching me drawing it. Does that make sense?

Dan, are you telling me that was you looking over my shoulder?

Chelle, I actually like the front wheel. After the self portrait it's my favourite bit. It's just ALL of the rest of it I dislike!

Thanks, Di.

Thank you all.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

In my next life I'll be a Rockerbilly, but I am just as cool. Really.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Caroline B said...

I'm late to the party as always but would have said the reflection too - and it's a darn sight better drawing of a motorcycle than I could do!

6:23 AM  
Blogger The Wingnut's said...

the reflection of the man and the woman. who are they? i loved the whole drawing! thank you for sharing it.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Caatje said...

If only I could draw as rotten as you! ;-)

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The front of the motorcycle.. handlebars and front tire look the most off otherwise the engine looks done the best and the reflection of the couple might be the part that makes you smile as that little bit extra.

11:48 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.