Friday, September 19, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
i wanna say, i wanna tell you
And so, I found myself up at an ungodly hour and on the six o'clock train down to London.
Which is, of course, when I started drawing.
flower shop - the one that Emily is drawing above. I know it's not what you might expect of Urban Sketching, but that was part of my class; there are no rules when it comes to creating. Just get out and draw.
Moleskine's new square Sketch Album which has perforated pages. Another great idea from Moleskine. Above are a couple of drawings by James and myself.
Stanfords bookshop café proved to be too tempting. So, I squeezed one last drawing in before departing.
Labels: AJ, andrea joseph, Andrea Joseph drawings, illustration, illustrator, London, moleskine, Moleskine artist, Moleskine diary, my Moleskines, sketchbook, sketchcrawl, Urban Sketchers, urban sketching
Thursday, September 04, 2014
guess i'll have another round
The drawing below is from a Pubcrawl Sketchcrawl that myself and a friend hosted, here, in the High Peak. That day we took in seven or eight different pubs, drawing inside and outside of them. I drew this in the beer garden of our final stop.
So yeah, there's a definite theme going on. One that I'm quite happy to continue.
Friday, August 29, 2014
take me up to the top of the city
September, before it has begun, has a theme to it. I am paying three visits to our capital - which feels exciting and sounds expensive. At the end of the month I am going to see, and I can't quite believe I'm saying this, Kate Bush in concert. I know, how crazy is that? I hope she hasn't had a big strop by then and called the rest of the dates off. You wouldn't put it past her. And, I love her for that.
Mid month I am finally going to see my bookbench. It's been a long time coming, but at last, just days before it retires from the city, I'll get to see it, in situ, on the streets of London. Well, actually, in a churchyard in Greenwich. The photo, below, was taken by, and of, a couple of friends who recently visited.
Next weekend, on Saturday 5th of September, I will be drawing for, and representing, MOLESKINE and URBAN SKETCHERS in COVENT GARDEN. It's true! Please come along. We're there all day for a big old sketchathon. Come! Draw! Plus, rumour has it, that there may just be free Moleskines. Oh yes. You'll need to get there early to catch one of those lovely worms.
Oh, oh, and I forgot to mention the rest of the Covent Garden sketching team. I'll only be sketching with, ahem, Urban Sketching correspondents Adebanji Alade, James Hobbs, Olha Pryymak. Eeeeek! I already feel like a fraud.
Full details of the event can be found HERE. Even though our Learning Sessions are sold out still come along. We'll all be hanging out, sketching, all day. Hope to see you there.
Labels: AJ, andrea joseph, Andrea Joseph drawings, book bench, Books About Town, Covent Garden, illustration, illustrator, London, moleskine, my Moleskines, souvenir, souvenirs, Urban Sketchers, urban sketching, Wild In Art
Saturday, August 23, 2014
me, myself and the Gents
Friday, August 22, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
i am still right here
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
and it all comes back to you
Here, in this drawing you can see a) the generosity shown to me by the students and b) some of the things that I talked about on my course, like, drawing room plans, making an illustrated letter and handwriting exercises.
Big thanks to Jeeda for this lovely drawing. I feel a little embarrassed, and certainly overwhelmed, by the attention. It's quite surreal.
Thank you for having me Sketchbook Skool. It's been a blast!
And, if you'd like to enrol on my course, next time it comes around, you can do so HERE.