Tuesday, December 05, 2006

EDM#16. Draw a tool

Bloody hell. This took some work. Over the past couple of weeks these colour ballpoints have become my favourite tools. I seem to have been using them for most of my drawings. After drawing this though I have a feeling I might just be using them less. In fact, I don't want to see them ever again! Bring back the colour pencils...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that you left one of them uncapped!

Teri C said...

I agree, that one uncapped pen is a winner!! Gosh, I didn't even know they made ball points in all those colors. You sure are the master when it comes to pen art! And what a LOT of work.

Yes, there is a Village of Wales and I used to live about 7 miles from there! There is not much there to tell you anything exciting about it.

Anonymous said...

Love the color and the composition!

hfm
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wagonized said...

I was wondering what pens you've been drawing with! This one is so well done! I had to go back and realize that one was indeed uncapped. :-)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks guys.

This was one of those pictures that seemed to take forever. The original also looks SO much better - I'm really quite disappointed with the way it looks on here, especially as it took so long. There's another version on Flickr.

These pens do come in quite a range of colours but the yellows aren't very good so it limits you in what you can achieve.

Cheers guys!

littlemithi said...

UUUuuuu ... colour stationery ... I'm drooling already ...

thanks for sharing Andrea - I love the illustration!

Anthony said...

What a beautiful, luminous drawing! I love the chromatic progression from one side to the other. This positively glows.

PMBC said...

Great drawing! Rithmic, colourfull and meaningfull

Johnnie Scoutten said...

Wonderful!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow - thanks. High praise indeed! And, you know, I'm really not too sure about this one.
Cheers guys!

Anonymous said...

oh yea, I love this drawing! love the subject, love the colors. just great.

janey said...

I can just imagine how look this too. The composition and colors are great.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you both - Janes!

Renate said...

All has been said already, I could only repeat all the well deserved comments ...

That's SO COOL!

ester said...

this is really fun to look at, and I like that you left one uncapped.

Leo said...

I just found your blog on the help group, what gorgeous art you do!

What brand are the pens, I've been looking for colour ballpoints for a while.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks so much everyone.

Leo, I saw from your profile that you are in the UK - you can get these packs from Asda or Tesco, they are less than 50p a pack, no specific make.

Cheers!

Felicity said...

Absolutely gorgeous (as are all your illustrations)! Silly I know but I can't believe how you make something so yummy from such cheap pens!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Gosh, thanks Felicity!

Jana Bouc said...

Oh my gosh. I can't believe it's a drawing. I thought it was a photo at first. You're amazing and this is a great drawing!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks Jana for your lovely comment. This looks much better on Flickr for some reason. A much better quality upload.

I'm really surprised and flattered by the response to this picture.

Cheers!