Monday, June 30, 2008

Andrea in Suzanne's Moly

I kept Suzanne's Moly hostage, unable to even open Andrea's envelope, for about a month.  I still had Andrea's Moly to which i yet had to add my contribution.  Once that was done and out of the way (it's coming your way, Gabi!), i was able to face Andrea's next stroke of brilliance.

I think we've all said it in one way or another: seeing someone's work on paper, in the flesh as it were, is an enhanced experience from what we are used to seeing on our respective computer screens.  
First, Suzanne's drawing and collages, her ever restrained use of the marker to add just enough color, put a smile on my face.  Then, Andrea's mark, so fine and delicate that i am still gazing at her dead bugs in disbelief.  I have a vague idea of where i am going to take this one...  and i promise it won't take as long as with the previous one.  
Just gaze, guys.  Just gaze.

Here's a not-so-good shot of the Suzanne-to-Andrea Moly so far.


juj said...

please, please tell me those bug stamps are the real thing and not something Andrea drew? cause if she drew them I am going to faint dead away, and you can just skip sending this moley to me all-together.

This whole thing leaves me absolutely stunned. I don't even know what to say. It's possibly the most perfect thing I've seen in months. Amazing.

Joan Y said...

Oh my freakin' geometrids! *jaw-dropping speechless, utterly and completely speechless*

Joan Y said...

Ok, I have to ask. Are those real stamps? Please someone, tell me quickly ... cuz it's freaking me out!

wagonized said...

The stamps are real. I repeat, the stamps are real.

free[k]hand said...

I'm really hypnotized! This is so delicate and elegant, and .... simply beautiful!!! I look forward to read all the stories you've told (even without written words your drawings are full of stories)

gabi campanario said...

what a great tribute to the life of insects to draw their graveyard, you're amazing Andrea, absolutely brilliant!

suzanne said...

I've seen it all, I've seen it all...ANDREA>>>this is the best thing ever...and it's all mine, all mine!!!!!! Can you feel the vibrations? (I'm jumping for joy)

I couldn't possibly get anymore, wait, I can!!!! I get the work of 4 other amazing talents next to yours!!!! I'm in sketchbook heaven!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow, thanks chucks!

I am very much blushing. A lot. But thank you all. I'm just trying to decide on a few photos (from about 500)to post on Flickr.


Megan Wolfe said...

Beautifully done! I'm always amazed at the amount of delicate detail in your moleskin drawings. :)