Musings on art and life.
I work in a pretty samey (it’s a real word) job. Every day, I get two buses to the building where I work, and every night I get the three (yip, buses are my new five-a-day) that bring me home. In between, I sit at my desk and talk, ever so enthusiastically, about mundane things such as water and bills… and I doodle. Lately, my listlessness has led to do more doodles then usual, probably due to sitting at a desk all day, but nothing like what you’ll see below. I wish. I’ve mentioned before that on leg two of my morning commute I read the free newspaper. Yesterday; I read a lovely article about the creative and cognitive benefits of idle scribbles; apparently it’s helps us retain clearer memories of the things being said to us if we are in a meeting or lecture. Fancy that..
The scribbler that really caught my attention is seriously talented Andrea Joseph. Seriously talented. I’m actually quite jealous of her inky magic. Her drawings are detailed, skilled and evoke (for this 90’s kid) a real sense of nostalgia and affection for the objects she sketches.
I do have a bit of a “thing” for buttons, despite that, her attention to detail makes her button drawing exceptional.
You can view Andrea’s work on her webite, by clicking on any of the images (links) or here.
For some pretty amazing comic book style versions of Darth Vader, and other doodle spawn check out Neil Hanvey.
So; this “samey” job has wiped me out somewhat, otherwise I would have done some more scribbley (also a word) research to include in this post, but alas, I have to rise again in just over four hours. I’m finally taking a well deserved holiday. When I come back I’ll be refreshed enough to tackle that ever growing list of amazing artists I’m dying to write about…
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