Sunday, January 20, 2008

The clutter

Since I had a 20-minute wait in the lobby of my hotel before the shuttle ride back to the airport yesterday, I started to draw my everyday thing ... my purse. As you can see, it is not quite as empty as my previous drawing (here). I finished it up at home while watching Blade Trinity (that Wesley Snipes ... wow!).

19 comments:

wagonized said...

Brilliant drawing, Joan!! I love the composition too. That neglected strap that didn't make it on the page just does it for me. You're so good.

r.e.wolf said...

I'm with France: the composition on is one has a major wow factor! That strap on the left, reaching onto the other page, like it's exploring. Love it!

Sharon said...

Love the perspective on this!

Susan's Scribbles said...

Another wonderful drawing Joan.

Joan Y said...

Thanks France ... There was some complimentary coffee in the hotel lobby so I got my self suckered up enough to be creative with my composition. Heh.

Ryan, Sharon and Susan ... Mahalo friends! I actually missed my flight home on Friday so had to stay an extra day on Oahu ... this was started early in the morning and I began drawing my purse exactly where I plopped it on the floor next to my feet. If things had fallen out, I would have drawn it as is too! :)

Lin said...

Joan -- This is outstandingly brilliant! Each item is richly, accurately, beautifully portrayed -- the texture on the purse -- fantastic!!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous work!

suzanne said...

Hee, hee...looks like we're on the same drawing track this week Joan! Beautiful composition.

enigma said...

wow, superb drawing! i also like the goose below, it's amazing. i love how you draw the grass.

Tracy said...

another here applauding the composition. the drawing itself is amazing (and my purse is such a mess all the time i dont think i'd even attempt it open!) but its the placement on the pages that just sends it over the top. wonderful

juj said...

Hilarious! I got sucked into the Blade trinity too while sitting on the sofa drawing...

Your bag is brilliant.

Kate said...

Joan, your art makes my jaw drop lately. I am sorry you missed your flight, but look what a treat you made for us all!

suzanne said...

Congrats on winning the *link love* giveaway Joan! Email me when you have a chance with your mailing address at suzannebuchanandesign at yahoo dot com!

steve said...

Ditto what r.e. wolf said. Wow indeed!!

Anita Davies said...

Fabulous drawing!

Joan Y said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving me encouraging comments! I can't believe I shared the innards of my being through this drawing. I will have to pull out the big things in my purse and draw all of the little crappy things at the bottom!

africantapestry said...

You can take clutter and chaos and give it beauty..remember your bathroom/toilet scene? Fantastic drawing!
Ronell

Serena said...

Your detailed drawings leave me in awe of your work, Joan! Love it!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Fantabulous.

Megan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the composition on this one, Joan!! And, as usual, you captured the subject deftly. Really, really great. :)