Thursday, July 17, 2008

Metroheads - Quickies and Woman with Cane

The scribbled words are a reminder, the whole page is "scribbling". Like doodling, only
a little more precise. Quickly, hurry, or they will be gone.... I let you read your stories in here,
today I'm too lazy to look into their heads...

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22 comments:

human being said...

all of them are so contemplative... the woman with the cane seems more determined... as if she's thinkinkg about something she's made up her mind to do...
like her overall posture and mood...

Anonymous said...

Hallo Andrea

Deine Aquarelle und besonders die Kinderskizzen gefallen mir sehr gut.
Ich weiss nicht, ob ich mir ein Original leisten könnte. Kannst du mir einen Tipp geben, worin ich Illustrationen von dir finden kann. Herzlichen Dank. Tini

Cestandrea said...

HB:) thanks for your comments which always brighten my day and motivate so much, the people in the metro are forced to contemplate, I like that, they can't do much more else, (well they can look at their cell phones or listen to music or read but...)

Cestandrea said...

Hallo Tini:)
Vielen Dank für den netten Kommentar und es freut die Künstlerin natürlich sehr, wenn ihre Kunst gefällt, (mich jedenfalls:).
Nun zu Deiner Frage:
Meine Aquarelle kannst Du bei mir als Druck (auf speziellem Clairefontaine oder Aquarellpapier für Tintenstrahldrucker bekommen, Format A4 auf mit genügend Rand drumherum zum Einrahmen, kostet 25 Euro plus Versandkosten, ist signiert und limitierte Auflage (50). Ein Original ist teurer, je nach Bild..
Würde Dich ein Druck interessieren oder das Original?

Cestandrea said...

Tini, hab was vergessen: rechts in meinem Blog, oben, findest Du einen Link zu meinem ETSY shop, dort habe ich auch Prints von Sternzeichen-Illustrationen ausgestellt, die ich über Etsy verkaufe. Das Papier ist so dick, dass der Print aussieht wie das Original!
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5593904

Peter J. Crowley said...

Forced to contemplate, I often wonder what people are thinking on public transit? I think they are not there. their minds are beyond the movement at the next stop of their day, perhaps feeling late. Rushed, never enjoying as you do the moment or making eye contact. Letting this transient moment pass, unnoticed. You capture this so well and then add the contemplative stories. The person in the sun glasses is seeing something is pondering a creative thought. Nice work adding thoughts to their moments on the Metro. enjoy pjc

Tini said...

Danke für die rasche Antwort, liebe Andrea, wenn ich es mir leisten kann, gerne ein Original. Sonst halt ein Druck. Gibt es in Paris ein Atelier, wo man dich besuchen kann und sich etwas umschauen darf? Ab morgen Abend bin ich für 2 Wochen
in Paris. An den Wochentagen habe ich Kurs, aber spätnachmittags oder samstags könnte ich bei dir vorbeischauen.....

Tni said...

Danke, die Sternzeichenprints habe ich gesehen und mir auch schon überlegt, ob ich die Fische für Lucia bestellen soll.....Vielleicht..

Cestandrea said...

Hallo Tini:)
kannst Samstags bei mir vorbeischauen, wenn Du magst, Du bekommst ein Original (Grösse 13 x 20 cm) zum Beispiel für 75 Euro,die Kinderskizzen und die Metroporträts funktionieren aber nur als Druck, da die Originale meist recto-verso in ein Moleskin buch gemalt sind:)
Habe aber auch noch andere Aquarelle und Acrylbilder auf Canvas etc. - Jetzt ist noch alles da, bald weg wegen Ausstellungsvorbereitung in Deutschland:)
Hast Du eine e-mail adresse? Schreib mir doch einfach, oben rechts steht meine email adresse..

Cestandrea said...

Huch, jetzt reden wir über Kreuz, LOL!

Cestandrea said...

Peter, hi, thanks so much for your thoughtful comment, and you are right, most of the time people are "projecting" themselves into the moment after the next one, when they are travelling. I think the fact that I draw people helps me to stay in the moment. Sometimes this is difficult, especially when there are lots of people and I can't draw:) then I wish to project myself elsewhere too:) on a quiet mountaintop, a path in the woods etc:)

Kim said...

Well, I would say your doodles are quite impressive, dear Andrea! To me, it is amazing how you do this so quickly and so neatly. I should be so good as to do this. You do inspire me.

I am also very attracted to the blush of color you are using on this page! The lovely explorations of putting color down on these is very exciting to watch!

As always, great work, Andrea. Oh, I don't think it is being lazy to not want to tell a story...sometimes there is just nothing to say! :)

Emelire said...

call Miss Doodle and you'd come with a cane ? ;o) hi hi umbrellas can make good weapons too (should be forbidden by dry weather and be allowed with a licence only)

Cris in Oregon said...

More lovely drawings and Peter said it all for me too. I find myself else where many times when traveling even by car. I think riding or sitting & waiting gives one the permission to be able to get into ones head to mediate on things they dont normally have time for. You're a captive audence at the moment, so to speak, so fill it with thoughts or dreams.

WILSONART said...

Hi Andrea!
I think that sometimes it's great, (and fun) to leave the audience with a 'fill in the blank' picture. It's often amazing to get their interpretations.
I'm enjoying the 'pondering' of the man in sunglasses.

Lynn said...

more well done sketches Andrea.
Like the scratching, the hair on all, the facial expressions, oh to be able to create THAT quickly.

Cestandrea said...

Kim, thanks so much for your comment, I learn so much from all these comments, they are precious to me and oh we inspire each other so much here. With regards to your remarks on the colour in this page, I wanted to use just a little bit of it, only to enhance the volumes..
Yes and the story:) sometimes we can just sit back and watch, and not think about the things we see, that is like drawing:)

Cestandrea said...

Emelire:) Yes Miss Doodle would come with a cane and with her marial arts knowledge, if you'd call her:)

Cestandrea said...

Lynn, thanks for your comment, I don't have time to do much more than these things on the metro, right now, cause so busy getting things tidied up before leaving and taking a break..So I really appreciate being forced to be quick, to let my brain go...
Have a wonderful day, in the Californian sun,
love

Cestandrea said...

Cris, yes I have noticed that too, when driving my car or sitting in a train for a longer journey. And often it can be a very creative "dreamery" too, not always just empty staring, but you are right, one is not THERE, but elsewhere...
I'm thinking of you and Con today!
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Babs: thanks so much for your thoughtful comment, yes I find it so precious what you all have to say about the portraits, and what you think they are thinking, or just the way they look to you!
Thanks so much for these insights,
love
Andrea

CHEWY said...

Wonderful lively sketches of people waiting for their trains.