Saturday, December 20, 2008

IF voices

The voices in my head are telling me to head to a warmer climate and to free myself from stress... should I listen?

23 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Nice old school work here.

This looks more like a Tom Waits situation than an R.E.M. situation to me. First illustrationfriday? It's a good group, welcome, if so -

get zapped said...

Nice illo. Love the detail and feel of this. Our instincts are strong...take time to listen. Peace.

jazzlamb said...

I really like your style.Nice detailing.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I love this illustration and, yes, listen to the voices - they're telling you something!

joseph's art and stuff said...

Thanks everyone for the comments!

yoon see said...

Hey, it's great to have your back.
How are you doing?
Yeah, so beautiful and loving all the details here!
If your voices mean good, you should be able to identity....you will normally feel calm and definite about it. Think over it and make it happen.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Joseph & your family!
Bye.

Juan said...

Very nice piece!

juj said...

Depends - if you listen will they shut up? or just change their tune and start bitching about something else?
Great t-shirt ~

joseph's art and stuff said...

thanks yoon see and juan, for the comments.

juj, long time, you make a good point. every time i follow the "voice" it changes its mind or bitches about something i can't control.

tanaudel said...

I really like the way you get realism and exaggeration to work together like this!

slashdotmad said...

I really dig your style of drawing and you know this is the question I ask myself often too...:) great sketch.

tsu-mina said...

NIce! Where are you going?! Great work as always! happy holidays and happy Christmas aperitif(s) :)

joseph's art and stuff said...

Thanks all!

tsu-mina, i'm thinking of going to portland (oregon)

Suana said...

Beautiful piece ,Joseph and I wish you the very best for 2009!

bubblemunch said...

Hey Joseph, Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my little humble blog.

I wish you a very, very happy Chritmas and a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.

Take good care and thank you for sharing all of your art.

Sarah
x

Michael O'Connell said...

great illo joseph… it is so nice to see your actual sketchbook in there… and 80° weather does not exactly give you that warm holiday feeling… next year i may be heading north with the family for christmas…

and if he's thinking about hopping that particular train… tell him to wait… the 666 is a bit much for the holidays… and maybe the destination would be a bit warmer than he was looking for…

happy holidays!!!

joseph's art and stuff said...

Thanks Suana, bubblemunch (cutename), and Michael, and happy holidays to you all!

Michael, good point, not a good train to jump on, think he'll wait for a safer one!

Emily said...

if you turn the train upsidedown it's number 999! hehe... sorry I am snow bound and my humour is... well really I have no excuse...sigh... :)
Merry Christmas!

L. A. Stern said...

Your comment on my blog was the best christmas present Santa Claus could give me -- to make other people laugh!

And to see that the comments come from such a wonderful artist. I wish I could see the Lincoln show you are preparing for. The pieces on your blog are really thought provoking, especially juxtaposed with such a historic and inspiring election! Best of luck with it!

Christmas cheer to you and yours!

Linda

Sara said...

Hehe, it seems like your palette of colors is asking you to move to a warmer place too ;-)

Did you draw the train in the place, from memory, graphic references...? I admire this detailed works in a tiny sketchbook.

joseph's art and stuff said...

Emily, I feel your pain... too much snow, stuck at home...

L A Stern, thank you for the laugh, I have all but one piece completed for the show. The last one (I'm still working on) ties in the last election and a Lincoln quote.

Sara, I live near trains, and always wanted to draw one... so finally I did, I worked from life and photos (for extra details).

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Paying attention to the voices isn't the same as OBEYING them. It's warmer here in Texas, but their are still stressors.

CATI said...

qué dominio del boli! de la línea, y la caligrafía!!! - un poco china, la caligrafía, o grafitera!.
I like very much your lines, and your mixt of colours! very very much! - and a little bit german, arent they? -