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The Amazing Andrea Joseph

My good friend Andrea Joseph has done it again. Famous for her highly detailed ballpoint pen drawings, she has expanded her artistic arsenal to include gel ink pens, roller balls, fineliners, and more. Andrea asked me if I would be interested in posting her latest work and I jumped at the chance. Thank you Andrea!

Here is more about this project from Andrea herself:

Fineliners 1

Sometime around last May I began a new sketchbook. I usually theme my sketchbooks but this time I wanted something a little different from my usual style of drawing. I wanted to push myself and learn some new skills. So, I started drawing subjects that I would normally shy away from. Also I made the sketchbook a no pencil zone, I would go straight in with the pen. While I was at it I thought I’d try out some different pens from the ballpoints I love so much.

I got such a buzz from drawing in this way. I drew everything in sight; I took the book with me everywhere, making quick sketches instead of the highly laboured time consuming drawings that I am associated with. I raced through the sketchbook and finished it a couple of days ago. It is the quickest I’ve ever completed a whole book, I’ve been working on some of them for years.


The two pen drawings show every pen I used in the book. And on the final page, and inside cover, I reviewed each of them. I can’t wait to start my next sketchbook. I look forward to seeing where the pens take me.

Check out THIS LINK to see the whole sketchbook.

Plus, my new zine, ‘How To Draw Like A Loon’ is now available in my Etsy shop and includes a couple of the previous ballpoint pen reviews that I made for The Pen Addict. Buy it HERE.

Pen review

Thank you so much for sharing Andrea! I am fascinated every time I see your artwork.

Posted on January 9, 2012 and filed under Andrea Joseph.

Pen Reviews by Andrea Joseph

I am honored to be able to share with you these great pen reviews by my friend Andrea Joseph. Her ballpoint ink drawings are some of the most amazing pieces of art I have laid my eyes on, and I am very grateful to her for sharing these with the readers of The Pen Addict. Be sure to click on the drawings to read the reviews. Thanks Andrea!

When I approached The Pen Addict about doing a ballpoint pen review I felt there was only way to go about it; draw it! At first, I intended to review blue ballpoints but I couldn’t stop there. So, here are some of the ballpoints that I use for drawing and doodling. They are by no means my favourite pens or the only ones that I use, they are just a random selection. Actually, maybe not that random, they were selected because they worked well in the over all composition of the drawings. I hope!

Black and red
A little about me; my name is Andrea Joseph and I am a ballpoint addict. It doesn’t just stop at ballpoints; I am a pen addict in general. I have three bulging pencil cases for ballpoints alone (there are, of course, all the other pencil cases with fine liners, fountain pens, colour pencils etc.). These drawings are a selection from each of them.

If you’d like to see more of my ballpoint drawings, you can find them on my Flickr page. For more information on drawing with ballpoints you might be interested in my ballpoint zine or my ballpoint ‘starter pack’. They can be found in my Etsy shop. And, for all other news on my work check out my sketchblog.

Posted on July 21, 2011 and filed under Andrea Joseph, Ballpoint, Pen Reviews.

Andrea Joseph Zine Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered this really cool giveaway, and a really huge thanks to Andrea Joseph for sharing her wonderful artwork with readers of The Pen Addict. And the winners are:


Congrats to commenter #7 Sketchscape, and #63 David K.! Here is what I need from you:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

2. Click on the 'About' link on the sidebar and email me your mailing address.

Thanks to all who entered, and keep an eye out for more really cool giveaways very soon.

Posted on March 11, 2011 and filed under Andrea Joseph, Giveaways.