Friday, December 23, 2005

Season's Greetings To One And All



May you all have a White Christmas instead of a Blue Christmas.

Let Silver Bells ring on the Little Town of Bethlehem.

Some Sketches


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Originally uploaded by avnerijr.

Another blast from the past

After a while, one inevitably finds that the best sketches are those that use the least number of lines.

That appears to be the secret of having natural talents.

Thus, devoid of those natural gifts, I find myself terribly burdened on how to create a good sketch with the least amount of lines, and of course, time.

I always fail miserably, though still passably encouraged to try even harder.

Some Sketches


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Originally uploaded by avnerijr.

What a few lines can reveal.

Personally, the most appealing cartoonists are those who with a few straight or curvy lines can create the most life-like images of their subjects.

Some Sketches


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Pretty little miss all dolled up.

Well-chiseled and deeply-set features are easier to recreate. Thus Caucasian features come out more easily than Oriental features.

Unless, one's talents are prodigious and varied. But then, we assume that the greater numbers of those who try to sketch only have the minimum of nature's gifts.


Some Sketches


Jayden
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Little boys are hard to do.

Creating the smooth and fine lines needed for children's features are quite difficult. One can't help admire the talents of those little known artists who inhabit the throw-away remnant spaces in the many malls of the old homeland.


Some Sketches


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Originally uploaded by avnerijr.
A blast from the past.

Some Sketches


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Originally uploaded by avnerijr.

A window through the eyes.

Sharp and clear pictures are the easiest of imitate. One simply duplicates whatever details of the features one can distinguish.

Once read in a sketching book manual that sketching is not about duplicating the real images, and it mentioned the impressionists.

Probably holds true for real artists.

But what about us non-artists?

Some Sketches


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Originally uploaded by avnerijr.


During some lazy afternoons, boredom becomes the lonely hunter.



What better way than to put charcoal pencil on paper and do some sketches.