Welcome to the YJStudios illustration blog. I am Yoel Judowitz, a professional illustrator specializing in books, products, packaging, and educational programs. I will use this blog to share my insight and knowledge on the subjects of art and illustration. For more info see my website www.yjstudios.com
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This weeks word for Illustrator Friday is “Faded.”
I did this sketch a while ago. I was reminded of it when a friend of mine who works for one of the premier Jewish antiques dealers in the world J Greenstein and Co. , told me about a Holocaust surviver who recently walked into his shop.
The elderly gentleman mentioned having been in a concentration camp and showed my friend his camp number tattoed on his upper arm. He told my friend that he was only 12 years old when he entered the camp. Because of that the number is high on his arm, rather then in the normal place on the forearm.
My friend told me that he regrets not having taken a picture with this surviver so he could show it to his children one day.
It is said that a person once came to the Grand Rabbi of Satmar to receive a blessing. The Rabbi told him “Why are you coming to me? Go to those with the numbers on their arm, they are worthy of bestowing blessings.”
The survivers are fading. Their memories will live on.
Sometimes you have to look down to find the heights. Created for Illustration Friday
This is my illustration for this weeks Illustration Friday theme “Yield.”
Maybe, if our signs were nicer, people would actually listen once in a while.
Click on image for detail. Created in Adobe Illustrator.
These sketches used to hang out in my head.
Then they started to hang out in my sketchbook.
Now they’ll hang out in your head as well.
(the house sketch is based on a cottage from a Disney film )