Mazal Tov! It’s a new book. In time for the new year. Illustrated by yours truly.
Authored by Esther Ornstein.
Illustrations by Yoel Judowitz.
Music/story CD by Hillel Kapnick.
Published by Israel Book Shop.
More info at www.middosman.com Coming soon to stores near you.
These are the fundamental skills and foundations of realistic visual art.
Any realistic art can be analyzed through these foundational skills and the process of learning art is an endless rotation of deepening understanding and skill in all of these categories.
This list is also a good way to analyze one’s art and specify which areas need strengthening.
For me at least. I have this on my wall.
I was privileged to create the art this year for the annual Beth Medrash Govoha fly to Israel raffle campaign.
Beth Medrash Govoha is the largest Rabbinical Seminary in the world outside of Israel, with over 6,500 students. I am a graduate of BMG.
The cartoon “family” that appears in the ad was originally created by the renowned Israeli artist Gadi Pollack.
Some of the art in this illustration is based on my memories of studying at the Mir Yeshiva in Israel.
In particular I remember a cleaners called “Whitesheep” next to the Mir Yeshiva. In this illustration I changed it to “Whitefish” which is the word sheep backward in Hebrew. There are some other references as well if you look closely.
I choose the theme of a Meah Shearim Hachnasas Sefer Torah because it encapsulates for me the experience of Israel.
The sky turns shades of pink and gold and the torches glow light up the smiling faces of the children. The music rises and falls, winding through the narrow streets ahead of the swaying dancers – there is a deep sense of peace and joyous closeness with G-d.
* Trivia Question: What time of the year does this must this picture depict?