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javier
12-23-2010, 09:33 AM
Well I'm sorry for the delay, I promised and here it is finished, done with pencil and eraser, a single layer. I hope you like it.

Lee
12-23-2010, 10:01 AM
Dear Javier, Soooo Beautiful!!! Traditional and joyful!!! like an engraving, so well done, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!:)

eighty+
12-23-2010, 10:52 AM
Hi Jav very good lots of pencil work there, which is good I see you've done a lot of cross hatching, I'm afraid I just use the knife as to lazy

:D:D:D

Jasminek
12-23-2010, 12:29 PM
So beautiful and done in one layer. What a genious!!!:)

MacPix
12-23-2010, 02:32 PM
Beautiful and well done!

Alexandra
12-23-2010, 04:28 PM
Javier, a beautiful sketching indeed, thank you!:):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hinket
12-23-2010, 05:31 PM
This is very nicely done, Javier.

You've made the whole thing look beautifully silvery,
with your delicate pencil work.
Astonishing, really.

Caesar
12-23-2010, 10:43 PM
Dear Javier, an absolute masterpiece and top class drawing.
Furtherly this image is the representation of the most genuine and truly spirit of Christmas and my feelings go from admiration of Your artful and masterful drawing to adoration for the Holy Baby Jesus.
Santa Claus has a deep religious origin too and Saint Nicholas and his life is one of the brightest fruit of the Gospels, but here we're in the deepest core of all the wonderful reality and meanings and feelings Christmas is, has and raises.
Actually there's another paradoxical subversion of our human expectations and way of thinking operated by God which is expressed in this image, just like with the episode of Abraham and Isaac.
In fact, while the wisemen open hearts recognize here the divine coming on earth, as announced by the signs they saw and indicated by the knowledge, research and studies they made in their quest, thus taking regal gifts to the King of kings, the deepest reality is that it's once more God providing His ultimate and most engaging gift to all humans of good will, that is Himself sharing our condition, in full humility and up to the extreme sacrifice, the greatest demonstrated and effective Love and Mercy towards us. His Son came to us as the least so as we could go back to the Father too, starting from the last and most outcats ones, out of any pain, of death and solitude.
Is there a more joyful, hopeful, complete gift than this, especially in front of these days of crisis, not only an economical and financial one?

justjean
12-24-2010, 04:32 AM
A wonderful drawing of a most wonderful scene :)

mannafig
12-24-2010, 06:37 AM
Fantastic Javier I do have a very soft spot for pencil work and this is just fantastic:):)

javier
12-25-2010, 08:37 AM
Lee thank you very much and a happy new year to you and yours.

Eighty + thank you very much, I wanted to do this in the traditional way with pencil. I wish you a happy new year to you and yours.

Jasminek thank you very much. And a happy new year.

MacPix thank you very much. And a Happy New Year to you too.

Alexandra thank you very much to you, your comments are much appreciated.

Hinket thank you very much, with the pen I feel very comfortable.


Estimated thank you very much Cesar, you are absolutely right, indeed this is the most precious, life and faith is what allows us to move mountains.

Justjean thank you very much.

Mannafig thank you very much, I also I like his work with pencil

semd74
12-25-2010, 03:21 PM
This is a fantastic sketch...love it!!!

Brn
12-27-2010, 07:40 PM
Theres a real nice connection between the figures.
A very genuine feel to your work.