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Jim Kiefer
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I have been drawing portraits since grade school. There's something about a face that has always fascinated me. I am particularly drawn to the eyes and the character exposed by the lines surrounding them.

I've worked in several different mediums such as oils, acrylic, and watercolor. I quit drawing when I got married and raised two wonderful kids. After 21 years, I decided to pick up the pencil again and have been back at it for about 6 or 7 years now.

Pencil drawing is all about lines, shapes, textures, and tones and the portrait offers plenty of these characteristics. I particularly like the play of lights and darks.

One thing that came to me several years ago about portrait drawing is that there are the basic areas of white and black but the bulk of it is different degrees of gray areas. The blacks and whites are the foundation, but it's the gray areas the give the piece its character and meaning and that is how I see life. Unfortunately, today's world has drifted to only seeing blacks and whites and stripping away all the gray areas as inconsequential, stripping away our character. With that said, drawing keeps me grounded and open to any and all possibilities.

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lecristal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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 je remercie Jim pour le partage de ses paramètres ;) (Wink)
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lecristal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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 je remercie Jim pour le partage de ses paramètres ;) (Wink)
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lecristal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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 je remercie Jim pour le partage de ses paramètres ;) (Wink)
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lecristal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Imperabis by lecristal

 je remercie Jim pour le partage de ses paramètres ;) (Wink)
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lecristal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Deviationem by lecristal

merci Jim pour le partage de tes paramètres :) (Smile)
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KunYKA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want to thank me for fav, do it on my profile, not on my artworks, ok?
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps you might consider rearranging your page so I don't have to scroll down through all your work and members list to get to the comment section.  It was not done purposely.  
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KunYKA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you could  sent note instead
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CmdrChaos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy B'day Jim! Hope you had a great day! :iconwineplz:Pirate Girl Avatar 
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK - I guess it's been a while since I was last on here.  Thanks!
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