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MEDIUM: mixed-media in charcoal pencil, graphite pencil, chalk, ink pen on bond paper.

INSPIRATION:
I know our war – the war in Afghanistan has hurt many civilians.

If you have been following my series then you know that I am aware of this.

Yet, I am always inspired to draw a portrait of how war hurts children, I will never be able to turn away from my need to portray the injury to human spirit or to the injury to the soul of the innocent be it children, women, men, or elderly, let’s just say I care about innocent people.

So, today I made a portrait of a child huddled against a wall that is actually to say he is in a ditch, I chose to draw him in a ditch because I read too many stories of Afghan civilians and our war soldiers dying in ditches.

These are some of the many reason that have inspired my drawing for today.

The dark shadow behind is his own, a shadow of himself or a shadow of what he might have been in another world in different circumstances.

The darkness in the upper right corner is what the child turns his eyes away from-it is a sinister, grim character which I chose not to depict but I feel the child fears.

This drawing caught my eye today and reminded me of my mother and how she cares for all children and show such amazing grace for all

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Comments

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsover 3 years ago

    I really like your work it’s very moving and full of life! :)

  • Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughtful comment.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature in Feel, Don’t Copy on 25 October 2010!

    Keep up the great work :)

    Christine

  • Christine, thank you, it is great to be a featured artist in the “Feel Don’t Copy” group which I believe is a wonderful group of talented artists.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • pspin
    pspinover 3 years ago

    Powerful drawing

  • Thank you very much for your comment

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 3 years ago

    Great emotion expressed in this.

  • Lora, thank you very much for such a thoughtful comment.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • miadefleur
    miadefleurover 3 years ago

    I love love this!

  • Why, why, why?

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Mooreover 3 years ago

    Beautifully done and heart breaking too.

  • Thank you.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • artsmitten
    artsmittenover 3 years ago

    powerful work dear cara !!! ..reminds me of ‘Thousand splendid sun ’.. sadly it’s not only in Afghanistan .. huge number of mankind suffering ..i have seen that trauma in their eyes .. which completely ruin childhood .. sad

  • Thank you for your heartfelt comments

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS YOUR WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED IN Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST GROUP
    6th January 2011

  • Thank you for featuring my work…so much appreciated.

    – Cara Schingeck

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