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Sketch

Sketch: Grotesque

April 20, 2010 Blog
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Was in the mood for some Schiele-inspired grotesque portraits. Below are a few quick samples: Tools used: Scribbler, Adobe Photoshop.

Sketch: College Friends

August 18, 2009 Art
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College years are certainly some of the best I’ve ever had, and not the least for all the wonderful people and friends I met there. I have a habit of drawing those who touched my life in one way or another in a little black sketch book, as evident here and there. Below are some […]

Sketch: Auto Portrait

January 11, 2003 Art
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Quick update with a couple of auto-portrait sketches created before and after a buzz haircut. The hairy one is in charcoal and the bald one with black ink: Tools used: Charcoal & ink.

Sketch: Charcoal Studies

December 13, 2002 Art
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Few surviving sketches from MSUM’s painting club in addition to a couple of studies and three quick renders of my college friends (you know who you are!): Tools used: Charcoal.

Sketch: Inked Faces

December 12, 2002 Art
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A batch of quick ink sketches from my black book, which includes friends and loved ones: Tools used: Black ink.

Sketch: Khaled

November 10, 2002 Art
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Yet another set of sketches with a different victim: my other favorite compatriot from MSUM Khaled Soubra caught doing his favorite activity — relaxing! Seriously though, you don’t want to challenge this guy to a soccer match, he’ll feed you goals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Habibi ya Khillo! Tools used: Ink and charcoal.

Sketch: Inked Bodies

October 25, 2002 Art
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Quick ink sketches from several studios sessions at MSUM’s Art Department: Tools used: Black ink.

Sketch: Mo

September 28, 2002 Art
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Doodling faces is one of my favorite hobbies, especially during my early years in college, in which the majority of my friends and coworkers got the charcoal treatment in my sketch book. Here are several sketches with my compatriot Moneer Rifai caught doing his favorite activities: Tools used: Charcoal, pnecil & ink.

Sketch: Sanguine Faces

February 12, 2002 Art
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Unloading a batch of my early practice sketches with the Sanguine media, which focused on human and plaster faces and some random anatomy bits. Pretty much every available family member and friend was used as a (un)willing model for this run. Tough crowd indeed: Tools used: Sanguine.

Sketch: Charcoal Bodies

January 16, 2002 Art
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More practice sketches with charcoal focusing on the human anatomy. Tools used: Charcoal.

Sketch: Pencil Bodies

January 10, 2002 Art
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Another batch on pencil studies, this time focusing on the human body in different poses and stances. Tools used: Pencils.

Sketch: Charcoal Faces

January 10, 2002 Art
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A selection of my early charcoal studies depicting faces of family members, friends and other random mug shots. Enjoy! Tools used: Charcoal.

Sketch: Pencil Faces

October 16, 2001 Art
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Unloading a bunch of my pencil sketches, mostly family, friends and celebrity faces. Enjoy! Tools used: Pencils.

Sketch: Vusa & Kittens

July 13, 2001 Art
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There is something special about cats, these nocturnal and mysterious creatures, that frolic around their masters obliviously, flirtatious at times and rebellious the rest. I’ve never considered myself to be a cats’ person, but that changed rapidly after our family Persian cat, “Vusa”, gave birth to two shaggy kittens, for which I supervised and helped […]

Sketch: Pointillism – Nature Morte

March 15, 2001 Art
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In the great tradition of Georges Seurat‘s Pointillism art style, I created several quick nature-morte studies, using white ink on black paper. Here are few examples: Tools used: White ink.