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Drawing of Clint wip XII by arminmersmann Drawing of Clint wip XII by arminmersmann
Me working on “Clint” (working title) pencil on board, 32” x 40”

It’s hard to see just how large this is on my updates. This photo was taken for another purpose but I thought it was interesting.

Sometimes I get “so that’s how you get so many details”, well yes and no, my work has been this size for only a few years even before I was interested in the unobserved even in my small works. The large drawings just plead for more of it. it does explain the 1000 hours put in so far.

Armin
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:iconkc-macmillan:
KC-Macmillan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible
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:iconjvel4073:
jvel4073 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible and very lifelike Drawing, you have real Amazing Skills. Really Awesome. :)
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:iconlacidart:
lacidart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
amazing!
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:iconmanishachan:
ManishaChan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you do it bro
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:iconbura25:
BURA25 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
one day I'll get to that level
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Superfreshhh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Love this WIP shot :-) When I see your work Armin, I sigh and breathe out (as I've just done there) as if to take in the fantastic sight I see in your work. Like I said to you before, I've had more inspiration in recent months than I ever had for doing my portraits and I loved doing them before, but your work has been a massive influence on the now and I just finished my third piece yesterday which I'm about to put up sometime today. Thank you!
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you looking forward to seeing it.
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Superfreshhh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
:-) Thank you Armin! I've put it up. It's called Doctor Blam. Every piece I do I'm going to try my very best to make it as intricate as I can and get better and better with each one I do. This counts as my third piece since my 11 year absence :-) practice makes progress! I will continue to use your work as my inspiration. Thank you!
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Momasko Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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:iconmarinamendes:
MarinaMendes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Oh my God. This is amazing
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:iconijustgotbored:
IJustGotBored Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
IT'S 3D
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:iconvencaseitl:
VencaSeitl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I admire you, and hope that I will one day draw like you... I can't believe that patience ... You sir, You are Mr. God for me. ...
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FreakyArtist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
1000 hours...my god.. I admire your patience :) You're an inspiration to us younger artists!
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:iconibluecoral:
IBlueCoral Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a real person on the right side and a real person on the left! :shocked: .....I can't find my jaw... :jawdrop:
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fastrunner Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
WOW
It's beautiful, I'M SPEECHLESS
BTW armin, I've been viewing your gallery and one thing I could never grasp is how you could draw the textures on the clothings worn by your works and how you draw white hairs XD like beards and hairs in your portraits
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks you its all matter of "seeing" and practice

Armin
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whatelseisthere Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student General Artist
What brand mechanical pencil is that?
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:iconmateusornelas:
mateusornelas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Good!!!
Is amazing!
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dearjenna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're amazing.
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:iconnyssian-tyferr:
Nyssian-Tyferr Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive drawing. Could you tell me what it is you have under your hand to stop the loss of detail?
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
tracing paper to stop any smudging

thx

/\\\
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Nyssian-Tyferr Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the info :)
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:icondeviant-harsh:
deviant-harsh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
What's the point if your not giving your 100%, refining each detail. 1000 hrs for creation like this, totally worth it. Awesome work !!!
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caiofernandoxp Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Gosh! This must be like a therapy.
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amswafford Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: This is just mind blowing. That must have taken a really long time. Looks very realistic. :) I hope one day I can do something like this. :eager: Question is, how did you scan something of this size? :? ^^;
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jeffreyn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Any quote on patience?
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Linxianzhu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
The skin of the face is realistic, i mean the wrinkle. 32"x40" is a huge drawing board. Dose it possible or more challenge to draw on a smaller drawing board with the same effect? let's say (14"x17") sorry about my English.
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
ive drawn both small and large they are diffant both are challenging ive drawn both small and large they are different both are challenging in there own right, the Larry Butcher and Russell Thayer drawings are small thanks
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MrBigTheArtist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
man... you are like the best artist ever!
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clownorius Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
wow thats so incredible !Oo
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WingedJedi Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Wow....I had no clue. Seriously. I always thought your drawings were DIN A4 sized...
It looks like a photo..... :faint:
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BrianFIN Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that a piece of plexi-glass you have under your hand? :O
I'd wanna know since paper doesn't work well :D
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
its a piece of velum which is thick transparent paper, you have to tape it to your table or it will move and smudge the drawing but it works great
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BrianFIN Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok thanks! :)
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Hoboweasel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I get it, it's so detailed because it's so big, GENIUSFISH!!! :D
I should try this sometime, looks fun :3
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Muddyfeet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
:wave: Hi!
You're awesome work is featured here [link]
Love, peace, and happiness,
Dená:iconcocoloveplz:
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Triluna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Hi Armin, I have a little question. Do you use a PP-plastic protection sheet? And so yes, what is the advantage/disadvantage?
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
What PP? I never use urine on my work?????
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Triluna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Polypropylen or PE polyethylene...or just plastic!
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I use velum its translucent and tough and I draw on it and lay it over the drawing to get comp ideas as well. You need to tape it to you table or else it slips and smudges the drawing.
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Triluna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Yeah, indeed, that is why I asked, cause you can see alot more how the composition is coming together. This is my current problem: the natural blurrying over time. I see that at most in the hair. I can freeze that with fixative, but it only speed it up. The liquid parts immediately takes the graphite and dry again, which creates tiny blotches, which again blurries the whole thing. I've experimented with this, but I'm pretty afraid to use it. So instead I overtone it a grade and in time the tone comes towards the tone I want. This problem is in combo with the protection sheet I use. But like you said, plastic can be slippery and how do you tape, when you need to be in the center of a big drawing such as yours.

I use very cheap and rough paper that only takes graphite on the surface when I lay my arm down and pressure down. But how still your arm gets, you still have that tremble that shuves tiny inches and enough to blurry that what I drew. So I use a double sheet to lessen the direct pressure on my work and try to do the things first where I definitly don't get over all the time. But still: you cannot see underneath the sheet. You can use plastified heavy bristol cardboard. There blending is hard and in small areas, but that paper does not tolerate more than one graphite layer, so building up tones isn't possible, cause it slips just away.

I use a pretty soft, but sturdy gallet eraser that minimize the property changes of my paper when I erase, but the crums I have to blow that away. I think I blow graphite from it's place aswell.

So what combo of materials you use do freeze you 1000nd's of hours work, not letting it less quality over time? Cause even if I don't lay a finger over weeks on the piece; it still blurries!
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Mike Strathmore illustration board is quite nice, I don’t see any changes even in a 20 period. Mostly I don’t spray them either just stick them under glass, when they sell I replace the glass with UV glass.
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Triluna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
yep I do it too, though not the UV-glass. Thanks for the tip! I can't get the Strathmore 500 heavyweight illustration cardboard. I'm in love with that paper, but it is so darn expensive to get them across.
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whawkins Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
lol...that's not ridiculously huge at all.
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
its not that big....is it? wait until i get a bigger car then we will talk
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whawkins Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
you can't be serious.
Much respect.
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Marquis357 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Well you are a very big inspiration...what kind of pencils do you use?
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Clifford

i use Pentel Graphgrear 1000 great mechanical pencils
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SamuelPaulClair Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I have Pentel Graphgear 500. Does that mean my pencils are only half as good as yours?
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah and when the come out with the Graphgear 2000 they will draw by themselves you just give them a good talking too...
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