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Drawing of Russell Thayer by arminmersmann Drawing of Russell Thayer by arminmersmann
Pencil Drawing of Russell Thayer

15 x 22

This is the last drawing in a series of people that I am paying homage to. Russell was a teacher of mine who put a human face to art, I great artist himself, thanks Russ!

Armin
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Given 2003-10-16
Because we can't just get enough of photorealistic drawings, here's another dose of some high-class sketch work. Drawing of Russell Thayer by ~nimra is a stunning portrait, rendered with one of the most basic tools in the artist's toolbox - a pencil. ( Featured by dygel )
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ShreeDesinger Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Nice work
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miteshmhatre Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
amazing artwork :) loved it
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Nieseln Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your portraits are like photographic reproductions. But you already know that :)
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orinoco1973 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Perfect in every way
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yash2506 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your work is amazing !! so real !! love the amazing details in your drawings
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cundrawan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
So real! i love it
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ZornxIV Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice rendering looks real :)
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Great work :)
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Amaterasu--Omikami Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
That's truly amazing! :wow: Hard to believe that this is a pencil drawing... Skillzzzzzz!!! :faint:
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stevelilart Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Stunning, don't know what else to say just brilliant. Love to see it in real life.
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FrankGo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice drawing, looks alive. Whatta great talent you have. Superb!!
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AngelOfTheEast Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Absolutely STUNNING! Incredible detailing, incredible patient artist!!! The lighting is PERFECT.
I just love how you did on the wrinkles, spots, hair,... The skin looks so real...

Congratulations!

Greetings from Belgium.
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Pauline
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AngelOfTheEast Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
You're very welcome.
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farshidkhalafi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
very nice...good job dear
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GOTYCKI Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC!
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
What an amazing tribute! Such a beautiful pencil drawing! I love the photo-realism!
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Malfoylover Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Omfg, this is just... just... AMAZING!! :love:
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
just amazing
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krigl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Amazing technique.

You can take any comment that states it's a fake as a complement...:)
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
and i do still its the principle of it i guess, that someone would challenge without even seeing to original, small minds suppose. thank you

Armin
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AfroAfrican Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
fake... it's not drawing there are too much details on the skin
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
William

Oh my God I’ve been caught; I have nothing better to do at 54 years of age than the fake people out.

By the way this work has been shown in many museums and galleries including Baylor University, Eastern Illinois Unevenly and Center Michigan University just in the past year. There are a lot of people here at DA who have seen this work in person, before you accuse someone of being “fake” maybe you should get some facts.

Get a fucking life
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AfroAfrican Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
LOOOOOOOOOOOOL

XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

your comment made me cry

ROFL

anyway prove it
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Prove it to you William? You must have some powerful herb over in Switzerland to even toy with such an idea! In my book I trust someone until they prove me wrong, I think thats the hallmark of DA as well. That you think my work is a fake gives me a little smile, no big deal.

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jedday Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
woow its really good :D...amazing... how much time did u last on doing it?
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AstarothPriestess Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
It is simply.....stunning.....you have an amazing gift....
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Famous-Panda Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Wow, really amazing drawing, when I first saw it I thought it was a black and white photograph. Well done!
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ajha100 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
I'm speechless. How long does it take you to do one of these?
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
about 300 hours for this one. thanks
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AddictiveArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
.....
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ekokeko Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Great works
i love the details
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conty0 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
wow fantastic, got to be a fav!!! i wanna draw just like you one day
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SamBrownArt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
I cannot believe the brilliance of some people on this site, outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rainTrain Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
amazing job! love the composition, and that expession in his eyes... jush great! :nod:
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niki-in-disguise Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
My eyes! Too good!
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pakha Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
i think that is your best, most realistic drawing...
i even think its the best, most realistic drawing in the world...
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necropornstar Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Do you have a bigger version of it?
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
i dont sorry and its gone as well

Armin
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maszchapit Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
so amazing... one of the best..
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autolink Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Drawing ? omg ?
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RLKarnes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing, great job :)
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flashdangerpants Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
What the hell!? How!?! It looks like a photo! Thats awesome!
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Elit-Equine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
You can pretty much mistake that for a photograph
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etirla Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
wow, a job well done!
quite good in comparison to my works, but hey im getting there. man i love drawing! putting an image on paper just excites me. well feel free to check it out...
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Krooks Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
that does not even look like a drawing, holy crap thats good
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Krooks Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
that does not even look like a drawing, holy crap thats good
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spiage Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
amazing!!!!! i luv the reflection on one of the glasses!
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OprettyuglyO Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
that's absolutely amazing that you could draw that with pencil. i aspire to be that good.
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