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Forty-nineTrips Around the Sun by arminmersmann Forty-nineTrips Around the Sun by arminmersmann
Pencil on board 15” x 32”

Thank to all of you who have commented on this work in progress, I am still trying to get back to all of you. The drawing is finally done. I wanted this as dark as possible without being undistinguishable. The shirt/sweater has a very fine weave but stays pretty much in the dark. The light comes mainly form the window in the back with some secondary lighting form the front. The two-point perspective was influenced by some of Escher’s work , on to the next one….

Nimra
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:iconfaroutski:
faroutski Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
why do you keep the files so small? i'd love to see all the details and the way you drew this great piece of art!
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Ashia-chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
fantastic :worship:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
Beautiful ... here's to many more trips around the sun ... what a way to celebrate!
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ArtbySandiJohnson Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful work of art. You always amaze me.
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RazzleDazzleDesign Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I am speechless. I find it simply astounding the level of realism you have achieved with your pieces. It truly is perfection.
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invitationtotheblues Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005   Traditional Artist
Wow, all I can say really, sorry.
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Herushi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
:wow:
Amazing work again!
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kallitechnis Featured By Owner May 2, 2005   Writer
Incredible, absolutely incredible. I would dearly love to know just how you managed to become such a skilled artist.
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Daemoria Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing. It reminds me of some of Eschers better works.
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xwalletx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005   Photographer
impossible.
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nourozi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
honestly, i cant help but stare at these peices u do to try and figure out if it is possible to draw this good.
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Orchid9 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Wow. Awsome. I love the eyes. They totally draw me in. I could stare at them forever :) And the strands of hair on the forehead are perfect.
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blisterine66 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
Excellent comes to mind.
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tehLatz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
Once again a very nice job. But I'd like to ask that are you selling your artwork? If you are what price would you ask from them.. And I'd like to ask how do you do the proportion? (not sure of the word, to fit the parts of human and so on that they look so real) Would you give me some tips cause my faces look always so unreal. :)
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palinho Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005   Photographer
Your work is amazing to say the least. wish i had the skills!!!!
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turtlefeathers Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
Armin, your self portrait is beautifully done....depicting I am sure only a part of your self... however, it also tells a tale of a steadfast individual whose passion to draw meets more than the eye.... :heart: :rose:
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nymph4 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005   Traditional Artist
amazing!
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Princeofdune Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Woah how do you do some drawings like that? it looks like a photo.. Very great job! I love it so much :+fav:
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Lysistrata Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005
Very impressive work on the textures on the face!
Looks possitively wonderful :)
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dell Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
How do you complete these amazing portraits so fast.
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dell Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
How do you complete these amazing portraits so fast.
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QueenIndra Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
this is absolutely amazing, your eye for detail is exquisite! you have the kind of skill that i can only wish for...
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deadpossum Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004
my favorite part about this picture is the glare you got on the eys and the detail of the hair and beard. well done!
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thethirteenthstep Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004  Hobbyist
Whoa. This is... like... whoa. I can't believe you DREW this. I mean it's like... like a photograph! So precise, and nicely drawn and ... NO MISTAKES. You rock, and I love your work.
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serbius3 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
It is amazing what you manage to accomplish with pencils... :worship:
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mutedwhisper Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
I really envy your drawing skills.

Someday I really do hope to get as good as you are at realism..
Compliments on the shading; as always it's amazing.. and may I add that I'm adding this one as a :+fav:
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Skunko22 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004
You are my hero, i just can't, you're just so, amazing *is speechless* . Oh i wish i could draw like you, you are the best drawer i have ever seen in my life, everything is so perfect. I'll now proceed to another picture of yours and ramble on about how wonderful you are, excuse me, and again, WOW!
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siron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004
perfect. :)
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Aiwe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg:Just breathtaking... You have an amazing sense for details! Truly awesome...:clap:
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djspinnet Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004
your effort is certainly not to waste - good job, nimra! i am astounded.
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horai Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004
It's stunning, I'd be shocked at anything else. I can never get over just how accurate your portraits are and I think it's possibly the most difficult thing to do. Many people get likenesses but this goes way beyond that. :)
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Tsoi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
What can I say? It looks like a photo but its not! Thats what makes it sooo cool. How do you color so dark, so smoothly? Does it have to do with the pencil board (I've never used one)?
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yahweh-jaie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
yet more amazing work by you...

words cant describe the way your art makes me feel.

thank you...
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rabidbribri Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Wow... so incredibly talented, sir. Is this a drawing of you? I love the minute detail in your work and the absolute beauty of each of these works.
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Yuugure Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
THat is sooo good.... You are one of the BEST i've ever seen in my entire life! It is sooo realistic! Very much photo-realism.....
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bane-snc Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004   Artisan Crafter
i'll be sincere...i think it needs expression...when i look at it, i see a very static composition...but...it's just my opinion!
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ultra2000000000 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
judging by the title, happy bday.
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VickyGeez Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
Very nice, thoes glasses just POP out of the picture. Awsome job.

-Vicky Geez
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eurasianrose86 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
oh. amazing.
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Starry-Eyed-Writer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
Wow, he looks so real!
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SaviourMachine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
you're not fair :D, that you show this, I wanna draw like that =P
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SageJen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
:jawdrop:
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kagemaru Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
Amazing detail - that hair... wow. If I hand't known your style I would mistake it for a photo! Well done
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
stunning framing on all of the new submissions
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SunsetFox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of detail is unreal! This is truly remarkable as is your other work. ^^
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CptnCrunchROCKS Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004   Photographer
omg! that is incredible. i love the eyes and the detail in the beard. incredible, really.
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AngelTigress03 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive, Wonderful work as always. You cover the details so well, it's absolutely mind blowing.
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pyromaniac913 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
i swear you're a master of hair.
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bustopratbag Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004   Photographer
The fact that you take the shirt's weave into consideration completely blows my mind. I'm assuming this is a self-portrait?
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alenadementeva Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing; amazing! Inspiration's hitting me like forgotton homework at 4 AM. Always love seeing your masterpieces.

Heart,
Ky
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