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“Fractured Patterns” Pencil on mounted watercolor paper.  50” x 40”

I’m resubmitting this drawing it was finally back to me so I could use a good lens to capture some of the details in the dark areas. My apologizes if you a have seen it.

This was a major undertaking the scale and the complexities at times where daunting yet that’s what got me interested in drawing this.   In hours, around 1000 I’m guessing. I am working on a sequel to this same size and subject matter but lacier. Should be done by March of 2018.  Armin Mersmann

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TribalDoodler Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Amazingly stunning work!Thanks for sharing. Nod 
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SiriuslyArt Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredibly rendered. This is absolutely stunning. The details, contrast and composition is awe inspiring.
You are a master at your craft. It's an honor for you to share your talent with us. Thank you
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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SiriuslyArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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chadwood Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017   Writer
The discipline it takes to do something like this is beyond comprehension.  Incredible.
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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introversation Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just staggering. What are your mental preparations, if any, upon embarking on a project such as this one?
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
just knowing it will take a long time and not be tempted by shortcuts ..thanks
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dholms Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
There is simply no way of conveying my awe.
I am just so thankful to have experienced you.
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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AtelierArends Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
What a great work Armin! Your pieces always inspireing me... Since a very long time I´m in a hole... In a dark hole and I´m struggeling with my art and my life as an artist. I love what I do. But I´m feeling "not inspired" and empty... Did you ever had such a period in your life? How have you handle it?  I really wish I could meet you one day!

All the best for your healing process after your back surgary.
Best regards
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm having one now, I need a change but not in a drastic way but still, I feel like I need to take more chances what that is right now I can't say.  Part of it is the political situation in the US, it hard to think of art when an idiot like Trump is running the country. 
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AtelierArends Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
Oh yes, he is changing the world. But not in a good way! Here in Germany we are also very confused about him. ... And what will happen next.

I feel to be my own worst enemy. Losing chances as an artist is hard. Even harder when you are the reasion for losing them. I have great possibilities but I don´t use them. Change is the right idea. Finding to my self... So I would say it for me. Are you able to work on pictures in such a situation? I have to live from my art and that makes it even harder. I don't wanna give up. I have come to far to give up now. Any advices???

Thanks for your time Armin!
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mousykat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
I just can't believe it's a drawing, yet I know it is.. You've reached the absolute hyperrealism and it's just amazing! Congratulation!
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eikenboom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every time when I see new work of you I think: how does he keep his mind so focused all the time ? I know how to draw this ( I mean, I COULD draw this - on a very minor scale ! ) but knowing that isn't enough - you have to keep your focus every second, every minute, hours and hours, days and days...That 's the hardest part in this I believe, and what makes you a very great artist: your patience, your focus to keep this going. Respect. 
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, Roger I just start, and keep going and try not to think about time or of it as a whole. I look at it this way every day on this large substrate I set out to do a small drawing at the end of the day I look at that area and have a beer and call it good. Now I cannot deal with shortcuts, if I left a branch of that is important, i can't sleep.  I have OCD and it's part of that, I use it, some think I'm joking I'm not I have been on meds for it for 25 years.  I can deal with it now but with my art, it becomes a positive.   Armin
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Always a treat to see your work.
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ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
Absolutely incredible :wow: Your drawings are stunning :o :clap:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
perfect
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Still can't believe this is not a photo. Really amazing. How is the shoulder holding up?
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
great and I  just had back surgery as well and that's going good, I feel better drawing than I have in a few years   thank you for asking 
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Great to hear that you will keep being able to do these AMAZING images! 
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kennyc Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Excellent! Thanks for the update!
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untuox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
master piece
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just awesome....
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