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Shadow Play II by arminmersmann Shadow Play II by arminmersmann
Shadow Play II Graphite on Illustration board 39” x 19”

Another broken bulb drawing? Well yes and no, with the exception of one my bulb drawings the others are very narrative where the light bulbs take on symbolic importance of the fragileness of being human. Not with this one, this is the second in a series of works called “Shadow Play”, the composition and the overlapping of glass becomes somewhat abstract; piles of shards laying on top of each other are of interest to me for the intangible forms suggested and the focus is mainly on the shadows and defused patterns of light.

I would like to eventually create five of the Shadow Play drawing each one with a different subject but very similar composition.

Thanks you for looking
Armin Mersmann
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:iconckbonewitz:
Ckbonewitz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
This is lovely. The composition is interesting. It's delicate visually and subjectively. 
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:icong-rednek:
G-REDNEK Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
reel good work
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:iconolejny:
olejny Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Revelation!!!
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:iconi-am-tsukiko:
i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
you are so amazing...............................................i really cannot compare. It's people like you that make me strive to be better.
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:iconshinzo-kuroi:
shinzo-kuroi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
cool!
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:iconi-am-yaser:
i-am-yaser Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unbelievable..
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:icondkbrew:
dkbrew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good photographic capabilities, I can't do that. No patience.
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:iconfreakyartist:
FreakyArtist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
I like how the image is balanced with most of the detail in the top left hand corner and then there's a white space at the bottom to balance the image out. LOVE IT.
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:iconhrjust:
Hrjust Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
omg i can't believe this is a drawing! :omg:
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:iconhodaenan:
hodaenan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Applause !!
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:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   General Artist
Absolutely amazing! You blur the lines of many different beliefs every time.
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:iconannaepuiu:
AnnaEPuiu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!!!!
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:iconkropkus:
Kropkus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I am new here. And I have to say, that I didn't believe it. It can't be a drawing! I still do not believe. But there is nothing to do with it. I must believe your words. But it is nearly unbelievable :D
All your arts looks great but this one just killed me.

(sorry for repetitions) ^^
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!! Just like all the rest of your work, this looks like a photograph! :jawdrop:
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:iconmyorphic:
myorphic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
you are just mutant do u know that?? it look very real !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondragonpress:
DragonPress Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
theres something about this i really like - though i originally thought it was a photo, now that i know its not a photo, not only do i like it for some indescribable reason but because itw as VERY well done!!!
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:iconthenerd210:
TheNerd210 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
that is just incredible! :D
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:icont0mma:
t0mma Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student General Artist
My brain hurts... really, really amazing drawing!! An easy :+fav:!!
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:iconzurizu:
zurizu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
another amazing drawing . nice .
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:icontheworldisyourrunway:
This is amazing. I can see you hear that a lot, but this is really someting to be proud of. :)

Just amazing!
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you im always happy to hear good words.

Armin
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:icontheworldisyourrunway:
no problem :)
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:iconmythoughtlessness:
mythoughtlessness Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Your are the God of the pencil!!!! All your work is nothing short of perfection!!!
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:iconever-little-princess:
ever-little-princess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
.i just fallin love with bulbs O_O
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:icondanieleski:
danieleski Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
one of the best works in pencil i've ever seen!!!!;ooo
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:icondurloth:
Durloth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Noone ever portrayed shadow that graciously. Wonderful, wonderful drawing!
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:icontomeko:
TomekO Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Perfect
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:iconglenndiddit:
GlennDiddit Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
:+fav:
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:iconsx2:
Sx2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow spectacular work
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:iconvalentinekills:
ValentineKills Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Jeez. I would kill myself if I ever decided to try this.
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:iconcrystal-lj:
Crystal-LJ Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
I second that.
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:iconvalentinekills:
ValentineKills Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Yay! I am not alone! :hug:
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:iconk-mar:
K-mar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is where I'd like to be someday. Someday.
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:iconnettap:
NettaP Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
wow ! looks so real.. amazing work !
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:iconjonasolsenwoodcraft:
JonasOlsenWoodcraft Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i cant write in words how amazing this. you are awesome and you give me good inspiration. thank you (btw how mutch $$$ a picture) just wonder
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, the shadow play series is $5000 each
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:iconjonasolsenwoodcraft:
JonasOlsenWoodcraft Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, wow thats allot, but they are worthit ;)
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:iconknotty-inks:
knotty-inks Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great subject and fantastically drawn!
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:iconsiy-t:
Siy-T Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Superb.
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:iconvaleriafernand:
valeriafernand Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Armin,
You are my inspiration! I am sorry for not speaking English, it was always praising you.
You are fantastic!
Kiss
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:icongwan-jun:
gwan-jun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
amazing. my technical skills aren't that great..love how you got that diffusional blur and little specks of rendering. great job.
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.

Armin
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:iconanexquisitecorpse:
AnExquisiteCorpse Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Your artworks are outstanding, just unbelievable technique. I can look at this for hours...
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Excellent shading, superb scene! :jawdrop:
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:icon42millones:
42millones Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This image illustrates the word "perfection"...
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:iconarminmersmann:
arminmersmann Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Perfection It might be a goal but no drawing ever comes close, I could noodle away at it for years and still find things to fix so when I feel like I have done better then my last one I say that’s it. and some in the end are far from it. Thank you for the good words though.

Armin
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gromyko Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you should contact GE Electronics, they may be honored...they would make a good sponsor...always great to see your works my friend

G
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:iconserbius3:
serbius3 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Amazingly beautiful for such a simple subject. And, as always, your detail is breathtaking.
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:iconwalking-on-air:
walking-on-air Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing. Love it! :D
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