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Shattered III  pencil drawing by arminmersmann Shattered III  pencil drawing by arminmersmann
Shattered III (center panel) pencil drawing

Drawing on hotpress wc board

I have changed my concept or simplified its presentation. It will work more like a classical triptych; large center drawing and two somewhat “mirrored” images on each side. I posted the left side a month ago one of the pair of “smashed” bulbs. (see gallery) The wires of these bulbs point out from the center image, which is larger and has a stabilizing effect. The outside images are 8” x 8” the center drawing is 8” x 16” I will post the whole triptych as soon as I can get a good shot of it together. In a very lose and abstract way it speaks to the biblical crucifixion.

Thanks for Looking

Nimra

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:iconjaso888n:
jaso888n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
lovely rendering
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004   Digital Artist
Hmm, I don't know really what to say that hasn't been said already. Other than "It's great!" (Wait, that's been said, hasn't it?) I don't claim to know the symbolism behind these lightbulb peices of yours (or the Biblical meaning you mention), but from a pure artistical standpoint, everything works great. I especially love your skill with lighting and shading and being able to place a little pencil here, remove a little there and have it look and feel perfect to ones eye. I seriously cannot see a flaw in the composition of this. Not that flaws really ruin a drawing; sometimes they add character, even, but, hey, if you can do a flawless drawing, all the more power to ya! :D

I'm curious how it went from 1 to 3 in the series however. :) Did I miss one?
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angeleyes25 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Wow.. one word! AWESOME! :faint:
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:iconenisra:
enisra Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
wow...your pencil drawings never cease to amaze me... that lightbulb!
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distilleddepphead Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Holy SHIT... that's PENCIL?!
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:iconraggie:
raggie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
...wow
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:icongabriela-badillo:
Gabriela-Badillo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004   Traditional Artist
No WAY! That can't be a drawing.....can it?
Awesome.
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:iconregen:
Regen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Student General Artist
Awesome detail as usual!
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:iconalyn:
alyn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
outstanding, as usual. Impeccable detail there, it's really superb.
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:iconpixsh:
pixsh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
truely? i still cant believe its a drawing
;P
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prettyinpiink Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
you are truly a gifted artist.
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:iconxjen:
xjen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Student
Nice work! Very realistic!
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:iconlorienelf:
lorienelf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
:jawdrop: you're so GOOD!
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:iconlrrhood:
LRRHood Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Brilliant work! You must have the most steady hands in the world ;)
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Heartburn-Aching Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
I should get myself some of that hotpress thingy paper, cox you rock at this, so photorealistisc yet you can see it's with pencil !
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Magdusia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
very very good!
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peaceoflorien Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Its always a joy to look on my deviant watch list and see a deviation from you. I go in expecting the most amazing art. You out-do my expectation every time.

exceptional superior work.

Jenny
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thrasher317 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Great stuff. We're doing diptychs in painting class. Perhaps a zoomed detail image is in order? Awesome work as always nim.
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bren Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
you can't get any closer to realism than this! my gawd...if I didn't know this was a drawing I would swear up and down that this was a photo.


YOU are amazing...:nod:
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le-kisse Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004   Writer
Oh my god! You drew that! *faints*
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SaviourMachine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome oO
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hopelessallure Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Just when I was about to reply 'great photograph!', it says 'traditional art'. ^^;

I'll simply echo what everyone else has said in here. Fantastic job, and it's extremely realistic. Love the concept as well.
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Sipelgas Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
no way!!!

NO WAY IN HELL amm i going to believe that this is a drawing :wow:
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McYoda- Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Huh you really drew this?? I though this was a photo, you have AMAZING skills!!
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:iconacid666:
Acid666 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Magnificent.
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Dan-YELL Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Great quality drawing. I admire your technical skill. Did you really have a dream like this?
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heartFeather Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
WOW. That's a pencil drawing O.O? great work!!!!! <3 that is SO amazing.
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Bluberry-Kitten Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
you did that in pencil?!?! *stares in aw*wow!!!at first i thought it was a photo!that's realy good!!!!
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skoldy54 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
that is so amazing.... i cant even tell it was drawn... it looks so real
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TwInKlE-BeRrIeS-77 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004   Photographer
you drew this??!?!?! NO WAY!!!
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narrf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so good. You capture such amazing detail. I'm jealous. I also like the concept. I can't wait to see it all put together! ^^
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iimonkeefunkii Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
You are really incredible.
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Tsoi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
what can I say, that is one crazy drawing, great job :)
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berkna Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
:|... amazing detail :thumbsup: can't wait to see it finished
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Grebbin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
Great work indeed, you're a true artist.
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KatKongsvengence Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
and once again...i am o so unworthy
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kurvwerk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
As usual, the quality is outstanding. Composition, technique, all of it. The content, well, can't complain there. Nimra the mojo man of graphite strikes again.

:worship:
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Pitvipr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
I love this <3 Great use of values & hyperphotorealism o_O
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:iconimmug:
immug Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004   Photographer
shit that is so perfect keep it up man :)
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Spirit-watcher Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
Now that is a really good drawing. Your skill is amazing. Nice work!!!!

-Autumn
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sacred-heart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
wow. you must have so much patience. i admire your talents beyond words
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Breeder Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
You are simply amazing. I have no words. :worship:
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Itismoi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm i can only link the idea of torture with biblical crucifixion and your art here..

anyway as always it was very well done.. doent the hanging stone cast a reflection on top of the bulb?
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
it does and it’s because of the reduction of the convex shape of the bulb its very small, thank you.
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admin-sever15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
Very well done, your smudge skill is as developed as your pencil control.
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Sen0rita Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
goodness me! this piece is just breathtaking :faint:

I must must fav :heart:
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IsabelChiang Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004   Traditional Artist
Armin, I've been waiting for this submission for a whole month. Seeing it today completely made my Day!!!!
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dragonhuntr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean really... its a light bulb people... a LIGHT BULB!!! hahaha ok.. its a very nicely, well done piece of artwork.. (but still a bulb.. )
Nice work my man..
Dragon "keith" Huntr
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arianth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
Amazing....

:heart:
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Sagacious Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004   General Artist
:jawdrop: :O once again amazing :| its like.....a picture of a lightbulb.....lol, can't wait for the finished product
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