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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


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DisturbedDoll Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
OMG this cant be a are so awesome. I love your work.
hattifattener Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
you have no idea how much I adore this
TonHaring Featured By Owner May 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the real work! Absolutely incredible!
jaffercake Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
thats crazy! im really struggling to beleive thats no photograph
killthewaitress Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
jeeze. that lightbulb. i need it, mine went out in the kitchen.
Bermud Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
WWWAAAAAAAAAHHHH. I think God by accident gave you a talent from 10 VERY talented people.. it is just... its.... :faint:
B0NAf1de Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
OMG! YOU are amazing
sorscoder Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
It's been some time since I have been able to feast my attention on what you have been presenting to the deviant community, I must admit I have never tried to draw glass before of any kind.
Seeing your art of the transparent reflective sorts is absolutely stunning, my hats off to you once again.
Thanks for sharing. 8-)
cybadelic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005   Photographer
Jesus H Christ. Another window I will have to keep open until I die.

capturethemoment Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005   Photographer
you are so awesome.
I looked at your drawings trying to decide if they were photographs or not,
keep up the good work you are amazingly talented!
TexasHera Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
This is fantastic, I really like the concept as well, great job! :+fav:
xXHybridT Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005   Digital Artist
omg this is great!
ilikerustyspoons Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
Amazing, absolute amazing amount of detail, and the tone is just beautiful.
daaaanimator Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005   Filmographer
This is photorealism up the arse. It's so fricken wonderfully detailed, it's still blowing my mind.
blue-violet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
what is a hotpress wc board?
dell Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
This is an excellent concept and unique, I do believe that the level of pencilship, if there is such a word is most impressive.
prissy-d Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
This reminds me of Man Ray's "The Gift", I like it.
LordDoomX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004
(Ah, a delayed comment, but I've been meaning to get to this)

Might I say, I am impressed with your ideas you are putting forth with your lightbulb drawings. I am looking foward to seeing the all of your pieces together in quite an interesting concept. On that note, I like the concept, even though I cannot visualize it yet (sadly), but the idea still sounds intreging.

This drawing is no doubt as realistic as many of your other works. Here though, you express a very simple sight, but still project it to be quite mesmorizing. Of course, you really can't stare deeply into this piece, as there is not much to see other than what is there, but you have to appreciate it nonethless.

You, no doubt, can express realism with your pencil to make it look photographic, as you have done before and have been told many times. I appreciate this piece just becuase it is sort of symbolic just by itself, expressing the mood that you can still maintain realism in these drawings. You project here the visage of a simple light bulb, but allow the eye to be fooled and make the mind think that this is actually taking place right now. As if you have captured a living moment in this light bulbs' tradgic demise, and you are sharing it with the viewer. That is what makes your drawings so wonderful also, is the fact that you can capture brief moments in time, and make them seem so unique in on their own. That is why I think your light bulb concept will be amazing to see, as you will finally piece together all of your drawings into one time idea, but different momenteous time frames.

The shadowing is what catches my eye the most, as it feels like I cannot get it correct when it faces against a wall, but you got it about perfectly. The whole drawing feels alive, no matter how simple it is. I applaud for you again, keep up the superb work. It will all come together in the end, and feel just right.
NoamBiassozk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a lot more that realism. Perfect idea. :D
Regeneration Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
That's done with pencil? WOW.

*recommends for daily dev.*
Vidz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
beautiful, i love how real your drawings look, like someone just took a picture of them :) and i love the concept of this too
Amileth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats incredible. o.o When I saw that I thought it was a photograph! The attention to detail is simply mind-blowing.
popnicute Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004  Professional General Artist
amazing!!! so realistic, like a photograph :clap:
cpss Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004
one would never guess this is in pencil!!! well done :clap:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004
I'm mesmerized as I stare, trying to come to my own understanding of what you're trying to present to us here. I always love learning from your work. This is, of course, technically brilliant; I know it's a "simple" offering but it's so complex that I'm having just the best time studying it. Fav, of course.
chiya Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004
The stipe... those reflections... :faint:

KurataSana Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
That's incredibly cool! The shading is fantastic. The way you drew the reflection of the rock in the bulb makes it look far more realistic than it would look otherwise. Very nicely done! =D
darkartificer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004   Traditional Artist
I love how you can tell the different textures with the different paper/boards you're using. Many people just stick to one type since it gives them what they want; its nice to see variety with talent.
saint-conspiracy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004   Writer
holy shit

* falls off chair*
squooshiewoodums Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004
hmmmm....:hmm: Interesting concept.

(I'm trying to picture the full presentation. I know placement is important with this....guess I'll have to wait for the "shot". I'm looking forward to it. :D)
cfitzart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004   Traditional Artist
cool! i remember the other drawing like this and this is the before shot! great :)
artistm0nk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
This is very beautiful! :)
turtlefeathers Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
Interesting mind you have....I love the concept.... I can hardly wait to see the tryptich....
Very inspiring as usual... do tell more... :rose:
unorthodoxfaith Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
whoa! IT almost looks like a photo... So..sweet :drool:
organ-donor Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
awesome pic as usual.. really great idea.. i like it. looks like it's about to fall.. guess that s the idea..
redwolfoz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous, as always. Am mesmerised by your reflections.
CaseyPalmer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your skills never fail to amaze. How you do it, I suppose we'll never know. But let me let you know that you do inspire. Kudos.
xKingsleyx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004
I can't believe a picture this is!
Yuugure Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004
YOur work is truly one of the best i've ever seen..... :worship:
greengirlshady Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004
truly amazing
shaymacmorran Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004  Professional General Artist
This is incredible work. Awesome. :)
Nanie-nyo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004
You're so wonderful... This drawing make me dream! *speachless*
cannibalgnome Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
you are still my art god and i continue to worship at your alter. just letten ya know :)
bullethead Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
like ti. you did a really great job on the filament and the metal bottem. A little more smoothness on the rock would be good though, it looks like it came from the moon.
Invisible-Soul Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
:jawdrop: I am surprised every couple months you have something new but it's just as amazing as the last piece. You just rock man. Keep up the great work, it inspires me to take up drawing again. :+fav: :peace:
RockY14 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
aaa that stone!it's soo gody:D
profane Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
Beautiful as always, Armin. I love the idea and message behind this piece. Great work! :D
singsang Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
once again a fabulous picture!!!! !keep it onnnnnn!!!!
barrasa8 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
pencil? :| it looks like photograph , the more i look at it , the more i think it´s a photograph , GREAT JOB !!! the reflections perfect:!::!:
ilov2xlr8 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
too perfect!!!!
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November 13, 2004
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10/600 second
Focal Length
9 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 12, 2004, 10:54:25 AM