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VINDOBONA ALTARPIECE - SNAKES AND LADDERS

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Published: March 2, 2013
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VINDOBONA ALTARPIECE III - SNAKES AND LADDERS

A high resolution re-take of my drawing - the original has recently been sold.
Previous post is here fav.me/dtl2aq - but this is a better picture, taken with a Hasselblad.

Update May 2015: 
For some time now I've been asked to write a little something about this work by the collector who owns it. I finally did take the time and wound up writing something just short of my life story. I composed it on Google documents and downloaded it as pdf, which I then uploaded to Issuu. This is embedded on my website, together with download links for the document (as pdf and ODT files): 
www.artofthemystic.com/vindobo…

Graphite Drawing on Arches Etching Paper
19 " x 25.5 " - 48 cm x 65 cm
Image size
5118x3794px 6.25 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Hasselblad
Model
Hasselblad H3D-31
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Aperture
F/32.0
Focal Length
80 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 7, 2012, 5:06:09 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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marcgosselin's avatar
marcgosselinProfessional Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing!!!!!!
bcordone's avatar
This is incredibly beautiful Otto. Beautiful drawing.
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Im-a-knifeHobbyist General Artist
Amazing, what do you use for that beautiful work?
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pfeightHobbyist Traditional Artist
what a masterful drawing.
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sakaaaliProfessional Traditional Artist
just.. amazing
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FractalvisionProfessional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work!!
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acIrmoHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great!
agre76's avatar
agre76Professional Traditional Artist
so many things to catch here..great job..when did You draw this one Otto?
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ArtOfTheMysticProfessional Traditional Artist
long time ago already. all painstaikingly drawn with graphite, no tricks, no shortcuts ;)
agre76's avatar
agre76Professional Traditional Artist
great art Otto..i can just watch and watch its pleasure to see real hand drawn piece..specialy like this one..
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ArtOfTheMysticProfessional Traditional Artist
oops, you wanted to know when .... if you look at the signature bottom left - it was 1994
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UnpredictablooStudent General Artist
Wow, this is neat.
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ChaosKatieHobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply fantastic!!
Idusces's avatar
The staggering amount of detail here is mindnumbing, lucky buyer!
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ArtOfTheMysticProfessional Traditional Artist
thank you for the comment - "Lucky Buyer" - this work was one of my all-time signature pieces, likely the best drawing of mine so far, and I really didn't want to part with it; fortunately, it didn't go to a complete stranger, but to an appreciative collector of Fantastic Art, and I am fortunate that in this collection I am in the company of such greats as Ernst Fuchs and Victor Safonkin.
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marcgosselinProfessional Traditional Artist
Incredible work!!!
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:wow: Stunning work! :clap:
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IvanMoeProfessional General Artist
Wow, Very well done!
thomasbossert's avatar
masterpiece, Otto....sooo great!
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jk3yStudent Digital Artist
wow!
thepiratep's avatar
your art is really inspiring. thank you.
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jvmpaintingProfessional Traditional Artist
Nice!!!
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