Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Traditional Art / Professional Senior Member Armin MersmannMale/United States Groups :icongod-is-a-pencil: God-is-a-Pencil
Pencil artists are like Gods
Recent Activity
Deviant for 12 Years
19 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 158 Deviations 9,387 Comments 647,982 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

The Artwork of Armin Mersmann

Watchers

Visitors

:iconelenasai:
ElenaSai
Jul 22, 2014
1:38 pm
:iconlukaszmarkiewicz:
LukaszMarkiewicz
Jul 22, 2014
12:13 pm
:iconjanita2:
janita2
Jul 22, 2014
10:06 am
:icondiogenesdantas:
diogenesdantas
Jul 22, 2014
9:33 am
:iconrafaeldrawing:
RafaelDrawing
Jul 22, 2014
8:50 am
I give more than my share of interviews this one had some poignant questions that where a bit different....hope you check out  

www.passionhow.com/armin-mersm…


 




Through the Iris I by nimra



Through the Iris IV by nimra

deviantID

nimra
Armin Mersmann
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Midland MI & Remscheid, Germany
Favorite genre of music: Metal, punk, Renaissance, rock and roll
Favorite style of art: abstract
MP3 player of choice: i-Pod
Interests

Journal History

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconarredienaie:
ArredieNaie Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The first thing that came to my mind when i saw your drawing of an eye was... - oh yea, what a good photographer!
But... when I realised that these pieces of art are done by a common pencil... oh... wow. Just "wow".


(sorry for my English, I learn it only 6 years :D)
Reply
:iconlukaszmarkiewicz:
LukaszMarkiewicz Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
... I was expecting answers like .... "I think this or something else" ..... while You gave me such a professional, a great and wonderful life advice!:) .I read what You wrote immediately,but I was so surprised that I did not know what to answer,I sat at home and thought about my work.I read Your interviev.... realy impressive :),I study all Your "journal history" and much to learn :)Your approach to the perception of the images is just amazing.I think that You are "master of patience",after seeing your work "the simplicity of silence" I think You have the same patience as the God ha.Your skills are truly amazing even as a lifelong experience, I look at Your work really carefully, make me want to ...look ....and look....and look... and look........ and look ......longer....... and longer... and longer ha:), are mesmerizing .... if I had someone to introduce You  I would have to say... this is Armin Mersmann ... half God - half man ha :).I will not bore You any longer my delights :) .... and I'll just say that I am so glad I met you :)realy!:)..You made that I bought new pencils and watercolor paper in a large size ... and started with great enthusiasm for a new job :) .... I know that I'm not some great big artist, and the more I am realy pleased that You replied to me :) ..I apologize for such a long text .Will apply Your advice ,and I drew lessons from your work and take it to heart.....It also realy drives me to work.....

thank You and I cordially greet Armin :) ..
Reply
:iconlukaszmarkiewicz:
LukaszMarkiewicz Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for your answer Armin :) I am honored to talk witch  such a great artist like You :)

..  I sometimes ask for some things because i see great artists like Emanuele Doscanio ,Dirk Dzimirski ,You :) , use different techniques and tools,and all this work is amazing !:) and I was curious how this is possible :) ..

And if I could ask one more thing ...that you think can use charcolal black and white to emphasize  some dark surfaces and reflections in the works ?....charcoal does not stand out too much in your opinion??.

sorry for my english, I help myself when writing a translator ..

Lukasz.
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist

 

the key is to find you artistic language, i know Dirk and it takes a while but he nailed it. In the end we will all draw differentially even if we try to draw like Dirk or Emanuel or me, it wont happen...but if you sent you mind on drawing like Lukasz and really concentrate on that, you will grow more as an artist then you can imagine.  Some love Charcoal and do a great job my friend J. D. Hillberry  is a master at combing graphite and charcoal me, I stay far away from the stuff.   Thanks!

Reply
:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Told you so...weltmeister :P
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
never would of thought it, congrats to them and to the Netherlands as well the played great ....see ya Mike
Reply
:iconlukaszmarkiewicz:
LukaszMarkiewicz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hello :) ... always admire your work! ... you're a great big artist :) .... you're also passionate about and I am pleased that you answers the posts :) ..... if I could ask you what pencils you use to their work? just basic ... soft and hard.......Carbon may also?  or maybe thick graphite pencils? or other tools?......

p.s. when I watch your work I feel so inspired! ... then feel that I have to immediately draw something :) ...
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you...mostly i use mechanical pencils, Graphgear 1000 by pentel  mostly .5 sometimes .3 i idont have a large range in softenss 2b, b, hb thats about it.  i draw in circles that give me great darks but it take forever, trade off

anyway very good work keep it up my friend

Armin
Reply
:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LMAO ROFL...Told ya that the germs gonna crush Brazil! I estimated 4-1; especially after Neymar is destroyed by the Colombians, but der bratwursten did 5-0 before 30 minutes LOL. And Germany doesn't stop :D
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
never thought that would happen not like this, Neymar is a striker he would not have been mush help it might of been 6-2 or something although i am a big Germany fan this was sad, sad for the fans of Brazil ...so lets see how the wooden shoes hold up today.
Reply
:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is not what I was trying to say, what I was trying to say is that Brazil rely too much on the champion players, just like Argentina does with Messi; almost their entire play depends on how to play to Messi or Neymar the right way, regardless the others potentials. The Dutch have made it this far, not because we have wonderful players, but because there is a coach who understand how to benefit from each players strong points and understand how the tactical dynamics of the mindset game works. The Dutch are more team than I've seen from most teams. And that, compensate their mediocre defense/midfield passes big time.

Sure it is sad for Brazil and for Scolari to end it this way as far as I know he has been training the canaries for decades. It is a shame one of his last interlands ends this way! But considering the big mouth and foul play Brazil usually shows... Harsh perhaps, but it is just my opinion.

I think we beat Argentina and we loose from Germany, just because of the fact the Dutch can't handle the pressure of a final and the fact Germany will tank the game as hell because of the ancient "rival" between the countries.  
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
look like it will not go that way, the Dutch can now rub salt in the wounds of Brazil all in all the outplayed Argentina but it the goals that count i guess.  Germany could beat Argentina only if the Germans stay focused and not get over confident Messi need a goal or three and he could do it Sunday. the third place game is always better anyway and it will be that way Saturday 
Reply
(2 Replies)
:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Semi finals on...(believe it or not)....penalties!
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah felt bad for Costa Rica but the better team won.  Der mannshaft and your team could meet interesting but beating Brazil at home aint gonna happen ...so how is the art  going?
Reply
:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Deutschland crushes Brazil. Der mannshaft is a solid team. Not too active but they keep their heads cool and for Brazil you need that, because it is a large piece of mental game they play.

The art...not, I'm afraid. It is not that I lost feeling for it and I really do want to, but I just can't rally up the energy. The burnout is no joke; right now I'm not doing any of my hobbies. I'm just so unbelievably tired all the time! I hear you say: "Don't complain, just draw or else 'the call' isn't big enough and you might do something else". If that were possible to be true, then I couldn't do something else either. You don't have to believe me or discard me as a weak-mind; i don't expect anything nor that you could understand; it is just the way it is. So sometimes i draw with a pen in the lunchbreaks. I draw in my head, like how i would draw this and that and how things look in reallife observation, like lightfall and depth pitching, and how i would pour it in my ideas, but...it just can't get further than my head. And because of that, i get frustrated and i have something like: "If i may not, then die!! Then not!!!", but i just can't deny the miss and unhappiness it is causing. 

Look, in september my wife has a major surgery, so does my oldest son. That is hanging above my head, and I was hoping i wouldn't have that shit this year finally but....

The 3 kids are not the problem; they lie down at 8 and there are hours to do art in theory but there is the rest that isn't cooperative at all and causes most of stress, but I don't discuss that in the open ;). After years it finally gets its toll.

I'm finally getting help, but it takes a long time and hopefully they can really help me out. 

Mike
Reply
:iconkornellia2:
kornellia2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Amazing gallery
Reply
:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Germs are trough....Final: Ned-Deu. Of course, Netherlands wins. And then we sing..."Shade Deutschland, alles ist vorbei, alles ist vorbei, alles is vorbei".
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you know you might be right on this one...Germany has not impressed me but neither have Brazil the Dutch have so you might have the cup this year...God damn Mike i never hear from you anymore
Reply
:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Der mannshaft keep their heads cool in the finals, the Dutch don't. Brazils play is not very well. I'm not much online. I'm walking against a burnout. 
Reply
:iconpawliszyn:
Pawliszyn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi ! I've got exhibition abroad. Could you give me advice how to prepare  to sending  5 drawings on paper(70x100cm )  
Reply
:iconshaironalc:
shaironalc Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You got hugged !!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!) 

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you! 
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least! 
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page! 
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet) 
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away! 

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1. 
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved! 
1-3 you're a bad friend! 
4-6 you're an ok friend! 
7-9 you're a good friend! 
10-& Up you're a great friend!
Reply
:icondamyanov:
Damyanov Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOW!!!
Reply
:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
Reply
:iconpawliszyn:
Pawliszyn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What to be careful when spraying? I used Fixative once and drawing soaked and bent a bunch. Sorry for my poor english and curiosity. I'm so curious because I'm preparing for exhibition and I have to protect my drawings.
Regards
Reply
Add a Comment: