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I give more than my share of interviews this one had some poignant questions that where a bit different....hope you check out  

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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
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Everts66 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Armin, have a question for you.  When drawing the white hairs on the portraits, do you "pre" draw them with a tool first to allow the indent to not be filled by lead, or is it just 40 hours of magnifying glass and super sharp lead?  Techniques in detail are hard to come by, and they are the essential for me to make my artwork better.  thanks for the time and consideration with sharing your experience and knowledge as always.
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nimra Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I leave the hair the color of the paper and draw around them, then i give the shadow and light.  Indentation a technique some use has never attracted me, it makes hair to uniform and you see the mark on an angle. the way i do it take a lot of time but erasing to white smudges the graphite around the hair I do dab a kneed eraser to lighten things, so yeah it take time but work. thanks for the question
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Everts66 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Thanks Armin, I figured that was the case by studying your WIPS and paying attention to what you have written in the past.  I am taking on a large piece for me.  36 X 70.  its a bitch, and I am doing it all freehand, usually I like to do grid, or even occasionally with a projector.  this is a humbling experience and further gives credit to what you do.  Keep on keeping on brother... hit me up if your in Cali.  
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nimra Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
that is big good luck!
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volkano-art Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Veery good work !!!
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nimra Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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Everts66 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Hi Armin... don't know if you remember me or not... never have we met other than social media... and without blowing a ton of sunshine up your ass... I am a fan, follower, and am still in search of the patience or insanity that it takes to create the work similar to yours.  I love ya man, just think that you are LOONEY as shit... only because I don't have that thing that you do.  I love doing the artwork, I am trying to figure out how to balance life, art, and the ability to not be anxious when I am doing it.  Does that make sense ???  You are my biggest inspiration.
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nimra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mark you are right that balance is crucial, and at times i struggle.  thank you for the good words my friend ...Armin 
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Everts66 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Thanks again Armin. The Inspiration is the fact that you possess what I have yet to master. Someday perhaps we can grab that beer. You ever in California?
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nimra Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
would love to!
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Armin, I have been following your artwork on deviantART for a few years and had the opportunity to visit Studio 23 in Bay City this past weekend and see some of your work in person for the first time. It was truly an experience I will never forget and will forever treasure! Your work is amazing in photographs online, but a camera simply cannot capture the incredible detail and skill one can see looking at each drawing in person. Your pieces do not look like photographs; you truly have captured the same realism in your drawings as if looking at the actual person or scene itself. As a detail-oriented pencil artist myself, seeing up close some of your pieces that I've viewed online for years was truly an honor for me. Your art inspires me to keep drawing and pushing myself as an artist. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent!
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nimra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sara that's very kind of you and i thank you for going to the the show.  i have always shied away from the photo-realism moniker although i understand how people see these drawings on a screen but in real life i want much more thank you for seeing that.  To inspire someone is the highest reach an artist can aspire to again thank you so much....Armin   
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cindywider Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Dear Armin, I had to stop by and see your latest work; always admiring your great work from afar...Gabriella is truly stunning, so emotionally moving and beautiful! I love how you have created the natural fall and movement of her curls in this artwork. You have created energy and an entire life within itself (in her hair!) Its as though you have chosen this piece as your next challenge after 'The Simplicity of Silence'. The hair is a similar sort of challenge with the incredibly complex negative spaces and positive forms. Wow, simply breath taking. As always, a huge fan. Hugs to you from the UK Cindy
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nimra Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cindy, your right it was very much like 'Simplicity"  you never know when a piece hits like this it happens almost without a real understanding of how it happens, if that makes sense. sometimes the opposite happens as well you put in a lot of time, passion, dreams and yet its ok at best other side of that coin.  thanks again for the good words
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TheRequiem13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
You have a good eye for things how they are. I hope I can learn from you.
Greetings from germany.
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nimra Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you and  greeting to Germany
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inormal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Gabriella is beautiful, armin...well done....you look as if you've lost weight....hope all is well...
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nimra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

yup all is good, lost 80lb weight watchers and working out a lot …feels great! Thank you…J

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donotseeme Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just tried to visit your website mate but i couldn't connect! is it down for maintenance or did you pull the plug on it ? i was going to show your work to a friend.
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
there is, im in process of making a new one..I use Deviant for a website at this time
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thyfangirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your such an inspiration to me. I love you art so much. Cant even put it into words.
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you just did and thank you so much
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twilightsparkle09012 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings help me realize the potential behind a pencil.
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you thats very kind!
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twilightsparkle09012 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^.^
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