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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
MP3 player of choice: i-Pod
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MARLONEVANJONES 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Armin,i Found your interview really helpful. Your drawings are inspiring. Could you give me your opinion on my portraits? Marlon
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parvaneh-nemati 3 days ago  Student General Artist
beautiful gallery! I enjoyed...
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:iconpraecognita:
Hi Armin!

I haven't talked to you in a long, long time! You probably don't remember me from the ArtPapa forums, but I realized you sent me a message years ago and I never saw it, so I thought I would just say hi.

I pop back into DA every once in a while just to keep up with your work. You made such a dramatic impact on me when I was in high school, and your influence still continues today, even though I don't get the chance to do graphite work anymore. 

Anyway, your new drawings are better than ever, and thank you for the inspiration! Hope you are doing well, friend. 
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nimra Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
nice to hear from you Tyler, so what are you up to these days? As you see graphite is still what i do also im involved in photography, more abstract photography and encaustic (bees wax). good to talk to you again after all this time take care my  friend....Armin  
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I've been in and out of art school for the past 4 or 5 years, studying computer animation. I was diagnosed with a couple different cancers along the way, and I'm still trying to pull myself together enough to keep on living. 

At school I learned all of the various disciplines of computer animation, (modeling, lighting, storyboarding, rigging, etc..) but have always leaned towards texture painting and look development. This involves creating material shaders for objects in a scene that give information about color, specularity, glossiness, subsurface, and other qualities. 

I'm sure it was because of your influence that I became so interested in creating the fine texture details of things, whether it's the stitching in a jacket, or the specular reflections in an eye. You also always talk about "nature taking back"... things getting worn down. I've always loved those ideas.

Last summer I was lucky enough to do an internship over at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where I got to paint textures working on a team with other students. I hope to return one day to work on feature films. 

You can see some of my work here: tylerhuntercg.com/

It's all digital and cartoony stuff... so not exactly down your alley, haha. But hopefully one day I'll get back to the pencil and paper. 
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nimra Apr 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
great work Tyler sorry to hear about your health problems but you can overcome them as i see you are doing, keep kicking ass my friend
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You inspire me each time I see your work or read your words! Love the recent work and that new wip is so freaken great!  You know I get asked all the time who has inspired me or who has influenced my work and the answer is always the same "Armin Mersmann". Thank you my friend, I think back to the AP days and remember how amazed and grateful I was to have met you! :)

~Linda
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nimra Mar 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Linda you have returned the favor many many times! and you such inspiration to so many, thinking back we have been at this   like two old souls of the webscape for a long time. This drawing will take forever but in a strange way that long journey is more interesting the older i get.  thanks again Linda
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IamDogged Mar 29, 2014  New member
I have a deep and abiding respect for your immense drawing talent. May your vision always be clear.
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nimra Mar 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so very much
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IamDogged Apr 1, 2014  New member
You are quite welcome
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zephyr0713 Feb 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
As a painter, I ADMIRE you
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nimra Apr 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you1
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:iconinormal:
just read your interview, Armin......really identify with much of the personal stuff......wonder if we're not all a little mad, and perhaps the better for it.....but i really appreciate your honesty.....in your words and in your work....bravo
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nimra Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mad? well at my own failures but I’m also happy of my successes, impatient most definitely  regretful of course and I hope to learn from mistakes. Thanks!
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we must keep rocking...and we must keep rolling....cheers, brother...
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DrFedor Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome to
:iconforthickbeard:ForThickBeard !!!

Thank you for your joining this group
and hope you will have a great BeardFun!

It's so great that you are in our little Bearded group!

Your works are the ones of my favorite here on DA.

And your technique of pencil work is incredible!

Especially when I realized how big size of paper you using!


Unbelivable!

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~DrFedor
Founder of ForThickBeard
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marcgosselin Jan 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Armin, you're amazing!!!
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nimra Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!!! :)
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marcgosselin Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, have a great day.
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Lmomjian Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Armin!!
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nimra Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much
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crimsontearfall Jan 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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nimra Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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