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5Th Street Looking South by nimra 5Th Street Looking South by nimra
“5Th Street Looking South”, Pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 16” x 20”

After a “major” drawing I have always chose something to clean a my palette, part experiment in a conceptual sense and a challenge technically as well but something that is not particularly time consuming and that’s relevant as well this took 150 hours so it’s not exactly a sketch.

Two thoughts have always been paramount in my drawing, composition and texture, the narrative and the fascination with complexities are a close second. Within my experimentation with iPhoneography I have been fascinated by telephone poles. The series is titled “Sky Grids” this drawing is part of that along with the said photography and encaustic works. I love these poles of yesteryear and in a world of the instant and internet yet we still are depend on these “trees” one snaps and we are in the dark, including technology that we take for granted. Here is a link to some of these photos… [link]

How far I will work in this series is up in the air but I loved working on this vista looking south out of my studio door, the stillness of a winter, and the grid that breaks the visual silence.

Next it’s my second double eye and most likely the last of the concentrated eye pieces, this has to be completed for ArtPrize come September, back to the drawing board and most likely will do this one as a WIP its been a long time since doing one.

Thanks for looking

Armin Mersmann
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:iconparvaneh-nemati:
parvaneh-nemati Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
great!!
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inormal Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
very nice, armin......
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Most realistic. Looks like a photo
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susanjo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I am in total awe of you Armin!!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks you so much!
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:iconemueller:
emueller Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I love this. You've captured that cold feeling perfectly, really it's fantastic to look at.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks you..and it was cold that day
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MSzilvi95 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that it's so detailed. And it's so realistic, especially the trees!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.. this drawing reminds me of my hometown and make me feel nostalgic for my home and my beloved..
great work, I enjoy looking at it
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much
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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the feeling here, it's very somber and quiet. always liked the way you do clouds
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My goodness this is just incredible! My fav part is the trees they look so undoubtedly real! Wonderful work!
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thank you
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dholms Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bah.
i'm not gonna go on and on yet again Armin.
you're the best.
end of story.

ps-
maybe next time i'll go on and on.
heh.
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ill send you a note when i feel unappreciated and remind you to go on and on....I have those days as well...:)
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Armin, this is excellent!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Cher
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algonzaga123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so amazing! mind blowing! so realistic!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much
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:iconekota21:
ekota21 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thank you
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Kristina-Bittersweet Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me of Russia, very good drawing ))
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Russia ok, just Michigan-my own little Siberia
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Daeurth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have to say, you are INSANELY talented!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
really love this one Armin - the mood of the sky holds it together nicely ... excellent job
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Justin
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JamheadArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm also drawn to the van, it looks like something is happening down that street but it's just out of sight, I can almost hear the muffled sounds of deliveries or something. I'll never see down there so I go back to looking at the pole.
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks... that van has never moved in sense winter its still there i checked it out to get a closer look to understand what i was looking at from the reference photo which never gives you enough and true information

Armin
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N1KK1-A Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is powerful! :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3:
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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N1KK1-A Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
:iconwelcomesignplz:
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fredblhd Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Nice work!
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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donotseeme Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as much as i'm admiring the wood texture of the pole my eye keeps being draw to that van in the distance . i have no idea why ! and i doubt i've ever looked so intently at a scraggy twiggy dying bush before hehe, why do we never give things in life the attention we give them in art huh....
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that's the thing that keeps me doing it, i see this and wonder why others don't unless i place it on an alter we call "art" thanks for the good words
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh i see, i just didn't want people to be confused
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silvio-feitosa Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Belo trabalho
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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martinos01 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so realistic ;) I like it ;)
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
lovely work
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
most welcome
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SheelaSingla Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   General Artist
I got lost in the textures of the telephone pole. Very nice work.
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