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Chasm by nimra Chasm by nimra
“Chasm” pencil on illustration board 39” x 28”

Chasm

This work was inspired by the ruins of an old farm, left to the elements a chasm filled with old ghosts decaying by the new highway that cuts the land in half. It’s also about my son who at thirteen has no idea what this meant, insulated in his video-unreality not understanding, grasping or caring about the past makes for a future that is very precarious. Yet I got him together with the old woman who had lived there, she awoke the “old soul” in him and forever erased the chasm of eighty years between them. It’s a narrative work that’s not illustrative, it will stay somewhat mysterious to the viewer and start up their imagination that’s all I am aiming for.

Armin Mersmann
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:iconpmcelhaney:
Pmcelhaney Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
You've probably answered this before, forgive the repeat.  What brand  and texture of illustration board do you use?   I appreciate that your work expresses your feelings, life, experiences, thoughts, etc.   That is what draws me in and keeps me looking and becoming a part of it.  It is not just a technical exercise of movie posters or such.
Great art stirs the soul and causes the viewer to take a journey.  Hopefully that journey will stay with the person for a long time.  As artists we share our human experiences and deep emotions if we are open to communicate ourselves.  Thank you.
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ShelbyNicholsArt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this.  You give me constant inspiration to keep going.  I love the texture of the two images against sky and the dark bleakness of the trees behind.  Beautiful, just beautiful!
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dhxjcrd Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Weren't it called New Moon, Old Souls? Or am I just having a dumb moment here? lol, anyways, amazing. Your pencil eyes are some of the best I've ever seen. Keep up the amazing work!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it was and then i changed it at the last moment, i don't remember why
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:iconluiz12031993:
Luiz12031993 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
master...... teaches me *---*
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconlookhappy:
lookhappy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
amazing!
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:iconacirmo:
acIrmo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconsuvelis:
Suvelis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
amazing!

:-)
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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elgwanox666 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
stunning work, Im very glad to have seen this piece
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:iconernest21:
ernest21 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really cool
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Sapharodon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
I saw this when you had your exhibit up in Fremont, Michigan (in the Arts Place), along with many of your other works. I must thank you for encouraging me to continue working with Pencil/Graphite, which I had previously shyed away from!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you are very welcome, graphite inst dead after-all

Armin
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:icongnosisisongoing:
gnosisisongoing Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Composition is so solid, and the texture gradients/variations give this piece have great depth. Nice title as well.
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dogma29 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Without wishing to be daring in the least. When I am a rich person, I pay for any of these work and I will have with me the gold of Christopher Columbus. Well ... Indian gold lol.
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CristinaC75 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ma come fai?????
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's amazing!Congratulations
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:iconkooookooookooookoooo:
It remind me of Kulhanek , fine technique!
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HairxOfxThexDog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Don't know if it's more beautiful the concept or the drawing...this is pure genius! :clap:
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:iconartczar:
Artczar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Very cool! I can't wait to see the rest of your gallery.
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:iconsaphirekitsune:
SaphireKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:spotlight-left::gallery: :spotlight-right:

:clap:
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:iconeriniusminimus:
eriniusminimus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
stunning.
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:iconjonartist:
jonartist Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Cant beleive is pencil, love the realism
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:iconbrutal-artist:
brutal-artist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
to impressive to put into words!
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travelingman329 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
intense gaze
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Piscean-Sea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The background of dead trees reminds me a bit of illustrator Stephen Gammel. He did some wonderfully dark and ominous drawings for a serious of children's ghost story books. I loved those illustrations, and this is just as moody and has a lot of subtext. Awesome!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You are one of the featured artists in my latest journal including this beautiful work [link]

:heart: Elle
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:iconallysc:
allysc Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wish ...one day to draw like u....I have no words, amazing
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filthethrill Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
this is inspiring to me as a graphite artist, really awesome work
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AliciaMarieCreations Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   General Artist
Ha, I already commented on this :D

I featured your deviation here if you wish to take a look: [link]
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AliciaMarieCreations Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   General Artist
I really love the meaning anad symbolism behind this. The drawing itself is also fantastic! I love all the details adn the composition.
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:iconsifiko:
sifiko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Nimra... this is excelent. Always refreshing to view your work.
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:iconbinockula:
Binockula Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
fuuuuuuuuu****k! that is incredable man! i dont even want to know how long that took u
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:iconhel-met:
Hel-Met Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless with the detail of you work, liked the way the texture of the rocks is similar to the old man skin
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Pappimaster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
i was reading throught the comments and saw you said you dont blend much which makes sense to me, i did some work on illustration board you can see it here [link] but the board didnt allow me to blend as well as i wanted to and i still want to add a background so i was wandering if you had any tips on how to do a large smooth area without blending
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks John well only that I go over it in increasingly smooth and tighter lines. I don’t blend per say I do at time soften an edge by blending, I just don’t like the way drawings look when blended at least not mine.

Ps could not get to your link

Armin
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Pappimaster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
thanks for the advice. sorry about the link. dont know why it doesnt work, what i was linking was my calm before the storm drawing if your still interested. thanks for all the help
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fengarm Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Many here in deviantart can draw realistic pictures, but you draw realistic pictures with impact in them..... amazing!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Rainer that means a lot to me!

Armin
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MatthiusMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
amazeing again how long does it take you to do a picture like this ?
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:iconlightgraphite:
LightGraphite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
incredible
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:iconlightgraphite:
LightGraphite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
incredible
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almeriopamplona Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
In the apparent chaos is the hormone of the details, exactly placed, taking us on a journey into ourselves in search of facts, stone upon stone in the darkness of our being, from childhood to old age until the enlightenment and self-knowledge. A spectacular work, Armin Mersmann.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Almerio

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:iconalmeriopamplona:
almeriopamplona Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
My pleasure
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:iconjeffreyn:
jeffreyn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Do you actualy have fun and enjoy your drawing your art?
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
mmmmmmmmmmm strange question, i do but why do you ask?
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:iconjeffreyn:
jeffreyn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I meant do you actually have fun drawing these portraits and stuff? Because it looks like all the hundreds of hours worked on a single portrait could get you unmotivated.
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