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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
5/100 second
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F/2.8
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105 mm
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400
Date Taken
Nov 10, 2010, 8:23:49 PM
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Drawing of Steve Parkhurst by nimra Drawing of Steve Parkhurst by nimra
Face study-Steve Parkhurst

Pencil on Strathmore 500 cold press illustration board
22” x 22”

Once in a while the best laid plans go off track. The background the very thing that inspired this drawing took over -it slowly overshadowed the portrait. There is enough power in this face, a contemplative man in his middle age, just like myself. Thanks Steve for sitting for this and for having the interesting features to give drama to this study. I worked about 30 hours on the background which was on the left but after making the hard decision to cut it off, it made sense.
Thank you all for you questions and comments
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DomiDean Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to think I can draw... but when I see this.. There is a very long way ahead of me.. you´re an inspiration! I love it.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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:iconmyblindambitions:
myblindambitions Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done!
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:iconhirokazutomimasu:
HirokazuTomimasu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
White hairs are really difficult...But those of this drawing are perfect!
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
difficult not so much but time consuming for sure   thanx
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SUNNYNARULA18 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Is it possible to see the background that you cut off?
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:icontheendlessroad0flife:
TheEndlessRoad0fLife Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you serious? Did you really DRAW this picture? :O
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:iconcarola14:
Carola14 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
fantastic !!! :)
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:iconchartreuxxx:
chartreuxxx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Awesome!!!
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:iconcamarogurl13:
camarogurl13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am in awe of you sir :)
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:iconsabinmaden:
sabinmaden Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
really good
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:iconsabinmaden:
sabinmaden Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
really good art
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:iconbeer4breakfast:
beer4breakfast Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Been gone to long. Beautiful work, Armin.
- Gerald
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:iconflamingflowerspd8:
flamingflowerSPD8 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*speechless*
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:iconnayankamaliya:
NayanKamaliya Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Really amazing!
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:iconandytaylor756:
andytaylor756 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my goodness!
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:iconsuperfreshhh:
Superfreshhh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Inspirational of the highest order!
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:iconshahbaztahir:
shahbaztahir Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just Incredible.
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:icongopikrishna:
gopikrishna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Amazing.... I've no words....
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:iconjesswinter:
JessWinter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing
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:iconfakeartdetect3:
FakeArtDetect3 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
u are legend!
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:iconkoteczeknetki:
koteczeknetki Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
soft and true
super
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:iconkarolkiewicza:
KarolkiewiczA Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work
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:iconmiteshmhatre:
miteshmhatre Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
amazing artwork :)
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Justaguyintheworld Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Really good work!! :)

Feel free to visit my gallery

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Realize
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:iconmonsief:
MonsieF Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Without words. Amazing.
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jsanmateo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so inspiring. Was this scanned or did you used a camera? If camera, how do you position it to give it the right angle?
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
sorry for the late response, it was photographed its way to big to fit on a scanner
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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
probably the best drawing I have ever seen.
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work as always, Armin.
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:iconmaster-gloin:
master-gloin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
This is what I call art.
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:iconchaser1964:
chaser1964 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Amazing, amazing... has light and life, not only hyper realism view... Fantastic!!!!
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:iconzurizu:
zurizu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
oh....this is just so good....makes me cry what human being can do. splendid....and I could watch every drawing you got for weeks. i hope ill be as good as you if not more -.- congratz !!! :w00t:
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Your ability is astounding.

Wonderful picture; such life and personality.
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:icondix89:
Dix89 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work... I'm without words
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
This is not a drawing! No way! I am truly amazed. The eyes and texture of the skin are just mind-blowing. Great detail. I am so impressed! :D
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:iconkirstygirl:
kirstygirl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. It is like looking at a photograph. x
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:iconarndar:
arndar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Gyönyörű rajz. Kedvenc.
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:iconamie-cotter:
amie-cotter Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you are truly amazing. i now feel like i might as well give up lol
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:icondon-berry:
Don-Berry Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
I feel like I've spent more time staring at this than you took drawing it.
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:iconjarebear510:
jarebear510 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Artist
if you were this good at tattooing you would make a lot of people happy.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah but then i would have to touch people.......
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:iconjarebear510:
jarebear510 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Artist
you have a fobia?
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
no, just kidding well kind of..............not a big fan of spending hours touching some guys hairy back, paper just smells better. Now if i was tattooing beautify woman all the time that might work for me.........line them up.
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.......................
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:iconlinnfeyling:
LinnFeyling Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am actually speechless..
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:iconjambaj0e:
jambaj0e Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
The detail is just amazing!! Unbelievably real!
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:iconsteve2656:
Steve2656 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is Amazing work, the eyes and white hair, wow.
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Reinhard1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Armin, you know that I am most interested as well once you decided to make it available. Either as a full resolution version or as a print.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
interested as a Print from DA?
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