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Fragile _ pencil drawing by nimra Fragile _ pencil drawing by nimra
“Fragile” pencil on hot press watercolor paper 30” x 40”

The light bulb has become my symbol for life, what once was “alive” with energy and light is now rubble to be swept up and replaced. Fragile is about how precarious life really is from pre-birth to death a content struggle to hang on to life, the eyes are of my wife Valerie and by best friend Todd who are more than twenty years apart in age and in different stages of this very short journey.

What it is not is pro-life or pro-choice although if the viewer interprets it along those lines it’s their truth and for a brief moment the truth of the artwork.

Thank you for looking

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:icontansyengland:
TansyEngland Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your work is extraordinary. What else can I say?
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Lord-Shanakill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still remember the first time seeing this how flabbergasted I was by the amount of detail you achieved in a pencil drawing. I still am.
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Maruom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   General Artist
MSA WOW great ^^
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orangelion90 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
That's really beautiful. How long did you work on it?
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nimra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i think i took about 400 hours or so, its been a while since i drew it, seven years actually an time fly's thank you!
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:iconfluplay:
fluplay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dreamy artwork :)
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rogina-torabinejad Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absoloutely stunning! Great job, keep up the good work! xx
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bipolarbroom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
I love it. Fantastic work, it is truly beautiful.
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krillfish Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I'm definitely never drawing anything ever again. That's how amazing this is.
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fairytale7591 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link]
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13rySharkey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Oh wow is all I have to say.
This is beautiful
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:iconkandakis:
Kandakis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not fair. You're one of the most talented pencil artists in the world.
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s-shi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I like :)
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:iconarmorarts:
ArmorArts Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
you are a master
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:iconpldr:
pldr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I found you again thanks to a DD you got on "stripped". This is still my favorite though :)
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MariniMartini Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really awesome :-o
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Girsmiles Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
you are fantastic, i'd fav your whole gallery but that would be redundent, still this is BY FARthe best pencil work i've ever seen
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TattooJeffJohnson Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Very nice...
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:iconshep-herd:
Shep-herd Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
You are simply amazing! Stunning work!
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Kjherstin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
You have been featured on my CSS submission and journal
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
amazing work
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Daniel-R Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I am taking the "Fragile" title and the graphic symbolism as a representation of how life can change (not necessarily end) with the most subtle influences. It takes very little to create big changes, just as age changes everything little by little as time passes by.

Of course, my interpretation of the picture could be absolutely wrong, but that is what I read along the lines and details of this beautiful drawing.

This is a must :+fav:
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nimra Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great translation, I firmly believe that the truth of a work is between the viewer and work, the artist had his turn.

Thanks

Armin
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ToxiCanvas Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
You have been featured!

:)
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xSekhmet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Nice composition! Love it!
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:iconravart:
ravart Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent.
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tokyolashes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student General Artist
beautiful.
:clap:
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aLeafFalls Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
I love the idea that is spawned from placement of seemingly random objects
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valtek04 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
what an imagination... very nice :wow:
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vdwvstock Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Very good! I would actually buy this, if I see one on exhibition.
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myrtl3 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Mind bogglingly (Even if thats not a word, its my word ^^) amazing.

Detail, composition, tone... just delicious ^-^
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SuperSal001 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely awesome!
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawing has been featured in this news article: [link] .

Have a nice day! :wave:
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laurijerez Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
whow!!!how can you drawing like this??You are the best!!
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Hello-Kiki-xoxo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
what??? how???? how in the world can someone possibly draw something that amazing SERIOUSLY THAT SI AMAZING THE DETAIL AND EVERYTHING just wow great job. :clap:
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cifey Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
veryy goodd :)
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rjminick Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Simply amazing detail.
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Gismonda999 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
wow amazing u have been featured here [link]
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008   General Artist
just amazing..I am obsessed with isolated eyes myself,so I find yours..spectacular!!I have to add,I study a lot of old master drawings...and you really draw the best clouds I have ever seen...yours have real character,they add much to the work:)
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to-the-end-333 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Absolutely, positively beautiful. How long did this take you??
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adaytorememberx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
this is fascinating.
i love it.
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netoperek Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
i love this ****!! = D
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night-delight Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008   Photographer
thats amazing, full of realism and details
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dollysandhu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008   Photographer
amazing!!!!!!
i came through this one in the NEWS section of DA...
:headbange:
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tabh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
original and have a great impress.
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EM-one Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008   General Artist
just wow ..
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Aleony6ka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
AMAZING!!!!!!!10 fav. for idea!!!!!!! ;p
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Gloovis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
a man with very skillful hands. wonderful drawings!
i need computers to complete my pics.
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farcry77 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there :wave:
This art is featured in the news article [link]
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SilverMercury Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Student General Artist
Oh. my. god. It looks like a photo. O.O
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