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Monolithic drawing WIP II by nimra Monolithic drawing WIP II by nimra
Monolithic update
Pencil on Illustration Board

Full drawing 30” x 40” this image 7” x 7”

This is the Second element in this drawing, the sky and bulb being the first.

This is a drawing of my step-fathers eye. An eye that’s seventy-eight years old, an eye akin to hammered gold. An eye that’s experienced prisoner of war camps and the death of many comrades. It’s been witness to beating cancer once and now in the dusk of his years to lung cancer. This symbol speaks of strength and vulnerability; it alludes to the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

(On December 5, 2005 my dear step-dad died in my arms, I will miss him so very much, Gods Speed to you Dad, and all my love always). Armin Mersmann

Thanks for looking

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BrianMiller Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Full size prints please!  I'm trying to collect prints (cause I'm poor) of my favorite works from the best contemporary photo realism pencil artists.  
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CarbonData Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
What a brilliant picture, and thanks for the meaning behind it xx
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ac120 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
really realism !
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:iconartkosh:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
you are unreal...
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leethoyang Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wowowowowo
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MikeHermes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing, the drawing as well
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CHammer92 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Amazing! Would love some advice.
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:iconxynh:
xynh Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
First impression : I thought that this is a photooooo >.<
really awesome...
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REvyaB360 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
...I have a hard time believing this is a drawing instead of a picture O.o

It's awesome
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fedorapug Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
THIS IS A DRAWING?!?!?!?
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LooneyZampire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
This is beyond amazing.
The realism of the eye and of the texture of the skin are remarkable.
But what makes it even more beautiful is that you drew not only an eye, but the look in his eye. The depth of the look. I'm in awe... Hats down to you.
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yanchuan111 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
我爱你的画~~~让人感动的想哭~~~~向你学习!!
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Daed-3-rewarD Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is so incredibly remarkable, i dont even know what to say!
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Aijoku Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
th emost realistic eye i ever seen
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gabbazalu Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so you actually drew that?!?!?!??! OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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Maiconvaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic!!!!!
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Michelle313 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! i love the detail and how real it looks :aww:
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bwall49 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
utterly fantastic!
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RanaAb Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
This is absolutely amazing
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Ariarts Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Awesome
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DulceVelasco Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
AMAZING!
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HannahPromiseLove Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Naww... That cant be a drawing... NO WAY !!! :O WOW THIS IS AMAZING. And im sorry about your Step Dad
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gramatta Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
WOW!!!! Good on you for remembering your step-father in such a beautiful way!!
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Statham75 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. The story behind this work makes it so much more meaningful.. Great work!
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M0NY11 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can u list the tools?
Or just the tools of how did u use the very delicate small white hairs
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nimra Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
the white of the paper is left prestine i draw around them and in some cases shade them a bit
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I-mil Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
okey. u_u

Nice work.
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Milana992 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This can't be drawing... It just can't O.o this goes over my comprehension!
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ZuhaLoveMusic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
good job :)
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brownieblush Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
...Wow. I am floored.
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EDU1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good.
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wolf-of-prophecy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow....amazing...
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Bubblegum-Jellybean Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
very inspirational thanks for sharing :)
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wildgoya Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
You're fantastic Armin, seeing your drawings made start drawing after 20 years..... thank you very much
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NCIS413 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont know how you do it... looks as realistic as it gets
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hadi111 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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veradora Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
u're one of my idols,u're drawings are ... *no words*
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marmicminipark Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally realistic, fantastic job, keep up the good work !!!!
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! If this is not a photo, this is pretty darn go..
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joqcues Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
completely speechless, i can only say 'thumbs up buddy' cause it's superduper awesome!
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rogina-torabinejad Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! God Bless your step-father.
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Phronemophobiaa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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RoArtAr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
buenos detalles
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alexmatra Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student General Artist
That is sooo freaking amazing +.+...
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Sternblade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Though incredible technical detail this one retains heart
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Kylartplace Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is absolutely incredible! fantastic!
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FreakyArtist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
How do you do the hightlights??
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StraightEdge1977 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Amazing!
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Yasmine8 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
sooooo real!!!!!
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August 5, 2005
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D50
Shutter Speed
10/200 second
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F/5.6
Focal Length
55 mm
Date Taken
Aug 5, 2005, 12:04:44 PM
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