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Shadow Play I by nimra Shadow Play I by nimra
Shadow Play I

Pencil on Illustration Board 20" x 40"

This work might seem a little different for me but it’s not really, it’s is in line with a series I have been working on called “Earth Currents” an homage to abstract space, nature and celebrating the insignificant. I found this root while taking walk and I knew I had to study and draw it. My concentration was on the shadow and the long negative space. The root itself was interesting and complex but laying the light in from an extreme angle made the piece work. When I do a major drawing like my current wip “Drawing of Clint” it can become so involved and so time consuming that I have to step back and do a non-narrative study of something that just fascinates me.

Thanks for looking

Armin
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LexyWright454 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Picture.... LOL This is amazing
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Jokate Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning! great, great job! :love:
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DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you have captured the essence of this gnarled root. The shadow play appears like the ghost or spirit of the wood. Set off against the white board, it is truly dramatic in its simplicity. The portrait format works very well with this as you've brought the viewer into an intimate connection with this root as in a traditional portrait study. Well Done!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
nice wokr
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armvellous Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks unbelievably beautiful and still has a 3 dimensional look
well done
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Neline-ne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like it come to you out the paper!
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iordachelivia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
such detail.. it just leaves you speechless. and this is just a tiny part of what you can do. you are an amazing person.. i love your art:x
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O-Faolain Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Cool drawing. Looks like a figure hanging from a crucifix. Very dramatic shadows.
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HairxOfxThexDog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
This is how a simple root can become a magnificent subject :clap:
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TigerMoon62 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
This is a very successful piece. It's a great study of negative space plus the overall balance of the subject as offset with the cast shadow is well presented on the page. The impression of the root with the cast shadow takes on an "insect-like" appearance at first glance and appears alive. This is cool because we are looking at a carefully rendered "dead" root yet it still has life in this representation. Very nice.
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