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Still life Drawing III by nimra Still life Drawing III by nimra
Sticks and Stones

30 x 19 pencil on hot press water color paper.

A simple concept; instead of the usual flowers with their sensual soft shapes, what we undeniably think of as beautiful, I placed some sticks and stones scraped from underneath my deck and filled a beer glass (I drank the beer first). In front I placed two more beer glasses, half filled with water and stuck in just a couple of sticks. The beauty is in the distortions, refractions, and transparencies. With each new layer of glass the sticks changes in detail, sharpness and direction. What first intrigued me was that the refraction of the second largest glass where the water completely hides the sticks and stones in the back glass. Sometimes I draw for just the love of it; this was one of those times.

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monalisaandclover Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awesome
Jessica-Giarrusso Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is a really cool drawing...... i like it 
Paul2960 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How on earth do you manage to draw so realistic?? its absolutely perfect! :) do you use mechanical pencils?
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i do Graphgear 1000 by Pentel thanks!
Iessika Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
What can I say that hasn't been said here tens of thousands of times? I have been watching your work on a regular basis over the past seven years and I don't think that I have ever "fave'd" an artwork of yours before. I simply have to admit that I could never pick one work above the other. Frankly, I would have about your whole gallery in my favourites and that just doesn't feel right to me.

You have always been an inspiration for me, Mr. Armin, not only for the precision and care of your pencil strokes. But also for you as a person (as far as I can judge by your written words) and for the subjects that you choose to draw. I do believe that you are one of the best artists alive and while I do believe that the amount of 'views' and 'favourites' do not matter when it comes to art - I do think that you are highly under-appreciated when it comes to deviantArt terms.

So after seven years, I have finally made the move to pick one drawing of yours to 'fave', along with this comment and a official watch, instead of being silent. Your description of the drawing basically tells you why this is my absolute favourite and why I admire your art. Thank you so much for all the pleasure that you have given me (so far), I am really grateful.
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Iessika, I thank you for the kind words, as and artist indeed as a human its gratifying to make a positive difference in someones life even if its a small as a drawing. When i joined DA about ten years ago my idea was to make realistic drawing alright to do, on one end you had anime on the other much more conceptional thinking and either is fine. Today you see many draughtmen (drawers) that are very good and I'm happy to still find DA a great place to be, and a great note like this confirms that 100%.

Ragnar949 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fine work
DiscoveringArtWorld Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I'm lovin it :)
RJetti Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: this is just awsome
Annettas Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
this is awesome! man you do not know what i would give to draw like this.
one day i guess. :]
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