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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
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Sep 22, 2007, 11:39:03 PM
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Graphite on Illustration board
Final drawing will be 30” x 40” this is 8” x 8”

As far as the single elements this is the last major one, (two eyes, roots, crow and skulls) now it’s time to put it all together. Symbolically; the first eye is accusatory, it holds blame and makes the viewer part of the narrative. This eye looks into the past and the future, yet there is an apathetical aspect to its gaze, in the final version this should make more sense.

Thanks for the great comments and questions so far!
Armin
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Genghisart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
This is insane you didn't miss anything skin pores glossy eye can you tell me what kind of paper do use when you do the large pictchers and all your pencils and tools you use please I am starting out and would love to try to be 1/16th as good as you thank you for your drawings of perfections
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, mostly i use Arches hot press watercolor paper

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:icongenghisart:
Genghisart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thank you so much 1more question how do you get large areas evenly black having a hard time with that 1 right now
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
its gone over in layers of 2B graphite and then a layer two of 2H takes a long time but its smooth without the shine
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Genghisart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thank you so much ill try it thanks again
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:iconmaiconvaz:
Maiconvaz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow impressionante!
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:iconktp08:
Ktp08 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
awesome!
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:iconsfnl:
sfnl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
wwwooooww...' [link]

i like.... good work..' :D

I wanted to draw like this.
but the ability has not been up there ..
I'm very pleased with the natural draw :(
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:iconglen77:
Glen77 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow .... this a awesome extraordinary n unbelievable .... much better than a camera .... hw do u get those white dots on the skin ...? white pencil or eraser
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:icontochime:
tochime Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pure win!
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:iconartfan100:
ArtFan100 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing. really looks like a drawing!
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:iconsaramohammadabbas:
SaraMohammadAbbas Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I'm stunned.
Yet again.
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ebenejdne Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   General Artist
How do you do the white? Do you earase ior do you use white
pencil or something? I would really like to kow, and use it in my
next art work possibly!
Thanks.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i just leave it the paper color by drawing around these areas, erasing smudges the edges so i leave that alone most of the time, thx

Armin
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:iconebenejdne:
ebenejdne Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconagfox49:
agfox49 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Very nice work ... like I've said before, knocks mine out of the park (see my 'Gone before their Time folder)
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:iconbrunataynara:
BrunaTaynara Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It would be a dream to have half the talent you have.
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:icondreamingofdrawing:
dreamingofdrawing Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I am really glad to have stumbled upon your art sir. I will do a presentation on you for my life drawing class.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great Ryan...good luck
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:iconianmsquee:
ianmsquee Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Stunning Work! :iconahoyplz:
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:iconberry345:
berry345 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awsome
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:iconbcarroll:
bcarroll Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
You have been featured in Masters-of-Realism Weekly Feature! See [link]
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:iconresistanceispointles:
resistanceispointles Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW What more do you say to this quality of work? I have been inspired Thankyou
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess this is what I'm ultimately striving for. But since I've only been drawing 2 years (1,200 hours) I got something to aim for lol. I don't think I've said this before, but you are bar none the best I've ever seen, and I've SEEN a LOT! Can I sit at your feet and watch you draw? :D:D
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Rick well you sure kick major butt in 2 years of drawing keep up the great work and thank you for the good words

Armin
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much! I seriously wish I could get skin tones down the way you do! Maybe I draw too small? Each of mine have no larger than 6 inch faces and take me 8 hours. It's my formula for size vs time vs details. I loose interest fast! :D:D
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Size is an issue but before five years ago my drawing where about the size of yours, once you go large you’ll never go back…………….errr I guess that’s right. Try a big drawing, 20” x 30” or so, maybe of your son, its quite a interesting process.
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you must have the patience of JOB lol. I'm actually starting a 13x15 commission work of two people this weekend, so we shall see :D:D
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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sautrik63 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I'm sure you dont own a camera coz you can "draw" your snaps!!!Amazing!!!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
These are more realistic than reality! :o You are so talented.
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:iconegolazi:
egolazi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
awesome! perfect
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:iconmadam-lara-croft:
madam-lara-croft Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beyond AMAZING
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:iconczerwonegrabki:
czerwonegrabki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
OMG! Today I did a few sketches of eyes and I thougt that I'm quite precise.. but! That's not true! You're the eye-master:D! Your contrast and detail could be called 'a masterpiece' so... I call it that! Congratulations!
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:iconlivio10:
Livio10 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
awesome
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:iconclownorius:
clownorius Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
unbelievable realistic! :)
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:iconjp4you:
jp4you Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Never seen such realistic drawings - Im speechless, and a new fan ...
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:iconr-queso:
R-Queso Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
WOW!!
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:iconizumihiiiflower:
izumihiiiflower Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
the perfection!
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:iconkjs-1:
KJS-1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Is this seriously a drawing? I mean, yes, of course it is...but this is amazing...I'm off to take a closer look at your gallery!
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:iconnorthumbrianartist:
NorthumbrianArtist Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Love your work, your eyes are amazing
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:iconsochic28:
SoChic28 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
wow this is the most realistic drawing i've ever seen.. i thought it was a photograph
amazing :heart:
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much Sophia

Armin
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SarahLikesClouds0x Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Wow... amazing
How long did it take?
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:icontjames09:
Tjames09 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This eye is the most realistic eye i think i have ever seen. it almost looks like it could actually blink :D :D
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:iconlahunnybee:
lahunnybee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You have patience. I can see this in your work. You have an incredible amount of patience. You're very gifted, too. I just love how the eye is so detailed, with important emotions. You take your time to show it too.

I'm trying to figure out the emotion of the eye, but I can't pinpoint it. :tantrum: Doesn't look happy or sad. Somewhere in between content and aware...

Or maybe that's just what I think it's saying to me. :shrug:

Either way I like it. =D
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:iconminormistakes:
MinorMistakes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Student Interface Designer
totally CRAZY!
the skin gives the graphite away :)
haha but the eye looks like a photograph O_O
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:iconlinney69:
Linney69 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
absolutely amazing
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:iconrokii-90:
Rokii-90 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
That eye is amazing
on my page you can see that i tried to coppy it/to draw it on my on way but I had no patience So I finished quickly, but compared with this drawing is my lost Needle in the hay.
you are my idol.
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Xxsacred-heartxX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
details like that in eyes are the hardest thing to make look real. you're amazing
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