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The Waking Edge by nimra The Waking Edge by nimra
The new title is “The Waking Edge”

Graphite on Illustration Board 39” x 31”

This work is of the precise point when conscience is awakened, the experience of sudden reality. It happens when we first wake and it happens suddenly, unexpectedly in life’s journey. Nothing here is precise to anyone except to myself. It’s personal in its symbolism yet there are universal symbols as well. The background is drawn more for the “feel” it gives the overall drawing, industrial, decomposing almost contradictory to what Jessica looks like yet her sudden frozen stare brings a different reality to the work one of angst. Symbols such as a metal halo, the meeting of circles forming a vesica, bones, stones and even her attire are important icons in this story. Yet to explain these would gives too much away. Since it’s a teaching forum I tell much more then I feel comfortable with, but it gives an indication to my process, the only true hint would normally be the title, “The Waking Edge”

Like much of my work there’re are people who I connect with; it opens up their imaginations by adding their personal insights, yet some will see nothing but the negative and transpose every clue. As always, what the viewer sees in this work is the truth for that individual and I find that much more interesting in the long run.

Armin Mersmann
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Given 2008-03-29
When it comes to one of best traditional artists `nimra always springs to my mind. His work is not only spot on with no detail omitted, but he makes each subject personal, and pours his soul out. Drawing of Jessica completed by `nimra is amazing example of what portrait should be, not only the beauty but also oozing with emotion. It has presence, personality and a story to tell. ( Suggested by Jumprabbit and Featured by SandraPelly )
francoclun Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Armin, push me to always do better. Sooner or later I'll catch you :D
Felix-Jojo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
so fine
sepultur60 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
super real; one of the best i saw so far
HarlotShamhat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
I looked at “The Waking Edge” for some long minutes. I think I understand what you are saying above. One of the things that strongly impressed me with this piece of art is the background is as important as the model.

I look for emotion in art, not aesthetic value.

Thank you for letting me see this.
OmNomsNoms Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student General Artist
That is a wonderful peice of work, Armin! How the hair just perfectly resembles a real persons hair, how the eyes just give the impression that she's a real person standing right there! Dude, this is just simply amazing and I bet that there is no flaw or mistake in the whole thing, of what I can see. I admit, I MAY be a LITTLE bit of a stalker but.... thats just cuz I :heart: your art so much! (I would buy some if i could it but i dont have the money....)
yvonne29 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
absolutely amazing!
Schinkenspicker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the count of the details is increddible :O
jessicaray Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
flawless, this is so beautiful i love the expresson and the feeling you get when you stair into her eyes as all your drawings are this is insane!!!
theblackproject Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
nimra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, just sold this one this week always a plus

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