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Through The Iris II by nimra Through The Iris II by nimra
Through The Iris II (LD Butcher)

Pencil on Arches Paper

Why another eye? God there are many reasons..

I just love to draw them and I go back to them after each major work, it’s a bit like cleaning my pallet-my mind from one project to the next, it also let me know that I’m improving as an observer and draughtsman. My interest is the aging skin and the breadth of textures on the human face giving hints to a life lived.

Also I am drawing three eyes for a very important series of exhibits in 2013, this is the first of the three all are 16” x 16” which is very large. They will also answer a host of questions on drawing in this kind of scale for my plan is to draw a 72”x 72” face.

I used forty reference photos and a mirror to draw this image taking about 200 hours, although the time element is overrated, it takes what it takes. Thank you to Mr. Larry Butcher for agreeing to let me age you a bit.

Award winner “Through the Iris II” -Youngman Memorial Award Best in Drawing. Muskegon Art Museum all state juried exhibition.
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Thanks for looking
Armin Mersmann
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MindSlayer9000 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. It reminds me of my father's eye. It is art as beautiful as this that inspires and motivates me to go back to graphite or charcoal realism. It has been a long time since I have seen such a challenge to excel above. Perhaps I may do some pencil art yet. However I don't think it will be 16" x 16" :)
beautiful, and amazing tints and shades.
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eddyboixx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular work of course, Mr. Mersmann!

I was wondering, for layering and blending the skin tones, which tool do you use? A tortillon, stump, or perhaps you use powdered granite and blend with a brush? 

Thanks!
Edward
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow stunning
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MissLehos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic, amazing details, I'm stunned !
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leethoyang Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
............................stunned................................
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Suanin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of detail you manage to put into your drawings is simply breathtaking. :wow: Brilliant work. 
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SilviaCrespo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely incredible. 
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Kristina-Bittersweet Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are awesome.
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Superfreshhh Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
As always, a fantastic piece. The glaze and detail of the eye are mesmerising.
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know so many different artists it's hard to keep track and make time to adequately study or just enjoy their works. Especially since my own illustration takes so much time and that's first priority. Glad to make time to see yours too...:sun:
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