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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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eddyboixx 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 Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow stunning
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MissLehos Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic, amazing details, I'm stunned !
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leethoyang Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
............................stunned................................
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Suanin 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 Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely incredible. 
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Kristina-Bittersweet Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are awesome.
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As always, a fantastic piece. The glaze and detail of the eye are mesmerising.
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DayDreamOrNightmare 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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nimra Mar 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
looks like you put a lot into your work, great job!
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