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Through The Iris III by nimra Through The Iris III by nimra
Through The Iris III (BB Winslow)

Pencil on Arches Paper 18" x 36"

i know eyes? So far they still fascinate me especially at this scale, my earlier drawings where small at least comparatively to this one. There will be four in the series titled “Through the Iris” (my thanks to 10 years for their continued inspiration). Only three will be shown the first one sold-but three is a better number anyway.

I just love to draw them-they are us, each one of us-without giving credence to the whole face they become universal more than a personal portrait. Also drawing them lets me improve as an observer and draughtsman. My interest is the aging skin and the breadth of textures within the human face that gives a hint of a life lived. The clarity and makeup of the Iris and the multitude of hair on the human face is a fascinating subject, and I have at least one more in me, possibly more.

Two will be 18” x 18” this one is 18” x 36” 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 later on this year.

I used forty to sixty reference photos and a mirror to draw this image taking about 300 hours, although the time element is overrated, it takes what it takes. Thank you to Mr. B. B. Winslow for agreeing to let me age you a bit.
Here is a view of the size of this drawing with myself standing by the work, it is not in a show called “The Anatomy of an Idea: An Invitational Exhibition” at Midland Center for the Arts. I have seven works in the show with fifteen other great nationally known anatomically based artists
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Thanks for looking
Armin Mersmann
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DottorT48 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
nice work!
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garyh76 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
stunning!!!!
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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thegame2000 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi you are always the best for me i just want ask something the white light in the eyes there are from white paper or you use something else for the light thanks 
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
yes they are the paper erasing doesn't work for me it messes with the paper
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manuelvelizan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
This is magnificent! Your work is part of "Best of August" in my DA.fav.me/d6lue93 :clap:
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FrankWORE1Croce Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
love it
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jubob66 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
WOW!
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Suanin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bloody amazing. :faint:
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LinnFeyling Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Breathtaking! You are so good! And patient ;)
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