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Through the Iris IV by nimra Through the Iris IV by nimra
Through the Iris IV WIP completed

16” x 16” Pencil on Arches Hot Press water color paper mounted on maple
This is the last of the pure eye drawings…unless I do another one ;) seriously though it has run its course and I have gotten what I needed from it, which is my interests in observing and understanding aging skin and the structure of the Iris I still am interested in this but it’s time to do a full face and torso in this technique and size. This drawing was completed as one of the three (Through the Iris II, III and IV) which will be on exhibit at ArtPrize 2013 Starting September 17.

This drawing was fairly complex the white hair was a challenge for sure, not erasing but leaving the white of the paper and then drawing into it is very time consuming but gives it by far the most natural look. I want to thank Dr. Mark Francisco for molding and letting me make him look a bit older. No wonder I get no commission work?! ;)

Thanks for the good questions and comments through this wip-feel free to ask more I’m always happy to answer. Here is a link to show the size of this drawing.
nimra.deviantart.com/art/Throu…



Armin Mersmann
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Circulism Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Armin,
I think I should clarify what I meant by my last statement - I just re-read what I wrote, and I don't think I did a good job at explaining myself: my apologies for not being clearer!

Question:
Many of your WIP shots show you drawing on a board that appears to be positioned at a 90 degree rotation.  Is there a specific reason for this technique?  
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nimra Nov 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
there is a "sweetspot" where i draw about 10" x 10" so i want to draw there also it keeps from sticking my hand into the graphite
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Circulism Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Armin,

Why do you draw the picture sideways?
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cheetahspirit Nov 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazingly unbelievable as always...:salute:
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:iconbnolin:
The work on the fine white hairs is just mind-boggling. You must have the patience of a saint. 
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gizmoinferno Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel so damn sad nowadays. I feel I have no soul left. If I wasn't doing my art, guess I wouldn't be here appreciating how immensely deepening and enlightening such amazing skills can do to level others indirectly. Thank you.
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nimra Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i often feel that way but ive come to understand this will past and then come again.  Artist seem especially in tune with this. thank you for the good words as well....feel better!   Armin
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Eruannne Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so realistic and beautiful I want to cry! Unbelievable!
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nimra Oct 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thats very kind of you Anna, thank you
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SheelaSingla Sep 12, 2013   General Artist
Also, I imagine you stitch together photos in order to make your large drawings; it must be difficult at the borders.
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