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OLYMPUS CORPORATION
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Turf drawing I. by nimra Turf drawing I. by nimra
Turf drawing I.

10” x 10” pencil on cold press water color paper

This type of drawing does not have the initial impact as Name of the Father or Occasional Angel, for me though it is very important to go back to a simpler concept once in a while.

This is part of a sires of works called “observing the insignificant” its more about natural abstraction then nature drawing although it is very carefully observed and rendered. An artist has the ability to engage someone with an image that they would normal not see and just walk by it, like this three inch piece of turf underfoot. Every day people walk by this insignificant scene , never noticing, never looking, at some point I did.

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:icongrayman8:
grayman8 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
nice!
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:iconmachariart:
machariart Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!
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:iconvastudio:
vastudio Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:headbang:
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:iconresolution-db:
Resolution-db Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfect detail ... i like it so much :)
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:icongloriana:
gloriana Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   General Artist
impressive....i thought at first its a photograph!
i like the concept & the idea of the natural abstraction...!
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:icon5neetch:
5neetch Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
spectacular!
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:iconapri:
apri Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
That's gorgeous~ almost kind of haunting. (:
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:iconeferlein:
Eferlein Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
whoa! you mean that was drawn?
!I thought it was a photograph! Nice job.
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:icontaitan:
taitan Featured By Owner May 28, 2006   Writer
It was realy nice. I like it ! :butterflytwo:
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:iconyf19-sama:
yf19-sama Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Is funny how the photo and the drawing of this can have a opposite impact.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
good point
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:iconsixstringer:
SixStringer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
Shades of Dürer--one of his most beautiful works was an intricate watercolor study of a piece of turf.
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:iconnarrf:
narrf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a beautiful work of art with a beautiful thought behind it. good job, as always. ^^
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:iconorgan-donor:
organ-donor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
i like the idea behind this.. getting involved and creating a great drawing of something insignificant
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:iconpiara:
Piara Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005   Traditional Artist
Wow...think i found my master ;-)
Your work is absolutly wonderfull!!!
Wow...
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:icongwendydd:
gwendydd Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful concept... i would like to try, it once...
and as for the drawing... it's awesome, as usual :)
how much time did you spend on this?
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Since these are so small it only took about 25 hours a fraction of most of my work. thank you /\\\
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:icongwendydd:
gwendydd Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for answering :)
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:iconangeleyes25:
angeleyes25 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
Very nice.
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:iconllatrejull:
llatrejull Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
wow amazing as usual. keep it up

Godspeed
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:iconblueguitar:
blueguitar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely. It amazes me how real it looks.
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:iconyeauxardent:
yeauxArdent Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005
It is important for artists to turn away from the complex for a while and try the simple, because it's just as, if not more difficult. Thank you.
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sweetji Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005
This is beautiful...you truly did what you planned to do, you made the insignificant not only noticible, but interesting and beautiful. This is the whole meaning of "stop to smell the flowers", look around you and see all the beauty you're missing..

I have to try drawing something like this, it must be a fun challenge
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IzaLoozer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Photo Realism is an amazing form of art. Painting and drawing in this way is very time consuming, and I'm sure stressful. You are excellent in this genre. I don't usually see photo realism being done with pencil, but you make it look almost easy. One of the teachers from the community college I attended specializes in it. He uses mainly oils, and told me that he averages only around 2 paintings a year. His name is Anthony Brunelli, and you can see some of his amazing paintings here [link] It's sometimes hard to believe these are actually paintings, but they are...I've seen them in person.
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:iconblisterine66:
blisterine66 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
it's not insigificant though is it?:fusionrock:
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:iconyf19-sama:
yf19-sama Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
You draw from model I understand now how you can get a such level on details.
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:iconnoisho:
Noisho Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
amazing.....ur a true inspiration!
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:iconartbyrenata:
artbyRenata Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005
I didn't know that anyone else besides me stares at a piece of turf and renders it, now I feel good that it isn't highly unusual. As always though, a lovely rendering. :-)
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Daniel-R Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005  Professional Filmographer
You are still my favorite artist, and your work is as inspiring as always.
It is that quality of yours, to see through the simple things, to be able to show with your art what you see with your heart, what I find amazing.

A must :+fav:
Greetings from Costa Rica!
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:iconpaullung:
paullung Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again and agin, impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul
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:iconcecilia:
cecilia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005
you never stop amazing me... i wish i could see you draw animals or children
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:iconmidnight-wing:
Midnight-Wing Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005
Hm, the simpler the better, right? :) I've always wanted to draw something small and insignificant in great detail but it looks like you beat me to it. The details are amazing like all the other piece of art you've rendered. =]
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:iconrougewisp:
rougewisp Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005  Student General Artist
Going back to your roots, eh?

Eh?
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:icongabriela-badillo:
Gabriela-Badillo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconfelipegm:
Felipegm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
Perfect drawing. Very realistic! I wish I could do something like that! :D
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:iconeddietheyeti:
EddieTheYeti Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
Very well drawn!
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:iconfwacata:
FWACATA Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Ow.
That is good
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:iconcerhiby:
Cerhiby Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
omg, didn't know you could draw that good too in cold press watercolor paper.....
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent.
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:iconpldr:
pldr Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
This idea reminds me of the subjects a fellow countryman of mine used to choose. He was a very poor guy who traded old cloth and scraps and such. He drew what he saw. And pretty wel he did :-) He's got his own museum right here. He died (AD 2000) poor to because he gave most of his paintings to that museum saying, If they're not being sold, they're priceless. :-) check some of his work on [link]

Me personally, i like subjects others don't choose so I like this too.

Very beautyfull!
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:iconpalinho:
palinho Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005   Photographer
You are very right on your words, sometimes the more common thing to us is just laying there and we don't see their natural beauty. Ur work as allways amazes me and u can show that "magic" that all these well known stuff hide or should i say show? Yes 'cause we see them with our eyes but not with our mind!
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:iconartistm0nk:
artistm0nk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Amazing job on the details. :job:
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:icontiamat9:
tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Beautiful work as always. Lovely details and contrasts. Fantastic technique.
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:iconsifiko:
sifiko Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Excelent, excelent detail..amazing. I see this and I think 'patience' cause I'd just go nuts..

Great work. (as always) :thumbsup:
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:icongabe27c:
Gabe27C Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Another great piece. Such detail!
Amazing work!
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:iconthexianraexperience:
theXianRAExperience Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005   Artist
crazy detail. :eyepopping: you must be totally insane. Amazing!
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:iconstacybecker:
StacyBecker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Absolutley beautiful, words cant express the amazing detail, beautiful :heart:
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:iconnaito-chi:
naito-chi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
augh... i must steal your talents :D
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amazinggrace Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Marvelous job!!!!--AG
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:iconkaruzzo:
Karuzzo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005  Student
*must be a photo* *dies*
......

*comes to life again and says* Definitly, one of the greastest pencil works i've ever seen. :clap:
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