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self portrait drawing by nimra self portrait drawing by nimra
9 x 6

Fifty-four Trips Around the Sun

This is the smallest portrait drawing I have ever done; its the size of a hand. Most of my work is huge (four to five foot) I had to really draw in a different manner which took time to get used to. What fascinated me was the hand, I was pinching a black cloth with my thumb and forefinger giving it an almost arthritic look and the bald head was great to draw and l liked the look, but my wife hated it so now I have long hair again.



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Armin
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:iconerwinpineda:
erwinpineda Sep 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work.:D
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JimmiGilbi Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to agree, a very interesting pose. I think it has to be really when doing your self portrait. Took me sometime to choose my references and which pose I liked.

Hands are on the top of my list to start studying.

My Selfie and first I might add. Thoughts and opinion is much appreciated :-)



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bluepainthorse May 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I enjoy the subtlety of this, as a self-portrait... extremely well done. Did you use mirrors? Or a photo? Just curious, I am working on a self portrait now, from a photo, but much as you have mentioned, it's hard not to alter it too much through the psyche. The details you offer are stunning!
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nimra May 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i use both all the time but here because of the pose 80% photo, but many photos
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:iconbluepainthorse:
bluepainthorse May 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, that makes sense. I'm using several in my self portrait, but I've got other elements involved. I love how your pose engages the eye, not a 'typical' face-forward pose. My hat is off to you! :)
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Maaro Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u know i like small drawing i don't know why people amaze just with the big ones
even the small drawing is hard
i like the hand and the hair in the arm
how did u make the background ??
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nimra Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i like the small ones as well a matter of fact its quite hard to draw this small, the back is drawn with ten layers of graphite with a very small .3 mechanical pencil
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fawad87 Nov 23, 2012  Student
its very hard for me to believe; is it a drawing,really ?
this is excellent!
I can call it perfect,yes its perfect...
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:icondangrace:
Amazing work.
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:iconsuperfreshhh:
I love this one. It reminds me of a gallery I went to with my sixth form art class in 1998 which was of the most real picture I'd ever seen. I went inches away from it and was still struggling to believe it was a painting. This is so amazing as well. Your talent is perfect Armin.
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