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Sentinel I by arminmersmann Sentinel I by arminmersmann

“Sentinel I”   Pencil on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper     24” x 30”

 A lone tree standing in its winter nakedness, keeping vigil.

 The complexity of this form was amazing the overlapping of branches, the rhythm  and composition drew me to this lone tree.  Void of background gives power to negative space brings simplicity to this very complicated form.

 The drawing took around 500 hours give or take, it’s the smallest of the tree series.  here is a detail of the image Sentinel  detail by nimraThank you for looking      

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Jojemo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful graphite workmanship, Armin.  I am pleased to add this one to my favorites.  :iconhandclapplz:
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Tackon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Just fabulous.
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jerrydecaire Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Armin, holy moleys! This looks like a real pain in the arse, but great work! 
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Glimeron Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As someone who is trying to define some of my drawings more realistically, THIS is really inspiring. Love your work and I've always been afraid to post. But trees are some of my favorite subject matter (I just feel overwhelmed when drawing them).

Thank you for sharing!
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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SheLovesTwilight Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit, this is what I call masterclass..............
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editorloud Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
500 hours! That is dedication. And the result is very worthwhile.
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SPPARKIE Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
so detailed, very very nice work!
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the complexity. i see you developed in observing reallife-realism. Very convincing. What I enjoy the most is the disrupting movement and complexity, which makes me search for analogy. A job well done!
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
been a long time Mike, yeah ive been much more interested in things that are "simple" in concept at least ....but its all about texture and composition no social or politic agenda, at least none i know of 
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just my interpretation. Good news is I'm getting back to drawing soon... after I've recovered. Thought you should know it never left me in the first place.
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markstudio Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Your drawings Armin .... always amazing.
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Dodonaea Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Great detail
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
so nice
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rori77 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
this is incredible!  Beautiful.
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Scott-J-Sedei Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow! Beautiful detail.
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible *_*
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
More amazing detail! 
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Reinhard1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Sorry for my error. It is 'fantastic' not 'ph'antastic. I only had teas so far.
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Reinhard1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Armin, my friend. Additionally to what has bee said already to the phantastic artistic and technical excellence of this new work of your's I see sooooooooooooooooo much Gerald in your latest works. It is a real pleasure to accompany you on this journey. Love to Val, please.
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untuox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Stunning drawing.
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Badusev Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG. This is fantastic!
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
incrdibly perfect... a monk's meditation work
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SerenaG519 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
How did you retain your sanity???
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HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
You are an example for everyone who is pursuing a dream and passion in art with graphite pencils....
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Wow!
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Petah55 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy f*cking tree man, 500 hours...
Aside from the fact that this looks absolutely amazing, with the ridiculous amount of detail, I just have to respect your patience with a piece like that!
If you don't mind me asking, over how long of a period of time did you draw that?
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NoraJacksonArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG. This would have driven me insane!!! LOL.  Outstanding!
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Insanely awesome artwork, as always!
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wow..amazing!!!!
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ALWERTcs Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome )
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BrokenShell121 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Awesome work!
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
beautiful work, can't help but think of Leighton's Lemon Tree when I look at this :)
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Sahar01 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, Great work as always
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