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3 on Zero by arminmersmann 3 on Zero by arminmersmann
3 on Zero
Pencil on hot press water color paper
30” x 22”

Although tightly observed shards of three broken light bulbs scattered on a metal ring, the whole composition and focus of this drawing is a nod to my love of abstraction. Even the category I am submitting in is abstraction although it’s a still-life as well.

Two of the bulbs had a white powder in them, when they shatter the white powder scratches off in strange and wonderful patterns. One of the bulbs was clear; it was quite a test to draw the complex transparencies of hundreds of shards with their distortion and complex values. My main challenge was dealing with the extreme low angle of light and shadow. I set this up on the floor of my studio and worked from a combination of photos and the real pieces of glass. It certainly took much longer then expected but what else is new. Now it’s off to a rare commission…



Thanks for looking

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It definitely requires a closer look in order to appreciate the artist `nimra's true genius and not to mention craftsmanship dedicated towards 3 on Zero, where a turbulent flow of abstraction explodes from a theme that takes on hyper-realism as an ostensible facade. ( Suggested by anime-freak112 and Featured by snowmask )
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SchechterArts Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016   General Artist
I remember you once said that you didn't work in charcoal as you didn't like the feel of it, compared to graphite. But certain areas of this piece are dark enough that they might as well have a charcoal underlayer. As usual, your work is on another level entirely.
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cesophie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful, just amazing Heart 
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lookhappy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
amazing again
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Nazaxprime Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Bravo, well done, and congratulations on completing the piece.
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mismotorik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
deeply respecting your talent!
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saboos-taboos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
this is a drawing???

holy f@$k :O .. you're really good!
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SaphiraZarroc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw damn. I had to look really hard, and even then I still had trouble believing this wasn't a photo. You sir, and extremely talented! :clap:
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!

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livilaughluv Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
OH. MY GOD.
*jealousy burns*
;)
that is AMAZING!
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charlieburtons Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
This. is. soooo cool. Inspiring, too!
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oesoph Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
a highly ordered chaos.
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Kymii-Kontagious Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
:O WOW!
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Eordwyn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Drawn??? Foto-realistic is too weak for this picture.
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
wow
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artictik Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
brilliant !! and i appreciate that you wrote explanation too =)
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moondoom Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
how do you came up with this?
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FrankGo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
One word (again)... PERFECT!!!
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coldsweat555 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
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brummage444 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
This is gorgeous.
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lovemylittlelie Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
brilliant!
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
As i like this very much i featured it here [link]
If you want it removed please tell me.
Thank you.
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moondoom Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
haha...pure awesomeness
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Dermondo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I can't believe you made that... Looks like a photo!
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ArkhonPL Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Amazing :)
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veronique72 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
wow!!! realist skills, mad skills, serious talent
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grafix-maus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Photographer
wow, I thought it was a photograph until i noticed the category
truly amazing
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getcarter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009   Photographer
Very nice concept
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theloneredneck Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
bowing down before you:)
Amazing piece
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ChristopherJStafford Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i wish to someday become this great at drawing
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enchanted-black-rose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still having trouble believing that this is a drawing! It's simply marvelous. :faint:
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!

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slownsilent Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Truly a masterful work. Congrats on this recognition awarded to you. Well deserved. Continue on your great success.
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for the good words!

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unmerwe Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very accomplished! Amazing drawing!
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achromatic-cycle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful and excellent composition. Reminds me of something Duchamp would do.
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katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is great technical skill, incredible eye for layout/how light and shadow and broken glass may fall. Congratulations, it is well deserved.
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much

Armin
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Gratte-Ciel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009   General Artist
damn. this isn't 3D? i thought this was actual shards of glass on paper! stunning(:
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panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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x-De3pWaTer-x Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This so looked like a photo at first.

Beautiful
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Knightspybc Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing...
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Juice-04 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is fantastic! beautifully done!
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tanja-z Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wooow amaziiing at first i thought it was a photo...
Really cool!
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Danezle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
this...amazes me in so many ways.
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Tristar444 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
:wave: This has been featured here [link]
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ever-little-princess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
.jesuschristandholyspirit,it looks almost like photo!.genius!!
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you

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t3hsilentone Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Looked like a photograph, nice in-depth detail there. :)
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Toph43 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
whooa that's pretty badassss :)
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little-neko Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Whoa...that is amazing! Very interesting!
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