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Sauerkraut and turnips by KristinaGehrmann Sauerkraut and turnips by KristinaGehrmann
© Kristina Gehrmann

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(... that's what I see when I look at it, after staring at and drawing this hand for at least 50 hours X_X)

This is my first finished cast drawing done at Angel Academy of Art, Florence. :)
It's not "art" per se, but an exercise in drawing; and the point of this exercise was to copy the plaster cast of a hand as closely as possible in order to learn how to see. And the better an artist can see, the easier it will be for them to interpret (not copy) a subject later, in their very own manner and style; and that's what I'm aiming for.

Medium: Nitram charcoal in B, HB and H; on Umbria paper. Also: Kneaded eraser, stomps and soft brushes.

A closeup scan at 300dpi: [link]

Especially the background was a real pain in the rear end! X_X

Thanks for looking ;D
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Given 2010-08-14
Sauerkraut and turnips is, albeit an exercise by *Maidith's own definition, in fact an incredible piece, showcasing stellar technique and ultimately profound comprehension of the subject matter on so many levels. ( Suggested by JLDragonfly and Featured by snowmask )
freaky7styley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Sehr schönes Bild. :aww: Ich bin beeindruckt von deinem Detailrechtum! Die Kontraste sind sehr gut herausgearbeitet... das DD hast du auf jeden Fall verdient! Eigentlich sollte das Bild noch mehr Publicity erhalten :o :wow:
IngeVandormael Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I featured you here ---> [link]
Hope you don't mind.
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
Alligatorr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
I know it is a little bit late to give you this message, but it is still important for you to know that: I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of October . You can check it out here: [link] & here: [link] . :clap: If you have seen this already, well done, if not, take a look. :D P.S. And, please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the News Article. :thanks:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
inormal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
.........very, very fine work........
Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mad skills and patience!! :D:D
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
that....that can't possibly be a drawing..
shtrumphX Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
featured here
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