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Sauerkraut and turnips by KristinaGehrmann Sauerkraut and turnips by KristinaGehrmann
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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 )
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freaky7styley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
winner
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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:
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IngeVandormael Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I featured you here ---> [link]
Hope you don't mind.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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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:
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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inormal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
.........very, very fine work........
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mad skills and patience!! :D:D
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superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
that....that can't possibly be a drawing..
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shtrumphX Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
featured here
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Millutx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student
Love it... I thought it's a sculpture when I saw the thumbnail...
But....
I can just describe it as 'Outstanding'!
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bethtrott Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
This is an absolutely stunning piece. I can't even imagine the amount of work that went into this study. *hat tip*
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jmv2106 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Great !
i Love It
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AtarAtis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I honestly do not think I would have evernoticed it was a drawing if you hadn't told me. That is some serious dedication!
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FANGIE-CHAN Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
I don't understand...Is this a drawing, or a cast of a hand sitting somewhere?
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A drawing of a cast :)
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FANGIE-CHAN Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh. It just looked like something 3D because of the shadow beneath it casted on the purple thing.
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BetaTestedRobot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its a drawing.
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FANGIE-CHAN Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
:O Damn. Then what's the purple thing under it?
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BetaTestedRobot Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
probably the original paper they started with.
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FANGIE-CHAN Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh.
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Toushisama Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
wow, it looks photo-realistic. I wish I had that level of ability. maybe someday, but not right now.
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SheWolf-26 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I'm struggling to convince my brain this is actually not 3D. Epic work!
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asukacaramel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome O_O
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JTorrevillas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha... this piece got me :)) Amazing! :)
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gummyrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is a drawing???!!! I thought it was a photo of a sculpture! :iconwowplz:
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Zee63 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap, thought it was a photo. you must be one of the few people that can actually use their eyes. :clap:
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Gaufrier Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I thought this was a plaster cast! Incredible!
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takernell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Wow!!! i thought this was a photo or a sculpture. Great job!
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
WHOA. I thought this was a black and white photograph. Bravo!
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Arkeresia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Holy hell. That's a DRAWING!?! :jawdrop:
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CluelesssEvil Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Wow, this is beautifly rendered ^^
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tomghoulie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jahhhzuss Chroist! Thats a drawing? I thought it was a photograph of a scultpure! And in charcoal, too! Thats incredible! :O:O:O
You have DEFFINITELY earned this DD!
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citizencandy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Writer
It's Thing from the Adams Family !

Seriously, though, brilliant stuff.
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
It's just phenomenal, a must have in any collection of pencil drawings.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Vaniglia-chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
oh man @___@ I've had to draw this too so many timess....fffff
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deprywacja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
You are insane ;] very good job
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Cpninjagrrl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing! I've seen that cast before. But that was in my art class XD It looks like a photo~ It's just..purely amazing.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Cpninjagrrl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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Juutwin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That dear, is amazing
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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zenlove93800 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
that's a drawing..? i thought it was a carving at first. O_O
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Varenie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I like it
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cherrysofa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Holy cow!!! Very Very nice! Was convinced it was plaster...
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saphera55 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Same.
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Dkoshi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
That makes three of us then.
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altocumulus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have certainly succeeded in making a drawing look 3-dimensional; and in charcoal too !

Fabulous and Well Done !
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