Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Eyes Have It

Surprisingly, they're drawings.

From My Modern Met...
What is it about the human eye that is all at once mysterious and revealing? These organic orbs that are said to be the windows to the soul express a world of knowledge and memories whose allure is heightened by their reflective nature. There are so many intricacies to the human eye that can be difficult to capture in a photograph let alone in a graphite drawing, yet illustrator Armin Mersmann (aka nimra) manages to reproduce every twinkle, glimmer, and shine of these mesmerizing eyes juxtaposed with their wrinkled, weathered, and freckled skin. 
The Michigan-based artist's photorealistic renditions, referred to as Eye Study in Pencil, allow the viewer to peer into the black and white gaze of these subjects and make their own inferences based on the close-up shots alone.

1 comment:

Anita said...

Unbelievable! I must Google him or her. I wonder how long it takes to create such a drawing.


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