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Humble 6 by Bernardumaine Humble 6 by Bernardumaine
Pencils on Canson lavis studio
40 x 50 cm / 2009
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Bernard's 'Humble' series is a blunt, but astonishing passage in photo realism. The artistic decisions represented are concise and contain no incomprehensible visual rhetoric, and yet they penetrate a deep mystery into the viewer, illiciting many of us to interpret them as more literal objects. They are merely depictions an amorphous hunk of clay, in the center of the page, either resting on a flat plane parallel to the frame, or suspended without any direct explanation. However treating the paper as if it were the platform on which the clay rests, one feels its deep spatial imposition into the viewer's own space. Bernard's intense, meticulous technical devotion to the interdimensional sculpture makes all of the persuasion necessary. Every stroke, virtually imperceptibly micro, countours the space as no mere photograph can. Bernard has invented a format that does nothing to obfuscate his virtually inhuman artistic abilities.

In 'Humble 6' Dumaine gives us strengthened awareness of the degree of work to which these images are manifested, contouring the clay itself with hundreds of traces of his own fingers. The evidence that this is a creation of conscious, albeit perhaps a little unconscious, illuminates his laborious presence in all of the work, as the obsessive pencil rendering has become ever more photographic. I feel this image is a remarkable success of decisive and skillful practice, and I am eager to see what comes next.
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:iconbripin:
BRipin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Incredible!
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's clay, right? I looked through your 'Humble' series and needed some time to fugure out what you've drawn ;)
it's very excellently worked out and most of all I'm impressed by your hyper-realistic style, drawing even the fingermarks :clap:
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it was drawn from a photograph of an aleatory "scuplture" which I created with clay...Glad you enjoyed it :-)
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:iconbandi0:
Bandi0 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Artist
its too much..
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconrotwalker:
Rotwalker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
cool
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Very believable texture and it invites a searching to figurines in the stone, which are there BTW :)
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed !
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
that is not so hard with your works! ;)
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconlynxclaw:
Lynxclaw Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Amazing! I found myself staring at it for a good five minutes or so trying to figure out what you had photographed- Until I saw the signature and realized it was on paper. XD
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it's a drawing :-)
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:iconjmb007:
jmb007 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
si j'ai bien compris,ce dessin est un exercice technique,tres beau quand meme
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Pas du tout, en fait ce dessin fait référence à la phrase de Lao Tseu " Tout le monde tient le beau pour le beau , c'est en cela que réside sa laideur " :-)
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:iconknotty-inks:
knotty-inks Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfection!
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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:icontimotesh:
TimotesH Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Impressionant quand même, et l'original est aussi contrasté que ça ?
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Pardon pour l'erreur...L'original est un peu plus clair...:-)
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:icontimotesh:
TimotesH Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Pas de soucis :P, et de rien pour le fave :) ça le mérite largement !
J'ai toujours trouvé ça un peu dommage qu'on puisse pas atteindre de noirs si profonds avec des crayons, ou mines de plomb :/ on peut arriver pas loin mais c'est embettant des fois de dse retrouver avec des reflets dans tous les sens (quand on lisse trop la feuille a force de passer dessus ^^)

Dans tous les cassuper boulot et super serie, je regrette pas de t'avoir DW :)
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Effectivement, seule la gravure peux permettre d'obtenir des noirs plus intenses que le crayon; Par contre je n'ai jamais rencontré ces problèmes de reflets...
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chibifleahobokills Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
damn that's pure skillageeeee
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconkissakuningatar:
kissakuningatar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful:)
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :-)
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:iconkissakuningatar:
kissakuningatar Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely a pleasure:)
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:iconsirgrunt:
SirGrunt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Wow, amazing rendering.
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)
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:iconmorbid-is-fun:
morbid-is-fun Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't help be see a ton of faces in this...drawing. Wow, i though it was a floating sculpture. You have succeeded in your photorealitic endevor!

Simple brilliant.
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much !
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:iconmbkkr:
MBKKR Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Again great work. I'm waiting till the clay becomes something... like maybe your surrealistic imagination goes wild on it :)
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
May be...But actually no plans regarding that :-)
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional
this is insane, how do you do it???
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Amongst other things, time spent is the most important here, I worked for weeks on this !
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:iconjonathanjames:
jonathanjames Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kneaded eraser?
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it's kneaded clay :-)
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:iconjonathanjames:
jonathanjames Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i was close, i stare at these shapes made by those materials in awe sometimes. im glad to see someone took the time to glorify its face in such a great way. very nice drawing.
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
..Thank you !
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap:
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconstrayd:
Strayd Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
ok stop it, your making me jealous, haha.
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconcopperrein:
copperrein Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is freakishly outstanding....jealousy ensues
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
...Don't ! Thank you :-)
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:icondevouredex:
devouredex Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Seems to have a little structure to it, I see an eye and what looks like a person trying to emerge. Interesting piece.
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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:icondevouredex:
devouredex Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
your welcome
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:iconsraffa:
SRaffa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Exemplary discipline, mutant powers of observation, and impeccable rendering skill; jedi mastery! :faint:
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