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December 8, 2011
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Nutcracker's dash by AldemButcher Nutcracker's dash by AldemButcher
This is one of my best drawings. This birch has formations like eyes and mouth. So on the drawing, this is anthropomorphic undead tree trunk. It's like the dash of the modern busy life.
As said :iconbutterflyfish: , "the drawing seems to speak for itself. I can see a man in the woods who's stuck to the tree and tries to break out, but he can't. Is it just the modern busy life that is represented by the broken tree or is it the destroyed nature that is pointed out in the drawing, too? The mankind destroys nature and therefore itself. Fantastic drawing!"

In russian: на данный момент, это, наверное, мой лучший рисунок карандашом. Нарисовал я его на цветной бумаге, эскиз сделал еще в лесу с натуры. Я замерз тогда и хотел уходить, но увидел поваленный ствол березы, который представился мне антропоморфным. Я понимал, что встретить в лесу такое дерево - большая редкость, поэтому сделал там эскиз и фотоснимок, по которому и рисовал рисунок. С другой фотографии я добавил сюда черного жука. В какой-то степени этот мрачный щелкунчик - жизнь, сжимающая тисками современного человека.
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Nutcracker's dash by ~AldemButcher ( Suggested by systemcat and Featured by SRudy )
George-H-Art Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome drawing!!!
artofjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love this. Cool. ('''')
mina12310 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
dayuuumm... love this. great detail and yaa love it the right amount of contrast in values. and it's just a bunch of wood and shrubbery but it's so interesting. The texture and all and the holes in the trunk plus the bug. really like this :) 
Sara-FE Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing detail work!
Gh0st-0f-Me Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
aww this is...this is...just fantastic :clap:
namtar57 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Incredible drawings, beautiful.
The-UnexistingKnight Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
wow man.. THis is CRAZY beautiful!
Deviatealittle Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
My god, the intricate detail is stunning... Well deserved DD.

What was this done in, if you don't mind revealing? It looks like it was on toned paper, but is the rest just pencil?
AldemButcher Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it's done on thin yellowish paper, mostly koh-i-noor pencils. Maybe some faber-castell pencils too. The paper allowed to easily do thin lines and details.
happymouse666 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome!! Really great!
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