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Update - June 2015

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 8, 2015, 10:45 PM


It has been a long time since I did a general update, so long in fact I can not remember when I did the last one!! :D 
I thought it was appropriate as there are some big changes afoot - no not with my foot, but changes happening to me that are approaching very soon that may have an impact on my time to draw, and to generally mess around on DA.
 

I also wanted to share a few drawings that have really made me smile recently, and of course do some selfish publicity :)



So the first thing is that I am moving - not such a big change you would think?  But moving 6500 miles away - I am finally leaving China and moving back to the UK ---- after 11 years of living in China I am entering a new adventure.
I will leave Shanghai at the end of July and move to the most fantastic place on God's earth - no truly it is :) St. Ives by KrisSimon  
"Never heard of it" I hear you say - well I'm not surprised it is a universe away from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai - in fact it could not be more different, "so why move there?" I also hear you say - well it is a place that I have loved all my life, the sea, the sand, the sun, the ciderCheers fella (party)    the little cobbled streets and probably most of all after living in one of the most polluted country's in the world - the clear sky and pure air.  It is renowned for it abundance of light - nurturing some wonderful artists over the years and is the home of the world famous Tate Gallery www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-…  which nestles amongst dozens of other privately owned art gallery's and studios.  "But what are you going to do there?" - I have absolutely no idea  :flowerpanic:   haha and that is the adventure part - I have always been a prisoner of the corporate jail, the 9to5, the machine and the daily grind - however at the moment it looks like I will be released into the wild's of Cornwall, England with nothing but my pencil's and drawing paper :)


So what's all that got to do with you? Well it gives me a little bit of a problem with my DA name - Paul-Shanghai, do I keep it?  Do I re-name myself as Paul-StIves? Or call myself something completely different? I am looking for your advice, view, suggestions :D  Please let me know as a comment below :)


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Along with this update I wanted to share some of my favourites pencil drawing from the first 6 months (almost) of 2015 - what I love about DA is that just as you think you have cracked this drawing malarkey someone goes and shows you what can really be done with pencils, and how you are still in the pencil drawing kindergarten - that's what these do to me :)
Lauren Bacall by Liam J. York by MrYorkieVoid by Joanna-VuAMERICAN PRIDE by MiroDesignFREE ME ! by stonedsour887Ana Maria Ilinca drawing 17 by caiusaugustusMegan Fox portrait drawing by RaymondGunawanInsomnia 6 in graphite by markstewartNovus by Redfox999Danny Trejo - Machete by IrisBoumanAna Maria Ilinca drawing 18 by caiusaugustusShell Shock - The Invisible Scars of War by HyperionDreamsBinary by Redfox999(St.) Agata by EmanueleDascanioOrangutan in The Rain by BengternTom Hiddleston (drawing) by QuelchiiRiflesso - Pencil on Paper by DiegoKoiWolfman by happytrentyDyxtreme 6 by caiusaugustusMark Wahlberg by ekota21Amanda Seyfried by MahbopoliAna Maria Ilinca drawing 19 by caiusaugustusHyperrealism. Big Ben pencil drawing by keithmore2000



I am sure we will see many of these in my end of year most popular pencil drawing awards contest thingy :D



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So finally a grotesque piece of self promotion - firstly a reminder that I have now opened my own web site -  



Untitled by Paul-Shanghai
 
Which you can see some of my favourite pieces and if you so wished buy a few also :) all you need to do is press here www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…


I am also becoming more active on Twitter Twitter  and you can find me here twitter.com/paul_stowe ;




Until next time....... :hug: 





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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
People's Republic of China
Started drawing again after 20 years - loads of fun, every drawing poses a different challenge, which when overcome is incredibly rewarding.

If you want to join me on WeChat just press the link below and scan the QR Code
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:iconnospacelikespace:
nospacelikespace Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Hi, T H A N K You for the Lama !
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for all the comments, faves - well everything :):)
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nospacelikespace Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Thank You to You:) (Smile) 
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tatianita140 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama:iconllama3dplz:
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
As always, thanks for the +fav  and your kind words Paul.
Much appreciated! :) (Smile)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deserved words - very deserved :)
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TheArtisticTiger Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
awesome art!! you have a new fan lol.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like my drawings :)
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Moondancer3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote Hooray Llama Badges Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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Akage95 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the Llama! Your works are amazing, keep up the good work! :D (Big Grin) 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem - thank you for the wonderful comment (also the watch, faves, llama well just about everything :D)
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hagop2404 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch & llama!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you also - appreciate the support :)
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hagop2404 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Headbang! 
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Ty13r Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Thank you for the watch!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you also for the watch, faves etc. Your gallery looks great - some dark pieces in there :)
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your new website BTW. :D (Big Grin) 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank Keith  - main reason for it was to try and avoid the censors in China where DA is now banned - why? only they know!
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my 'Big Ben' drawing to your favourites and for the wonderful comment Paul, it's much appreciated. 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic piece mate - simply epic :)
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Paul, that means a lot coming from youNod . I'm gutted to hear DA is banned in China.Oops!  It's by far my favourite online community, full of talented, kind and supportive people like yourself.:D (Big Grin) 
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Thank you for the llama!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves, watch etc. much appreciated :)
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mcd-82 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the LlamaThanks For The Llama Emote Llama jump 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves, watch etc. :)
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