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Contemplation by Paul-Shanghai Contemplation by Paul-Shanghai
As you can tell I am running out of 'WET' type words Either I will have to think of some more - or stop drawing wet people

Loved the reference and for once I love the drawing (am I allowed to say I like my own work?) Still I think the tones, textures and expression are wonderful - a great emmotional picture with the added bonus of water, and it almost fits into my sporadic 'half face' series :D

Found this reference during a google search, and wanted to draw it instantly - searched twice for the owner, and could not find it - if you are the owner (or know the photographer) please let me know so I can give them the proper credit they deserve.

Nice Size this piece - 40X30cm on Bristol Board Smooth paper, using the usual suspects of 4H, HB, 4B and 8B Pencils, my Tombo Mono Zero eraser and pencil blending stick - in all between 20-25 hours give or take 5 hours :)

One of my favourites - let me know what you think :):)

I have just uploaded a short animation show the various stages of drawing - you can view it here...
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GosieKin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbefreakinglievable. You just made speachless, sir.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you liked it so much - thank you :)
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GosieKin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! I like the moments when something makes me speechless! ;-)
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AngelGanev Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Super realistic, it's amazing
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favourites also - thank you :)
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:iconindyfrog:
indyfrog Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
mind blowing..!!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconbgallerydirectory:
bGalleryDirectory Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Stunning ...
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
You. Are. Incredible. Hands down... all I can say
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind words - thank you :)
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TargonTheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Have you ever considered making a time lapse video? If you have a decent computer and basic editing software you could videotape it with your phone or a webcam and make a pretty amazing video!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have considered and even tried - I think I need some better equipment - at least a camera tripod or holder?  I normally take several weeks or even months to finish one piece and with different lighting levels etc. but I am sure this could all be over come with the right equipment - I will investigate :)
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TargonTheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I am only asking as it would provide an excellent new perspective on how your superb realism is accomplished (besides the obvious "practice, practice, practice!"). even if you don't get it to work, it will be okay.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem it is something I want to do myself - I have just been asking the best guy in the business :iconambr0: about what he uses, and he has sent me some great tips - so fingers crossed I will be up and running soon :)
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TargonTheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool! I look forward to it if it works out.
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ArtGuyArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow :faint:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Mehdiunkut Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful !
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconemberblue:
Emberblue Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That water...you are amazing!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind - thank you :)
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:iconrockfrederick:
rockfrederick Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing o.o
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconvanlierop:
vanLierop Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaah love this!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favourites also - thanks for commenting :)
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:iconnaimnoam:
NaimNoam Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome !!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconangelii-d:
Angelii-D Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
u r a professional artist in shading Clap Clap 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just an enthusiastic amateur - but thanks for the comment :)
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Angelii-D Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
amazing Neko Emoji-16 (Blush) [V1] np anytime 
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mleonow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmountainillusions:
MountainIllusions Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beyond amazing! :O
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you (its one of my favourites also :))
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:iconcrusaide-nino:
Crusaide-Nino Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is Just SO AMAZING!!!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Crusaide-Nino Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
^-^
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nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best wet drawing id ever seenClap Clap :happybounce: 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very kind - thank you :)
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speechlesswords Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
wow that's amazing :) 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thank you :)
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LadyNami92 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've never tried to draw water, you are very good
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice of you to say - thank you :)
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Naihiri Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
ur skill is amazing D:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind - thank you :)
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jonydredlocks Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

supurb id love to be able to draw like this

 

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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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virnagray Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
It is wonderful:)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - one of my favourites also :D:D
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