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Drenched by Paul-Shanghai Drenched by Paul-Shanghai
A combination of my two favourite things to draw - Water and Potraits :) thanks to the very talented Sema Arslan sistanbul.deviantart.com/ for allowing me to use her wonderful photograph to draw this. It's one of my new favourites so I hope you like it also? :)

One of my larger drawings on a smooth locally source 'Bristil Board' like paper, about 60cm X 40cm, drawn with a wide range of traditional pencils and my trusty 0.5mm 4B mechanical pencil it took well over 20hours - lots of white paper to fill with graphite!

If you like this maybe you will want to take a look at my other wet people drawings :D


UPDATE****UPDATE****

I have just added a short animation showing the stages of drawing, which can be found here...
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure indeed
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ArtCromm Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student General Artist
The amount of detail in this is crazy and it looks so good omfg 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you like it :)
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dhirajparashar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow amazing work great.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconcristianaceschin:
CristianaCeschin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Bello bello bello!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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ARTISTBILL Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Paul, I am speechless. :) (Smile) :| (Blank Stare) You are The One#1 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are too kind thank you :)
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MagnesiumV Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
60cm X 40cm and only about 20 hours? Amazing!! :)
I'm still too slow haha
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I have slowed down quite a bit in my last few large drawings - remember its not quantity but quality :lol: - I have to keep reminding myself of this!

Thanks for the feedback :)
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sathewins Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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sathewins Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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:iconvanlierop:
vanLierop Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But at least you retained the use of your typing fingers :D Thanks for commenting - glad  you like it :)
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fmppires Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
oustanding works dude, congrats!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate the comment - thanks :)
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cymphiistrawberry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this blew my mind! its absolutely amazing! and hot! lol deff a Fave!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you really appreciate the kind comment :)
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:iconcymphiistrawberry:
cymphiistrawberry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for such great art work. :)
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PascaleRodot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
Amazing! nothing else to add!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do not worry that is a perfect comment :)
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PascaleRodot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hug 
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dannyc4 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
sick ass piece outstanding 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers - appreciate the comment :)
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:icondanielleivanova:
DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What is it about drawing water that attracts you so much, I wonder? :P
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it is just the fact that I think it makes a portrait more interesting than just a 'passport' style face straight on - also I find water a challenge :)
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DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is indeed a challenge and perhaps takes you a lot of time and effort to perfect. But then with so much practice you've had with it it must come naturally to you now :D 
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Libfly Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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XRlS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
very good this one, i love wet faces.:heart:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also love wet faces - many more in my gallery, and a few more on the way very soon :)
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not2girly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Malsim Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superbly done.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - appreciate the comment :)
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YochanArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

Its really amazing, actually, all of your works are really amazing, I dont even know to say about it!

Keep up the awesome work! ^-^

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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind - thank you for the comment s:)
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YochanArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

You´re welcome! =)

What kind of pencils did you use?

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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use Faber Castell traditional pencils ranging from 4H to 2B, a 4B 0,5mm mechanical pencil and a Mars Lumograph 8B  :) 
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YochanArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

Oh thanks a lot! Im starting drawind things like this and I wanted to know what pencils to use ...

Thank you! =)

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werol Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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dinurug Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
brilliant!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thank you :)
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Hipsterka Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing 
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