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Elephant (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai Elephant (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai
A pause in my my series of classical statues to attempt something different for me, I haven't done many animals in the past and thought I would start with one of the largest!  I would have drawn the complete animal but 30+ hours in I decided half was enough :) 

A large drawing using a range of Faber Castle 9000 series pencils on a Bristol Board paper.
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:iconmajo9263:
majo9263 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you get the background so BLACK  o.O
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I use a Steadler Mars Lumograph 8B Pencil for the background - it gives a mat black (non shiny) finish - hope this helps?
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majo9263 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes thanks... I'M just amazed that it's so black and dense :D
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Sherror Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconluceene-k:
luceene-k Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016   Traditional Artist
beautiful animal and drawing, i like the composition too.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - it was going to be the full Elephant, but I got bored after drawing just half of it :lol:
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:iconomimic:
oMimic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work, love the wrinkles!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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:iconroxya1:
roxya1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, all of those wrinkles. Do you know the dimensions?
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Just had this one professionally framed and it is about 60cm high by 40cm wide (without frame).
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:iconroxya1:
roxya1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's awesome work.
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:iconanne-wyborn-young:
Anne-Wyborn-Young Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very dramatic, stunning detail of a beautiful animal.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the wonderful comment - much appreciated :)
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:iconanne-wyborn-young:
Anne-Wyborn-Young Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your most welcome.
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:iconfaerywing:
FaeryWing Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, Paul! I love the texture and details, and the half elephant makes it quite dramatic :heart:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Love the detail and contrast
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpatmp:
patmp Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow another great interpretation, just amazing. :aww:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the wonderful comment :)
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:iconpatmp:
patmp Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! ;-)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016   General Artist
excellent detail!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Dan - appreciate the comment :)
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   General Artist
no problem :)
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:icontpallier:
tpallier Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous artwork - love all of the intricate detail :-)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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:iconkennyc:
kennyc Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Nice.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ta
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:iconthewolfcreek:
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Fine work...
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconthewolfcreek:
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome my friend...
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:iconjfabdoodles:
Jfabdoodles Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unbelievable!!OMG  soooo good!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the very kind comment :)
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:iconjfabdoodles:
Jfabdoodles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :) I hope someday to be on your skill level!
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:iconxelaneko:
Xelaneko Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist
Wow. Thats more than amazing!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
And I am more than pleased that you like it :)
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:iconshuckaby:
shuckaby Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind - thank you :)
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:iconhuseyinaltinisik:
HuseyinAltinisik Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I'm just speechless!!! :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
But luckily still able to type - thanks for the comment :)
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:iconfilipap:
FilipaP Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconfilipap:
FilipaP Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconbartholary:
Bartholary Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE ELEPHANT AW LET ME HUG YOU BABE! YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ELEPHANT DRAWING I HAVE EVER SEEN!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You are tooooo kind - thank you :)
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graphicnovelgirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! :o (Eek) amazing! I love the composition too, makes the elephant seem so massive it can't fit on the page, brilliant :D (Big Grin) Clap 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - i never thought of it like that - but now you come to mention it :D:D 
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BlackMadeleine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful! Clap 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I am glad you think so - appreciate the comment :)
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