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Fatigued by Paul-Shanghai Fatigued by Paul-Shanghai
I came across this self-portrait by talented artist 'Fatigued'[link] whilst searching DA with one of my favourite words 'Melancholy'

it wasn't just the title that made me want to draw it, the eyes, the darkness and the emotion expressed through the photograph are what encouraged me to put pencil to paper.

I hope I have done the photograph justice, and that you like it.

Size A3 Bristol Board Smooth
Range of traditional and Mechanical pencils from 4H to 8B
Blending stumps and erasers
Approx 10 hours or so
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Fatigued Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I wish I read the comments first. they're right. thank you for giving credit to me. but i'm not  beautiful as your drawn. ( I know, my english isn't well :)) i love it. thank you again :)
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Fatigued Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
perfection. thank you :)
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:iconklacinda:
klacinda Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
amazing
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Fatigued Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
thank you. it's perfect. :) i loved it.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so glad you like it - its been ages since I drew this, I will have another go at it again, as I am not completely happy with the finished piece, and I think my skills have developed since. Thanks again for letting me use your beautiful photograph :)
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Fatigued Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
i saw it yesterday and You're welcome :)
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous
pretty tears
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate it :)
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:iconwindarbel:
Windarbel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
YOU CAN ABSOLUTLY DRAW MATE!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind of you - not my favoiurite piece, in fact I will re-draw this one as the original photograph is fantastic, and I need to do it more justice :)
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abolfazlmustang Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
excellent
:+fav:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconnowihavewings:
NowIHaveWings Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...♥
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconhadeerbadawey:
HadeerBadawey Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:icon96lightdn:
96lightDN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, especially the look in her eyes is amazing...*_*
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The eyes were quite glassy in this, full of tears (or at least they seem) - so they look very different to most other eyes you will see on DA - I like them like this :)
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96lightDN Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea, right, now there you mentioned it... but I love it anyway, well done! :D
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:iconphotonlights:
PhotonLights Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work it really gives a sad feeling but in a good way of course, well done :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Georgia - appreciate the comment :)
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:iconflabrum:
Flabrum Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
beautiful!!!! *.*
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. Your artwork has been included in a feature for :iconthefavouriteshowcase: here - [link]
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for featuring one of my drawings - much appreciated :)
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Really really beautiful... :omg: :+fav:
I like it even more than the reference. It somehow has more feeling to it :clap: .
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind of you to say so, I love the original and I'm sure I will draw it again once my skills have improved :)
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic - thank you very much :)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconrkelc:
rkelc Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you like it :)
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:iconzombiebaile:
Zombiebaile Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again Paul... Knocked it out of the park.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always I am very pleased to receive you kind comments :)
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:iconbicnarok:
Bicnarok Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do that brilliantly, caught the big eyes perfectly.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you think so - I worked hard on the eyes so I'm very pleased you liked them :)
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:iconred1699:
red1699 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
amazing, the shading is great and the eyes look amazing too
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - your kind comments are very welcome :)
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red1699 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
You are welcomes.
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dreerose Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work Paul - the eyes are incredible!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They were as the eyes are in the photo, I hadn't seen eyes look so misty and blurred in an otherwise sharp image before, it was fun drawing eyes like that rather than the standard sharp lines. Glad you liked how they turned out :)
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dreerose Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sure do - awesome job from an awesome reference! :D
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Excellent portrait! great angle, and as always, I love the detail you put into building the texture of skin tone. :)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Overall it was probably the angle that encouraged me to draw this one, it allows for more of a 3D effect than a flat straight on portrait. Still working with textures - now using the circular method rather than 'hatching' - long way to go, but feel it provides more depth to a texture?
Thanks for commenting :)
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
:)
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