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Gemma Ward by Paul-Shanghai Gemma Ward by Paul-Shanghai
I know this has been done before (and probably better :D) but I have always wanted to have a go at this portrait - so on a wet windy typhoon swept Monday in Shanghai I finally got around to drawing it.  

A simple A4 Bristol Board sketch which did not take long at all - about 8 hours in total, all the usual friends joined in - HB,4B and 8B pencils, eraser or blenders.

The original photograph was taken by the brilliant photographer Gilles-Marie Zimmerman www.gmzimmermann.com/

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:iconrobest42:
ROBEST42 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconbabou-shka:
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Gorgeous portrait.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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:iconbabou-shka:
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
You're welcome :)
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:iconandrushka1:
andrushka1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's look like Miranda Kerr :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a bad thing I guess :lol:
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:iconje0615:
JE0615 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
amazing
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpanthrieswent:
panthrieswent Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic portrait
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondzastinkaz:
dzastinkaz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist
looks good :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :)
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:iconsarah-feli:
Sarah-Feli Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Wow!...awesome. She is so beautyful <3
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would not argue with you :D:D
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:iconfaerywing:
FaeryWing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this one, Paul! Awesome job on the freckles. and her eyes.:clap:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - loving your ballet series by the way, great work :)
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:iconfaerywing:
FaeryWing Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Paul! They've been a lot of fun, and a big challenge. I'll come back to them again but I'm doing something quite different at the moment=D
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome!!!Love 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :)
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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:iconblackmadeleine:
BlackMadeleine Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Great work.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate the comment :)
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous..woow!!!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have always loved this reference - I am sure I will have another crack at this portrait in the future - but until then....thanks for the comment :)
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow...She is stunning!! You're very welcome:heart:
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Stunning & very captivating work Paul! Love Heart Heart 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers Dears :kiss: 
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful :love: the Details are stunning :clap:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the kind words :)
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work ! :D
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you like it :)
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it , you're most welcome ! :hug:
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:iconsarafov:
SARAFOV Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!!:)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your too kind - :)
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SacredIzzy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Very nice
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpicassokid:
Picassokid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome!!!!! 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers - appreciate the feedback :)
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
This has been featured here
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for featuring my work - really appreciate it :)
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JimmiGilbi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome fella!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess you mean me - not the girl in the drawing :lol: :lol: 

Thanks Jimmi :D

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JimmiGilbi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol yes
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Cher - easy when the reference (and the model) are fantastic :)
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Your so humble!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps too realistic and a tad cynical :)
I see so many amazingly creative, imaginative and gifted people on DA - it is difficult not to feel meagre and untalented.
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
Good point, my friend :) :hug:
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sandygirl561 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Breathless. Cowboy 
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