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Guilin Memories by Paul-Shanghai Guilin Memories by Paul-Shanghai
From what I understand about the reference is that the photo was actually taken in Losarang, Indonesia. However it reminded me so much of the Cormorant fisherman in Guilin, China - I added the background to make it look more Chinese that Indonesian (as I also live in China it felt more fitting :)

The largest and most time consuming piece I have ever undertaken; 65cm X 50cm on my newly found A0 Smooth'ish paper - thats a lot of paper to cover in pencil - which is why it probably took 40 hours to complete using mainly HB,2B and 8B pencils, sharpened eraser and blending stumps.


The reference used for this piece was by a great photographer Yoga Pratame, you can see more of his work and about him here [link]
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All-in-cash-Khan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
This is what you call 'skilled work '.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind of you - thank you :)
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All-in-cash-Khan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Your welcome ^^
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EDaGamex Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLzJex… Your picture was in this video. xD

But this is probably one of the best things I've seen! Very well done!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - I thought the video was funny and quote true in parts (although I would not say it too loud, those MLP lovers can be bitches :lol:)
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lunskun Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great !

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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :D
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ianwh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
brilliant work very talented I will check out Yoga Pratame
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is a great photographer - check out his work, very impressive :)
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JORDAV Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Vraiment très bien réussi!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
wow it was well worth all tose hours
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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96lightDN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh nice^^ it has it´s own special atmosphere, good damn work! ;D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like this :)
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96lightDN Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looooove the skin texture, especially the lips and the area around them, stunning :)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like this one - put a lot of time and effort into it - thanks as always for commenting :)
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!!! Breathtaking!!! Stunning!!!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - Thank you - Thank you :)
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome.
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Nieseln Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece with incredible detail. Not only just the fisherman's face, but the lake, reflection and mountain scenery add real depth and place to this portait! :aww:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind comments - much appreciated :)
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The realism in your work is amazing. The eyes look so deep and pure that is impressive! Great Artwork :love:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind and supportive comments - really appreciate it :)
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're Welcome!
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ChungKeePanda Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Just breathtaking! I love the details you put into this
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - really appreciate it :)
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PreetikaSharma Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're incredibly great with skin. :)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like this one - it took me a long time (for me):D
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PreetikaSharma Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would take longer for me. :D
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   General Artist
absolutely breathtaking ! textures and detail are incredible.. the face has such emotion..so beautiful. I adore this work
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comments are very kind, and very welcome :) I put a lot into this and the piece itself means a lot to me - much more than the fan art I normally do, so when I read that someone 'gets it' I am very pleased - thanks for the comments and for adding me to your list of people that you Watch - much appreciated :)
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01vultur01 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The style its superb and the hair just great... Congrats
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for leaving a comment - always appreciate it :)
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's very original & beautiful drawing ... I really like it !
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - to be honest its the first time i have actually tried something original, as all my other drawings have been direct copies of reference photographs - so I am pleased with how it has turned out. Thanks for commenting :)
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philippeL Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A real masterpiece!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That means a lot - i worked so hard on this piece, i have now rolled it up and put it into a container, which is criminal - but get the feeling it is not so popular, so hearing great feedback like yours makes it worthwhile :)
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susanjo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I lve the reflection of the mountain in the water!! Very detailed work!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Sue - much appreciated :)
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wdnest Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Stunning.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the very kind comment :)
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Zombiebaile Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing picture. I would have to say my favorite part is the wrinkles. It adds so much texture to the face.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you like this one - I spend so much time on it, it's great to know that other people also find it appealing :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice composition! Congratulations!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - comments from such a great artist as yourself mean a great deal :)
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Cool !
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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