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Just add Flower and Water by Paul-Shanghai Just add Flower and Water by Paul-Shanghai
The quickest drawing I think I have ever done, just to keep the whole water genre going I thought I would draw a rose made of water.
Bristol Board Smooth A3, Mechanical 4B Pencil, traditional HB and 8B pencils - blending stumb for shading and fading :)  By the way the shadows in the corner are not some fancy pencil or software trick - just took the photo in poor light which caused shadows acoss the picture - I have left them on their becuase I quite like them :)

If you want to see how you grow a rose out of water just press the thumbnail here
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:iconmonikgala:
MonikGala Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I am so so impressed... o.O
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback :)
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Azcazach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TT_TT How did you draw water so well... Jealous...
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately - it is just practise, practise and i hate to say a little more.....practise :)
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:iconazcazach:
Azcazach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:'( Nooooooooooo
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:iconagnes21:
agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My first thought: 2 roses marry ... they say, "I dew."
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Shinikami1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Can I convert from JPG to PNG ??
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why are you asking me this question? 
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:icong-a-animefan4:
G-A-AnimeFan4 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I...I just love your work...oh my gawd...
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the comment :)
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G-A-AnimeFan4 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome! :D
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artofjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really love your work. Love the water effects of your photo. ('''')
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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theheek Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
water is soooooooooooooo hard to draw even harder to color do u have any tips?
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm big question and only a small space to write an answer!  I guess the only couple of things I remember when drawing water is that a) it has hard crisp edges, contrary to what most people think, if you look closely at a bubble or stream of water you can see almost sharp lines - so a fine pencil/pen to draw the lines is important.  b) I always use my blending stump (When its dirty with graphite) to blend inside the bubble/stream of water, pressure allows me to get different shades and the softness is what i think makes it look more realistic. c) Contrast is key, try to keep the darks very dark, and the whites really white, these give the impression of shadow and form.  Other than that I am not sure.....oh yes, just keep practising, that is what I am doing :) 
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theheek Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
why thank u that is really very helpful water is so tricky
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Sherlover221 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I wanted to ask you if I can copy some of your draws with water, in order to practise..
They are so perfect, and the best I've found until today.. Please, let me practise.. You also decide if I can eventually share my draws (and if I will, of course I will tell that I copied from you). Please reply ^^
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Problem - and if you need any help just let me know :)
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Sherlover221 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!!! :heart:
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ZoeJackson21 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really beautiful, without reading your description it almost looks like a glass sculpture :) 

Great Work. 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the wonderful comments - glad you like it :)
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Alodix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Everything's perfect !! Water fits very well to the finesse of the rose. What skills you've got !!! :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind - I agree water and a rose go well together - i have a couple more water flower drawing ideas - hopefully i will post soon - thanks for commenting :)
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Alodix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013

Oh, i can't wait to see that ! You are so skilled !!

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KarolinaSkaUniverse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
That's incredible, I mean every time I see one of your water/pencil works my mind goes :iconexplosionplz:
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197894 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Really incredible!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again - appreciate the kind comment :)
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197894 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
No problem. :)
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DimkaStark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very very nice)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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NickNas Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this water rose can i have the rights to tray to draw this pls??
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You cant love it that much - you didn't fave it :D
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NickNas Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh you are right I think I forgot because I was speechless with the result
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flak2013 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this drawing, it is very beautiful .... congratulations, I made ​​this rose also longtime ago, but much inferior to yours draw......
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to see it :)
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manasi3194 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a great detailed drawing..

I love the effects that you captured in the tiny little droplets. Outstanding!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you like it :)
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing effect !
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Thefriendlywolf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Ahh, how can you draw something so cool so quickly? D:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well there is not so much detail - portraits have a lot more detail, that may not be visible, but make the whole drawing process take much longer (for me :)). Also they tend to require the whole page to be filled in one way or another - whereas these drawings have a lot of untouched paper :)
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i love it
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of the two this is my favourite :)
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:iconprincess-sweetflower:
I agree
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donotseeme Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paul. when i first try a water drawing i'd like to copy this as my first try. do you mind ? obviously i'll credit you and your work ..
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go for it - let me know when its finished, I would love to see it :)
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incasent Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Wow !
Fantastic job !
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you like it :)
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