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Melancholy II by Paul-Shanghai Melancholy II by Paul-Shanghai
The reference photograph for my drawing has been used a couple of times on DA, and has inspired a wonderful painting and a fantastic coloured pencil drawing - I hadnt come across a graphite pencil drawing before - so here it is :)

The photograph is of a Brazilian child (I will let you make up your mind if it is a he or a she :)) by the wonderful photographer Bart Nino link = www.ninobartuccio.com/ www.ninobartuccio.com please have a look at his other work.

************UPDATE**********UPDATE*************
I have uploaded a quick animation to show the drawing stages - hope you like :) paul-shanghai.deviantart.com/a…

Usual drawing suspects my favourite Faber Castell 8B pencil, Bristol Board Smooth A3 Paper, blending stum and mechanical eraser :)

If you like this drawing you may like my others;
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:icongwennyp:
gwennyp Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the reflection you can see in her eyes
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thank you :)
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bartigno Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
hello I'm the photographer who took the picture,link my site www.ninobartuccio.com
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know - you will see in the description that I did include a link to your work on photo.net photo.net/photodb/member-photo… I have now changed this to  www.ninobartuccio.com Best Regards Paul
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kamaelVali Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
eyes! amazing!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of those that I will redraw in time - I love the reference and dont feel I did it justice - next time I will put more effort in - thank for the comment :)
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kamaelVali Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Even now it's adorable :)
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:iconjay-ultica:
jay-ultica Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
cool this looks like a younger version of a girl in my school i gata show her(with your permition to print it out ofcource)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Problem - print as many as you want :)
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:iconjay-ultica:
jay-ultica Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
sweet ^.^
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Ri-a Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is beautiful! I agree that the photo/reference needs to be inspirational. I would love to draw an image like this and portray the look in the eyes the same way! Great work:) I wish I had more time to draw! Good luck with all your artwork:)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind comment, I hope you are ale to find more time to Draw in the future :)
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hey there! This beautiful work has been featured here: [link]
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very, very kind of you - Happy New Year :)
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Happy New Year to you too. :)
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:iconoscarliima:
Oscarliima Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - Merry Christmas :)
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martinos01 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful ;)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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stiff91 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Beautiful as always! There is something hard to define in your drawings, and hard even to notice. Some kind of magic, which makes me love your works. Everytime when I see your new art it is hard for me to comment it, because all I can say is: "beautful", but I also feel it is not enough to describe your works! :)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can only think that bit of 'magic' is the fact that I draw what I love, I'm not out to draw someone or something because it is popular, it's the picture that interests me first and then the subject matter - I have had a go at drawing for drawing sake and find the results are dull and lifeless - really appreciate your kind comments, they make such a difference and provide lots of incentive to keep drawing - thank you :)
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susanjo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
She is stunning!! LOVE the eyes!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind of you Susan, as usual the eyes are what drew me to the picture - thanks for commenting :)
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow the eye reflections are great and the lips are wonderful, you really captured the sadness of the child, great work :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - as always a very kind comment.
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:iconphoebe-johnson:
phoebe-johnson Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpointcaliber:
PointCaliber Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm running out of things to say, everything you've drawn is sequentially amazing.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is all down to good reference material - I spend hours trying to find inspiring material - half of which i never get around to drawing :( oh well perhaps the holiday season will give me some free time to catch up - thanks as always for your kind comments :)
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:iconrislumber:
RIslumber Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like the use of depth in her eye. Nice piece
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconrealitybitez:
RealityBitez Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
the lips wow awesome skill i'm mc loving this lol
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love you gallery also - added a watch to make sure i dont miss anything :)
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:iconrealitybitez:
RealityBitez Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) to Awesome thank you i appreciate it :)
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing drawing! The eyes say everything...
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for commenting - glad you like it :)
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, like tha name you put on the drawing, the eyes are very melancholic
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Sky-max Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The eyes are incredibly beautiful! You are a talent!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is very nice of you to say - especially as I admire your work so much :)
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Carryn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again you captured the eyes with such depth and personality. I think you are improving with each one.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so, sometimes I take a step backwards - but at least I recognise this and where I may have gone wrong - I still haven't achieved a drawing that I am totally happy with (although Silver Surfer was close - for me :)).

As always - thanks for your kind comments :)
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Carryn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome. I know what you mean about learning from your mistakes and keep on working. My fingers are wanting to hold pencils again. I took the month to write. I need to finish the story, but I'm ready to start drawing.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ouch - a month without drawing! I haven't stopped for 10+ months, not sure how I would cope :)
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Carryn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did pick up some pencils to finish out a project at the beginning of the month, and my son convinced me to take a small break and use the paintbrush on his wall, but yeah. This was the longest break since I joined Deviant.
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emiloozle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful work.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!!!! :clap: :love:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - as always :hug:
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Paul :hug:
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Wonderer1000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
great, outstanding!!
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