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Pure and Simple by Paul-Shanghai Pure and Simple by Paul-Shanghai
Just found time over a very hectic trip back to the UK to fit in a quick and 'simple' drawing. Not original but a pencil sketch of a beautiful and fantastic photograph by nasht-01 [link] entitled O_O (you can see why).

I did ask for permission several times without reply, but noticed permission has been given before for someone else to draw the photo - so i am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be ok this time also :)

A3 Bristol Board using 8B through to 4H pencils and a light blending stump for some of the features - I had trouble getting my camera to pick up some of the subtle shading and I had to take it in a dark room, which caused a little shadowing - but still happy(ish) with the result.

Let me know what you think :)
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful! :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you think so - thank you :)
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are welcome! :)
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:iconthepockyqueen:
ThePockyQueen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconthepockyqueen:
ThePockyQueen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D 
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:iconhendhamdy:
hendhamdy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
i love it so much its beautiful
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks you - as the title suggests - Simple, Pure and Beautiful :)
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:icongreenwoodtree:
GreenwoodTree Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
All of your drawings are indescribably beautiful!!! I really hope to have my drawing look like yours someday. This is really amazing!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your very kind comment - all I can say is that practise has helped me, i am sure it would do the same for everyone :)
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:iconcrazy4demi:
crazy4demi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!!!! :wow: I just love those big cute eyes!! :heart: the details are awesome! :clap:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simple but beautiful - perhaps that is what I should have called it! :)
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:iconcrazy4demi:
crazy4demi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
;) :D
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:iconmusic---junky:
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - the simple things in life normally are :)
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:iconmusic---junky:
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true :))
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:iconcrimson-ch3rry:
Crimson-Ch3rry Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the detail the eyes look so real! :clap:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you liked it - thanks for commenting :)
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:icontonythunder:
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Simply pure awesomeness here! =D
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind of you :)
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:icontonythunder:
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
indeed :nod:
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:iconoonaghancairebattle:
OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Simply magnificent! Well done!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Christie - glad you like this one, very simple and very quick drawing, in fact I think it's the least amount of graphite I have ever put on a piece of A3 :)
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:iconoonaghancairebattle:
OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
It's brilliant. :)
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:iconshanghaisarah:
ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Beautiful work Paul!
I love the reflection of the lashes in such stunning eyes!
Very well drawn.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers dears :hug:
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:iconsusanjo:
susanjo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
LOVING those eyes!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aren't they wonderful - a very cute baby I think :)
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:iconsushan89:
sushan89 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Simply beautiful! :wow:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you liked it :)
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:iconjon-wyatt:
Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just noticed this is A3. That must be quite impressive in real life.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it looks great on A3 - it has an ice white background, something i can get my camera to pick up? it ends up with a blue tint, and i have to correct it on the computer which then makes it look grey! So frustrating!!!
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:iconjon-wyatt:
Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always play with levels to get the capture looking like reality, that seems to work best for me.
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Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic details in the eyes. I've been through the no response for permission thing with a few people before. Like you, the best I feel I can do is let them know when I've drawn something, give them credit for the photo and let them know if there's a problem they should let me know. Never had any complaints so far.

Very similar concept (and permission experience), to this one of mine.
[link]
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for leaving a comment, your work is fantastic, added a fave and a 'Watch' looking forward to seeing your work throughout 2013 - Happy New Year :)
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:iconjon-wyatt:
Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've done the same. And likewise. Happy new year.
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:iconcarryn:
Carryn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I love how you captured the reflection in the eyes.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - loving the eyes myself, just something simple to break in the New Year :)
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:iconcarryn:
Carryn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds good. I did a bit of a challenge with a wolf for a secret santa in one of the fantasy groups.
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:iconankredible:
Ankredible Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
cute :D nice eyes :) Its kinda sad that it's pretty hard to capture details ... same problem here shadows and blurrs
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - I was going to crop it to just show the eyes but felt I lost something? May upload a cleaner shot if I can get the autofocus on my camera to focus!!!
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Ankredible Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'll be waiting
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