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Running Water (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai Running Water (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai
I have never had to be specific in the title about what medium was used, but i thought it was appropriate to indicate that this is a drawing and not a photo-manip or similar :)

Following on from a Tear -Gravi-Tear by Paul-Shanghai and then a splash - Eye Splash by Paul-Shanghai I thought I would go the whole hog and do a whole person (well almost!). I cannot claim the inspiration for this piece that goes down to a great artist called Aaron Kniele aaronkneile.com - but I do claim the 40+ hours of intense, eye bleeding pencil drawing in creating this fairly large (65cm X 40cm) representation of a man running through the finish line.....in water :D

Drawn entirely using a mechanical 4B pencil, a little bit of eraser, blending stump and a dash of traditional HB here and there. '

The most complex and exhausting piece of work I have done, hope you like it? You can see the scale of the drawing here... Running Water (Pencil) Showing Scale :) by Paul-Shanghai



*****UPDATE*****UPDATE******

Got up early this morning to catch the morning sun and took some photos outside (as recommended :)) so I have uploaded a cleaner photograph without any major shadows.
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ewmh1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is amazing! Very unique perspective and loving it! Just added you to my watch list because Darn it... Your draws are awesome :D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind - thank you - hope you enjoy my new works also :)
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ewmh1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll check it out from time to time ;)
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CJMoet Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astounding! The details and shading are so precise and careful, yet so - I don't know, haphazard? chaotic? - that it's a perfect representation of water spray. 

This is probably redundant at this point, but you're an extraordinary artist.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind, it helps that I enjoy drawing so much - it isn't a chore but a love, and great things are born of love :D:D
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Pretty amazing drawing! Well done.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Blackclass180 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My god...deviant art never ceases to amaze me. There is no such thing as the best artist, Everyone is unique in their own special way. AMAZING!!!!:D

Q1 How long have you been drawing?
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for leaving a comment, I have been drawing for about 3 years - and I have loved every minute of it :)
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Blackclass180 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
good to hear man, good to hear:) 
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Azcazach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god I am drawing a creature in splashing water with coloured pencil now and after the sketch I don't even know where to start... Now I understand why no one draws splashing water...
I really wish I can just use photoshop...
But anyway this is an AMAZING piece!!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment - keep with it and send me a link when you have finished - i would love to see it :)
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Azcazach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Here it is!! Sorry it's so late there is really some serious procrastination... :-/
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arthorse17 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I've fainted. This is so detailed...I love it!!! Clever title too ;)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you on both counts - :)
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keef75 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
impressive !
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you think so :)
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apsenarent Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
this is really cool
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thank you :)
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BluLeone Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing and beautiful, great work!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate the feedback - thank you :)
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BluLeone Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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Artmeans321 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done! this is very impresive!Clap 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you think so - thank you for the feedback :)
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mayannes-art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning! I can't believe this is pencil, congrats! Your 40+ hours spent on it sure payed off!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was 40 hours over a long period, I normally have 4-5 piece on the go at the same time, so they can actually take me several month to complete - thanks for the kind comment :)
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RtooDtu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
What would you recommend, getting a framed print or going canvas? Would one look better then the other in quality? Which would give it a greater impact?
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a canvas version I got printed for a friend, and the print versions are much better quality - some of the clarity is lost in the canvass fabric. Glad you like it :)
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firestar541 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoaaaaaa O.0 this is pencil!??!?!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am afraid so :)
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firestar541 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS SO GOOD I WANT TO SWEAR !#?ing ©®%* It's pencil oh !#?@ 
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p0ntus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I am absolutely flabbergasted at this.  This is probably the best pencil drawing I've ever seen.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are too kind - there are far better artists than me on here - check out my favourites and be amazed :)
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mesmerizing gallery ... beautiful work! 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you 0 appreciate the kind words :)
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so very welcome:)
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katmary Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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katmary Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure Hug 
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lukasz-draws Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :)
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vjsean Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
A.... wait for it.... MAZING!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Elvenfank Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa thank u for the effort - this is original and u are unique; i have checked your gallery, i am not an artist but u have some nice ones! Especially liked the Mosquito, the Hot water, the children, Freedom. they are despite your talent, so original - are you going to make the Legs of the running water (man i presume) ? or cna i have the reference that you used? i kinda need it for a little work for me.
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goshngolly Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
How did you make this?! Did you need a reference? This is amazing!
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RolllingGirl Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
This is amazing. Respect.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate it :)
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prafful05 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D wish i could be awesome as you but thanx 
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prafful05 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dude you are awesome !!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are awesome also - thanks for the comment :D
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