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October 5, 2012
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D60
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10/1250 second
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22 mm
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Oct 5, 2012, 1:59:05 PM
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Sad II by Paul-Shanghai Sad II by Paul-Shanghai
For some reason I enjoy (not sure that is the correct word!) drawing sad children, normally children are sad because they cannot get what they want, they have to go to bed when they do not want to, or they have been naughty and told off - however sometimes they are sad because they are hungry, have experienced a tragedy or just have nothing to be happy about - i think this is the case in this piece. If you look into his eyes you can only imagine what has made him sad.

Drawn with mechanical pencil 0.5mm and 4B leads, and a dark 8B pencil that acts more like charcoal!
A3 Bristol Board Smooth
Rough tissue and lots of erasers :)

I really like this - and hope you do also - please feel free to let me know.

(Reference photo taken from a Google Images search on the word 'Sad' - I couldn't find a reference to the original photographer - so apologies for no credit, if you are he/she please let me know)

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colorSere Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Wow.. really delightful.. You're exceptionally good :) All your portraits are surprising!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you think so :D Thanks for commenting - it is appreciated :)
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S-Messias Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
beautiful the way you have captured the reflection in the eyes, so much emotion
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the feedback :)
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zylone Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man, this is so incredible. so vivid and emotional. very inspiring to get to this level.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comments are very generous - thank you :)
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Wonderer1000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Great work!! [link]
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for commenting :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing and realistic drawing! :-)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kind of you to say.
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