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October 11, 2012
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
10/1000 second
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F/5.0
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26 mm
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200
Date Taken
Oct 12, 2012, 4:35:15 PM
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Stormtrooper by Paul-Shanghai Stormtrooper by Paul-Shanghai
After the intensity of my last drawing



I needed a little 'light relief' :)

I saw this painting during my usual lunchtime google images search looking for inspiration, and just had to draw it straight away. The original had a fantastic fight scene reflection in the lenses of the Stormtrooper, I decided to fill them with a vision of Darth!

I thought a couple of hours, how wrong i was!! I reckon at least 5 hours straight through without stopping.

Another cult movie, with great characters and legendary performances (I am talking about Yoda :)) One of my favourites - hope you like this drawing also?

Usual suspects

A3 Bristol Board Smooth
Mechanical Pencil 0.3mm with 4B leads
Traditional Pencil HB and 8B graphite (my new best friend)
Tissues and blending stumps
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Kizin-of-kaplumba Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
love this picture but be honest, does it make a good print? In my experience pencil drawings don't come out well but I'd love to get this as a christmas present for someone. I'll trust you if you say it does come out well, as it is absolutely fantastic, but it's the sort of thing I get nervous about. 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To be honest I have no idea what it looks like when DA have printed it - experience of my other work that has been brought as prints from DA has been very positive - I have no reason to expect that this would be any different.
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Kizin-of-kaplumba Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
fair enough, thank you for your time
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erickB-photos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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JCee911 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :)
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sushan89 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Soooo awesome!! Love the reflection of Vader! :D
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad I added Vader - it was a bit of a risk as I am not too used to improvisation, but glad how it came out :)
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sushan89 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
The mask alone looks great too, but the addition of Vader in the reflection is awesome! :la:
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Sombie69 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
nice
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers
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:icon00adam:
00adam Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
such a simple yet brilliant piece, love the way you've been able to create a reflective sheen for the helmet
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - I never expected that so many people would have liked such a simple drawing, guess I never realised how iconic a stormtroopers helmet was :)
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00adam Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
well its slightly scary to think that episode 4 was released 35 years ago. in which time the star wars franchise has become one of the most recognised around the globe.

As i said in my original post, the simplicity of this piece is its brilliance. They say its the simple things in life that bring us the most pleasure.
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toht981 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Did this Stormtrooper just do the 'take your daughter to work' day?
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Confused?
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:icontoht981:
toht981 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
It's a gag from Robot Chicken's spoofs involving a trooper doing 'take daughter to work day' and nearly becoming toast by asking Vader if he has kids himself.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for enlightening me :) I feel like I have missed something - guess I need to start searching YouTube and google :)
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MostPointlessGuy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did a great job on this piece.
The shading and coloring is beautiful.
I hope you continue to make these amazing artworks.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is one of the simplest, but one of my favourites pieces :)
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Lordmarkoss Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've got some fantastic drawings on here indeed. This has to be my favourite though, the shading/highlights on the helmet is brilliant. Keep up the great work :thumbsup:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really glad you like it, Stormtrooper has been my most popular drawing (if you consider the number of faves as a measure of popularity?) - whilst I really love the drawing, I'm not sure it's my best work, and was certainly quicker than some of my other pieces. Either way happy that you liked it :)
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Lordmarkoss Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. yeah I like the others such as Iron Man and the Silver Surfer too, its just I'm a big fan of Star Wars, especially some of the art and concept art, prefer it to the films themselves! :thumbsup:
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lululetti Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :D
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icongzaf:
GZaf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
The force is stroooooong with you ;-)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only - If only :)
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Moonshadow1968 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the comment :)
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:iconfelewin:
Felewin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
: D
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:icondeus-suetonius:
Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what?! crazy
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't it - great character and a great subject to draw in pencil :)
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:icondeus-suetonius:
Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. I can't even. So many feels right now
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great I'm so glad you liked it - worked hard on this one, and your comments make it all worthwhile.
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: :)
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seanb47 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - I loved drawing this, so you feedback is very welcome :)
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:iconjon-wyatt:
Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very smooth blending. Great job!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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Tipsutora Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Tipsutora Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome =)
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Aloedrinks Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
One word "WOW"!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One word back "Thanks" :)
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Aloedrinks Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Your very welcome!
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krissy6 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
ahh.. now this is something new in your awesome collection.
very well done. :clap:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like to mix it up occasionally - thanks for your continued support :)
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krissy6 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
:iconlovelyplz:
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