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The Kiss by Paul-Shanghai The Kiss by Paul-Shanghai
I drew this a while back, from a photograph reference by Karl-Filip [link] a fantastic photographer who received a Daily Deviation for the photograph, which he named 'True Kiss'


Apart from it being a wonderful photograph, i thought it was also perfect for a tribute in graphite - especially with Valentines Day approaching :)

Paper :Bristol Board Smooth
Size: A3
Pencils: Mechanical 0.5mm 4B and Traditional from 4H to 8B
Time: not sure but probably around 10 hours

Just entered this into a 'Love' competition held by 'BritishPencil-Paint' [link] for Valentines day, click the link and take a look :) [link]
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:iconmizrasparrow:
MizraSparrow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is amazing work! I love it! Heart 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - its an old drawing now, but still holds a lot of emotion i think?  Glad you like it :) 
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96lightDN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like always just f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c!! I love it, really good work, amazing :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :)
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:iconphotonlights:
PhotonLights Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, very beautiful work!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconayavo:
AyaVo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Black nail-polish is one of my little favorite girly things. That detail always makes appearance more sensual, teasing and attractive. I love how you pictured her hand and hair and those looong fluffy eyelashes :heart: wonderful work. Beautiful!!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not sure I am used to the new name and avatar, but the comments are always welcomed - thanks for this - really appreciate it :)
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AyaVo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
I see only one solutions for that situation XD comment more so you could get used to my new user-pic and name. I agree, it is a very silly name, but I couldn't find anything better. You did recognize me, right?
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah of course I recognised you - you also have a very distinctive art style that is instantly recognisable :)
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:iconayavo:
AyaVo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
sweet, I was worried
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Eddik-San133 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist
wow it really look like a photo
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your tooooo kind - maybe as a thumbnail, but the larger picture shows all my errors. Thanks for commenting :)
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:iconzombiebaile:
Zombiebaile Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is amazing. You captured the picture very well. The shading is just superb as always.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - yours comments are always appreciated :)
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:iconzombiebaile:
Zombiebaile Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem man. :D
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great shading of their skin! Well done.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for leaving a lovely comment - as always :)
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
My pleasure, as always. :)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job Paul, I LOVE this photo, good choice and just perfect for the contest theme! Loads of luck :heart:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, really appreciate you leaving a comment :) I thought it was fitting for a Valantine competition:)
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SheZinArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing !
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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SheZinArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome artwork dear Paul, :love: so emotive and expressive :clap: and romantic :nod:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always - far too kind :hug:
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:iconlucilaleyla:
LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Much deserve my dear friend :hug:
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manasi3194 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that beard is awesome, must have been difficult to draw that, i guess...
great work! i loved it.. :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks appreciate the comment - the beard wasnt so had, in fact I probably over cooked it a little :D
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manasi3194 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no, i think its just perfect.
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:iconvizyn:
ViZyN Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very raw eroticism here. Not much a romantic, but the passion here is undeniable.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconvizyn:
ViZyN Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's great! You captured the emotion with exquisiteness.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's great to think you feel that - thanks for the wonderful comment :)
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:iconvizyn:
ViZyN Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Great emotion. Love the bold shadows!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thans Lon - can always rely on your to cheer me up :)
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TheDivinePhire Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was an actual picture. FANTASTIC work once again.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not so happy with this one, but thought it was fitting for this time of the year :)

Thanks for commenting :)
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TheDivinePhire Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I had the skills you did, and be able to say "not so happy with this one". LOL.

But yes, very fitting.
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AnkitDArt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
hair hair hair = awesome :D
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha funny - I HATE HAIR!!!
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:iconankitdart:
AnkitDArt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
yeah :) they are messy to draw :)
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Stunning & sexy! Love the contrasts & textures
Fantastic work again Paul!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers dears :hug:
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PointCaliber Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dddaaaaammmnnn, wish I had a beard like that, mine is a bit all over the place unlike this guy's. Brilliant stuff Paul as usual no doute, and yes it's a perfect tribute for the coming Thursday :thumbsup:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sure he has 'sprayed' it on :) Thanks for your constant and continuing support :D
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Surreal-Portrait Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice it looks especially real around the hand and thumb with the contrast in lighting. I'm not very familiar with graphite but it looks like you can get pretty dark. I think if you really tried to push the shadows darker in the neck, beard, hair, face, it would make the highlights pop even more. Just my opinion.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have tried several different tones on this one, but i cant seem to get the right mix to represent the actual graphite drawing, so I know what you mean - finally gave up and stuck with this one! Anyway, thanks for commenting and the suggestions - much appreciated :)
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