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NIKON CORPORATION
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The Source of Life by Paul-Shanghai The Source of Life by Paul-Shanghai
The reference for this piece came from a very talented photographer Travis Silva 500px.com/photo/5111448 I loved the picture of course, but I also loved the story behind it, quoting Travis - "After putting in a water well into a local village in Malawi, we see the kids enjoying the blessing of clean water for the first time" I guess most of us on DA take water for granted, and do not appreciate the blessing it is to have hot/cold running water at all times.  The child in this picture is making the most of such an amazing and life changing experience :)

I would like to think that this is probably my most realistic pencil drawing? It is certainly one that I enjoyed drawing and still enjoy looking at it now that it is finished - despite the 30+ hours that it took to complete!

Drawn on locally sourced smooth paper it measures 38cm X 38cm, using a wide range of traditional pencils from 4H through to 8B and plenty of erasers.
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sathewins Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A heart-felt story of realization of how people are suffering for getting pure water. picture is awesome and looks like a photograph
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated :)
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JormanComegato Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this so much!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That makes me happy :)
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FireLady3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  New member
 you really have a gift, I mean it's not just a skill, this piece really got me!outstanding workHug 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad it made you feel something - appreciate the feedback :)
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vanLierop Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the story of the picture! You've did an outstanding job capturing that in your drawing! Hands up!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much - I was a bit surprised at the picture so had to investigate further - glad you read my intro (not many people do!).  Thanks for the feedback, it is appreciated :)
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Thahaseen Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its A-M-A-Z-I-N-G..!! u say that the picture is somewhat confusing...trust me dats not true... this picture speaks for itself...great work..:)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you see the meaning beyond the picture, and very glad that you liked it :)
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