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.