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The Ultimate Eye! by Paul-Shanghai The Ultimate Eye! by Paul-Shanghai
I posted a WIP of this a few days ago such was my excitement of finding some smooth 'Bristol Board' A0 paper in downtown Shanghai, and how delighted I was with the progress of my 'Eye' drawing!! Well some late nights have enabled me to finish the piece. I have spent almost as long trying to decide how the final 'scan' should look - should I just upload a similar scan to the WIP, with the eye at an angle, perhaps with a couple of pencils to show scale - or should I do a full-on straight 'scan' as per my normal uploads. Decided to upload 2 versions, and leave it up to you to decide :):)

Anyway, enough waffle a Size A2'ish Female Eye approx. 65cm X 45cm, in graphite, using a range of pencils from 4H through to 8B. c20-30 hours work. My first, but maybe not my last Eye :)

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:iconlavalamp-genie:
lavalamp-genie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Eye-catching (easy pun?)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconrain098:
Rain098 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
The detail in the iris is spectacular!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - quite a challenge, but glad how it came out :)
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SereneCyrene Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here: fav.me/d6tllw7 :iconredbutterfly1plz:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature - really appreciated :)
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SereneCyrene Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem. (:
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:iconbambambaby8:
BamBamBaby8 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh... My god....
I would never be able to do this!! I love it!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So glad you like it - thank you :)
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:iconilikechocolatedotcom:
Ilikechocolatedotcom Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your eye: this.
My eye: a circle with a circle in the middle and a dot for a pupil.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that would be so much easier and quicker :D:D
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:iconilikechocolatedotcom:
Ilikechocolatedotcom Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah but it doesn't look as awesome :D
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:iconilikechocolatedotcom:
Ilikechocolatedotcom Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are incredible!!!
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:iconsalmaashraf:
SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow! The detail in the iris is really impressive, well done! 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate the comment - thank you :)
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ShakeyPaul Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail is very impressive :wow:, amazing well done!:D :judge:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - it was drawn pretty big, which allowed for a lot of detail :)
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LifeIsNothingButHell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Writer
Please do an art tutorial for this. It is fascinating.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will see if I can put one together just for drawings eyes :)
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LifeIsNothingButHell Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Writer
:) Thank you very much. I am a huge fan of eyes, they just interest me... it's a bit creepy, but I do love them.
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morgan96k Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
the iris looks beautiful in this work! it's so highly contrasted that it almost makes it appear abstracted, yet it still looks hyper-real. The skin texture around the eye is phenomenal as well :meow: amazing work!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I made a couple of mistakes on the iris when finished - the WIP's we're great and had a real 3D effect, but I tried to darken some areas and it ruined the effect (for me) - I still have done the 'ultimate' eye, and I am sure I will do at least one more before the year is finished - thanks for your constructive comments again :)
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morgan96k Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
as the creator of the work, you tend to see your mistakes where nobody else can :meow: but i think that the effect is still quite powerful. I look forward to seeing more of your work :D and you're welcome (again) ;P
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:iconmarjon45:
Marjon45 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
zo ontzettend mooi gedaan gewoon om jaloers op te worden.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waardeer de reactie - dank u
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spasticlizard Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love to draw eyes as well. I always seem to draw the left eye, for some reason. It looks like this is a pattern with you as well.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hadn't really thought about it - but now you come to mention it........:)
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG the iris looks amazing! and wow 65x45? that's a lot of paper to fill XD Great work!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It takes a long time to fill with just a 0.5mm mechanical pencil nib!!!

Thanks for commenting :)
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:iconoblectamentum:
Oblectamentum Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
This is... Wauw
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the comment :)
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samiashortyali Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
:O jaw dropping
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the very kind comment :)
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:icon96lightdn:
96lightDN Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wowOo
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconchristinekalliri:
ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-Respect-
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :)
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NicoleClark1991 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
wow !
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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:iconpanthrieswent:
panthrieswent Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
magnificant work. this reflection is like moon around the earth.. the detail is brilliant, great effect!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you appreciate the comments :)
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Shimon-Ifraimov Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very good detail love it :]
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, very glad that you like it :)
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:iconcloe-patra:
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god this is amazing! :wow: I wish I had those lashes :D
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let me cut them off and send them to you :)
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:iconcloe-patra:
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconleenke:
Leenke Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wauw.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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stonedsour887 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are impressive, it's undeniable!
It is an excellent performance for a model like this,
you've made great progress my friend! :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind of you to say, and even more special coming from such a great artist as yourself :)
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