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Water Dragon (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai Water Dragon (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai
I have only had to enter the words (pencil) after a title once before, that was for my drawing 'Running Water'
Running Water (Pencil) by Paul-Shanghai
When I finished this drawing I felt the same way that I did when I finished that one, apart from completely exhausted, I actually liked what I saw in front of me and wanted to make sure people knew that it was drawn with a pencil rather than digital.

This was my most difficult, intense and tiring drawing. Taking over 60 hours to complete, I used only one pencil - my 0.5mm mechanical 4B pencil, why? I guess I was really lazy and didn't want to change pencils every 2 minutes - if I had It would have taken twice as long! it was also good practise in applying varying amounts of pressure to get different effects, rather than using various grades of pencil. My other friend's on creating this were my blending stump, "Tombo Mono Zero' eraser and little brush to keep the rubbings off the paper :D

Drawn on locally sourced smooth paper, dimensions - 70cm X 40cm.

UPDATE

I have just uploaded a Montage of photos taken throughout the drawing of 'Water Dragon' you can see it by clicking the thumbnail below :)

Water Dragon Montage by Paul-Shanghai
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Given 2013-10-18
Suggester says: "The way the water flows and how he executed it was splendidly done. I'm really amazed at how he caught the physics of water so well!" This piece is not only well done but unique and full of detail.Water Dragon (Pencil) by =Paul-Shanghai ( Suggested by iDJPanda and Featured by ArtByCher )
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ipstudio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!! Amazing drawing! Clap  
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thank you :)
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Bevo69 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are one of the best ive ever seen with a freakin pencil my man, great work keep it flowing.
one day soon your work will be on my walls with out question love it

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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic comment - really appreciate the feedback, and so glad you like my work :)
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StrikerderEchte Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect Work. Nice Picture
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment :)
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Steve2656 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing work.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - appreciate the comment :)
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh boy, this is amazing. One pencil…are you kidding? That's totally mind blowing.:) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) Oops! 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Keith - appreciate the fact that you took the time to have a look at my gallery - glad you like my work :)
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seangregory Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing art!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate the comment - thanks :)
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seangregory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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vortiko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama badge. This water dragon is great. Ill be following your work.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate it :)
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Jandzi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Mindblowing!:D
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you think so - thanks for the comment :)
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dinosauralicia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
WOW!!! FANTASTIC!!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning! :)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Onion-chutney Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
This is amazing and beautiful.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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linescrosses Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indescribable speechless masterpiece! Thanks a lot for your great time and hard work taken for this artwork and sharing it!!! Feel even more inspired now, thanks!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well my gratitude to your fantastic comment is also indescribable - but to say thank you and I am so glad you like it :)
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zaizailove1999 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
You are one master of water! 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very kind - still a lot to learn and a lot more practise before becoming a master :)
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33hugo33 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
good job! Mr. Bond !
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure :)
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
wow amazing 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate the feedback :)
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
no problems 
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
this is such a masterpiece it's hard to find more words to say
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind - thank you :)
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ReSkull Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is an amazing piece of art in all apart , but my most favorite parts are the shell-pieces mostly those shaded hard, and second part to me is splashshshs! of the end of the tail, i feel its splash is a good "The End" to this art !!! :D

very welldone master, :worship:

:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback - glad you liked it :)
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Jiyugami Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible. looks like water.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's the idea :lol: Thanks for commenting :)
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Onliaj Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
i mean wow
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lot of people have said "How" and "WoW" :lol: Thanks for the comment, glad you like it :)
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Onliaj Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
how
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Jaw dropping. Not only the technique, skill and patience, but how you visualised this and have the ability to fully realise it.
Simultaneously inspiring and crushing. Kudos!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope not too crushing :) your work is fantastic, really looking forward to your future stuff :)
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dmasque13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Speechless! Fabulous work!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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tuesdayeli Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????????? you are the most incredible person i have never met... words absolutely can not describe your talent, i've lost the ability to be amazed because NOTHING will ever be as amazing as this picture, it makes me want to cry tears of joy for being so amazing and tears of sorrow because i can not do this haha this is so amazing, and breathtaking 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really are too kind, i did not realise the effect this drawing would have had on people, it seems it is very well liked :) I do have plans (preliminary sketches) for a sequel, but it has a long way to go to get into a finished drawing - comments like yours encourage me to get moving on it :)  Thanks again.
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tuesdayeli Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome (: but what's the size of the paper used? and what brand of pencils do/did you use?
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The paper is locally sourced smooth Bristol board and I cut it to the required size myself.  The actual dimensions of the dragon are 70cm X 40cm and I only used my mechanical pencil for this drawing - 0.5mm with 4B leads.
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tuesdayeli Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks... i just can't stop gawking at all of your work haha
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