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Will Graham by Paul-Shanghai Will Graham by Paul-Shanghai
This weeks drawings is of one of my favourite characters in probably my favourite TV show - Hannibal.  

Following on from my drawing of the simply wonderful Mads Mikklesen as Dr Hannibal Lecture

Mads Mikkelsen (aka Hannibal) by Paul-Shanghai  I just had to draw 'Will Graham' played by Hugh Dancy.


Hugh Dancy plays a sometime physcotic, but always enigmatic FBI profiler Will Graham - on the trail of various serial killers he 'steps into the shoes' of the murderers, reliving the last moments of those who died and those who commited the evil crime. This drawing depicts Will in the 2nd series, and you can see a small smile (smirk) on his face, showing a very 'naughty' side to his flawed character that will keep everyone guessing if he is good/bad - right until the last episode :)

This was one of those drawing that I just had to draw - I saw the reference on Thursday and spent just 4 solid hours to get it onto paper - probably the quickest drawing I have ever undertaken - and therefore one of my favourites!  Drawn on A3 Bristol Board with HB, 4B and 8B pencils along with an eraser and small blender.
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ChristinePresley Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it !!! amazing!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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toeki Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful, i especially admire how you drew the hair.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment - hair is my nemesis I simply hate drawing hair, its something I have to face and work harder at - but then again :lol: :) 
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IreneArts Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome !!!!♥
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thank you :)
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing! :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback :)
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Onliaj Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
How do you evan do that? It looks so real and perfect and wow(again)!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you think so - appreciate the positive feedback - thank you :)
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FireLady3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
oh my word! just amazing! "this is your design" (ok I had to) anyway great work!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks for the comment :)
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FireLady3 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
yea!=)
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such an inspirational work!!!Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind words - thank you :)
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danielag82 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful details :clap:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Appreciate the comment - thank you :)
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owel Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Hello :wave: Your beautiful art has been submitted in bestda.deviantart.com/journal/… in :iconbestda: Thank u :heart:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Appreciate the feature and the support from a great group - thank you :)
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Opheliac-noire Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you caught his expression so well... it highlights his flawed and broken personality, while his closed eyes makes me feel sympathy and intimacy toward Will...
you did him justice :Clap:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Just finished watching Season 2 - that must be the best episode in a TV Series ever :lol: twist after twist and what an ending! Thanks for your kind comments - not sure any 2 dimension medium could capture just how complex a character Will is :lol:
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Opheliac-noire Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you read the books? 

and I think it's because there is a skilled artist that draws that 2D piece!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I havent read the books - but i have watched all the films (including Manhunter from 1986 and probably the most authentic of the films surrounding Hannibal Lecture etc.) - I must get hold of the books and have a read :)
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Opheliac-noire Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you really should - while the film are brilliantly made, the book is always better. also, Hannibal is an amazing and captivating character.
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KateNemar Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness - wonderful!
The best show ever and the character I suffer the very most with.

What a great job - you absolutely catched it!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - agreed on all points, a wonderful show and a mesmerising performance by both Mads and Hugh :)
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prafful05 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
totally looks real got confused at first sight ...:D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry to confuse you :D Glad you like it :)
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Xironrose Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome dude!:D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you :D
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greengirl999 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
OMG , that's stunning!!!! :happybounce: 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thank you :)
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pluto-my-way Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!:D amazing piece once more :dummy:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the kind feedback :)
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pluto-my-way Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sure!:D
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BlackRaven3i Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You nailed it! this is totally awesome! can't believe its a drawing! 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The kindest comment possible - thank you :)
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BlackRaven3i Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. Huggle! 
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MarkIvan Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome piece. You are an amazing pencilist.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very kind , thanks for the wonderful comment :)
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caddman Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
...most stunning work...well done...:clap:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind of you - thank you :)
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caddman Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
...your so welcome Paul...:)
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SallyGipsyPunk Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
amazing **
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers :)
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shuckaby Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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6pt02E23 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
and I love that you love it :D thanks for the comment :)
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victoriiaChin Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You just added more perfection and complexity to the character of Will Graham. 
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