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Rock Pool Ripples (Pencil Drawing)

I dont post much on DA these days, even though im drawing more now than I ever have - I have uploaded this one as I thought it may be of interest to all those great Pencil Artists out there on DA.  

An incredibly complex and difficult drawing to complete - taking around 60 hours to finish using Faber Castell Pencils on Daler Rowney Bristol Board paper.  The piece measures 53cm x 40cm.

Hope you like it - if you want to see more of my work on a regular basis try Twitter paul_Stowe or Instagram paulspencilart

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Aug 11, 2018, 11:36:02 AM
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AjaxTelamoneis's avatar
It's gorgeous! You totally captured the movement and texture of the water -- those highlights at the top of the larger ripples and the shadows on the rocks work really well to convey motion and depth.
Nightpark's avatar
This is incredible, and not a motif you see often done in pencils! (Or maybe I just missed it so far?) Great work! :clap:
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Thank you - it's not something I have seen done before - and i can understand why :)  Its was a very difficult draw (not sure I will be doing one like this again :)  )
Happytiger123's avatar
This is absolutely stunning! omfg This looks incredibly realistic and you captured the motion of the ripples perfectly. This is a true work of art Clap  
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Thank you for the very kind comments - I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know what you think about my work :)
Sinchanpelman's avatar
Wow! Bravo Clap Clap 
But how do you get this superrealistic pictures from a blank paper? Could you do tutorials for painting this water effects and other stuff? La la la la 
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
I wish I had more time to do tutorials - I'm hoping to set up some web based training soon - keep watching :)
Sinchanpelman's avatar
Great! I'll keep watching :D
cloudmilk's avatar
This is amazing work, once more! Splendid rendering
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Very kind - thank you :)
Spitfire2nd's avatar
Just the patience and the attention to detail this must've taken is astounding.. Great job! 😄
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
I think I went cross eyed a few times drawing this - thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :)
Denish-C's avatar
An absolutely amazing drawing.  Well done, Paul-Shanghai and thanks for posting it.
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Very kind - thank you :)
SulaimanDoodle's avatar
Is this graphite? Holy crud! 
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
I'm afraid so :) :) Glad you like it :)
esunarofia's avatar
Wow thats some picture :) loving it :+fav: 
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Glad you think so :)  Thanks for the comment ;)
beijza's avatar
Whooow this is amazing! :0
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Glad you like it :)
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