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Running Water (Pencil)

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© 2013 - 2020 Paul-Shanghai
I have never had to be specific in the title about what medium was used, but i thought it was appropriate to indicate that this is a drawing and not a photo-manip or similar :)

Following on from a Tear -Gravi-Tear by Paul-Shanghai and then a splash - Eye Splash by Paul-Shanghai I thought I would go the whole hog and do a whole person (well almost!). I cannot claim the inspiration for this piece that goes down to a great artist called Aaron Kniele aaronkneile.com - but I do claim the 40+ hours of intense, eye bleeding pencil drawing in creating this fairly large (65cm X 40cm) representation of a man running through the finish line.....in water :D

Drawn entirely using a mechanical 4B pencil, a little bit of eraser, blending stump and a dash of traditional HB here and there. '

The most complex and exhausting piece of work I have done, hope you like it? You can see the scale of the drawing here... Running Water (Pencil) Showing Scale :) by Paul-Shanghai



*****UPDATE*****UPDATE******

Got up early this morning to catch the morning sun and took some photos outside (as recommended :)) so I have uploaded a cleaner photograph without any major shadows.
Image size
3330x1988px 1.91 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
10/2000 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
42 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 7, 2013, 10:13:17 AM
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ellebieg Traditional Artist
Wow! your work is the kind of thing that makes someone stop, move in, back up and repeat several times
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Paul-ShanghaiProfessional Traditional Artist
Glad it has that effect :)
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LeeVan3884Professional Traditional Artist
Phenomenal work!!!
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Paul-ShanghaiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the comment :)
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amazing piece of art work
 i love the idea !!

:D
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Paul-ShanghaiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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GeaAustenProfessional General Artist
yes.. this is very good
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I'm a novice when it comes to my drawing skills. When my practice produces results though I have no doubt in my mind I would want to draw water in various forms. Mainly because I love swimming and that one quote from Bruce Lee in which he describes how water is adaptable. Anyways back to the point, I hope to one day be able to draw water like you sir. Might take me years of blood and sweat but one day I will hopefully reach your skill level in drawing. The drawing is simply amazing. Thank you for sharing such amazing art.
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This is incredible. The shading that gives the feeling of depth and transparency is so perfect. 
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jayo07Professional General Artist
THis is amazing including all the creativity and hard work it took to make 
at first i really thought a photomanipulation done in photoshop because i've done something like this before using watersplashes 
this is really good
i;m hoping to make another one using using this technique but not with photoshop this... you really helped me to get a good idea ( i can't tell that right now ;) )
Thankyou :)
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Desegno61Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Running water, very funny......I love this piece you have a real talent for creating realistic water with pencil.
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Paul-ShanghaiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you - really appreciate your kind comments :)
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this is truly amazing!
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Paul-ShanghaiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind comment :)
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FWEI13Hobbyist Photographer
I love it!!!! It looks just amazing!!! So real!! And you come from Shanghai aswell, same as me :happybounce: :D (Big Grin) 
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Paul-ShanghaiProfessional Traditional Artist
Glad you like my work - I have moved from Shanghai to England - but Shanghai will always be my home :D
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FWEI13Hobbyist Photographer
Oh really!! I am studying in England those years aswell! lol XD
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ignorancefacelifterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work!!!
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Paul-ShanghaiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Paul-ShanghaiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Titaniasworld Traditional Artist
This is really incredible! You kind of inverse the media. Wow, that's interesting!
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thank you - glad you like it :)
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ewmh1Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is amazing! Very unique perspective and loving it! Just added you to my watch list because Darn it... Your draws are awesome :D
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