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The Source of Life

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The reference for this piece came from a very talented photographer Travis Silva 500px.com/photo/5111448 I loved the picture of course, but I also loved the story behind it, quoting Travis - "After putting in a water well into a local village in Malawi, we see the kids enjoying the blessing of clean water for the first time" I guess most of us on DA take water for granted, and do not appreciate the blessing it is to have hot/cold running water at all times.  The child in this picture is making the most of such an amazing and life changing experience :)

I would like to think that this is probably my most realistic pencil drawing? It is certainly one that I enjoyed drawing and still enjoy looking at it now that it is finished - despite the 30+ hours that it took to complete!

Drawn on locally sourced smooth paper it measures 38cm X 38cm, using a wide range of traditional pencils from 4H through to 8B and plenty of erasers.
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Apr 6, 2015, 10:06:19 AM
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EdilasioM's avatar
wonderful work :)
I helped to found an organization that works with communities in Kenya and Malawi, so this picture has a very profound impact. Truly breathtaking. 
GJ301's avatar
You make the water look so beautiful!
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Thank you - I have practised quite a lot with drawing water :)
GJ301's avatar
You're very much welcome! :)
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ArtKnack's avatar
I'm really in love with your Drawings,
It's always been a pleasure to fav your amazing Drawings and Thank you for being such a Wonderful Inspiration :)
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
This is very kind of you to say - I am glad you feel like that and thank you for the continued support :)
ArtKnack's avatar
Yeah your drawings are awesome and always happy to support such a wonderful artist like you sir :)
Pleasure is seriously all mine :hug:
Firathefox's avatar
How are u so good drawer!! I love your amazing art!
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
I am glad you think I am good - appreciate the kind words :)
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Glad you like it ;)
MidnightTiger8140's avatar
Beautiful work, and a beautiful story and message behind it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us :)
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
My pleasure glad you liked it as much as i did drawing it :)
TargonTheDragon's avatar
Such a stunning representation of the actual thing. 
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Glad you think so - thank you :)
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EvilScarrlett's avatar
amazing work! Heart I think I've fainted. 
Paul-Shanghai's avatar
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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