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April 13, 2012
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HP pstc4380
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Apr 12, 2012, 4:40:52 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows


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Living Water by AmBr0 Living Water by AmBr0
Chemical substance with the chemical formula H2O. A water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at ambient conditions, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state (water vapor or steam). Water also exists in a liquid crystal state near hydrophilic surfaces.

Water has a high boiling point because of hydrogen bonding between molecules, its solid form is not as dense as it liquid form, so ice floats. water is usually the universal solvent.

:bulletblue:5H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 5B, woodless graphite 6B
:bulletblue:Kneaded Eraser
:bulletblue: Blending Stump + Makeup Removal Discs
:bulletblue:A4 (21x29'7 cm) (8,25" x 11,7")

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the closer (or further away) i look the more entranced and lost i become!
(O.o) this isnog normal water,..
MedeaSafir Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this makes me speachless...I think I've fainted. 
Mzata May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this picture! I've noticed that close ups of water like glass is a really popular subject for graphite artists, to the point that there should almost be a sub-genre for it! I've haven't tried it yet but can see how it works very well with that medium, all that fun shading and then sudden contrast with hard black lines and white. This picture is definitely one of my favourites of that type. The title is really apt, you can really feel the water sloshing about, I can feel a tension just waiting for the mini wave to drop back down again and gently subside into ripples... Great job!

Also I've learned of yet another material to blend with, makeup removal pads! I'm still having a little trouble blending really smooth and even light tones, maybe makeup pads are the answer?!
Thanks a lot for your kind words! :thanks: Indeed, water has a particular texture so nice to play with. Take a look at the tutorial in the blog if you are interested about blending: [link]
Mzata May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you in advance for the tutorials, I haven't got time to watch them right now, but I just looked at the first 5 seconds and already I've learned something: you are using some sort of stick to rest your hand on... great idea! I'll definitely watch them all later. I'm trying to write up notes on every drawing I do, just to help me think more about my drawings and hopefully other people can benefit from my mistakes and experience as well.
Ok! you're welcome, that is great!
7flying-monkey7 Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am still incredibly impressed by your drawings.... I always think they're photographs!
TheKatzensprung Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
apart from your detailed description of this element :) your drawing is excellent! I'll have to see your other drawings
Your work is spetacular
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