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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, Cotton pads
:bulletblue:A4 (21x29'7 cm) (8,25" x 11,7")

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SketchyImages Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
chocogirl10 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! fantastic work! :clap:
Chicchan5 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning Artwork !Clap 
Windklang Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely great!
You are a master!
Saucerlady Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Oh,my GOD!! That's amazing!
beleave Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
the closer (or further away) i look the more entranced and lost i become!
Arsiekdhol Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
(O.o) this isnog normal water,..
MedeaSafir Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this makes me speachless...I think I've fainted. 
Mzata Featured By Owner 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?!
AmBr0 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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.
AmBr0 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Ok! you're welcome, that is great!
7flying-monkey7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am still incredibly impressed by your drawings.... I always think they're photographs!
TheKatzensprung Featured By Owner 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
Vaniaraquelalmeida Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Your work is spetacular
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hokusai's wave is still boiling hot :)
Flowjitsu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It never ceases to amaze me what the masterful control of graphite can produce. I'm so far away from this....[link] excellent work!!!!
00adam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
amazing, looks so very real almost as if it were a picture

you've really managed to capture the fluidity of water well
BaneEden Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Just wow!:heart:
anna-solitaire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Carryn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow I had missed seeing this one. It is amazing. My husband who is a photographer could not see the difference between this and a photograph. Good job.
After watching the timelapse, I learned two things--keep your pencil sharp and keep going over where you have been. Both of those are true for colored pencils as well. I'll have to remember them for graphite.
Thanks for sharing.
magnacartaelle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, don't know how you did it but this is the most amazing art I've ever seen! It looks so real yet to know that you used the materials you still is unbelievable! WOW!!
johnstewartart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love it! Awesome
GraphikFx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Absolutely amazing!
Hounikkusu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
OMG it's amaizing!!!
manicfan1000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Artist
EXTREAMLY TALENTED :D u sure can draw
DaWonderer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
noooo... you didn't draw this... now way! :giggle:
reverbero Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelente. Bastante realista.
yorutora63 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would have bet someone my life savings that this was a picture not a drawing. You can't even tell it is a drawing, best i have EVER seen!!! Good job!
Sasoriakasuna1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this picture is perfect
i try it again next time
there is no critique
please look at my gallery and add a comment thanks in advance

tylerash000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! The life like quality is outstanding! I hope to reach your level someday. I don"t notice anything that needs critiquing.
isthisreallymyname Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yet again, you trick me into believing its another photo... but its not!! Amazing work!
Lady-Rosetta Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Oh my gosh!!! You have got to be pulling my leg!! This can't be a drawing!!

I wish I had your talent....
that is just amazing!
fractalhead Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
very nice
argentinian-queen Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im-pre-sio-nan-te!!!! :jawdrop:
ninjaGurung Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Still hard to believe... this just so incredible!
karliosi Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a wealth of talent.
4GE117 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fu cking Amazing
luzangelica13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
WOW, just wow.
spolarium626 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
burhantez Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Mind Blowing!
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
fantastically realistic:)!
pbird12 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:( I just saw this in The Pencil Clubs feature but hadn't got it in my messages when you submitted, dA is driving me potty!

Anyway, I'm glad I saw it now, it looks fantastic :heart:
Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You have been featured here: [link] :D
artJou Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelente! te ha quedado muy bien!
ahora tengo sed XD
S0ngSparr0w Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
I thought this was a photo at first and I thought to myself "What's this doing in The Pencil Club?" Great job!
The-Gray-Husky Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome picture
wales48 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Noooooo!!!!! :jawdrop: This can't be drawed :jawdrop: It's just like photo :O:O... *fainted*
thearmlessoctopus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
cannot believe that is a drawing!! you are fregging epic!
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Apr 12, 2012, 4:40:52 PM
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