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A Glass of Water........is it? by MattDeakinFineArt A Glass of Water........is it? by MattDeakinFineArt
Well I completed this after finally deciding with the idea I had in my head and as you can see, the idea was for the glass to actually become the water.

I quite like the end result and it now has a kind of surrealism to it. Is it a glass, isn't it a glass etc. I'm glad i tried something different and stayed away from the bog standard "water pouring into a glass" routine.

I will definitely do more water drawings as I feel they have such a great feel of movement and motion from how water reflects light to how shadows are created. Also, drawing water allows for quite a lot of artistic license because if I want to add bubbles, I'll add bubbles, if I want to add some shadow, I'll add shadow etc, etc, etc,.

This was seriously frustrating and I got so fed up trying to create ripples just from my own head and imagination that I ended up rushing this part which is why it just doesn't look as clean and perfect as I would like it to have been.

Never mind, we live and learn.

I went slightly too dark on some parts of the ripples but decided to leave it as it is before I completely ruined it. I do tend to overwork areas when drawing which often leads to drawings that don't live up to my own expectations.

A4 Bristol Smooth Board
2B - 8B Woodless Graphite Pencils
Putty Eraser & Electric Eraser
Reference photo for the glass part and pouring water
Imagination for the ripples

As always, critique, comments, help and advice are always welcomed but do bear in mind that I want it to be constructive.

Also, bear in mind that this is a scan and so it does look a little grainier than the actual original drawing.
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:iconemoaartist93:
Wow!!! I thought this was photo manipulation! :O_o: Very well done!!! :clap: I really like all the bubbles. It really adds a great affect. One thing though is I know what you are saying about the ripples. They are really well done considering that it was drawn in the first place. I could not have done that well on a piece that involves ripples yet. But I think that if they were further apart the shadows wouldn't be bad. I, personally, think that it would look better then if you made the shadows lighter. However, I would not stress about it; like I said, it looks really great! One more thing I would like to bring up is the bubbles in the bottom of the glass on the left side and the water pouring into the glass. They look great, but close up they look a little sketchy and smudgy. I would say that it looks well enough to where it would look like you did this on purpose. I think you did. This piece reminds me a lot of my friend who always says "It's centered!!! Un-center it!" However I believe as long as you do it intentionally, it will look well, and I assure you; it does. Even considering; it still looks wonderful. An amazing capture! =)
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blacknimproud Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
sweet!
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yeolbaekmyheart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing, i love how realistic it looks! i really hope i can be able to do something like this in the near future, i also adore the concept of it too.
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KPaolaZ Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
????:) este dibujo es mio! Lo he realizado yo!  Como es que ha llegado hasta aqui?? y porque esta firmado por otra persona???

Es una copia totalmente del mio!


Espero que el resto de tus "dibujos" no sean copias de los demás......


What? It's my drawing! I drawed it. Why is it here? and, Why made it signature with other?

It's a fake! it was scanned and retouched!

I hope, your "draws" aren't copies by somebody.
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DarkFaerieNyroc13 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so wonderful and creation.
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zhc1995 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow I'm really impressed by this, the bubbles are a nice touch and you seem to have got the shadows of the ripples just right :) looks very realistic
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jonydredlocks Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

very nice ive been trying to draw water splashes and ripples and im strugglingfind it v hard any tips


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MLBownie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF watermarks!!! Waaaah! It really is beautiful otherwise 
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Small-Jessamine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was thinking how the hell did you take the photo and then I realised that it is a drawing :wow: Impressive!!! :heart: :heart:
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texan7284 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the creativity!!! Beautiful drawing as well
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CeviClevy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
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HoloGraf-Dracula Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
more like water of glass :))
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent job - right down to the refraction of the ripples in the part behind the "stand" of the glass. I actually thought this was a photo manipulation or 3D at first since its been drawn so neatly :clap:
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Imbricated Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
This is surrealism I can get behind... I love the trick it plays on the mind! I came to this after seeing your DD feature with the lightbulb, which I find equally amazing as far as technical skill and dedication to detail.
Wonderful pencil work.
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ShadowsOfAVorlon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Writer
A fantastic piece of surrealism :)
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YadavThyagaraj Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ygood job...
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Hazaldoga Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
amazing job
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mementomori50 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
water is really hard to draw and I commend you on your greatness :) :D :) :D :)
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diana-0421 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW that's amazing!!! :D
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misskisha Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is so absolutely great *_*
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ishali Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
featured in this article
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Capricorn93 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student General Artist
this is incredible! love the idea. =)
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milk4488 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
this is godlike.. I wish I was half as skilled as you
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LucentAllure Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
THIS IS ULIMATE PERFECTION! there is nothing wrong at all, its magnificent well done!
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AutumnRaineAngel Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
That is soooooooooo cool :D
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Stuliny Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
very skilled you must be :( this is not for amateurs like me :)...but check out my glasses :D
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opelier Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
brilliant
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VARAKIENEN Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
what a great notion.
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Vettel1992 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh wow! Completely speechless... brilliant piece of art!
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d1revolver Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
very impressive !!!
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Shikayore-Kotia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
O_O that's incredible... I respekt you *-*
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sameoldkid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
haha :D nice concept! :clap:
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GreyGal2000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I spent ages going 'How did she get the water to go like that?' until i realised it was a drawing xD
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MattDeakinFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ha. :) Although "she" didn't do anything as I'm a him.:)
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GreyGal2000 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh :0 I apologise!
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Nobain Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great work
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Nolemreta1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
i can't believe it's a drawing!! :ohnoes: that is how good it is!! :la:
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supbuddy999999999 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, It's hard to believe that this is a drawing! Love it. Instant fave. Your right it has that "Tobi or not to Be*" feel.
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*quote from `taenaron and my parents.
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meteorhero526 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Insane. Absolutely INSANE.
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apb Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Great drawing! :+fav:
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Hyper42 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is absolutely amazing... like many others I thought this was a photo it was so well drawn. I would be glad if I got good enough to even think about being as good as you :D
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Tobyana Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Great job. I really thought it was photography at first... the only thing I don't like about it, is for some reason the bubbles in the "glass" make the liquid look more like oil than water...
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Makwerk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
i didnt realize it was a drawing till i really looked at the base of the picture.

beautifull i must say
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DeAlbaArts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
i love the concept, stunning
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fabriceg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so simple but so amazing
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J-u-m Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
very very nice idea
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flabergast-u Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur awesome!
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Ehvh Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love it!
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elikapeka-coconut Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Amazing work--no way I could do this!! At first, I didn't pay attention to the "traditional art" category and thought it was digital art! A very interesting and beautiful work of art.
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NotLockedUp Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow that is absolutely amazing, incredible job!
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Woodeedoo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
your skills are amazing! :wow:
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