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"Inspiration will bring us higher than resources ever will"

Something I've been working on for the past few weeks. I think what I said above pretty much sums up what this drawing is about and what inspired me to make it. Also the fact that I love seagulls, and one of my favorite books, Jonathan Livingstone Seagull have been helpful as well. The storyline of the book made the perfect scene (and sense) for what I tried to depict with this drawing.

- graphite pencils (regular and mechanical) on Canson smooth paper
- some references for the details
- 42 x 30 cm (A3)
- about 25 hours

Thanks for watching. Hope you like it.


edit: you guys are quick! and so kind too. Thank you very much for the comments and the favs :)
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:iconjosephhutchison:
josephhutchison Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Great work
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you, also for  the fav.
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:iconwimpy34:
Wimpy34 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)!!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Same here! :)
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:iconzilvart:
zilvart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you've been drawing seagulls before am i right??
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CeceSloth11 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:o Amazzzinnnngggggg *~*
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:iconshephology:
shephology Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Amazing!
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:iconstudiomob:
studioMob Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
inspiring work
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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:icon1nkl1ng:
1nkl1ng Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconthe-flight-factor:
The-Flight-Factor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like its about to jump off off the page!
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Avangelina Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful shading, and I love the way your crumpled the paper to give the effect you wanted!
Your work is absolutely breath taking.
And because you disabled the Prisoner of your Own comments, I just wanted to say, looking at that gave me goosebumps, and for some reason, a new look at life. It brought tears to my eyes :') So, sorry I had to take up this comment to comment on another one of your fantastic drawings, but something needed to be said :)
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LittleLote Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I like how you play with paper ^^
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snowwhitequeenrocks Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect title, for a perfect drawing!:D
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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snowwhitequeenrocks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome.:D
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silverose44 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
wow I love it I wish I could draw lke that. O.O
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:iconkirah1234:
kirah1234 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you are a talented artist, i wish i could do things like this, i love all of your work that i have seen!
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:iconplugturtle:
PlugTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Talent is just an excuse.
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:iconkirah1234:
kirah1234 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
but im serious,your art is soooo awesome
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oCherryBlossomGirl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
This is simply awesome.. I have no words..
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Two differnt images in the works? Love the two together. Would love to see the other finished.
Loving the beautiful movement of the birds not to mention the beautiful yet dramatic back light. Your work is so beautiful.
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
The unfinished look is kind of the point. And thank you for the comment. Your works are great too, I really liked your photos (speaking of dramatic back light.. ;))
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lonewolfjc11 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't believe this is all drawn in pencil! IT LOOKS SO REAL!!! :D :D :D This is so beautiful!
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XxTruexArtistxX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Quick question: Where in the world did you learn to draw?!? :D You're just... so good, it's amazing. Did you just teach yourself?

When I first saw this I thought it was a photograph. :)
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you and yes, I'm self-taught.
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:iconeelys:
Eelys Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
It's incredible how alive this bird seems to be ! <3
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:iconmegatoon31:
megatoon31 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome!!!!!
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LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This inspired me. Thank you!
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Danioontje Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, the birds look so real
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks
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hyperactive-activate Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student General Artist
please tell me this has a DD,if not I'll cry.
Aww it doesn't :tears:
This is a wonderful picture and it really shows that you put effort into it. Great work. :)
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JennyMoedKorpela Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
J L S is one of my favorites as well... I adore your drawing!
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meimei808 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. One of those that you look at and just keep looking into.
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:iconfynnix:
fynnix Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
JUST.AMAZING.
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:iconjoybear98:
Joybear98 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
that is art right there *high five*
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dragonmaster15 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
o.0 thats just amazing
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:iconcapricorn93:
Capricorn93 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student General Artist
:wow: beautiful
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LunarThunderStorm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You draw sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo well. I love this drawings. :D :D :D
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:iconpallevante:
Pallevante Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
...I'm speechless..
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Aethersis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have captured them in such a beautiful way! I love those birds, they are magnificient and so beautiful. Really good job drawing them :) Also - really nice shading! I like the way you have drawn the unfinished seagull, it looks like it was about to come out of the piece of paper
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. Much appreciated.
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RyuuRandom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Writer
I too, love seagulls, and I must say, that is some fantastically lifelike rendering skill you've got there.
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Flips-a-PuddleSplash Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful and I'm speechless!!!!!!
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SilverOkami666 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Photograph quality.
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SexyCanI456 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
wow I just love this picture. You did a wonderful job
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Naundeeey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
one of the best pics i saw on d-arts
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Turqoose Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
i love the concept and how realistic you drew the seagulls.
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SirPfannl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Great work! I hope that some day I can be even as half as good as you ^^
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