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I wanted to make a very simple drawing. Nothing conceptual or complicated, just plain minimalistic.
The idea isn't new and has been used in photography before, but I thought I'd give it a shot with pencils (no reference photo).
Well here it is. I like the simplicity of it. Hope you like it too.

- 2H graphite and colored pencil on paper
- 25 x 25 cm
- about 6 hours


edit: changed the border color to match the print version. Also, thank you all for the kind comments and the favs.
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:icontinywild:
TinyWild Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
This is very elegant! :nod:
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlo-lex:
lo-lex Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Love it! Simple, with a touch of color.
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
:) Thank you.
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:icononyana:
Onyana Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The final flower on the most left of the branch takes my breath away. Awesome job on the vase. Brilliant stuff.
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. Much appreciated :)
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:icononigiri-otaku:
onigiri-otaku Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:icononigiri-otaku:
onigiri-otaku Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconilaria-ilayda:
ilaria-ilayda Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The shading of vase is done so perfectly! I thought it was a picture when I saw the thumbnail.
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:iconattkim:
attkim Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Wow!
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:icongypsyfoxdancer:
gypsyfoxdancer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Simple elegance. Such a beautiful feel to this image. :)
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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:iconsarahmnomani:
SarahMNomani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful... at first glance it thought it was a pretty picture
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:iconboyncz:
BoyNCZ Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
lepo, lepo
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:icondumbtear:
Dumbtear Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is incredible!!!! It makes me fell happy, calm!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
:) Glad to hear that, thanks.
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:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks like a photo, I love the simplictiy <3
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconbama-skg:
bama-skg Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
graceful
elegant
beautiful
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
:) Thank you
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:icongingado:
gingado Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Your excellent work ist featured in my "MOMENTS OF INTENSITY 2012 - Part 8" - maybe you like it....
[link]
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:iconcanpassion:
canpassion Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Wonderful :clap: :love: :heart: Thank you :)
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:iconpjenz:
pjenz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am laughing on the inside right now, as i just had class last night and we were working on the simple technique of lights and shadows and not using charcoal persay, but more like shading out the page, then erasing the parts we dont want, so that there are no lines. anyway, the point is, this looks like in my mind the concept my instructor was trying to get me to comprehend, which i did finally, after an hour and half of drawing, the wrong way i may add.

anyway, this is simple like you said, but, it is so pronounced and airey. the saying goes, sometimes less is more, and that is very true in this instance. Its soft, elegant, classical, and beautiful. and the shading and highlighted portions are perfect.

:love:
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:iconvividybowski:
ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
You´re the God of pencils... ;) your work is stunning, and i MEAN it! You´re genius!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
That's sweet, thank you.
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:iconkaeliss:
Kaeliss Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
I don't realize you make this with graphite, Is it really a drawing ? o.O OOOoooooh. Awesome !
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks. And yes, it is a drawing :)
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:iconh3llana-mod:
H3llana-mod Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
this is awesome ! great work !
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnataliee98:
Nataliee98 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
awesome :love:
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:iconthegloriousmess:
TheGloriousMess Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I love it how the vase blends with the background. I love the idea, you did a very good job.
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:iconvale-s:
vale-s Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Beautiful
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:iconpoloxh:
poloxh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The same as ~chantal0215 . So good draw. Just one question.. What did the sign said? You have other artistic names? Cool.
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:iconchantal0215:
chantal0215 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Simple but elegant. Luv it
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:iconjean-luc-aeon:
Jean-Luc-Aeon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just minimality at its best! =)
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwarrwren:
warrwren Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
wind swept
i like it
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:icongaladriel-the-small:
galadriel-the-small Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow really pretty!!!!!
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:iconliushn53:
liushn53 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
it is simply perfect!
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:iconfreezeframefoto:
freezeframefoto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous!!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconodwild:
odwild Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Featured in my journal [link]
:iconraindanceplz:
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:iconann-marieloponen:
Ann-MarieLoponen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful, just love it. :love:
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
:) Thank you.
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:iconann-marieloponen:
Ann-MarieLoponen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconannebaella:
AnneBaella Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely. Amazing.
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icongunnerbooy:
Gunnerbooy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
oh my god..:O
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