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3 years of Progress - My brother Mark by Doctor-Pencil 3 years of Progress - My brother Mark by Doctor-Pencil
I just wanted to encourage you guys and prove to you that artists are not born being as good as they will ever be!

I drew this exactly 3 years ago this month, and was about 30 days after I started drawing, after a 30 YEAR time out, HA! :D:D

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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Incredible!! (what does Mark think? ) - and the same exact amount of hairs on his head on both shots! Incredible! :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks much, but sadly, we lost him to cancer in 2005 :(
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LindArtz Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I'm so very sorry to hear that Rick. :hug: I have no doubt he would be very proud of your progress...You seem like you come from a very loving, and supporting environment.
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx so much :) he never saw me draw :( only been drawing 4 yrs :)
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LindArtz Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
That's MIND BLOWING that you have only been at this for just 4 years! You must have some type of genius for it...I've seen a few others, both who paint people and landscapes, who also have only been at it for a short while. They seem to think anyone can do it with enough practice. Although that may be true to an 'extent', still a person has to be talented to begin with...to get to your level!
Wow, just wow! - and don't look at my work. please! :rofl: :blushes:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So strange you mention that, cuz I just told my daughter I cud teach anyone to do wh as t I do, haha. It did surprise me at first, but niw I think I hust see details others dont see?
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Yes you do; but it's more than that, it's a distinct and personal 'skill'...Just like, a hair dresser once told me anyone can learn what she does. And again, although true, like I told her, not everyone is going to be GOOD at it. - To keep people coming back for more.

I used to feel the same way about my writing skills, that anyone can learn. Again, they can! But not all are going to be good at it.

I think the advice that people :keep practicing; practice makes perfect", is good advice; to the best of their abilities - But I wouldn't tell them at all "anyone can do what "I" do". - meaning yourself; for, "anyone" simply can not. You just think that because it comes so easy, and natural to you.
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N1KK1-A Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thank you for the inspiration!!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MOST of drawing is just practice :D
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mariaanghel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a before/after with a great impact!
I bet every aspiring artist who sees it (me included :D ) gets really excited thinking "wow, this is the progress I could make, I'll better get to work!"

Actually, finding some of your drawings on google about 2 years ago made me start drawing again and have new, higher aspirations for my art. So, thanks :)
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a LOT!! :D So glad to hear it! Practice is EVERYTHING!!!
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genericusername11 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a big improvement! The first one was already great, but the second one looks just like the real thing!

The funny thing is that I probably wouldn't even be able to draw the one on the left! XD

I've been practicing with your tutorials and tip guides, and they're really helping me! I'm going to try to draw my first portrait fairly soon! ^^

So, thank you! And once again, AMAZING artwork! :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx a lot! be sure to check my new blog link below?
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genericusername11 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, I saw it! :) I'll be sure to use the tips once I start drawing!
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45rt66t Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
how you managed to get contrast, shadows, more details on the right picture?
is it the scanner/camera or you edited it?
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
umm, I learned to draw better lol. Chk out my tip guide below on darks
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Stripyfox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow just wow o.0
I hope to one day be able to look back on my art and compare how far I've come like this too
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awe nice, thanks!! :D:D
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gondz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   General Artist
awesome as always :iconwowplz:
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks a lot! :D:D
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gondz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   General Artist
you're welcome :D:D
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Arvyfex Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist
what diference.. good job, really,congratulations
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks a lot! :D:D
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sxg40oz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Nice man! Thats quite an improvement ^_^
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Sooooo Much!! :D:D
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FeelingVeryLucky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Dayum. Nice improvement there, man. :wow:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks a LOT!! :D:D
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FeelingVeryLucky Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Welcome. :)
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cell40 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
The difference is incredible!!!...Excellent work,Rick!!!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Sooooo Much!! :D:D
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
You have blossomed into one helluva an artist Rick as is plain to see from this.
Always enjoy seeing each piece you present to us.
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks a LOT!! :D:D
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s-hhh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Ooh I always love seeing progess things like this. Amazing! :)
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D:D
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent improvement, Rick! Thanks for reminding me that I should draw more. :P
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I appreciate your comment!! :D:D
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victory79 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The first one was already good, now it's perfect!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it greatly!! :D:D
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ArtByMerleen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!
That makes me try harder!
What an improvement!
Your brother would be proud of you and definitely would love your
tribute to him!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Sooooo Much!! :D:D
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Sekhmets-child Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the difference between the portraits and it is such a good idea to post them both. It will hopefully encourage some new artists out there to just keep drawing. We can ALWAYS learn and improve. :highfive:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it greatly!! :D:D
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SONICFAN18 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
awesome and woow ya improved ^^
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Sooooo Much!! :D:D
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SONICFAN18 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
^^ no prob pal i really dont have time fer drawing XDD


[link] whee here a lil preview well not done i guess you know who he is took me about 2 hours on DIN A4 XDD i suuck --_-- well not finished
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Miss-Catherine Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you've improved so much!
it gives me strength to keep practising :)
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks a LOT!! :D:D
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Miss-Catherine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
There's hope for me still. ;)
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PaulTHutchins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Yes there does seem to be a few subtle differences ......:O)

Great work as usual Rick.....im sure your parents are really pleased with it...

I have redrawn a few of my earlier stuff and even over a course of a few months i can see a difference. Its definately a worth while exercise to do for those starting out Though it maybe only subtle differences, its those differences that build your confidence up....and also with the encouragement of others on this site....
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