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Michael Jordan - Chicago Bulls by Doctor-Pencil Michael Jordan - Chicago Bulls by Doctor-Pencil
The UN-enlarged view is actually larger than the drawing, like most of my drawings, ha!

FIRST...cool story about MJ! When my son was about 14, my parents sent him to a Michael Jordan Basketball camp at Elmhurst college, near us. Anyway, Michael ran the camp all week. I got to meet him many times, shake hands and even talk with him a minute! I hate to use this analogy, but it was like meeting God! Now this was back in 1998 and he was still playing with the Chicago Bulls. He is arguably the GREATEST BB player (maybe athlete?) to ever run the hardwood floors! Kobe who? If you ever witnessed this guy in action, you would swear it was supernatural! He has 6 (two - three-peat) championship rings! I was never a BB fan UNTIL the day MJ came out of retirement (the first time) and my son and I never missed a game, and saw them go on to win 3 more championships in a row.

This was kinda tough, because the darker the pencils used, the softer and waxier they are, and it doesn't blend that easy because they add more clay to the graphite.

I used B for most of the black background, followed by a layer of 2B & 3B. See the technique used in my TIP GUIDE here www.drpencil.wordpress.com

To view the REFERENCE photo, and step-by-step scans, go here [link]

SIZE: 5 x 5.75 INCHES
TIME: 7 hours
PAPER: Bristol Smooth
PENCILS: Staedtler B, 2B 3B

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:iconmechaguy:
mechaguy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.... that is my favorite basketball player ever. Kobe, Lebron or any other BB player ever came close to his skill.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D agreed!! :)
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:iconartfreakish:
Artfreakish Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW.....! this is incredible :D...! I hope one day that I may even come close to this level of drawing :D
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You will. I just have 2000 hours practice in past 3 yrs :D:D
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:iconartfreakish:
Artfreakish Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D thanks that means a lot to me!
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:iconsama526:
sama526 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Speechless! :O
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Thanks!! :D:D
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:icond-smith228:
D-Smith228 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best jordan i've seen
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks a LOT!! :D:D
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:iconshinobimosashi1703:
ShinobiMosashi1703 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
MY THEME!!CHICAGO!!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Bulls :(
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:iconshinobimosashi1703:
ShinobiMosashi1703 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
,chicago are very good!!!
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:iconpapkalaci:
Papkalaci Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Good work!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey thanks!! :D:D
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:icondraft-art:
Draft-art Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
it's amazing !
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey THANKS! :D:D
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:iconcyclist74:
cyclist74 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
nice story.
and yet a nother jaw dropper.
god your crazy iwth these pens.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you SO much!! :D:D
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:iconpinkchicccaa:
PinKChiCcCaA Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Awesome!!! WOW!!! This is my fav :)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Thanks! :D:d
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:iconpinkchicccaa:
PinKChiCcCaA Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Yep,It's amazing! :) u are welcome
Happy Holidays! :santa:
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same to you too!! :D:D
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:iconpinkchicccaa:
PinKChiCcCaA Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Thanks :D
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:iconkassieadelaide:
kassieadelaide Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
i'm not the best drawer in the world, so i appreciate how great you are at drawing. my only critique would be to smooth out some of the very black shaded areas on the left and right, they kind of look like hair (at least on my monitor) because they'rea little rough. great job though! :]
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I know, I didn''t catch that till I saw the scan on my laptop. I need to slow down a little? :D:D
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
very impressive!! great use of contrast <3
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I just threw my pencils in the air, it it just came out that way!? HA :D:D
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe I should try to do something like that as well. Although... I'm afraid my pencils would break! :giggle: :fear:
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Akii-sama Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
This is totally superb, I love how you capture the darkness of his skin, and catch the highlights of the light. Its completely and totally awesome :D :+favlove:
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D:D
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DEMONxINxME Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Im for the Celtics but ... who doesn't love Michael? very nicely done on the eyes
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanksssss :D:D
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:iconmelmills:
melmills Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
wonderfull
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ThanksSSS :D:D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
Great drawing :) though I'd add some shades on his eyeballs.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, but the photo didn't have them. I did think of that too :D:D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
You should draw not only what you see on the ref. photo, but what you know - you know that an eye is a ball and it should have some shades, ha? :giggle:
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, that's some dang good advise!! You are 100% right! I guess I just thought if someone saw the ref photo, they'd say, "hey, that's not how the photo it"!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
I used to think the same, but one day I realized it's a mistake :nod: So always draw some shades on the eyeballs :)
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:iconneira7:
Neira7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This drawing id one of my favourites from your gallery :D
I looove black parts.
And what a nice story about MJ!
He's a great person and sport legend.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey THANKS a lot!! :D:D I wish I made the BG darker
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fabriceg Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome portrait! jealous that ya met MJ. Yeah I have to agree that he is probably the best athlete of all time. Him or Ali? anyways sick drawing
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got Ali on the TO DO list in next few months :D
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:icongebene:
gebene Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist
per 7h?? yeaa you have a talent...
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe thanks!! :D:D
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Aimeka Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My god. Whoa. I sooo wish I could draw like that! Exactly like a picture! Amazing! I totally look up to you!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww thank you very much!! :D:D
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NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
WOW!!! This is amazing!!!!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much!! :D:D
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NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
You're very welcome. :D
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