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Peter, MJ + Harry at Wrestling by mikemayhew Peter, MJ + Harry at Wrestling by mikemayhew
11X17 in pencil.
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CharmingTone Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Man! Did you have any photo references? It looks just like a photograph!!!
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Ms-barbiegirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Brilliant!
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:iconmittangel:
MittAngel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Diosssss
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BakGuiy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Excelent work!
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VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kool
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diana-amazin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Did i already say you're amazing? Because i hate to repeat myself. But you are. The expressions and the shading, totally outstanding!!
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ChibiHaruChans Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Pencil work like this always amazes me. Nice work.
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:iconfenris89:
Fenris89 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Dude, this is inspiring. Makes me want to be a better artist (:
And a question, who's your model for Peter? I really liked your version of him!
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
I forget the young man's name off the top of my head that played Peter, but he did a great job. But, that's Kellan Lutz of Twilight fame that playing Harry Osborn...
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:iconfenris89:
Fenris89 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Yeah I could see immediately that it was Kellan :)
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:iconszakacsferenc:
SzakacsFerenc Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
WOW just Wow. I love the jealousy in Harry's eyes.
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:iconinfernosf:
InfernoSF Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
It's fantastic. It stoped me breath.
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:iconice0453:
ice0453 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how many pencils did you use on this piece?

i'm trying to draw pencils too. but my works are still ... if compared to yours.

anyways, love this piece.

:+fav:
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I think I just used an "F" wooden pencil...maybe some "HB".
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:iconbillconan:
billconan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
can you give me some advice on pencil shading?

your drawing is clear and smooth at the same time.

but if i want my shading to be smooth, the whole picture will be blurred out.

these are the best i can do. i really like your style,

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could you please point to me a book that teaches pencil shading similar to your style?

thank you so much.
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
determine your blackest blacks, and your whitest whites. Try to preserve those shapes and make sure they contribute to making your image have form in space.
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billconan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
thank you so much for your reply.

i'm sorry i'm not a native English speaker. could you please elaborate "make sure they contribute to making your image have form in space" a little bit for me?

did you mean that i should only shade within the regions that i think is the blackest to make the image as contrasting as possible?

and sorry for this amateur question:

what kind of pencils in terms of hardness, do you use for shading like this, because i feel really hard to shading a flat face, for example, a young woman's face. the reason is that the face is too flat, if i shade it too much in hoping to make it look 3D, the image will look dark and dirty. however, if i don't, the face will stay in 2D, not 3-dimensional at all. i think drawing an old man's face is easier, because i have wrinkles to work on.

i tried to use really hard(light) pencils for shading, say 6H, but the pencils are like little knifes, carving into the paper, leaving little "ditch" on the paper. therefore i can't achieve a smooth shading like yours. i can always see those stroke lines. or do i sharpen the pencil too much?

drawing is my hobby, nobody ever told me what to do. so sorry for the stupid question. thank you for your advice. and do you think this book is a good choice for learning shading? [link]

it will be great if you can publish a book in comic drawing. and i will be a loyal reader.
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Contrast is good! Make it pop.
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:icongreenemerald:
greenemerald Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wahhh........
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:icontjkw:
TJKW Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
absolutely stunning!!

Quick Q though do you use reference photos or just is this all from your head ??

If so what sort of processes do you go through ?

keep up the good work :)
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm using a combination of photos and 3d, mainly poser. A lot of these images were composed in poser.
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DeGaleDesign Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work man
truly one of the best pencils ive ever seen
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Fatima-7 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
tis is totally wow...<3 it!! ^ ^
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:iconmkornatka:
mkornatka Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Nice work! :headbang:
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:icontonydennison:
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Oh, Peter is such a f-ing hater, he's only interested in M.J. when he sees someone else paying attention to her...
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j-tib Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Go Peter, go!
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vertigeaux Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
You don't even know how much I love those blue jeans. Those are the shit.
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Born2Art Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
do you use references to draw people so well and clearly
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
yes.
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:iconlexcorp213:
LexCorp213 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
luv the expressions on their faces it looks so real..great job!
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Fivilovedtodraw Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
only with pencil?wow unbelieveble... :wow:
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The-Jedi-Ninja Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Wow. You really know how to shade well in pencil. I'm really impressed with the skin tones.
And the expressions. Love them.

The only things I have to say are that MJ's left nostril looks off and her hand around the cup looks flat where it curves out of sight.

But still a gob-smacking piece.
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thelifeofabinder Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!! I love the way you shade it so it's an inbetween of realism and cartoon.
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DavidSerret Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this guy is beyond normal human beings :S
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iPaintedtheskies Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
that's fantastic ! :nod:
GREAT JOB !
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AsHiNoYuBi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
absolutely amazing. The faces are so well proportioned, shading is so thorough and descriptive, expressions are explaining and fulfilled. I love this piece. Great artwork, very inspirational.
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RadekKordasiewicz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
B-R-E-A-T-H-T-A-K-I-N-G-!-!-!
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:icongrejsan:
Grejsan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
That is sick how well it is done.
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:iconhullingen:
Hullingen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it! but i miss the distinctive haircut of harry ;)
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:iconbodilh:
bodilh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Well done pencilwork :)
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TobiasFuhr Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great
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:icontallensen:
Tallensen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Amazing))
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Midnite-Angel-101 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
holy shit O_O This is killer.
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:icongallured:
gallured Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
I AGREE !
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:iconknockmeout:
KnockMeOut Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely seconded.
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:icontanfukang:
tanfukang Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
have i seen ur work in marvel before?hehehe
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delirioushearts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Nice job on the shading.
Especially on the jacket and on the jeans.
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skijellyfetti Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
wow
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:iconf4zero:
F4Zero Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
this is soo cool. I like the detail and expressions.
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IceBitten Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Omg i love this <333
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