The Process of Traced Images (Shen Style)

I thought I'd share the process that I use to do those "realistic looking drawings". It's more a craft than an art. It's tracing and then inking. The hardest part, and this will come from practice, is ultimately choosing which pieces to trace and then how to ink it. Color choice is also important. I've learned that for me that solid colors and rare usage of shadows and highlights gives the best results.

Anyhow, just keep at it if this is the type of craft you like. I certainly don't claim it to be fine art in any way. Again, I've just become adept with the tools that I have.