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Colored Pencil / Graphite Hybrid of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Spider-Man with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy


After having previously done a drawing of Bruce Banner / Hulk and Bruce Wayne / Batman, I decided to do a Peter Parker / The Amazing Spider-Man mash-up. Since I draw freehand, I just try to guess where on the page to start and build out from there (which is frequently a problem. Ha…). I’d intended to do more of Spidey behind Peter but ran out of space as I drew Peter… so I decided a complete mash-up would be fun, reminding myself it’s just a drawing, it’s just for fun, and I can’t really be “wrong” in however I decide to make it. So, about 2 nights into it, I decided to add a reflection of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man’s eye and it just seemed to fit…

Peter is graphite pencil while Spider-Man is Prismacolor colored pencil, and Emma is also graphite. And I used a “Jet Black” Ebony graphite pencil for the black area and as black for the rest of the drawing. I’ve found that using a black colored pencil stands out TOO much from the rest of the piece.

Prints are on Etsy:


Pencil Drawing of Skillet’s John Cooper

Next I chose a photo I had just recently taken at Uprise Fest in September 2013 and decided to draw John Cooper, frontman of the rock band Skillet. I’ve been a fan of their music since first hearing a sampler BEFORE their debut album came out in 1996. Needless to say, I’m an original panhead. And even though I haven’t been crazy about their two most recent albums, I still support these guys – and their live show is killer! This is a pencil drawing of an original photo I took.


Etsy link for prints: