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Colored Pencil Drawing of Blake Lively

Gotta love Blake Lively! I loved her in Age of Adaline and have been a fan since. I thought this photo of her was lovely and I tried my best to do it justice in colored pencil form. I drew it freehand on white Strathmore smooth bristol paper.

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/568307519/colored-pencil-drawing-print-of-blake

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Keira Knightley

Between commissions and doing some Topps sketch cards (more on that later), this drawing took some time to finish up. This is a freehand colored pencil portrait of actress Keira Knightley.

Etsy link:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/564124743/print-of-colored-pencil-drawing-of-keira


Freehand Graphite Drawing of William Powell and Myrna Loy


I just adore these two! I owe my love of old, classic movies to my grandfather and my mom.Β  The Thin Man movies, as well as any of the other 6 or so movies Myrna Loy and William Powell did together, are among some of my favorite. Nick and Nora Charles were relationship goals for sure. πŸ™‚ I haven’t hung this freehand graphite original yet, but I hope to…

Etsy links for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/562752559/drawing-print-of-william-powell-and


Anakin versus Darth Vader commission piece


As a commissioned piece through Etsy, I did this marker and colored pencil drawing that shows Darth Vader/Anakin battling his Jedi self, with the Emperor pulling the strings in the background. It was challenging, but also kind of fun. πŸ™‚

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/562515713/color-pencil-marker-drawing-print-of


Updated Harpo Marx Freehand Drawing


I’ve only done it a few times, but sometimes it feels good to revisit an older drawing and put some time into reworking it with fresh eyes and a different perspective. I’d drawn this some time ago (maybe 10 years ago?) and it had hung in my living room until I recently took it down to put up my new Marx Brothers trio drawing.

When I took it down, I decided to just try putting some more detail into it. I really liked the end result. You can see the original version below…

Etsy link for the new version:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/558156189/drawing-print-of-the-harpo-marx

Here’s the original. Same drawing, less detail, less time on it. And I had fixed some proportions in the updated version:


The Marx Brothers Freehand Graphite Drawing


I alsoΒ  wanted to replace a Harpo Marx drawing I had hanging in my living room with a drawing of all three brothers, so I took a stab at this image. When it came time to take down the Harpo drawing… well, I decided on a different route…

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/543676576/drawing-print-of-the-marx-brothers


Graphite Drawing of Cary Grant


I’ve had a freehand drawing I did in 2005 hanging in my living room since I drew it… so I felt as though 12 years was a good enough time to spend looking at the same drawing. I’ve tried drawing Cary Grant several times since then, with unsatisfying results, but I decided to give it another go… and now this drawing hangs in place of the old one.

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/538397102/drawing-print-of-cary-grant-2017

Here’s a look at the 2005 drawing. I definitely like the new one above better:


Colored Pencil Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore Ghostbusters Freehand Colored Pencil Drawing


This piece was one I drew freehand for a free indie mp3 compilation for my website, Jesusfreakhideout.com. The drawing was done on black Strathmore Artagain paper in colored pencil. I used several different references to make it all work, including a wide shot from Ghostbusters, then two different close-up moments related to the “How about a little music?” / “Heh–Yeah…” moment between the two. I love that scene!

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/548758999/ray-winston-ghostbusters-drawing-print

Here’s the final album cover, which you can download for no cost or info collection — i.e. TOTALLY FREE πŸ™‚ — at http://www.jfhmusic.com


Ghostbusters II Freehand Graphite Sketch


I hate not finishing something I start. I started this drawing in early 2016 and just really struggled with making it come together. I eventually set it aside until the summer of 2017 when I decided to work on it some more. I’m glad I did, and now the final version hangs in my work office (under an authentic Ghostbusters II poster). πŸ™‚

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/548473749/peter-egon-ray-ghostbusters-ii-drawing


Colored Pencil Drawing of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman


It was hard not to love the new Wonder Woman film, especially Gal Gadot and her performance. I drew Gal as WW once before, but I wanted to do a newer, more flattering pose. For this one, I used marker in the background and then went over it with colored pencil. I also used some marker for her eyes and a white paint pen.

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/545475447/print-of-colored-pencil-drawing-of-gal