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Colored Pencil Drawing of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”

la-la-land-copyAmy and I used to have date nights almost every week when our preschooler son would stay over at his grandparents. But with him in school now, date nights are few and far in between. Right after Christmas this past year, we had one rare night out and I decided to surprise her by taking her to see La La Land. All I knew about it was that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were in it, it was getting great reviews, and it was a musical. Turns out, she LOVED it, and so did I, and I decided to attempt a freehand drawing of the pair. It was … tricky to say the least, but she seems to love the drawing, so I suppose that’s all that matters 😉  But you can be sure I won’t be doing anything quite this complicated again for a while 😉

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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.

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