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Colored Pencil Drawing of Jessica Alba

After finishing Gerard, I decided it was high time to finish some portraits that I’d started but never completed. This one was started in September and wasn’t finished until early December!

Freehand colored pencil Jessica Alba.

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman

The best thing about Batman v Superman may have been Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. And I have to admit I’m excited for the upcoming solo film in 2017. This is a freehand colored pencil drawing of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman from the upcoming movie.

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Colored Pencil Portrait of Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver

With the resurgence of MacGyver with the recent TV reboot, I felt inclined to draw a childhood hero again. I had drawn one or two Mac portraits back in the 90s — one for a friend’s birthday — and I was just never happy with how they turned out. I decided to try to find a picture of RDA to draw that wasn’t too overpowering with the mullet action to try to draw all in color. So this drawing above is all freehand colored pencil.

And, for the record, I watched the pilot for the reboot and it was atrocious. You can’t replace Richard Dean Anderson.

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Kate Mara

Freehand colored pencil portrait of actress Kate Mara

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Chris Pine as Captain Kirk in “Star Trek Beyond”

Speaking of pop culture characters, I decided to venture into the recent reboot of the Star Trek series to try to tackle the current Captain Kirk. This one was done completely in colored pencil.

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Colored Pencil “Friends” Drawing – Joey, Chandler and Ross

Friends-Fellas-copyIt was tough to find a good promo photo of all three Friends guys that looked like the guys did later in the series. Surprisingly, all of the promo photos were from earlier in the series (and fans know how much Chandler changed throughout the show). I did my best to update Ross and Chander’s hair a bit… and… I drew a smiling face of Joey’s instead of the stern look from the source photo. Because, after all, Joey would be smiling or making SOME kind of face instead of the odd blank expression he had in the photo.

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Colored Pencil “Friends” Drawing of Monica, Rachel and Phoebe

Friends-Girls-copyI didn’t watch the show “Friends” when it aired. I’ve seen a couple episodes before, but not much. Although, I do remember having some family over for the airing of the series finale. Recently, I started binge-watching the show on NetFlix while drawing and just fell in love. I decided to draw the girls together in one portrait and do my best to do it in color. I’m happy with the outcome, and so I decided to follow it up with the fellas…

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Marty and Doc from Back To The Future / II

Marty-and-Doc-full-color-copyAnother movie I like doing drawings for is Back To The Future. But I’ve never done a drawing of Marty and Doc together. This image is pretty iconic–which is also shared in both the first and second movies (although I do think this is probably at the beginning of Back To The Future II after they remade this scene). Anyway, the drawing is made with colored pencils on 9×12 Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Bill Murray as Peter Venkman in “Ghostbusters”

Venkman-Yelling-Full-Color-copyEven though Hollywood has made a parody of the original “Ghostbusters” film with a reboot (which I refuse to see), the 1984 film is still my all-time favorite film. And it’s just really fun to draw these guys. I love this crazy image of Bill yelling in the Sedgewick hotel scene versus Slimer… and I wanted to try drawing it. (Thankfully, I liked the end result enough to add it to my art studio/movie room 🙂 )

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Colored Pencil Portrait of Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)

Gal-Gadot-copyI still am not all that comfortable with colored pencil. I see a lot of colored pencil drawings on Instagram and I just marvel at the detail and life-likeness. Granted, a lot of these drawings are mixed media, but not all of them. And while I like to stick with one media at a time (like all pencil in a drawing instead of pencil, pen, market, paint, etc), I want to improve at my ability to capture realism.

I loved Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman and am looking forward to her upcoming solo film. I want to improve at colored pencil portraits and decided to choose her for the latest attempt.

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