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Gwen Stacy by AdamHughes Gwen Stacy by AdamHughes
Client: Convention Sketch/Private Commission
Media: Pencil, PITT Pen, COPIC Marker, white paint, and Berol Prismacolor colored pencil on 11" X 14" Strathmore Drawing paper

From MidOhioCon. Some young lady, dressed as Gwen Stacy, asked for a Gwen Stacy sketch for her boyfriend, who is named Adam. I felt like I was in INCEPTION. I was going to write "I felt like I was in an Escher drawing" but I want to be perceived as hip.

I think this Gwen looks like Lisa Kudrow, which was NOT my intention. I'm the King of Accidental Likenesses.
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:iconsmoothjazzinc:
SmoothJazzInc Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
This is So sad.
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:iconshadamy20:
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Wonderful style
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
So pretty <3
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AndyBoBo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That's an awesome idea. Came out great!
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:iconandroidskeleton:
AndroidSkeleton Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   General Artist
Love this
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SupesSoups Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm Gwen too, that's another inception! :D
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:iconblindfaith311:
blindfaith311 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Subtly brilliant.
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:iconvivazdan:
vivazdan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Great work...
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:iconpenisboobies:
penisboobies Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's got to be the perks right there, great memories to go with great artwork.
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Dieman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like there's more to this drawing, like how there's leaves blowing around both in the picture and in the time he's in when he's looking at it, kind of like that time of the year reminds him of then and he busts the picture out again... makes it kind of melancholy.
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:iconvincentaparker:
VincentAParker Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All I have to say is..."OUCH!" I saw this and my heart took a blow. Very touching piece.
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huskieshammer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this piece.
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grams2300 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Bring GWEN BACK!!!
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Sigint Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a question for you if you dont mind, what kind of white paint do you use? I know that I have seen artists use a bunch of different things, like white out pens etc.
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Tifaeria Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Her hair looks really nice in this, as does her expression. It looks very quaint! :+fav:
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:iconbrohawk:
BroHawk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
This is cool on so many levels...
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:iconcyxodus:
cyxodus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Artist
Love the look on her face and the detail in Spidey's glove.
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catwomanstitches Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
You know, I actually think she looks like Bryce Dallas Howard as well in this picture, usually you do your own take on Gwen completley - but to be able to get a random face to look like anyone is just incredible - and I love this and I love Gwen (and I love Inception) LOL - I'm full of love here haha. BTW Adam, will you be visiting the UK anytime soon? We'd really love to have you and Allison visit *and yes, I do speak for the nation LOL :)
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catwomanstitches Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
YES! YES!YES! Gwen is my fave Spidey girl ! I love the way you draw her, you always capture her innocense :) Really beatiful work - I love the way it's a picture within a picture too.
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DOOMsword Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
This makes me very happy in a sad way. And now that Peter isn't married to Mary Jane any more either it seems even more poignant. Spider-man has really been helping me with my big break up (I mean, we only dated for a year and a half but we had been best friends since seventh grade). Seeing a picture like this, me being in the place I am (kind of a wistful, sad one, not yet moved on) kind of makes my week.

I t remind's me that it's okay to hold on to those memories as long as you don't let them hold on to you.

Or well. I know this is just a con sketch. But I like it. Is all I'm saying. :)
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bechedor79 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is excellent, as usual, but I have to say your artist comments cracked me up. :)
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jeffwildstar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Wow, you're one of those artists that continually inspires me. You have actually gotten better and better, the more work you do. I can't say that about a lot of artists in the comic book industry. Great work as usual! Thank you!
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feels-with-fingers Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
xD You're totally hip.
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Crall0011 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
That's what I lack as an artist. The ability to come up with a great idea like peter holding that picture. Absolute genius!!!!
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PeterPalmer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Proud owner of this one! My girlfriend (now fiancée) knew I wanted a Gwen Stacy from Adam Hughes for some time and she managed to get picked at Mid-Ohio this year. I was thrilled with how it came out.
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vintagemusicbox Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Oh Spidey (love the thumb peeping in at the corner)
Huge fan of your work. ^-^
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
She is beautiful! Always liked her, from the earliest days...
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, well, I doubt anyone will complain if Gwen ends up looking like Mrs. Kudrow
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool work!;-)
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DeanWinchester Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
oh Gwen.
Did you ever get to read Spider-Man Blue, by Loeb and Sale? If you haven't, I think you should check it out some time, it's amazing.
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TomMadeleine Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
HAHAHA, "INCEPTION"
it truly was meant to be
very nice drawing!! always so pretty ;u;
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brandnewcicada Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Jesus christ this is awesome.
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Stretch-Ink Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Awwww...what a sweet commission. But I thought Mephisto retconned every memorable event out of Spider-Man's life; why does he still have that picture? ;)
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:iconjmqrz:
jmqrz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great piece!
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!

Poor Gwen Stacy...now matter ow many times they bring her back, (clones, alternate reality, altered timelines, more clones, more realities, clones from an alternate reality-timeline, etc..., whatever,...)...She still ends up dying.
You think after something like the 15th time, Spidey would get use to it.
She's like Kenny from South Park.

Great work!
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SoratheKey Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:')
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
She looks way better than Lisa Kudrow!! :D
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ninhU-Nodoubt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Gwen... Stefani!

looooolll!!!
Wonderful pic!
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btmulcahy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Best Gwen Sketch Ever.
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TheLastRonin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional
I always like how you handle Gwen. Classy man.
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tar-ik78 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
I love your take on this. Man, I wish my wife would dress up like Gwen Stacy and get me a sketch by Adam Hughes! Sounds like a keeper!
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jtchan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
This is just frickin fantastic... Nice job on the handwriting on the photo! Also, I like the touch of the whiteout on the Spidey glove.
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lupainthewolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
love lost is always sad..
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AxelVIIII Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, considering her fate, this picture is actually kind of depressing.

Until, ya know, she came back as a clone/Carnage clone.

Yeah... Kinda ruins the mood.
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pocket-picasso Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
I really love this! A lot of your works have such a classic, pinup feel, but this really hits it home emotions-wise! Great job.
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Northwarden Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Awesome picture, Adam.

I love the perspective on this one - having Spidey holding the picture of her is very poignant. :)

BVV
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Mycael006 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Something about this one just gets the wheels a turning. Makes me think throughout all this "One More Day" and "Big Time" and everything else that good ol Spidey has this pic webbed to the inside of his back pocket or something and pulls it out every once in a while when he gets nostalgic. Such a great concept. Love it.
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pharmdown Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Gwen, they bring everyone else back from the dead, why not her. I have a real cool gwen stacy story in mind, too bad thats the only place its gonna stay.
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ThomasMarrow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done :D
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catster Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
You'd think Spider-Man would have a real understanding of Newton's First Law, but apparently he does not. Did not. Whatever.
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