I drew this below picture in early to mid 2002. A full two years before The Notebook came out in theaters. I’ve always kept an eye on Ryan Gosling, career wise, since The Mickey Mouse Club.
I kept up with other “MMC” members through out the years as well. Remember when Tony Lucca got pretty far on “The Voice” earlier this year? Well, everyone was like, “what’s he been doing all these years?” Singing of course. I’ve been buying his independent albums since 1999. In my high school art class, and only art class I ever took, we did a project where we would carve something into a stamp and make prints with it. I did a portrait of Tony Lucca, circa 2000. He was my first “celebrity crush”.