Ryan Gosling inspired a coloring book
Can you embrace your inner child and still harbor a steamy crush on the world’s most meme-able man? Now, thanks to Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling, the answer is a resounding yes! This fun-for-all-ages coloring book comes courtesy of I Love Mel, a.k.a. English artist Mel Simone Elliott, who has illustrated some of Gosling’s most memorable roles (The Notebook, Blue Valentine, underwatched charmer Lars and the Real Girl) and promotional shots for the 15-page booklet, which sells on her site for just under $12 ($17.26 with shipping to the U.S.) — a price low enough to make your eyes pop like Emma Stone’s in Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Yes, as you can see to the right, Gosling’s washboard abs came to play.) Click through to see four more pages from the greatest birthday and/or holiday present of 2012.
Hey girl, Blue Valentine is the name of the prettiest marker in my new partnership with Sharpie.
Hey girl, I wrote you 365 letters… all of them in crayon.
Hey girl, humanitarians color outside the lines.
Hey girl, no sexy coloring book would be complete without my mohawked dog George. You know how I do.
Gosling isn’t the only celebrity or cultural phenomenon Elliott has immortalized by way of a beloved children’s activity. Her site shows colored-in shots of Anna Wintour, Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) boiling a bunny in Fatal Attraction, Molly Ringwald rocking a one-shoulder sweatshirt as Samantha Baker in Sixteen Candles, and what appear to be a pair of gams from ZZ Top’s “Legs” video. How long before the fuschia Gosling deluge begins?