About Varja Askeland

Artist and poet.

Louise Brooks

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© 2013 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

This is my third portrait of the silent movie actress, Louise Brooks.
I have to say that this is my favourite so far, among my portraits of her. The only boring thing is that my drawing didn’t scan very well.
Louise Brooks is my role model and I can never stop drawing her.
I drew the contours with my trusty 0.7 mm pencil, the soft and dark shadows with Monolith, Cretacolor and Charcoal pencils.

Lestat

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© 2013 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

I’m finally finished with my portrait of Tom Cruise as the vampire Lestat in Interview with the Vampire.
It was a very hard portrait to draw, since Tom Cruise is very hard to draw and even harder as Lestat.
Like I wrote in a previous post, I’ve loved vampires since I was a little girl. My two favourite vampire carachters are Lestat and Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I drew the contours with my trusty 0.7 mm pencil, the soft and dark shadows with Monolith, Cretacolor and Charcoal pencils.

Keanu Reeves

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Finally I’ve made a drawing of Keanu Reeves, the most handsome of all actors.
I chose to draw a portrait of him in the movie Constantine, since I really love that movie.
Of all the portraits I’ve made, I have to say that Keanu Reeves facial features was the hardest one to draw.
I drew the contours with my trusty 0.7 mm pencil, the soft and dark shadows with Monolith, Cretacolor and Charcoal pencils.

James Marsters as Spike

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© 2013 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

My drawing of James Marsters as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is finally finished.
I have loved vampires since I was a little girl and Spike is one of my favourites among vampires, so I’m very happy to have him in my file of portraits.
I drew the contours with my trusty 0.7 mm pencil, the soft and dark shadows with Monolith, Cretacolor and Charcoal pencils.