I got an early Christmas gift from my mother, since I’m going to spend Christmas in France.
I got three beautiful sets of pencils: Cretacolor – Soft Graphite, Charcoal and Monolith, and I couldn’t wait to make my next drawing.
This time I chose Louise Brooks again, because she is my greatest role model. It was the first time I used Monolith and Charcoal pencils.
I drew the contours with my trusty 0.7 mm pencil, the soft shadows with Monolith – 4B, 6B, 9B and the dark shadows with Charcoal Medium pencil.
This is my latest drawing, and this times I chose to draw the beautiful Helena Bonham Carter from Tim Burton’s Sweeney Tood.
The drawing took quite some time to finish. The dress was the hardest part to finish, because of all the little details.
I drew the contours with my faithful 0,7 mm pencil and the shadows with a Cretacolor 7B soft graphite pencil.
This drawing I made in 2005 and even this drawing I made two versions of. The first one looked more like Shannen Doherty and this one looks more like Liv Tyler as Arwen in The Lord of the Rings. I only used a 0,7 mm pencil.
Finally I have my greatest idol, Louise Brooks, in my portfolio.
I finished the drawing of her tonight.
In this drawing I practiced to make soft lines and shadows, to get the right film grain/20s feeling to it.
I drew the lines with a 0.7 mm pencil and for the shadows I used Cretacolor soft graphite pencils, B, 2B, 9B.