Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks
© 2012 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

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.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd

Helena Bonham Carter
© 2012 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

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.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
© 2012 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

To continue in the silent picture theme, I have now drawn one of my biggest role models; the legend Charlie Chaplin.
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, 4B, 6B, 7B, 8B, 9B.

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Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks
© 2012 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

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.

Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth

Dani13
© 2012 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

I have not drawn portraits since 2007, but now my old love has awakened
I have now drawn Dani Filth, the singer of Cradle of Filth. I used as usual my faithful 0.7 mm pencil, and various other pencils.