Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks liten
© 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.


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.