Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn

Aragorn
© 2005 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

To match with Arwen, I have drawn Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings, played by Viggo Mortensen. I also made the drawing in 2005.
Even this drawing I made two versions of, the first one looked more like Jesus, so I had to do one more.
I began to draw portraits in 2005 and there were many drawings I failed with in the beginning. To see better my progress, I often drew the same drawing twice.
Even in this drawing I used a 0,7 mm pencil.

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Liv Tyler as Arwen

Arwen
© 2005 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

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.

Ville Valo from HIM

Ville Valo3
© 2005 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

This drawing I made in 2005. I made two version of this drawing,
first one was horrible and this one turned out good.
I only used my faithful 0,7 mm pencil.

Bill & Tom Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel

Bill Kaulitz1

Tom Kaulitz
© 2007 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

To continue with twins, I have drawn the twins, Bill and Tom Kaulitz.
These portraits I made in 2007, and I remember it took forever for me to be done with the drawings, because of all the details.
I always draw everything that is shown in a picture, every detail.
I never embellish or make something easier for me.
I used my usual 0.7 mm pencil, and also various other pencils.
(An extra note is unfortunately that the drawing of Bill + one other, which I will post later, was stolen by a girl on deviantART a few years ago. She had downloaded them and posted them on her page and wrote how and when she made them, terrible!)

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
© 2005 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

This drawing I made in 2005, and was also one of the first portraits I did.
I Think it’s fun to draw siblings, more preferably twins. I have only used a 0.7 mm pencil.

Bill Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel

Bill Kaulitz
© 2007 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

This drawing I can not say that I’m very happy with, looks more like the swedish singer, Carola.
I always have a picture beside me that I draw after and this time I chose a picture that was as big as a postage stamp.
(NOTE: I never set a paper on top of a picture and draw lines after that),
I wanted to see if I could enlarge to a4. I consider this drawing more as a challenge, an exercise to enlarge. I am very bad when it comes to reduce and enlarge a drawing.
I made this drawing in 2007, and I only used a 0,7 mm pencil.

Julia Volkova & Lena Katina from t.A.T.u

Julia Volkova

Lena Katina
© 2005 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

Julia and Lena from the Russian band t.A.T.u, were the first portraits I drew.
I began to draw when I was 4 years old (1990),
and I began to draw portraits in 2005.
I only used a 0.7 mm pencil.