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!

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.

Slash from Guns n’ Roses & Velvet Revolver

Slash
© 2005 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

I made this drawing in 2005, I only used a 0,7 mm pencil.

Duff McKagan from Guns n’ Roses & Velvet Revolver

Duff
© 2006 Varja Linnea Askeland all rights reserved

This drawing I made in 2006. I remember that it took a long time to draw his hair, but as usual, I don’t like to make it simple. I made this drawing only with a 0,7 mm pencil.

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.

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.