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.

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.