Louise Brooks by Karen Townsend

Graphite pencil on smooth bristol 9 × 12 inch

Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), generally known by her stage name Louise Brooks, was an American dancer, model, showgirl and silent film actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Brooks is best known for her three feature roles including two G. W. Pabst films: in Pandora’s Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and Prix de Beauté (Miss Europe) (1930). She starred in 17 silent films and, late in life, authored a memoir, Lulu in Hollywood.

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Originally from the South of England but now living in Melbourne, Australia. I took up graphite drawing at the ripe old age of 42, after a long hiatus of 25 years. I did achieve an O’level in art, whilst at school, and had hoped to go to art college. However, my family and I emigrated here to Australia and art college was forgotten about!! I didn’t pick up a pencil again until 3 years ago. Just wish I had picked up that pencil a long time ago!

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  • Mark.I.F. Jarvis
    Mark.I.F. Jarvisover 4 years ago

    Wow, what amazing detail.

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous Karen, just like a photograph…amazing work!

  • snowhawk
    snowhawkover 4 years ago

    This is a excellent graphite drawning well done!!!!!!!

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Jaw on floor….gobsmacked…massively stunned by the phenomenal details!!!

  • Robin Pushe'e
    Robin Pushe'eover 4 years ago

    A Classic Beauty Karen, Excellent Piece

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 4 years ago

    This is quite amazing Karen……it really does look like an old photo. Photo realism at it’s best!

  • ducilla
    ducillaover 4 years ago
    This one keeps me coming back for more views.. Such excellence is addicting…Dennis
  • Cara Schingeck
    Cara Schingeckover 4 years ago

    This is so well done, simply excellent fine art.

  • ChrisJeffrey
    ChrisJeffreyover 4 years ago

    Excellent work…….Beautiful & crisp drawing….

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaover 4 years ago

    Excellent work.

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