Mikael Persbrandt

Mikael Persbrandt

I made this drawing of Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt as a gift for a friend who has a crush on him. I made it in graphite except for the eyes. For those I used a blue color pencil. Persbrandt is one of Swedens most popular actors but he’s not that well known outside Scandinavia. Maybe that will change this Christmas when international audiences can see him as Beorn in The Hobbit.

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6 thoughts on “Mikael Persbrandt

  1. Wow, really nice! I made a quick sketch of his hand holding a cell phone, during a scene in “I stormens ΓΆga”. We had the film on but were chatting with friends. Someone was talking about drawing etc. and I said I only draw hands or nature, landscapes. Some friends found it odd, then the scene came up and I quickly sketched the close up of his hand & phone. It’s ridiculous, I know. Shhh… don’t tell anyone πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you very much! I think hands are the hardest thing to draw. It takes me forever. When I draw I hands I think they look like Barbie hands, very unnatural. I don’t do it as much as I should. Practice makes perfect.

      • You’re very welcome! I think the same of faces. I could never draw a face. They always come up so flat and I get frustrated. You are right, I should also practice more πŸ˜‰

      • When I draw faces I work a lot with shadows. I think that’s what makes it come to life. It’s easier if you have a black and white picture as reference. Then it’s easier to see the contrasts. And don’t apply so much pressure to the pencil. Work in layers. And be patient πŸ™‚

      • Yes, I agree with you. I use the same technique with hands (you can see a photo of each layer of ahand drawing on my blog, in the gallery “Drawings”). I think my problem with faces is that I get overwhelmed by the large amount of details. Maybe I’m not patient enough πŸ˜‰

      • I’m actually very impatient. Annoyingly so. The only time I have any patience is when I’m creating something. It’s not very popular with the people around me. I can’t even watch TV πŸ™‚

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