Portrait: Norma Shearer

After finishing Clara Bow last night, I went to work straightaway on another portrait. This one is of Canadian actress Norma Shearer. I didn’t do charcoal on this one; I wanted to try something a little less vibrant and with some minimum detail, so I used a layout pencil instead. Since there was a nice blurry vignette on her photo, I thought it would be fun to add in her fur coat.

I’m really fond of this drawing. It is one of my best portraits. I’m offering her for sale for $150. If you want her framed, $250.

8×10, pencil on vellum.

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