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Marilyn by imaginee Marilyn by imaginee
I drew this portrait last year, over the years I have drawn many of Marilyn for fun and practice. The reference photo is from the Milton H. Green collection, since drawing this one I contacted Joshua Green (Milton H. Greens son) and he gave me permission to display the portrait... on the net I'm only allowed to post a small image of this one so I decided to chop it instead of posting the full pose.

Graphite pencil
11 x 14 Bristol

~Linda
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:iconardorinray:
ArdorinRay Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Great picture!
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fillesu96 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing i love it :)
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Lucardio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marilyn Monroe, one of the most beautiful women in the world, was a size 14.
So to all you girls who think you're fat because you're not a size 0, remember that
You are the beautiful one.
It's society that's the ugly one.
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mez1602 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS is one of my fave pics of her!
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ChrysalisLady Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Love Marilyn - fantastic work!! You have captured her vulnerability and sex appeal perfectly.
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says:

very well... Nice F/X and reso.
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ChrisSilver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OH i'm an idiot i didn't notice the pages! haha anyway this is lovely
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ChrisSilver Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I HAD TO COMMENT THIS! you've not had one for 6 years! this is fantastic it really is !
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eritwinz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
beautiful...i like it
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glunac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   General Artist
featured [link]
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Tixxera Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
beautiful. <3
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NeFauxArtistePas Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
pure amazingness :)
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:iconnefauxartistepas:
NeFauxArtistePas Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Pure amazingness
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clevengerkirsten Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
this is amazing !!
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   Writer
Beautiful!
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Aiiina Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Very beautiful!
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x-Silverwing-x Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconpoodles-n-greasers:

Hello! :wave:
Your deviation has been submitted to the "Favourite" collection of the group, #Poodles-n-Greasers.

Would you like to add this deviation to the group?
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XNitelifeX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
WOW! I thought this was a manipulated photo at first! wonderful! amazing! elegant!
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hellomysunshinedaisy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
This is very amazing :] I love it ... your very very talented
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obsessivekitty Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. Awesome. :+fav:
I love Marilyn and this is so great. I love it.
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:iconturtleturnover:
TurtleTurnover Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
So beautiful... just like Marilyn. Great Job!
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:iconpoochychan:
PoochyChan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Pretty picture! The details and shading are magnificent.
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
this is so good it looks like a picture
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Featured in my journal!
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h-ogx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
omg ! amazing !!!!:heart:
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Ansie-Ans Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! :wave:
This brilliant piece of work of yours has been featured in a tribute to traditional art :) This work is truly outstanding, keep it up! :clap: [link]
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lovelylivluv Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
This could definitely pass of as a photo, spectacular.
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:iconsets-child:
sets-child Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
I'm sure you've heard this before, but you do absolutely amazing work, especially with just graphite pencils. I am in awe.
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Yaquob Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
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:iconalsteaksauce:
alsteaksauce Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Wow! amazing. again, at first glance I thought it was a photo it was so realistic.
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Karentownsend Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous
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Riara-Winter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Gorgeous.
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Lynne-Abley-Burton Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Wonderful wonderful gallery and work x
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timmieHO Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
I love it!!!!!
Have you ever though, now that Lindsay Lohan has done that photo shoot based on one of the ones Marilyn did, of doing a comparison sketch? Just a thought...
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APrudentMuse Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
and if i could draw like you i'd never have a bored second in my life. haha
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Very pretty - Milton Greene again. Ever try one of the Richard Avedon ones, of her lying on the couch with ostrich feathers, I think they are, or in the glittery dress, or the two-tone red one?
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Nicoleh92lee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
this is amzing, i love it. you added character into your picture, and also uv done much better then iv seen
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Wonderful I am due to try her again...
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kittytsukasa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Student
I really love your shading, and it's such a wonderful picture. The mapping out of her person is also amazing.
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tyrannasaurusdex Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Woah.

Amazing.
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kyberneees Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
i loveeeeee it this one.
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studpup Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Student Photographer
this piece has been featured in my journal: [link]
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ElenaR Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
Featured this in my new journal -->[link]
Hope you don't mind ;)
:heart:

:blowkiss:
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chrissy-le Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
All your works are gorgeous, you're very talented ^^
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bonibongabrielle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007   Photographer
beautiful :heart:
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:iconwesternman:
westernman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
She appears to be seeking or struggling to convey something. Fantastic!
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grandtheftautopsy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
it almost look like the photograph! wow...just wow.
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padandpen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
whoa! now that is how i wanted mine > [link] to turn out.
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missxtragedy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
simple beautiful :heart:
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curlyxchild690 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, so pretty!
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