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Feb 9, 2008, 4:57:23 AM
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Marilyn Monroe close-up by imaginee Marilyn Monroe close-up by imaginee
Here is one of my most recent drawings. Marilyn has been a favorite of mine for many years, this is I believe the 10th portrait I've done of her, I tried to give her lots of light and a soft dreamy look. Thank you for stopping in to have a look. ~Linda
PS:I framed this one and it's now hanging in my home where it will stay.

18 x 24 inches
Smooth Bristol
3b Mechanical, B and H Graphite
Blending sticks/stumps
Plain tissue
70+hours

Reference Photo by Milton H. Greene
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:iconchevalier01distingue:
Chevalier01distingue Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thank you for sharing this beautiful drawing..........and you can see why when you say Marilyn you think of only one person.....

Truly beautiful

CD
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Artychik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so real and gorgeously done. Beautiful. 
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SmoothCriminal73 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Wow, pretty as a picture :D It is so realistic, I'm amazed! You are really talented!
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:iconroartar:
RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
HERMOSO
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:iconquetristevida:
quetristevida Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Fabulous Marilyn portrait! Great artwork! :)
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:iconsteven626:
Steven626 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Do you use canson Bristol?
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:iconjudyeve:
judyeve Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Beautifully shaded...
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:iconchontellegg:
Chontellegg Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Absolutely beautiful work! So in love with your work! :)
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:iconcordog69:
cordog69 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. I am speechless. Marilyn is also one of my favorites.
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:iconmacca4ever:
Macca4ever Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning !
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:iconfillesu96:
fillesu96 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing i love it :)
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:iconroy75:
Roy75 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
great great great
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:iconshannc:
ShannC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow,great, id really like to learn from you
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:iconqbeno:
qbeno Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
you capture the dreamy glaze so well i could stare at your drawing for hours like a love sick puppy...you work is amazing...simply alluring.
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:iconmelynadee:
Melynadee Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Artist
I Love Marilyn Monroe. I do many drawings of her photographs but many of mine are faceless versions of her photos. You did an awesome job here.
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:iconktasha:
ktasha Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
I think this is one of my favourite drawings ever! :heart: it's beautiful!!
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:iconamjad-miandad:
Amjad-Miandad Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconjonboy56:
jonboy56 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   Photographer
This is just incredible. Fantastic work'
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:iconbsamio:
BSamio Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
This is amazing.
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twinkle-art Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is awesome! im gonna have to try using b & h for now on! this is seriously amazing, im very inspired :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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:iconjacqueline72:
jacqueline72 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
this is absolutely amazing! i am still trying to decide on what marilyn monroe picture to draw, but you have inspired me
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:iconrikreation:
RiKreation Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just like a photo!
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:iconmyforyou:
myforyou Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
impressive
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:icondave3422:
dave3422 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work is superb; you have certainly mastered your art.
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:iconicustaryn:
ICUSTARYN Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Gorgeous!
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:iconloveringarts:
LoveringArts Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Mind boggling ! Such a wonderful captivating Portrait .
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:iconpenelopeske:
penelopeske Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
WOW this is wonderful I could just stare at it for ages :)
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:iconitalika:
Italika Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING !!!!
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:icontaurine75:
Taurine75 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible!!!
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:icongolden-emerald:
golden-emerald Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wowww, this is marvellous!
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:iconbillessa:
Billessa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Incredible art work! You are gorgeous!
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:iconrozannabanana:
rozannabanana Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Amazing.
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:iconmoviescrptending:
MovieScrptEnding Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student
this is so great. you captured her essence so perfectly. it's completely break taking.
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:icontimeless-faces:
Timeless-Faces Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
one of the very best Marilyn's anywhere
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:iconxsixty-3ight:
xSixty-3ight Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Amazing!
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GuddiPoland Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here: [link]
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LatitudeAcross Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist
this is the type of artist i want to be...sigh <3
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:icon1adia:
1adia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Stunning! :love:
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:iconemiliac:
emiliac Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
My mom loves Marilyn she would love to see this
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:iconalexjennings:
alexjennings Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Your portraits are so amazing, how do you in preperations for a drawing of this complexity. You use so many mediums and im guessing you have a wicked technique. Aj
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:iconmaggie265:
maggie265 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
it is just amazing !!!!!!!
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:iconnessy-vain:
nessy-vain Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
great job ! :heart:
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:icon50sdoll:
50sdoll Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
You are incredibly talented. I'm amazed. I love your Marilyn drawings - well I love all your drawings - but I'm a big Marilyn fan! Keep up the good work!! :D
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:iconlee100188:
lee100188 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
amazing drawing once again, you have achieved the soft dreamy afect here, looks so natural and as been shaded very well indeed :)
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:iconheatherlou:
heatherlou Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
I am a Marilyn worshipper, that is just wonderful!

Heather Louise

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:iconsparkeyboy09:
sparkeyboy09 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
youve captured her sweetness and vulnerable nature beautifully wow.
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:iconkichigai-coz:
Kichigai-Coz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
wow.
looks very real
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:iconlilithofthedamned:
LilithOfTheDamned Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
So gorgeous! You did an amazing job. I love Marilyn. She is breathtaking.
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:iconpzcherokee:
PZCherokee Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I just wish I could wake up and draw like you! LOL
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:iconvictoria-m:
Victoria-M Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Really really really nice! I love this how you made the portrait kind of soft, I like the style. But why is the top of the head cut off so sharply?
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