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Marilyn Monroe by LucaTedde Marilyn Monroe by LucaTedde
Sorry for not having submitted other stages of this portrait but I've been really busy and didn't have time to stop and scan it during the last part of the process.
So, here she is: Marilyn Monroe!

I've seen many people here chosen her as a model for a portrait, it wasn't my intention to go with the wave but I had to choose two portraits for a small exhibition in town and I knew that my style has changed a bit after Mariah Carey's portrait so I wanted to show something new and I decided to draw a well known and loved face. So, Mariah and Marilyn will take part of the exhibition! :excited:

The exhibition starts today and it will last 2 weeks. I finished to draw Marilyn at 2.45 a.m.
I was exhausted so, if you see something "wrong" please be kind ^^;

Available "download" for full size (slightly bigger).

* Staedtler Clutch pencils (HB and 2B leads)
* Derwent 3H wooden graphite pencil
* Cretacolor 4B graphite stick
* Faber-Castell black watercolor pencil
* Arches hot-press watercolor paper

Size: 31x41cm (12"x16")

WIP's and Close-up's can be found in my scraps.
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Absolutely beautiful work! So in love with your work! :)
CheriesArt Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Panda-Princess131 Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautifully done. c:
eroltekcan Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
study very nice for photo..
eroltekcan Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
evergreen legend .. a great actress ..
iSaBeL-MR Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love the texture of drawing
LucaTedde Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!!! :-)
M0NY11 Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't understand... Are you using the dry rush technique here or not? If not why are you using brushes?? And in both cases how are your results so smoooooth on watercolor paper???!!! Sorry for the ambush of questions here but my mind is very confused and inspired
LucaTedde Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brushes are my tool for blending graphite, but you can use tortillons or tissue or cotton pads or whatever you prefer. Everyone should find his own personal preferred tool ;)

I use hot pressed watercolor paper, which is very very smooth. If you use cold pressed paper the surface can vary from being a little rough to very rough.
M0NY11 Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some artist told me don't use brushes? I've never tried it but I want to, so normal acrylic and oil brushes work? Well thats interesting :D
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