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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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:iconsteve2656:
Steve2656 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work.
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!! :-)
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:iconsamspade101:
Samspade101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!! She is my role model 
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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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:iconcheriesart:
CheriesArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Beautiful
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:iconpanda-princess131:
Panda-Princess131 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautifully done. c:
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:iconeroltekcan:
eroltekcan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
study very nice for photo..
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:iconeroltekcan:
eroltekcan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
evergreen legend .. a great actress ..
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:iconisabel-mr:
iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love the texture of drawing
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!!! :-)
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:iconm0ny11:
M0NY11 Featured By Owner 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
..
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner 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.
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:iconm0ny11:
M0NY11 Featured By Owner 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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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use synthetic brushes if that might help you.
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:iconm0ny11:
M0NY11 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes they are animal made brushes, well thank you Luca!!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer synthetic brushes, no animals involved ;)
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:iconm0ny11:
M0NY11 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHA you really made me laugh! I heard that synthetic brushes are made Fromm hog hairs..
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!!!!
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:icondarlingxxmisfit:
DarlingxxMisfit Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:icondaxusx:
daxusx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I love marilyn:squee:YOU DID A GREAT JOB. is an excellent portrait tecnically and in expresion. this work is amazing!!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so so very much! It actually be present for 2 weeks in an exhibition in September in Italy, dedicated to Marilyn! So glad it's been chosen!
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:iconisschai:
IsschaI Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have made the same drawing altho i have to admit yours is truly amazing! You are a very good artist.
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you much!
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:iconwhizziewhizzer:
WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow awesome tribute Luca, very impressive mate!!!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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:iconlucybloomfield:
lucybloomfield Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
This is beautiful, well done!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you much!
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
That look really IS Marilyn. Captured perfectly here. Lovely
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so so much!! :)
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Francesco65 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ciao Luca,come va'? Un saluto da un amico che ti ha conosciuto circa due anni fa sul tuo sito "il ritratto" ho continuato a disegnare con le tue indicazioni,volevo ringraziarti per tutte le cose che ho imparato da te,anche se non ci siamo mai incontrati. Mi sono iscritto da poco e non ci capisco nulla,ho caricato due disegni,spero di risentirti,Francesco.
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ciao! Ho visto i tuoi lavori ed ho appena commentato! Ho rimesso online il mio sito da pochi giorni! :)
Questa volta però rimarrò concentrato sui miei lavori e per ora non aprirò alcuna galleria espositiva per altri ritrattisti. È già troppo poco il tempo libero che ho per gestire le mie pagine.. tenere anche pagine per altri diventa davvero impegnativo :(
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Francesco65 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOOW Il mio artista preferito!
E'un Grande onore per me!
Ciao Luca il risultato dei lavori che vedi sono in parte merito tuo!
Non ho capito se mi hai riconosciuto, ma io ho iniziato dal tuo vecchio sito seguendo molti dei tuoi insegnamenti!
Si doveva organizzare un corso a Roma poi improvvisamente è scomparso tutto..
Era talmente Bello che per paura di perderlo, mi sono stampato e conservato tutte le pagine, che sono la linea guida in tutti i miei disegni,sto sperimentando nuove tecniche se hai piacere ti spiego!! ciao Luca sono felice di averti ritrovato,non vedo l'ora di andare sul nuovo sito!!Ciao [link]
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahah wow.. merito mio? Così mi imbarazzo!
Sì per il WorkShop a Roma poi è saltato tutto, poche adesioni e avevo paura di non rientrarci con le spese..
Comunque non mollo, ora riprendo in mano tutta la situazione e vedo cosa riesco a fare!!!
Ho letto il tuo messaggio privato, ti rispondo in privato ciao!
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:iconfedericaquattrini:
FedericaQuattrini Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
E' stupendo questo disegno! Ciao Luca :-)
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie mille Federica! Non vedo l'ora di rivedere tutti i tuoi acquerelli nella tua Gallery!
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:iconmrkore:
mrkore Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Simply I´m wordless!!! Impressive work

Congratulations man you´re a genious, people like inspire another like me

Salutations!!!!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so so much indeed!!
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:iconbluepygmy:
bluepygmy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work, there are many portraits of Marilyn on Deviant, this is
one of the best I have seen so far!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so so very much!!! :)
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:iconbluepygmy:
bluepygmy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome. May I ask what techniques you use to achieve
the very smooth skin??
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I blend graphite using acrylic brushes (no water added) :)
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:iconbluepygmy:
bluepygmy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing. I will gave to try out the technique
sometime.
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:iconfantasyagirl:
FANTASYAGIRL Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wooooooooooooh <3
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconfantasyagirl:
FANTASYAGIRL Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you,r amazing <3
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:iconloveria-c:
LoveRia-C Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Someone stole your art right here: [link]
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:iconmanojart:
manojart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
It is amazing
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwingardiumleviosa123:
WingardiumLeviosa123 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This is just gorgeous. If this wasn't DeviantART I would assume it was a photograph.
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