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Marilyn Monroe-golden era 11th by Hongmin Marilyn Monroe-golden era 11th by Hongmin
No word is necessary to describe her.. America's top sex symbol in Hollywood history .. i have a lot of ref photo of her to draw from,, but i chose this one which shows her true beauty and the glamor in an upward angle.. the blond hair is a lot harder to achieve than the darker hair.. so a lot of erasing job was needed than actual pencil stroke on her hair..so this is my 11th FINALLY!! I only have one more to go.. but can't decide on which one.. I have Julie Andrews from The Sound of the Music and Sophia Loren in my mind.. if you have any suggestion let me know.. thank you! the size is 15inX19in and the Vellum bristol board I use for the paper..
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Blondiee10 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
This is the best Marilyn I've seen on DA, beautiful!
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SuzannePaints Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Whoa! This is amazing!
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arn678 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is real good
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GalindatheGiddy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect! And I'd love to see Julie!
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quetristevida Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Masterful Marilyn rendition! Everything about is perfect.
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FionaTheArtist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should totally put this as a print, awesome! :buymyprints:
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AnonygooseD Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
This is just... amazing. I have my mouth open wide to this one! You should definitely put this as a print!
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aicmoD Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student
bloody amazing!
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NikkiNoonarr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
beautiful, i love the detail.
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silverlisp Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
LOVE IT
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satya81 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
great work...
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Marydoll512 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
MAGNIFICENT!! WOW~!
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GertrudeFin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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Jusbene Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
The shadows in the eyes just blew me away! :omg: :+favlove:
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Kittyperez Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so AWESOME
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clary12xx Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
that.is.amazing
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Danymckoy84 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
waw ! so real !!!!!!
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petergar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Extraordinary!
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vbdog Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good portrait
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RobertoBizama Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
excelente.
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mharris93 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i aspire to be as good as you one day O.O wow
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Skeeter80 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Can u please give me the link of the picture
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Amazing piece Happy New!
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lolbrb Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
good work:wave:
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Sarah-Heal Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
OMG i absolutely LOVE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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gLilyART Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
do you use graphite pencils here?
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Cologne4712 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
beautiful expression


"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", because beauty is what you think it is.
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Wow... Just ... wow. :+fav:
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ActionHankBeard Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
This is beautiful work.
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Keld85 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Stunning Sketch!!!! :)
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Rachel-H Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Your drawings are too amazing for words-this one is no exception!
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Kavis15 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Beautiful. She was truly one of America's sex symbol:)
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blackfirewaterdragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
simply beautiful, i also luv to draw marilyn monroe, i luv how everyone draws portraits so differntly
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Tjx-93 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
earrings and her dress strap must have taken you agessss. looks amaziin.
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much for the nice words! :hug:
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Italika Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG...This is just AMAZING!!!!! Looks so real!!!! beautiful details....congrats....:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! I really appreciate it! :huggle:
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Nills87 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
So beautiful...Fantastic work and wonderful gallery!!! Your works inspire me. It is the truth :)
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for the kind words!! :huggle:
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1lilamy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student General Artist
oh nvm, you used Vellum bristol board for paper
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1lilamy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student General Artist
WOW....
really impress
i tried drawing her but end up messing up,
this is perfect!
what kind off paper did you use?
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! yes it's vellum finished bristol..I've used the smooth one also but i like the vellum better bcz it has more texture than the smooth..:teddy:
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whizzywhizzer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Jeez you're unreal Michelle!!! every time I look at this piece of MM, it inspires me so much to plod on with mine, I tell you, if mine drawing comes out half as good as this MM I'll be a happy man!!
I love the shine you got on her lips & that sort of sparkly eyes.....truely awesome piece!!
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure your MM will be perfect as rest of your drawings..and thank you for the kind words! I'm currently off the drawings.. don't know what to draw..maybe i need some motivation and inspiration. maybe seeing your MM will give me some of those..lol.. thanks again and have a good one!! :huggle:
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esTHer-duraes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! :wave:
You've been featured here: [link]
Congrats for the beautiful work :clap: :clap:
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi thank you so much for the feature!! :hug:
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esTHer-duraes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome, I love your artwork! :heart:
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esTHer-duraes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! :wave:
You've been featured here: [link]
Congrats for the beautiful work :clap: :clap:
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The-Loiterer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Stunning
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :teddy:
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