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'Marylin Manroe' graphite portrait by Pen-Tacular-Artist 'Marylin Manroe' graphite portrait by Pen-Tacular-Artist
I've bee wanting to draw blonde hair for a while, so chose marylin manroe. i also wanted to try and improve my technique on the contrats between light and darks, and this pic was perfect for that.

The drawing was done on A4 Bristol Board paper using standard and mechanical graphite pencils. Approximately 30 hours to complete.

Here are some of my other graphite drawings.


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This is such a great work. The softness and the resemblance to the original it's just stunning, and definitely one of your most realistic drawings ever. The only two things i see a little bit off place are the lips, which (i think) they should be a BIT less lighter and the neck seems too bent. In spite of those details, it's a TOTAL genius work of art. Congratulations, you've improve your technique with women faces a lot, and this definitely proves it.

PD: the lips (even with those minims flaws) are way more better than previous works. Good job!
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quetristevida Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Spectacular Marilyn portrait! :)
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Resolution-db Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your hand like magic :)
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful.
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nieMAMkapci Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
It's f*cking amazing!
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pBiZZZ1e22 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!
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Pinoi-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! She is so Beautiful, like your Drawing. Excellent! :squee:
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RobertoBizama Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
muy bueno
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satsingh13 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
spectacular!!!
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Birisi6th Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
wow amazing
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:iconfede2090:
Fede2090 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow my *idol* ... COMPLIMENTS!!!
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:iconparziwal:
Parziwal Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Beautiful!
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Mitsusuki Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Wooow!!! She's looking geougeous!!!! JDSKGFSKFGSAJKKGASFKSDA I'm looking like a stalker now, hahahaha
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Heidienfern Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you are good!
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:iconmari-hebling:
mari-hebling Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great!
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KillinglyBlueAlmond Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Absolutely stunning :wow:
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JCee911 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great great job!!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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SkeletonMob Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn this is good!
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vinayjackson Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
butifull.
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diangirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
This is lovely. I especially admire the way you made strands of hair stand out against the dark background. The hairline seems like it could use a little more blending, but since I haven't seen the source picture, that might be an unfair comment.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, yeah the hair was like that in the pic, but i thik that was because it was an old photo.
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TBBishiXO Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done.... just exquisite
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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TBBishiXO Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is such a beautiful work of art :D
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome :D
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twinkle-little-bat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Marylin looks so pretty and her hair is perfect
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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twinkle-little-bat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks just like her, as her look is very iconic and you've captured it perfectly
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iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :hug:
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The-EvIl-Plankton Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Damn yer good!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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thewolftroll Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shading and the textures! Amazing!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, finally got a female portrait right Xd.
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thewolftroll Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pppsh, you've been doing amazing portraits
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scoobylady Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Very nicely done :D
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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comfortablynumb79 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
me encanta<3 es tan maravilloso! awesome job :)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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U-HaveCat2bKitten-Me Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
You definitely nailed it on the hair! You can tell Its blonde from how you shaded it, nice job! You have been improving so fast, like every picture you do its better than the last. keep up the good work :#1:
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, i'm glad you say that as it's hard to see the improvement at the time.
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U-HaveCat2bKitten-Me Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Usually people can't see their improvements, like I think my art is really good until I leave it alone for a couple of months and look back at it then I can point out all the flaws, and then I'm like ugh I need to practice more lol
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LastOfKind Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! It just blows mine out the water! :o
I'm really jealous of your talent! :D
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot. Your artwork is marylin are great, and talent is only part of it, relentlessy practiseing is just as important. if you don't believe me lokok at my earlier portraits.
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mgtcs Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Spectacular work as usual!:trophy:
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