Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Marilyn Monroe by Andreabengeart Marilyn Monroe by Andreabengeart
Gentlemen prefer Rainbows ;D I don't really know why but I wanted to try graphite & colored pencils together. Thought Marilyn Monroe would be cool too.

Done with Staedler Mars graphite pencils (hb to 8b) on bristol board paper.

Like me on facebook for more photos & drawings!


Add a Comment:
 
:iconmintylicken:
I love the compostion ideas used in this piece of work. It accents Marilyns best features (all of them).
I would also find it fit to congratualte you on the accuracy of her features and the shading of the light angle extemly realistic, you also begin to wonder her thoughts as her eyes are almost half closed not even hinting towards the fact the her death was long past. The definiton used in her hair is also astonishing! How you managed that is far beyond my skills and I am in awe. Well done a+ I shall be watching ;)
(One thing I did notice though was a mind mishape to her lip as her head is leaning to the left)
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
33 out of 34 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconirusiktoffee:
Critique by IrusikToFFee May 17, 2012, 7:58:05 AM
To be honest, I absolutely loved every touch of the pencil which completed this very work. Everything is incredibly precise and filled with accuracy. But also, it is filled with want to show every single feature of a well-known star.

This is an absolutely magnificent and magic piece of work. Even though the idea of the black pencil and a colour-splash is quite popular and so often used, I may say that you took it to a new level of simplyness, beauty and originality. I cannot even guess how much nerves you needed to do a work on such a level. I may bow.

I cannot notice how neatly even the hair is done. Every tiny shade, every highlight, every curl - everything is done beautifully. Her face looks absolutely real and the fire in her eyes is dancing.
The shadows are done wonderfully, proportions increbibly exact.

Note:
I would suggest to make lips a little different.
Yes, they surely must stand out because of the change of colour, but somehow I think it would look better if on the edges of the lips the colour would fade a little bit. That's the only thing.

I did not find any 'serious' mistakes in this work. The only thing that ruins it a little are the lips, as I said. They really stand out and it seems, if you look carefully, that they are not even 'with' the face itself + it ruins their shape and also it looks like they are not quite to the correct side they need to be.

Still - I adore this work sincerely. Thank you for the effort in bringing the colours to the magnificent portraits of the famous stars.

Good luck in further works. )
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
40 out of 42 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconrockinkelly1998:
rockinkelly1998 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Feel the rainbow taste the rainbow
Reply
:icongingabomb6:
gingabomb6 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Incredible!!!!
Reply
:iconvridhhi:
vridhhi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
WOW!! YOU'RE SO GOOD! 
Reply
:iconaustinliang:
austinliang Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I simply loved this Heart 
Reply
:iconmonana0:
monana0 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Cool *o*
Reply
:iconpostaldude66:
postaldude66 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
This is really cool. 
Reply
:iconredesignrev:
RedesignRev Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Hello! Wanted to let you know that we featured your portrait of Marilyn Monroe on our site: [link]
Reply
:iconmizukinishiyama:
MizukiNishiyama Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
very creative!! keep up the awesome work!
Reply
:iconbmatthews3:
Bmatthews3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love me some marilyn. nice ink btw
Reply
:iconalexwazhere:
AlexWazHere Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!! Wow :squee: :squue:
Reply
:iconaximar:
aximar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm absolutely obsessing over your use of color! Stunning is an understatement, good work :)
Reply
:iconcomfortablynumb79:
comfortablynumb79 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is too awesome, great job!
Reply
:iconsakura-1984:
Sakura-1984 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this!! You are an amazing artist.
Reply
:iconklauslovez:
klauslovez Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I favourited but I couldn't leave without saying how AMAZING this is!!
Reply
:iconjubza:
Jubza Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gosh, too much awesomenes
Reply
:iconhellonicol:
hellonicol Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
love it !
Reply
:iconartisticintegrity:
artisticintegrity Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing drawing; I love the added colors to her hair as well. Very abstract. :)
Reply
:iconreneekeuh:
Reneekeuh Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :D really good and I love those rainbow collors on her :D
Reply
:iconrussianality:
Russianality Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Well I love this. Excellent work!
Reply
:iconkaylbrown:
kaylbrown Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh wow that is absolutly stunning! i wish i could do that ! :o :D :)
Reply
:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
Extremely realistic! I love your art style! Wonderful coloring!
Reply
:icontheaspiringwriter:
TheAspiringWriter Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU JUST BECAME MY NEW FAVORITE ARTIEST!!:D
Reply
:iconpunkabilly72:
punkabilly72 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
great piece
Reply
:iconrukavchik:
rukavchik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Amazing.
Reply
:iconstreamkit:
Streamkit Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
I LUV THIS!! You wanna hear a funny story? When my grandmom was young, she used to look JUST like Marilyn Monroe and she was actually asked to go to Hollywood and act. (:
Reply
:iconkauu:
Kauu Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you color on the computer or in real life?
Reply
:iconfudgecakeee:
fudgecakeee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In description: "I wanted to try graphite & colored pencils together."
:iconyoumustbenewhereplz:
Reply
:iconkauu:
Kauu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayum.
Reply
:icondeviantfotographer:
DeviantFotographer Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A modern twist on an original piece, this is amazing
Reply
:iconquiescensea:
quiescensea Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Wow, I really love this! It really jumps out at you and looks amazing. Awesome job!
Reply
:iconallyinwonder:
AllyInWonder Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
marilyn the rainbowgirl. :D good colour choice
Reply
:iconmaxridefanatic:
maxridefanatic Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Rainbow Dash. Veeeeery nice, BTW.
Reply
:icon18rockerchick:
18rockerchick Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Your work is very amazing
Reply
:iconcoloredinlove:
COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Al I can say Is You Rock!!!
Reply
:iconandreabengeart:
Andreabengeart Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
Reply
:iconcoloredinlove:
COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome Doll!!!
Reply
:iconclarapnaraujo:
clarapnaraujo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! nice title as well
Reply
:iconandreabengeart:
Andreabengeart Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconhsawyer:
Hsawyer Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Simply Amazing
Reply
:iconandreabengeart:
Andreabengeart Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ;D
Reply
:iconirusiktoffee:
IrusikToFFee Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I absolutely loved every touch of the pencil which completed this very work. Everything is incredibly precise and filled with accuracy. But also, it is filled with want to show every single feature of a well-known star.

This is an absolutely magnificent and magic piece of work. Even though the idea of the black pencil and a colour-splash is quite popular and so often used, I may say that you took it to a new level of simplyness, beauty and originality. I cannot even guess how much nerves you needed to do a work on such a level. I may bow.

I cannot notice how neatly even the hair is done. Every tiny shade, every highlight, every curl - everything is done beautifully. Her face looks absolutely real and the fire in her eyes is dancing.
The shadows are done wonderfully, proportions increbibly exact.

Note:
I would suggest to make lips a little different.
Yes, they surely must stand out because of the change of colour, but somehow I think it would look better if on the edges of the lips the colour would fade a little bit. That's the only thing.

I did not find any 'serious' mistakes in this work. The only thing that ruins it a little are the lips, as I said. They really stand out and it seems, if you look carefully, that they are not even 'with' the face itself + it ruins their shape and also it looks like they are not quite to the correct side they need to be.

Still - I adore this work sincerely. Thank you for the effort in bringing the colours to the magnificent portraits of the famous stars.

'By Vasiliy. 2012.
Reply
:iconandreabengeart:
Andreabengeart Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!
Reply
:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Lovely, it's a very unusual and interesting take on the picture
Reply
:iconandreabengeart:
Andreabengeart Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconherzeleid11:
herzeleid11 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
wooww! i LOVE it!
i love the details, i love the colors...I just love everything!
it`s beautiful! =D
Reply
:iconandreabengeart:
Andreabengeart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconherzeleid11:
herzeleid11 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
you`re welcome =D
Reply
:iconblacknpinktutu:
blacknpinktutu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my Marilyn!

Awesome job!
Reply
:iconandreabengeart:
Andreabengeart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconaronback:
AronBack Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's awesome :) i love it :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 2, 2012
Image Size
1.9 MB
Resolution
2607×3374
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
22,998
Favourites
899 (who?)
Comments
84
Downloads
2,958
×