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My traditional art skills are very rusty since I normally work in digital media.
(I used to work entirely in traditional media, but for about the last ten years, I've done most of my work in Illustrator, and some of it in Photoshop.)Information about this drawing:
This portrait was drawn using a Verithin brand color pencil (using only the black one). I also used a No. 6 smudge tool/ smudge stick.
Paper = Strathmore Sketch, acid free, 400 Series.
This entire image was drawn by hand by me.
However, because the digital photo I took of the drawing
(I don't have a scanner and use a digital camera to take shots of traditional media) was rather dark, Photoshop was used only for corrective purposes.
I took photos of this drawing on an overcast day, which made things darker than they truly are.
I did use Photoshop on the photo of the pencil drawing to remove the grayish tone so what you see here is closer to the actual drawing (which included lightening the background).
I also used Photoshop to add my name on the lower right, and to decrease the dimensions.
But the actual figure herself (including hair and clothing) was all drawn in pencil by hand.
In the future, I may take this pencil drawing into Photoshop and colorize it there, or add other design elements or something.
I might also want to draw the same image again, purely in Illustrator.
If you enjoyed this drawing, I have several other Marilyn Monroe drawings in my DA gallery (and a few at my graphic design site); here is the link to my dA Marilyn Monroe gallery:
My Marilyn Monroe Gallery Please do not use this drawing without my permission.
Any Deviant Art groups I submit this to obviously do
have my permission to place this in their galleries.
I also do not
object to any Deviant Art members adding this to their Deviant Art collections or Deviant Art "favorite" collection(s), and Deviant Art obviously has my permission to have this art on their server(s).('not authorized' icon courtesy of MyArtPlz)