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Marilyn Monroe in Red by eyeqandy Marilyn Monroe in Red by eyeqandy
:) 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:
:bulletblack: My Marilyn Monroe Gallery
:bulletblack: Some of my other Marilyn Monroe art (some in digital media, some in traditional media):

Diamonds and Mink (pencil drawing) by eyeqandy Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend (Vector Drawing) by eyeqandy Marilyn Monroe Daydreaming by eyeqandy
Marilyn Monroe by eyeqandy Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee by eyeqandy Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch by eyeqandy

Information about this drawing:

Subject: Actress Marilyn Monroe.

Media = Adobe Illustrator

Links to some of my other Marilyn Monroe art on Deviant Art if you'd like to take a look
(I have other Marilyn drawings on my graphic design portfolio site, too):
Marilyn Monroe [publicity pose] (pencil drawing)

Marilyn Monroe Portrait (digital painting)

Marilyn Monroe [in The] Seven Year Itch (vector drawing)

Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee (vector drawing)
Tools/features used in Illustrator:
Pen tool; gradient mesh; standard gradient tool; pathfinder (divide); transparency panel. Custom pattern brush (for jewelry).

I did not use "Live Trace" or "Live Paint" on any portion of the drawing.

There are a few aspects of this drawing that bother me, such as the obvious 'line' between the left arm (it's Marilyn's right arm, but it's on the left to us, the viewer) and her chest.

If I could, I would bring this drawing into Photoshop and use the blur tool (or other means) to soften the hard edges and correct other areas.

However, I belong to a few vector groups on Deviant Art who are rather stringent in their rules: if your work isn't purely vector, it won't be accepted, or it has to be submitted to some other folder.

So I'm trying to keep such drawings purely Illustrator/vector.

I may in the future take such drawings, alter them in Photoshop, and place the variations of them in my Deviant Art Scrapbook.

Edit (November 14, 2010):
Someone requested a print of this drawing the other day. I'm fairly new to Deviant Art (been here about 1 month), and I've never used their print shop/print submissions. I'm not sure how to go about that.

I've already read a few DA FAQs pages about how to submit prints and sell them, but I'll go look at some more of their FAQs pages on the issue and think about it.

I'm also unsure if I have to have a paid subscription membership to use DA's print services (I'm currently a free member).

Also, this current version is a low resolution image (72 ppi), and I think I'd have to upload at least a 300 ppi version.

:bulletorange: Please do not use this drawing without my permission.
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Ahugefurry Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wth how this is amazing
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Persephone479 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
monroe i absolutly love her
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:iconeyeqandy:
eyeqandy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have been a Marilyn Monroe fan for a long time. :) She is also a fun person to draw.

Thank you for adding some of my drawings to your favorites. :thanks:
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Persephone479 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
your very welcome. shes wonderful isnt she
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
:heart:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
:thanks: Thank you :)
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like-music-to-me Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
beautiful ^^
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:iconeyeqandy:
eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, like-music-to-me.
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like-music-to-me Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
:)
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DiosaLuminosa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
So beautiful!
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eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Postmorteum Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Woah. Very nice.
:aww:
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:iconeyeqandy:
eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Lone Wolf :)
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Postmorteum Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
:heart:
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TRINRT Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is really cool! :D
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:iconeyeqandy:
eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Someone requested a print of this drawing. I'm fairly new to DA (been here about 1 month), and I've never used their print shop/print submissions. I'm not sure how to go about that.

Even after having read a few pages about how to submit a print, the idea of doing so makes me kind of nervous. I'll go look at some more of their FAQs pages on the issue and think about it.

I'm also unsure if I have to have a paid subscription membership to use DA's print services (I'm currently a free member).

Also, this current version is a low res image (72 ppi), and I think I'd have to upload at least a 300 ppi version.
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Foxsnout45 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you,Foxsnout45. It's always nice getting positive input from people. :)
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Foxsnout45 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Problem, I thought it was real! :)
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Miafrand Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
excellent, perfect
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:iconeyeqandy:
eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)

I wanted to draw a photo of Marilyn that I've not seen too many other people on Deviant Art use.

I have another Marilyn drawing in my DA gallery, and a few more pencil drawings of her at my graphic design site.
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Miafrand Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Well this one came out perfect really... I wish I could draw a vector like this
I'll take a look at your other drawings ^^
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eyeqandy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the kind words about the drawing.

I think the more you practice with Illustrator, and the more tutorials and books you read on it, you can become very good with it.

I started out doing very basic art with the software until I did a lot of reading and practicing.
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Miafrand Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
ohh thnkss that encourages me to continue ;)
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