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Norma Jean by nobodysghost Norma Jean by nobodysghost
Norma Jean before her Marilyn days

This is on A2 so is much much bigger than I usually draw portraits. I haven't drawn in such a long while that I wanted to do something big!

Thanks for looking :)

Work in Progress


Note: Due to size this is a photo of the drawing, and the best I could manage, so forgive any blurry parts!
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:iconpotente789:
potente789 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
a beautiful marilyn , well done !
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krizok Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely!Heart 
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Pappa60 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Absolutely amazing work! Love it!! :-)
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:iconqueenofhearts187:
QueenOfHearts187 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Amazing attention to detail :D
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TrackerJohn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Professional Artist
Beautiful work. Very impressive.
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fernando650 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Photographer
You make it real ...like the blurry parts ..
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OriginalNick Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
That hair is perfection!!
The whole picture is messing with my senses, but the hair especially...  I'm convinced that that hair is a photo!!
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FrancescaDanelon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!!! :D
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured here fav.me/d84jjyc
thank you for your inspiring work :blowkiss:
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4youtosee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!!!
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joniwagnerart Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Work in Progress??  This looks perfect right now.  It is amazing that I can see your development in your gallery from the bottom to the top!
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Artychik Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work, beautiful!
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Chevalier01distingue Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is truly special.....you have managed to capture the fresh beauty of the woman before she stylised herself....so many have tried...artists photographers...and most do not come close to this.....truly Ghost this is special....You should let the Foundation see this......
You have connected with her....in a unique way
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nobodysghost Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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claudievital02 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
magnifique, bravo
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nostarone Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
wonderful
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sjhowell11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Of the thousands of Marilyn/Norma Jean portraits I've seen in my life, this...by far....is the best I've ever seen. Being a huge MM fan, I've seen so many attempts and very few have ever reached even a passable portrayal, but this.......this is pure perfection. I don't say that lightly either. Of Marilyn portraits I'm most critical. Of any renderings, she needs to be flawless otherwise there's no point. I'm humbled by your prowess with the classic pencil/charcoal etc... approach. I thought I was pretty good myself with the pencils, but.....nah, ;) You are the master.  Simply amazing. :trophy:
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nobodysghost Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
I've only just seen this comment now, sorry. Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like it :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
No worries. Most welcome, definitely. :)
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jennasartwork Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
I enjoyed your work so featured you here : jennasartwork.deviantart.com/j… :iconkittyglompplz: :heart:
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MiroDesign Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING !!!!!
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IgorLevchuk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This masterpiece automaticly goes to my favorites. Very very great!
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quetristevida Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Mega wonderful!! What a talent you have--priceless. The hair, the hair, the hair...is just incredible.
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LittleMissThunder Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a photo !!! WOW ...
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OriginalNick Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
My god.. There is nothing wrong with this!!!
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SOUTHERNSUN-4444 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
excellent job on this one
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luodan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice
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benneido Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
insane, it cannot get more realistic than this !!!
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Yukkichan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Wow, amazing! I love marilyn and you represented her sweetness so well here!! ^-^
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DarthHoney Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! And she is so pretty! Good work :clap:
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Tureluur Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great!!
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LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding ... :D
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sebus195 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is perfection!!!!!!!
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful and feels so real. Like you captured a scene playing from a movie but frozen in time.
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Margo-K Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
AmAzInG!!!
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Work as magnificent as this one is, deserves more favorable comments than it has gotten so far. Wonderful pencil work! :icon1stbutterflykiss:
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Fivilovedtodraw Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow love the hair, and so detail. good job!
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leondavey Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, and amazing to learn its on A2 :)
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Toto-bear Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
True beauty right there (:
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dCTb Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured! [link]
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nobodysghost Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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lindabowen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Gorgeous!
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iluvstix44 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
The way you've done the hair is beyond words :wow: Incredible!
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dolunaySANER Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
This is lovly :-))
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MsZVG Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is lovely :)
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benneido Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent !!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work - especially the hair - incredible
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture! I love the wispy hair..
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