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Marylin: Noir by redghostman Marylin: Noir by redghostman
Marylin Monroe: I've heard a range of opinions from her being a deep, philosophical genius to a drunken, promiscuous pothead. Either way, she ain't hard to look at.

Drawing: 10 hours.
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quetristevida Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Excellent Marilyn artwork! You captured her features perfectly. :)
oliverkonderla Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist
mandymcgee Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist
You'll hear a lot of negativity from ignorant people who haven't actually taken the time to understand her before they make idiotic judgements; showcasing how uneducated they truly are.

Marilyn was a human being, who strove to better herself as an actress and a person. She was a very lonely, and sometimes sad woman. Seeking love from men who couldn't handle her, or who weren't genuine. But, she did have happy times in her life. Unfortunately they didn't seem to last. And, as so many who knew her personally would say, she was 'cute'. She wasn't the sexy 'Marilyn Monroe' persona that she put on for cameras, that was an act. She was also very kind, generous and more human than anyone in Hollywood. However, Marilyn did have her faults, as even she herself has mentioned in a very popular quote: "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best".

I am a huge, huge, huge admirer of hers, and have studied her life extensively, inside and out. So, forgive my impulse to sort of defend her honor. Of all the celebrities I adore, I am most passionate about Marilyn.

But, getting back to your artwork. This is absolutely breathtaking. You're immensely talented. From this photoshoot (taken by Milton Greene), I would have to say that this particular shot is my very favorite. Very impressive :)
redghostman Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate your input. I think what I enjoy most about posting my work, in general, is encouraging (or provoking) people to sort of pipe-up on what they have on their mind about the subject, so I truly appreciate it.

I'm addicted to tumblr, and that shot is the best I've seen of her. Safe to say it's a fav of mine as well.
mandymcgee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist
You're most welcome! When it comes to Marilyn I always have something to say! :)

Again, great work!
casperofpuppets Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Being one who doesn't like Monroe that much, I do believe that this drawing is AAAAAAAAMMMMMMAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
redghostman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you much.
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December 15, 2011
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