Along with Clint Eastwood, James Dean, Sherlock Holmes, Elvis Presley and any others which crop up; this classic big-screen, glamorous, movie-star image of Marilyn Monroe, numbers amongst my list of must-do portraits. I did several versions of it in varied media.
This version was drawn meticulously in black ink on glossy silver art card and rendered in a merging of two styles: linear and pointillistic.
It is the only version I can locate and is a photocopy of the original artwork, which I found in one of my display albums.
The act of photocopying automatically transformed the portrait into a black and white image, which was then scanned in to my computer. Despite initial misgivings over the outcome, I’m quite pleased with the resulting effect.
The portrait was made in 1983, which was one of my ultra-busy years of photographing, drawing and painting.
Beneath the featured image I have inserted a slideshow of four tinted, close-up views of Marilyn Monroe, shown as listed here:
Dave Draper, June 2014
All six of the above listed names now have individual entries in the Art Section of the Pulldown Menu. They can be accessed more easily under the Subsection labelled Portrait and are shown there in the order represented above.