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mannafig
07-17-2011, 02:38 AM
From my W.I.P hope you all like it:):)
click for the larger view for best results;)

All pencil,Eraser and Palette knife All one layer

Excluding the background which is on it's own layer
and I used the water color brush and palette knife on preset heavy blurred.
(Background was an after thought)

netta
07-17-2011, 02:45 AM
Beautiful !!!

byroncallas
07-17-2011, 02:57 AM
Wonderful. :):):):)

mannafig
07-17-2011, 03:06 AM
Thank you dear Netta:):)

Byron Thank you:):)

limey-g
07-17-2011, 03:16 AM
Very nice portrait as always .
Not sure about the background as it seems the hair which is really good seems to get lost a little in the background. Just my 2 cents from a complete beginner.
Regards Geoff

mannafig
07-17-2011, 03:24 AM
Thank you dear limey:):)
I have added the my original without the background
what do you think?

semd74
07-17-2011, 03:26 AM
Fantastic drawing !!! Love it !!!

limey-g
07-17-2011, 03:38 AM
Yes I like it, the high key effect really works and it also adds a little softness to the hair.
Hope you don't mind my critique.
regards Geoff


Thank you dear limey:):)
I have added the my original without the background
what do you think?

barnburner
07-17-2011, 04:13 AM
I guess it's sorta ok..... :D:D:D

Actually, it's just incredible! I like everything about it, but the work you did on her hair is just mind boggling.
I like the added background, it sort of adds a dreamy, mystical touch to the sadly departed beautiful Marilyn.
:):):):):)

Amyas
07-17-2011, 06:00 AM
At first I thought: thats done with airbrush... but no just pencil an knife
You really master the Pencil and KnifeTool

Just great!

Alexandra
07-17-2011, 08:14 AM
Wow Amanda, fantastic work of Ms Monroe.:):):):):):):):):):):):):)

justjean
07-17-2011, 11:56 AM
Amanda, a lovely portrait of a beautiful lady and that hair is awesome :)

Belvrog
07-17-2011, 11:35 PM
I prefer the second one. It works better with the brighter background. Great work on the hair. Very lovely portrait!!!

pat1940
07-18-2011, 04:48 AM
Amanda, love to look at your beautiful art, and this is just exceptional:):););)

cartuneman
07-18-2011, 05:03 AM
veryyyyy nice!

Nika
07-18-2011, 09:10 AM
Lovely portrait :)

gxhpainter2
07-18-2011, 10:13 AM
Amanda... excellent work on an iconic face.... you have done Marilyn well...;););)

jibes
07-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Amanda. I think you have made a wonderful painting.
If your looking for a critique I think the background might be more on the darker side, I would experiment with different shades. One thing that bothers me is her teeth. I would make the separations between the teeth much lighter and smaller or thinner. It looks to me like she has tooth troubles.
If your not looking for critique never mind. :):)

Caesar
07-18-2011, 08:28 PM
A happy ending as always, when You start drawing anything! I also like the background You selected to adorn, but still keep our attention on her!

mannafig
07-19-2011, 05:35 AM
Thank very much Semd:):)

Thank you dear Limey I didn't mind at all:):)


phew!! you had me worried then:p:D:D
Thank you so very much dear Mike.:):)
It is a shame she died so young the most beautiful icon.

Thank you so very much Amyas I really appreciate you kind comment:):)

My dear Sandy thank you so much:):)

Thank you Jean I first penciled the hair roughly then blended it with the palette knife and erased out the hair to get that platinum blonde look.

Thank you kindly dear Belv:):)

mannafig
07-19-2011, 05:42 AM
Thank you very much dear Pat:):)

Thank you Cartuneman:):)

Nika Thank you very much:):)

Thank yo so much GX:):)

Dear Jibes I took what you said on board and made some adjustments.
What do you think?
Your critique was very helpful Thank you:):)

You are very kind thank you dearest Cesare:):)

jibes
07-19-2011, 05:49 AM
Amanda, She is beautiful!!! Very very nice!!! Just right!

Alexandra
07-19-2011, 06:24 AM
Great adjustment Amanda. You are skilled with the pencil dear friend!:):):):):)

barnburner
07-19-2011, 06:38 AM
WHOA! Amanda, that third version is absolutely amazing! What an amazing job, what a great tribute to such a beautiful woman. The first two versions were great, but the third version is in another dimension! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

mannafig
07-19-2011, 09:44 AM
Thank you very much dear Jibes your advice was really helpful:):)

Thank you again dear Lady:):)

Oh dear I think my head is starting to swell!!!:p:o:o
Thank you so very much dear Mike:):)

HarlequiNQB
07-19-2011, 04:33 PM
Lovely work, I'm amazed it's done with the pencil, and the hair is top notch.

Brilliant :)

mannafig
07-19-2011, 09:40 PM
Thank you so very much HarlequiN I really appreciate it:):)

gxhpainter2
07-20-2011, 01:46 AM
YES!.:eek:.. i like the adjustment it really makes the silvery hair and light facial tones glow..... excellent choice..:cool::cool::cool::D:D:D

pat1940
07-20-2011, 02:01 AM
Amanda, I definately like the dark background the best, as it shows what a beautiful job you did on her hair, what a fantastic job you do with the pencil, I am still trying lol;);):):)

Saphire
07-20-2011, 02:43 AM
A brilliant portrait, done with just the pencil and palette knife WoW!

mannafig
07-22-2011, 06:16 AM
Thank you so much GX:):)

Thank you so very much dear Pat.:):)

Saphire thank you so much. yes pencil is my most comfortable tool:):)