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Portrait of a movie idol

27 total reviews 
Comment from Envision

Your talent is impressive. You really captured her likeness well. I like how clean your work looks, with such an elegant shading and highlighting technique.

 Comment Written 23-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 24-Jun-2018
    I want to thank you for taking the time to review my work, and to comment on your thoughts. I appreciate this fine review.
Comment from iPhone7

I always know and admire your talent and willingness to share your Gift with others. Planting seeds is our mission. What happens after that is not for us to know. Well done Good and Faithful Servant ~ Steve

 Comment Written 22-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 22-Jun-2018
    Steve, please let me know if there are any prints that you would like to have. I would be thrilled to send them to you.
reply by iPhone7 on 22-Jun-2018
    I am overwhelmed by your gesture Linda. I am not sure what to say. Your works are so sublime and 'Spirit Filled'. I will go through your many wonderful works and attempt pick one out. I am sorry but I honestly do not know what to say except Thank you Linda ~ Steve

Comment from Shadow catcher

This is simply breathtaking,it looks so much like a wonderful old b&w photo of Marilyn! You have done an excellent job of portraying her sensual beauty.This is a great entry for the contest,best of luck!

 Comment Written 21-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 22-Jun-2018
    I sincerely thank you.
Comment from Jomo

Absolutely stunning. Spot on capture of a real beauty. Can't find any suggestions for improvement. Do wonder what it would look like with the red lipstick colour added. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 20-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 22-Jun-2018
    Thank you so much.
Comment from PeglegDeb

Do not need a name to know whose work this is. You have a wonderful style all your own.

Your shading/shadow work especially is exquisite. You got her look....her attitude just perfectly. The best of luck to you w/ this piece in the Open Challenge.


 Comment Written 20-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 22-Jun-2018
    Thank you Peg.
reply by PeglegDeb on 23-Jun-2018
    Very welcome
Comment from Natalia Leigh

The portrait is done beautifully, but her eyes should be made with more deepness, and details, They look not alive, or, may be it was done on propose, thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 20-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 20-Jun-2018
    Thank you Natalia, for your insight and thoughts.
Comment from dalebraatz

Wow what a great portrait you have created here, everything is so well done, eyes look like she is looking at me, a pleasure to sit and look at, thank you for sharing your talint with us, dale

 Comment Written 20-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 24-Jun-2018
    Thank you so very much, Dale, for your wonderful review and rating.
reply by dalebraatz on 24-Jun-2018
    Your welcome
Comment from suzannethompson2

Lovely portrait of the beautiful Marilyn done in graphite pencil. Excellent light and shade depicted. I love how you've shown the different textures of hair and skin and the dark background works very well to show her off perfectly. Lovely composition. Good luck in the contest. Suzanne

 Comment Written 20-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 24-Jun-2018
    Thank you so very much, Suzanne, for your wonderful review.
Comment from Stringbean

A gorgeous graphite pencil portrait of the famous Marilyn. So realistic are her facial features...the eyes so expressive and stunning and draw you into this piece. The hair is beautifully created as are the shading and blending with graphite. Your choice of black and white makes this a powerful piece. Your play with light and shadows brings her to life putting that personality on display that was Marilyn. The long neck shows how beautiful she was and facial proportions and body proportions are good. Your dark background compliments you work beautifully. A creative and talented art work. Outstanding work and thanks for sharing!

 Comment Written 19-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 19-Jun-2018
    Stringbean, your review was most gracious. I thank you sincerely for your comments of such encouragement.
reply by Stringbean on 20-Jun-2018
    You are so very welcome!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan

A wonderful realistic portrait drawing of the iconic actress of yesteryear! Superb use of light and shadow using graphite pencils. Very skillfully drawn. Great effort. Good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 19-Jun-2018

reply by the author on 19-Jun-2018
    Thank you, Seshadri. I so value your opinion.