October 30, 2019

Marilyn Monroe vector portrait

I've been busy staying alive which did not leave me a lot of time to spend drawing on my computer. But after thinking hard whose portrait to draw in Affinity Designer, I decided upon one of my all time favorites: Marilyn Monroe. When starting to draw, I was not sure if I would detail it into the extreme, like drawing pores and single strands of hair for instance, which would have required some imagination since the reference photo isn't showing any of these details. While progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than creating a photo realistic image. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The original dimensions of this portrait are height x width = 165 x 126 cm, but since it is drawn in vectors only it can be re-scaled to any desired size without losing quality.

Oldest stage at the bottom, newer stages above that in chronological order. Click on one of the images and Blogger will take you to Google's Lightbox that will allow you to scroll (with the mouse scroll wheel) through the images and make quick compares between the various stages. This will work on a PC or Mac only; tablets and smartphones unfortunately do not offer this option. Enjoy and stay tuned to observe the future progress.

Stage 20 November 4 2019 - 15:35
Changed right side neck texture next
to the ear ring and changed colour of
her dress slightly

Stage 19 November 3 2019 - 10:16

Stage 17 November 2 2019 - 15:30


Stage 16 October 1 2019 - 23:23

Stage 14 November 1 2019 - 11:11

Stage 13 October 31 2019 - 21:09

Stage 12 October 31 2019 - 19:19

Stage 11 - October 30 2019 21:53

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