Marilyn Monroe 01

Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.
Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.

About this session

Paint a stunning portrait of the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

Entry requirements

I recommend you do these sessions first to maximise your enjoyment.

  1. Sketch 101: Engrave your memories
  2. Portrait Sketching 101
  3. Colour Wheel Mastery

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Skin colour
  • Skin tones
  • Square Brush

Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.
We start with a few sketches.

Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.
Having analysed the face and gained some confidence and moving your hand around it, we loosely paint the features with a size 6 round bristle brush.

Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.
Switching to a size 9 soft nylon liner brush we add dark lines. This very versatile brush enables us to go from a thin line to a broad stroke in one movement!

At this stage we can really start to define it as _her_ face.

Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.
Now we switch to the soft nylon flat brush and start adding colour.

Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.
Our skin palette

Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.
Maintaining a "painterly style", we are careful not to over blend.

Marilyn Monroe, by Peter Inglis, 2019.
We make some artistic decisions about the colour of her sweater and voila! A very pleasing Marilyn portrait.

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