Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Marilyn Monroe


Digital painting, I think I got a decent likeness with this attempt. I think the candle idea is slightly corny but compositionally I think it works ok.

19 comments:

Patrick said...

awesome, great painting, she
looks quite sexy

kencoogan said...

Looks great Neil! Very impressive.

Manoj Sinha said...

Yor candel idea worked man. Nice caricature.

Edo draaijer said...

Hey Neil, Just started my blog and added your link almost immediately. Like your technique and style very much. Her face is great, but i'm not sure about the candle though. Don't you feel it's distracting?

Nelson Santos said...

Great job Neil also dont get the candle idea; maybe diamonds would work better????

Neil Davies said...

Thanks guys, yes diamonds would have worked also, I chose the candle though because of the 'Candle in the Wind' song about her, and it suggests the frailty of the person which fit with the expression I felt. I don't find it distracting, it adds something extra in my opinion. Still think it's a bit corny maybe :)

Edo draaijer said...

Can relate more after your explanation. Good to hear you did not just put it in to fill or complete your composition. Like this discussions about work. Thanks for your comment on my mythbusters. Like to swap links?!

Neil Davies said...

Sure, I'll add yours now! :)

Moyse said...

Love this one Neil. Unrelated, the background of your blog makes the text really hard to read, it hurst my eyes.

Neil Davies said...

You must have a teeny screen Paul! The pics are way off to the left on mine, nowhere near the type - still I will look at changing it, thanks :)

Moyse said...
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Moyse said...

Just noticed you've changed it, that's much better, thanks!

Neil Davies said...

Well that's odd because I haven't done anything :~

Moyse said...

That's weird! Now I know I'm going crazy! Maybe my browser and graphics card are slow in the communication department. We may never know!

TURCIOS. said...

EXCELENTES TUS CARICATURAS!UN ABRAZO

Manoj Sinha said...

Hi Neil,
I had posted Obama's caricature yesterday. Waiting 4 yor comments and suggestions.

marcobucci said...

nice one man! Love that hair.

Patrick said...

absolutly wonderful I just found your blog .And I'm blown away.

Dominic Philibert said...

Brilliant work!