Portrait Illustration

Marilyn Monroe is an American Icon. Her influence in beauty standards can still be found in modern popular culture. To choose to do a portrait illustration of such a recognizable person was both a challange and a great pay off. Wanting to do a stylized, almost simplistic illustration of the famed 50’s & 60’s sex symbol, I kept my color palette down to eight colors and tried to keep the shapes as simple as possible. Her likeness is instantly recognizable. I’ve received requests for prints of her in her original 24in x 36in glory.  She is still one of my favorite pieces to this day.