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Posted by: Ileana Oct 3 2006, 04:40 PM

Finally jumpymm.gif I had the time to do a few more drawings of our girl, here they are: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=150042238205&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=005

Posted by: Robby Oct 3 2006, 05:11 PM

Your so good on drawing Marilyn! Wonderful - Keep it coming biggrin.gif!

Posted by: Ileana Oct 3 2006, 05:24 PM

Thank you, Robby! marilynbybrandon_190.gif That's much appreciated! Even though I know I'm not that good, I just hope I have the time to practise and get a better technique.

Posted by: Katri^ Oct 3 2006, 05:24 PM

Wow! Those are one the best drawings I have ever seen! You are so gifted. htmamillion_200.gif

Posted by: Robby Oct 3 2006, 05:26 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Oct 3 2006, 06:24 PM) [snapback]116859[/snapback]
Even though I know I'm not that good, I just hope I have the time to practise and get a better technique.

'Not That Good'? Your wonderful, they really do look like Marilyn, I love them! You ARE really good, and I hope to see more MM artwork from you - Keep it up thumbup1.gif .

Posted by: Ileana Oct 3 2006, 05:32 PM

jumpymm.gif jumpymm.gif jumpymm.gif I've bored mum and my fiance to death with my drawings, time to switch to you! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Jk! I don't have many enough to get THAT boring, anyway, here are the ones I've just finished, not on eBay yet.

 

Posted by: Katri^ Oct 3 2006, 05:41 PM

Oh gosh, I love the 2nd one! They are all so beautiful! And you said you're "not that good"? laugh.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 3 2006, 05:45 PM

Thank you, Katri! wub.gif The '62 one is my favourite too, I think I'll keep it

Posted by: Tara Oct 3 2006, 07:31 PM

Great likenesses! Wow! clapping.gif

Posted by: filthy22 Oct 3 2006, 07:47 PM

ohmy.gif brilliant! your so talented! I love the Bert Stern one! clapping.gif

Love Carrie
xxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: Ileana Oct 4 2006, 12:15 PM

Thank you ever so, Tara and Carrie!!! marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Oct 4 2006, 01:06 PM

Those are gorgeous!!!!
The -62 is my fave too, just fantastic thumbup1.gif

Posted by: SusenSkellington Oct 5 2006, 08:20 AM

Wow! They are very life like! clapping.gif I love the last one in the first post

Posted by: Ileana Oct 5 2006, 12:03 PM

Merja and Susen, thank you, so sweet of you! throb.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Oct 5 2006, 01:36 PM

clapping.gif Ileana, they're absolutely stunning! bye1.gif

Posted by: purple-haze Oct 5 2006, 05:48 PM

there amazing! smile1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 14 2006, 01:40 PM

My very latest listing, but quite old drawings blush.gif :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150046494108&fromMakeTrack=true

Posted by: Lauren Michele Oct 14 2006, 03:18 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Oct 14 2006, 08:40 AM) [snapback]117700[/snapback]
My very latest listing, but quite old drawings blush.gif :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150046494108&fromMakeTrack=true




jumpymm.gif They're gorgeous! Love them! Ileana, you draw eyes perfectly. The lashes, the pupil, i just love how you draw Marilyn's eyes. She would be impressed no doubt.

Posted by: Ileana Oct 14 2006, 03:27 PM

throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif That is by far the best compliment ever, I'm very touched, thank you!

Posted by: Ileana Oct 14 2006, 06:37 PM

One more, this is one of my personal favourites:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150046607581

Posted by: Katri^ Oct 14 2006, 08:36 PM

They are really beautiful, thanks for sharing! smile1.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Oct 14 2006, 09:57 PM

clapping.gif Excellent! Keep 'em coming! laugh.gif

Posted by: Robby Oct 14 2006, 10:33 PM

The same Ileana! I love them, please do more.

Posted by: Ileana Oct 15 2006, 06:55 PM

You don't have to say it twice, Robby! laugh.gif

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&item=150046976187&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

Posted by: Robby Oct 15 2006, 10:21 PM

Haha!

Posted by: Ileana Oct 19 2006, 03:11 PM

whistling.gif My very latest:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150048477794

More coming soon! Been busy biggrin.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Oct 19 2006, 04:49 PM

[quote name='Ileana' date='Oct 15 2006, 01:55 PM' post='117790']
You don't have to say it twice, Robby! laugh.gif

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&item=150046976187&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1
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Posted by: Ileana Oct 19 2006, 07:00 PM

One more:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150048618384

Posted by: marilyn Oct 19 2006, 09:15 PM

wow ileana i really love your drawings.
They┤re simply amazing smile1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 19 2006, 09:17 PM

Oh, thank you so much, Marilyn! hug.gif Yours are great too! clapping.gif

Posted by: marilyn Oct 19 2006, 09:22 PM

cheekkiss.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 21 2006, 12:44 PM

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Marilyn-Monroe-Original-Pencil-Drawing_W0QQitemZ150049301613QQihZ005QQcategoryZ552QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem bye1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 21 2006, 04:32 PM

And one more:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Marilyn-Monroe-Original-Pencil-Drawing_W0QQitemZ150049369861QQihZ005QQcategoryZ552QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted by: missmarilyn Oct 21 2006, 05:35 PM

Those are just simply amazing! marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Katri^ Oct 21 2006, 06:30 PM

Wow, Ileana your drawings are just wonderful! I really love them. smile1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 21 2006, 06:57 PM

Thank you so much, girls!!! throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif

Posted by: ellen Oct 21 2006, 07:05 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! ohmy.gif your really talented i love them bye1.gif

Posted by: filthy22 Oct 21 2006, 08:40 PM

Those are gorgeous!! clapping.gif clapping.gif clapping.gif

Thanx for sharing them, you are very talented! marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Love Carrie
xxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: Ileana Oct 21 2006, 09:14 PM

Ellen and Carrie, thank you very much! marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: missmarilyn Oct 22 2006, 03:22 AM

You're welcome! elastingstar.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 24 2006, 08:15 AM

This is one I've just finished and I'm rather proud of it laugh.gif :


 

Posted by: filthy22 Oct 24 2006, 07:36 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Oct 24 2006, 08:15 AM) [snapback]118489[/snapback]
This is one I've just finished and I'm rather proud of it laugh.gif :

And so you should be, it's stunning! clapping.gif marilynbybrandon_190.gif throb.gif

Love Carrie
xxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: Amber Nichols Nov 1 2006, 09:51 PM

You certainly have a talent.
Lol~Amber

Posted by: Lauren Michele Nov 2 2006, 10:02 AM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Oct 24 2006, 02:15 AM) [snapback]118489[/snapback]
This is one I've just finished and I'm rather proud of it laugh.gif :




Ileana you should be proud!! I love it! jumpymm.gif

Posted by: ellen Nov 2 2006, 10:46 AM

wow!!! your drawings are amazing clapping.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 2 2006, 01:53 PM

Oh, girls, thank you ever so! biggrin.gif This is my last one, and my favourite, she's got such beautiful eyes and is so easy to draw! throb.gif I tried to do a self portrait and when I was done I was looking at it like: eyebrow.gif laugh.gif

 

Posted by: Lauren Michele Nov 2 2006, 02:45 PM

ILeana. I have seen many many drawings of Marilyn Monroe and i even purchased one from my local mall. But i must tell you...you are "the" best at drawing Marilyn i have ever seen in my life. That recent picture is absolutely beautiful and flawless.

Posted by: Ileana Nov 2 2006, 02:54 PM

It's not me, it's her, she's the perfect muse throb.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Nov 2 2006, 02:58 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Nov 2 2006, 08:54 AM) [snapback]119255[/snapback]
It's not me, it's her, she's the perfect muse throb.gif



ILeana i agree Marilyn is flawless and beautiful but you hold the pencil. throb.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Nov 2 2006, 03:27 PM

Ileana! She is mine!!! I found her on Ebay. I am so happy!! Now, i need a frame i can't wait.
Ileana drew this magnificent portrait of Marilyn!!!!!

 

Posted by: Ileana Nov 2 2006, 03:41 PM

I'm so lucky to have you as a buyer and not people who are not fans! jumpymm.gif jumpymm.gif jumpymm.gif It's so rewarding to know someone who loves Marilyn too has them! biggrin.gif
Pretty please take a pic when you frame them marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Nov 2 2006, 03:48 PM

jumpymm.gif I will take a picture for you!!!! throb.gif jumpymm.gif banana.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Nov 3 2006, 02:10 AM

Ileana, are you going to keep this one or possibly put it on ebay?

Just wondering...... whistling.gif

 

Posted by: Ileana Nov 4 2006, 02:06 AM

QUOTE(Lauren Michele @ Nov 3 2006, 03:10 AM) [snapback]119300[/snapback]
Ileana, are you going to keep this one or possibly put it on ebay?

Just wondering...... whistling.gif

I'm flying to the UK next morning, I still have it now, I probably will put it on eBay when I'm there. Why? laughing.gif If you want it, I can drop it off at the post office on my way to the airport.

Posted by: Ileana Nov 4 2006, 09:59 PM

Tiina, I promised I'd post the Freddie drawing when it's done, but it didn't turn out that good at all no.gif Seems like it's impossible for me to draw men! Thank you so much for your help, it was much appreciated! throb.gif


 

Posted by: filthy22 Nov 4 2006, 10:37 PM

All your creations are brilliant! clapping.gif

Love Carrie
xxx

Posted by: Ileana Nov 6 2006, 11:52 AM

Thank you so much, Carrie! hug.gif

Posted by: filthy22 Nov 6 2006, 08:57 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Nov 6 2006, 10:52 AM) [snapback]119522[/snapback]
Thank you so much, Carrie! hug.gif

Your very welcome! throb.gif Thank you for sharing biggrin.gif

Love Carrie
xxxxxx

Posted by: Ileana Nov 15 2006, 08:27 PM

One more bye1.gif
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Marilyn-Monroe-Original-Art-Pencil-Drawing_W0QQitemZ150058255910QQihZ005QQcategoryZ552QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted by: jemaniac Nov 15 2006, 10:44 PM

simply beautiful! I wish I had money so I could bid!!! laugh.gif

Posted by: Robby Nov 15 2006, 11:33 PM

QUOTE(jemaniac @ Nov 15 2006, 10:44 PM) [snapback]120060[/snapback]
simply beautiful! I wish I had money so I could bid!!! laugh.gif

Me too, I adore them!

Posted by: Ileana Nov 16 2006, 12:47 AM

Thank you, Nancy and Robby hug.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 19 2006, 06:00 PM

One I finished today, sorry for the bad quality of the pics blush.gif

 

Posted by: Tiina Nov 25 2006, 06:07 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Nov 4 2006, 08:59 PM) [snapback]119426[/snapback]
Tiina, I promised I'd post the Freddie drawing when it's done, but it didn't turn out that good at all no.gif Seems like it's impossible for me to draw men! Thank you so much for your help, it was much appreciated! throb.gif



OH MY GODDDDDDDD throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif w00t.gif w00t.gif w00t.gif w00t.gif I LOVE IT!!! FREDDIE throb.gif that is so beautiful!
AMAZING!! Ohhhh birgits_faint.gif I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw him on this thread I was like WHAT the hell that's Fred w00t.gif I forgot you promised to post it here laugh.gif Anyway IT'S amazing so beautiful and so are all these Marilyn drawings too. Ileana you're super

Posted by: Ileana Nov 25 2006, 06:20 PM

Actually Freddie was the first non-Marilyn person I drew blush.gif Love him! throb.gif
Tiina hug.gif

Posted by: filthy22 Nov 25 2006, 08:44 PM

throb.gif Beautiful as ever! clapping.gif

Thanx for sharing marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 28 2006, 02:04 PM

Carrie, thank you, you're sweet and thoughtful as usual hug.gif

This is one of my recent drawings and my current favourite:

 

Posted by: Lauren Michele Nov 28 2006, 08:15 PM

jumpymm.gif Ileana, you are going to become famous and i am so proud to own your work. marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 28 2006, 08:45 PM

Oh, dear! You're going to make me a spoilt brat! laughing.gif

Posted by: filthy22 Nov 28 2006, 09:01 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Nov 28 2006, 01:04 PM) [snapback]120905[/snapback]
Carrie, thank you, you're sweet and thoughtful as usual hug.gif

This is one of my recent drawings and my current favourite:


Your welcome! cheekkiss.gif And thank you too blush.gif

Your drawings are always wonderful. The new one is stunning! Keep up the good work thumbup1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 28 2006, 09:08 PM

cheekkiss.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 30 2006, 01:10 AM

A few more:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Princess-Diana-Original-Art-Pencil-Drawing_W0QQitemZ150065375728QQihZ005QQcategoryZ552QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Angelina-Jolie-Original-Art-Pencil-Drawing_W0QQitemZ150065377235QQihZ005QQcategoryZ552QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Madonna-Original-Art-Pencil-Drawing_W0QQitemZ150065370806QQihZ005QQcategoryZ552QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Marilyn-Monroe-Original-Art-Pencil-Drawing_W0QQitemZ150065377941QQihZ005QQcategoryZ552QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Johnny-Depp-Original-Art-Pencil-Drawing_W0QQitemZ150065376677QQihZ005QQcategoryZ552QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted by: Ileana Nov 30 2006, 04:26 PM

The most beautiful girl in the world throb.gif


 

Posted by: Ileana Dec 4 2006, 02:20 PM

photo.gif

 

Posted by: Katri^ Dec 4 2006, 07:36 PM

I love them, Ileana! biggrin.gif Your drawings are so beautiful!

Posted by: filthy22 Dec 4 2006, 08:24 PM

Ileana i am always amazed at how fantastically beautiful your work is clapping.gif


(by the way LOVE the Johnny Depp one drool.gif )


throb.gif thumbup1.gif marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Ileana Dec 4 2006, 08:26 PM

Thank you, girls biggrin.gif Oh, Carrie, you naughty girl, that's not why I did the Johnny Depp drawing! laugh.gif

Posted by: filthy22 Dec 4 2006, 08:35 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Dec 4 2006, 07:26 PM) [snapback]121231[/snapback]
Thank you, girls biggrin.gif Oh, Carrie, you naughty girl, that's not why I did the Johnny Depp drawing! laugh.gif



Hahahahahahaha laugh.gif laughing.gif laughing1.gif

Sorry, can't help it LOL blush.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Dec 11 2006, 11:41 AM

Ileana, your drawing of Johnny Depp is magnificent. All of them are. I am fascinated by your work. You know I am. throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Dec 11 2006, 02:20 PM

Thank you very much, Lauren blush.gif Though I'm always embarrassed by the drawings I have on the internet because the ones I've just finished are much better laughing.gif

Posted by: Katri^ Dec 11 2006, 02:52 PM

How can you even draw drawings ( laugh.gif ) that are better than the ones that you've already posted?

Posted by: Ileana Dec 11 2006, 03:09 PM

Well, unfortunately I have to stop just when I feel I'm getting better, I have lots of uni work to do yuk.gif laughing.gif

Posted by: Katri^ Dec 11 2006, 06:25 PM

Oh... Well just draw some more when you have more time! biggrin.gif

Posted by: filthy22 Dec 12 2006, 05:23 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Dec 11 2006, 02:09 PM) [snapback]121757[/snapback]
Well, unfortunately I have to stop just when I feel I'm getting better, I have lots of uni work to do yuk.gif laughing.gif

I know exactly what you mean! I hate uni work! frusty.gif LOL

Posted by: Ileana Feb 21 2007, 02:27 PM

My latest attempt marilynbybrandon_190.gif

 

Posted by: Katri^ Feb 21 2007, 03:02 PM

That's gorgeous, Ileana! smile1.gif

Posted by: Robby Feb 21 2007, 03:57 PM

Yes, wonderful clapping.gif!

Posted by: Ileana Feb 21 2007, 04:13 PM

Thank you ever so!!!!! laugh.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele Feb 22 2007, 04:40 PM

clapping.gif Gorgeous Ileana, wonderful!

Posted by: Ileana Feb 22 2007, 10:06 PM

Thank you SO much, Lauren! biggrin.gif

Posted by: meztisa Feb 24 2007, 12:35 AM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Feb 21 2007, 08:27 AM) [snapback]127727[/snapback]
My latest attempt marilynbybrandon_190.gif

WOW! I wish your drawings were in a store! ohmy.gif

Posted by: dwane Feb 24 2007, 01:59 AM

OMG! they are all so gorgeous! i envy people who can draw portraits! i can't draw even close to that good! WOW! great job!

Posted by: marilyns_firstkiss Feb 24 2007, 05:49 AM

wow ileana! amazing, phenomenal!!! your talent really blows me away,,,and just to add a sidenote here,,,you are quite a beautiful girl!

Posted by: Ileana Feb 24 2007, 08:47 AM

Thank you, everyone, you are way too kind to me! blush.gif blush.gif blush.gif

Posted by: Ileana Mar 3 2007, 09:47 PM

This is my current favourite, she had the most expressive eyes.... throb.gif

 

Posted by: Tiina Mar 18 2007, 07:25 PM

You can really capture her well. And you have a nice signature style! marilynbybrandon_190.gif
I love the way you make her hair. throb.gif I adore the one you posted before the latest drawing. From HTMAM.
Wonderful! wub.gif
And it's interesting to see how you have developed your skills, I can tell from those drawings that you have made some progress in my opinion.

Posted by: Ileana Mar 23 2007, 07:57 PM

Thank you so much, Tiina blush.gif throb.gif

Posted by: Robby Mar 24 2007, 02:24 PM

Wow, Ileana. That one is indeed very impressive, it looks like a real photo!

Posted by: Marilyn-fan87 Mar 25 2007, 05:49 AM

OMG wow those photos are so beautiful!! they look like they are real

Posted by: eire Mar 25 2007, 07:03 AM

clapping.gif All your drawings are very life-like and beautiful; I really enjoy viewing them! I especially love how you draw hair, its always so smooth and pretty. throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Mar 25 2007, 11:24 AM

Coming from you, that's a great compliment, your drawings are amazing! mf_w00t1.gif mf_w00t1.gif mf_w00t1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Apr 4 2007, 04:31 PM

throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif


 

Posted by: Katri^ Apr 4 2007, 04:55 PM

Ileana I love it! biggrin.gif Her hair looks amazing, and her eyes are so beautiful smile1.gif Thank you for sharing all your drawings with us, it's so nice to see them wink3.gif I'd probably buy one, but I just haven't got any money no.gif

Posted by: marilyn Apr 4 2007, 09:51 PM

WOW ileana that's just amazing. I simply love all your drawings biggrin.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Apr 4 2007, 11:21 PM

thumbup1.gif mf_w00t1.gif banana.gif biggrin.gif
Wondeful!!
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Posted by: jemaniac Apr 4 2007, 11:33 PM

You are SO talented, Ileana! That's one of my favorite MM photos, you have certainly done it justice. clapping.gif Beautiful.

Posted by: Lauren Michele Apr 5 2007, 03:22 AM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Apr 4 2007, 11:31 AM) [snapback]130787[/snapback]
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Ileana, simply outstanding! Her eyebrows look wonderful too. A fantastic likeness. thumbup1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Apr 5 2007, 11:37 AM

blush.gif Thank you very much, girls! This one is for our lovely Merja at Magical Marilyn throb.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Apr 5 2007, 01:27 PM

Thank you, Ileana marilynbybrandon_190.gif
And I cannot even begin to describe how happy I am with it! throb.gif ,
Merja

Posted by: Tiina Apr 15 2007, 08:45 PM

Ileana, it's absolutely the cutest one! I love her eyes and the hair!!

Posted by: Ileana Apr 23 2007, 05:05 PM

Thank you, Tiina, how kind of you! hug.gif
Now here's my last drawing, excuse the slight graphite reflection on the pic blush.gif

 

Posted by: marilyn Apr 23 2007, 09:26 PM

beautiful ileana. I really love all your drawings biggrin.gif

Posted by: dwane Apr 24 2007, 12:17 AM

WOW!!! i would kill for drawing skills like that! GREAT job Ileana! smile1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Apr 24 2007, 08:48 AM

Aaaw, thank you, Dwane and Marilyn! That's very sweet of you two hug.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Apr 25 2007, 09:14 PM

*drool* - another fabulous drawing, Ileana!!!!! laugh.gif
Two of your drawings are featured in the new issue of Magical Marilyn, and they really look wonderful :-) Thanks again! :-) throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Apr 26 2007, 12:32 PM

Thank you, Merja! hug.gif I'm very happy to be featured in your magazine blush.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Apr 26 2007, 03:00 PM

And if it's okay I'd like to use some later as well... they really looked GORGEOUS in it :-)
Not that they don't look gorgeous anyway biggrin.gif

Posted by: Ileana Apr 26 2007, 03:05 PM

Anytime, Merja throb.gif If there's anything you'd like to use, just tell me and I'll send you the HQ pics hug.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Apr 27 2007, 01:26 PM

Thank you, Ileana throb.gif
The next mag will be out in September, so then at the latest :-)
But I noticed I might need two of your drawings, it looks much nicer when I have two framed above my tv-set :-) I'll contact you a bit later (not this month or even May, I've been buying too much stuff lately:)) about the pic I'd like if you don't mind :-)
Merja

Posted by: nathalie Apr 28 2007, 10:56 AM

beautiful drawing. thumbup1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Apr 28 2007, 02:11 PM

Thank you so very much, Nathalie hug.gif

Merja, I'll be leaving on holiday on June the 6th unsure.gif But we'll talk when the time comes hug.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 2 2007, 02:00 PM

My latest stunt laughing.gif

 

Posted by: Meikkuli May 2 2007, 03:43 PM

OOOH!!! Love it!!!! clapping.gif

Posted by: sweetnormajean May 2 2007, 04:42 PM

Great work Ileana!

Posted by: Robby May 2 2007, 05:05 PM

Wow, Ileana! I ADORE it, wonderful clapping.gif!

Posted by: Katri^ May 2 2007, 06:51 PM

I love it Ileana! I just don't understand how someone can draw her teeth so well?! biggrin.gif Because that (and her whole face) is always the problem for me laugh.gif

By the way, I took the new Magical Marilyn mag to school today, and my friends were like "WOW! THESE ARE AMAZING!" (About your drawings) biggrin.gif They couldn't belive they were drawings, actually, one of them thought the one drawing was a real picture! smile1.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 2 2007, 09:09 PM

Thank you so much to all of you, you're being awfully sweet to me marilynbybrandon_190.gif
Katri, I posted my first ever drawing of Marilyn here somewhere and I wish I hadn't, it was APPALLING! laughing.gif It's just a lot of practice and patience, really.

Posted by: Ileana May 15 2007, 06:48 PM

Just finished:

 

Posted by: Tara May 15 2007, 07:19 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ May 15 2007, 06:48 PM) [snapback]133960[/snapback]
Just finished:


Oh my, that's your best yet! I think I'm in love! wub.gif

Posted by: Lacrymosa May 15 2007, 07:24 PM

I agree with Tara throb.gif you did an amazing job clapping.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 15 2007, 07:31 PM

Thank you so much, girls! wub.gif That's my favourite too, Tara biggrin.gif

Posted by: dwane May 15 2007, 09:36 PM

yet another gorgeous drawing! LOL, great job i leana!

Posted by: Ileana May 15 2007, 09:38 PM

Thanks, Dwane hug.gif

Posted by: ~TheGirl~ May 17 2007, 02:57 PM

Wow that is stunning!!! Welldone smile1.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 18 2007, 03:49 PM

Thank you, Margaret Ann hug.gif

Posted by: Robby May 18 2007, 04:04 PM

*Faints* Ileana, I ADORE it clapping.gif!

Posted by: Ileana May 18 2007, 04:11 PM

Thanks, Robby, this one was long overdue, it's one of my favourite Marilyn pics throb.gif She looked absolutely radiant that day!

Posted by: Tiina May 18 2007, 05:36 PM

Oh... my....

That is AMAZING. I can't even tell you how impressed I am. That's... out of this world, Ileana. You're freaking talented, did you know that??

Jesus

shock.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 18 2007, 06:27 PM

Oh, you! laughing.gif You're going to spoil me rotten!

Posted by: Ileana May 21 2007, 06:56 PM

I seem unable to take a good photo today fool.gif


 

Posted by: Katri^ May 21 2007, 07:23 PM

That is gorgeous Ileana! I love them all laugh.gif throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 21 2007, 07:27 PM

throb.gif you, Katri biggrin.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 25 2007, 05:46 PM

One more, sorry for the reflection, graphite does that...

 

Posted by: Lacrymosa May 25 2007, 05:52 PM

Wonderful as always ! wub.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 25 2007, 06:01 PM

You're being too sweet as usual hug.gif

Posted by: Lorelei Lee May 25 2007, 07:28 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ May 25 2007, 06:01 PM) [snapback]134824[/snapback]
You're being too sweet as usual hug.gif


Ileana - your drawings are gorgeous. You are very talented marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 25 2007, 07:40 PM

Thank you, LL wub.gif

Posted by: Lauren Michele May 26 2007, 04:16 AM

QUOTE(Ileana @ May 25 2007, 12:46 PM) [snapback]134817[/snapback]
One more, sorry for the reflection, graphite does that...




Ileana, she is absolutely unmistakable. You have every feature and detail perfect. You keep amazing me.

Posted by: Ileana May 26 2007, 10:25 AM

hug.gif! Thank you, Lauren, so much wub.gif

Posted by: dwane May 26 2007, 05:44 PM

that's really stunning! how long does it take you to do ust one? i would think a while. bye1.gif

Posted by: Ileana May 26 2007, 05:52 PM

Thanks, Dwane hug.gif No, as a matter of fact it doesn't take me that long at all. It's just a hobby, so I only work when i feel like it, maybe an hour a two a day. I usually finish a drawing in 2-3 days.

Posted by: dwane May 26 2007, 06:18 PM

WOW! that's really cool! it would take me years to draw something that good! LOL

Posted by: nathalie May 27 2007, 08:10 AM

Wonderful, you're very talentuous. worshippy.gif

Posted by: Tiina May 30 2007, 09:10 AM

Ileana, I love them. You have come a long way in drawing and like I said earlier you have developed your skills a lot and I think it's purrrfection where you are right now. marilynbybrandon_190.gif You got such a great signature style and a wonderful technique. And you just really capture Marilyn in your work!
Plus your drawings make me want to draw too, so they inspire me.

throb.gif Keep up the great work, girl you rock

Posted by: Ileana May 31 2007, 12:05 PM

Tiina, how do you always manage to make me blush?! laugh.gif

Posted by: Tiina May 31 2007, 03:52 PM

coolio.gif throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Jun 3 2007, 11:26 AM

One more before leaving on holiday jumpymm.gif

 

Posted by: Tara Jun 3 2007, 11:28 AM

Ileana, that drawing really shows Marilyn's innocence. Happy holidays...

Posted by: Ileana Jun 3 2007, 11:29 AM

It's always been one of my favourite photos of her. Thank you, Tara hug.gif

Posted by: Lacrymosa Jun 3 2007, 11:45 AM

Wonderful Ileana throb.gif , you're the best worshippy.gif

Posted by: Ileana Jun 3 2007, 12:00 PM

You're very sweet, Anais, thank you hug.gif

Posted by: Robby Jun 3 2007, 03:26 PM

Now that is one I would love to have! Your such a great talent, Ileana clapping.gif!

Posted by: Ileana Jun 3 2007, 03:31 PM

I'm definitely not that talented, but it's so sweet of you to pay me such a compliment throb.gif

Posted by: marilyn Jun 4 2007, 02:13 AM

you are definatly the best artist i've ever seen ileana. You should be very very proud of your skills. You always capture Marilyn so good. I wish i could capture her as you do clapping.gif

Posted by: Ileana Jun 4 2007, 01:56 PM

Don't say that, Marilyn, you are very very good and have a unique style wub.gif I love seeing your drawings!

Posted by: marilyn Jun 4 2007, 03:24 PM

Thanks Ileana blush-anim-cl.gif But i still think you're the best biggrin.gif

Posted by: Ileana Aug 27 2007, 04:16 PM

Finally!!!!! I got the time to do another drawing jumpymm.gif banana.gif jumpymm.gif

 

Posted by: Lacrymosa Aug 27 2007, 04:34 PM

OMG mf_w00t1.gif Ileana this is your best drawing, it's just wonderful throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Aug 27 2007, 07:37 PM

Thank you, Ana´s hug.gif

Posted by: marilyn Aug 27 2007, 08:34 PM

ohmy.gif Oooh ileana your last one is so totally beautiful. Your drawings are totally perfect everytime ohmy.gif

Posted by: Tara Aug 27 2007, 08:41 PM

Just wonderful! thumbup1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Aug 27 2007, 09:13 PM

Thank you, girls biggrin.gif

Posted by: californiadude Aug 27 2007, 10:37 PM

Wow! That's amazing!

Posted by: dwane Aug 28 2007, 02:04 AM

how do you always make such AMAZING marilyn drawings!? your so talented Ileana. i admire your ability so much, keep up with it. wink3.gif

Posted by: Ileana Aug 28 2007, 11:31 AM

And thank you boys! laugh.gif

Posted by: Robby Aug 28 2007, 12:47 PM

*Faint* It's so beautiful Ileana, it's SO good clapping.gif!

Posted by: Ileana Aug 28 2007, 06:46 PM

hug.gif Thank you, Robby, you're always a sweetheart! hug.gif

Posted by: Tiina Sep 4 2007, 02:46 PM

Ileana, it's truly magnificant and the picture where she's sort of praying is one of my favourite pictures of her so YAY!! jumpymm.gif throb.gif Look at those faces, wow! And I love her hands, so delicate. laugh.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Sep 4 2007, 05:37 PM

Catching up - been so busy/unable to come to the comp all summer. I haven't seen like four or five of these ... jeez, Ileana, you're making me drool biggrin.gif
AMAZING!!!!!! throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Sep 4 2007, 05:59 PM

So happy you like them... blush.gif

Posted by: nathalie Sep 4 2007, 06:04 PM

I love it, you're very talentuous. clapping.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Sep 4 2007, 08:43 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Sep 4 2007, 05:59 PM) *
So happy you like them... blush.gif


Are you kidding me, I love them! throb.gif
Now that my kitchen and bathroom are renovated I finally got some pictures framed, and framed your drawing as well. Everytime I pass by it (and it's often since it hangs in my hallway) I cannot but stop and look and admire it (unless I'm really in a hurry to the toilet:D)... anyway, I'm hoping to buy another one from you, maybe later this year :-)

Posted by: jemaniac Sep 4 2007, 08:55 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Aug 27 2007, 11:16 AM) *
Finally!!!!! I got the time to do another drawing jumpymm.gif banana.gif jumpymm.gif


Ileana... you are SO talented! throb.gif That's my favorite so far. Absolutely STUNNING!!!!!

Posted by: Maryleen_McBeat Sep 5 2007, 05:35 AM

Great!!! You work is amazing!!!

Posted by: Ileana Sep 5 2007, 12:59 PM

I feel so rewarded, thank you, everyone! blush.gif throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Sep 30 2007, 06:49 PM

And one more marilynbybrandon_190.gif


 

Posted by: Katri^ Sep 30 2007, 06:52 PM

OMG ohmy.gif Ok, now I'm absolutely stunned!
This is my favorite so far, that looks like a photograph to me! I mean, her skin, hair, everything! Wow.
And the shadows! All I can say now is wow biggrin.gif
You can be sure that someday I'll buy couple of your drawings if you'll still sell them mf_w00t1.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Lacrymosa Sep 30 2007, 07:12 PM

Absolutely perfect throb.gif throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Sep 30 2007, 07:15 PM

Thank you, Katri and Anais! biggrin.gif I hope I'll always have the time to draw a bit, so there should definitely be something for you there in the future, Katri hug.gif

Posted by: Katri^ Sep 30 2007, 07:31 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Sep 30 2007, 07:15 PM) *
Thank you, Katri and Anais! biggrin.gif I hope I'll always have the time to draw a bit, so there should definitely be something for you there in the future, Katri hug.gif


That would be wonderful! smile1.gif hug.gif

Posted by: Tiina Sep 30 2007, 08:47 PM

Oh Ileana, Ileana, your drawings always astonish me.

This one is simply adorable, she's so polished and well done, absolutely wonderful.

Just keep drawing, girl what else could I say! yes.gif

Posted by: Ileana Sep 30 2007, 09:30 PM

Oh, Tiina, I love you! laugh.gif

Posted by: dwane Sep 30 2007, 11:42 PM

that's gorgeous ileana! your so talented, i only wish i could draw like you! smile1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 3 2007, 02:02 PM

Thanks, Dwane! hug.gif

Posted by: Robby Oct 3 2007, 07:03 PM

Ooh, your getting better every time! I wish I could draw as good as you do!

Posted by: Ileana Oct 3 2007, 07:44 PM

How sweet, thanks, Robby hug.gif

Posted by: nathalie Oct 5 2007, 08:39 AM

Waouh mf_w00t1.gif It's fabulous.

Posted by: Tiina Oct 6 2007, 06:18 AM

jumpymm.gif We want more! We want more! We want more! We want more! We want more! We want more! We want more! jumpymm.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 6 2007, 11:27 AM

laugh.gif Oh, Tiina! laugh.gif

I'm doing this one right now but it's taking me ages because I have two billion other things to do... :(

Plus, jewellery and hands take me forever to draw laugh.gif

 

Posted by: nathalie Oct 6 2007, 03:04 PM

By Luke Pepper....

 

Posted by: Lacrymosa Oct 6 2007, 03:14 PM

It's nice but Ileana's drawing will be better !! thumbup1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 6 2007, 03:19 PM

Oh dear, nathalie has put too much pressure on me now! laughing.gif

Thank you, Anais! jumpymm.gif It won't be better laughing.gif but thank you anyway hug.gif

I will however comfort myself with the thought it was probably a professional artist anyway tongue.gif

Oh yes, and it was a slightly different photo from the same session:

 

Posted by: Tiina Oct 7 2007, 08:43 AM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Oct 6 2007, 10:27 AM) *
laugh.gif Oh, Tiina! laugh.gif

I'm doing this one right now but it's taking me ages because I have two billion other things to do... :(

Plus, jewellery and hands take me forever to draw laugh.gif


I can hardly wait! banana.gif But take your time!
It's a wonderful picture, classic Marilyn :-)

Posted by: Robby Oct 7 2007, 11:54 AM

Oh wonderful! I can't either laughing.gif!

Posted by: nathalie Oct 7 2007, 12:39 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Oct 6 2007, 04:19 PM) *
Oh dear, nathalie has put too much pressure on me now! laughing.gif

Thank you, Anais! jumpymm.gif It won't be better laughing.gif but thank you anyway hug.gif

I will however comfort myself with the thought it was probably a professional artist anyway tongue.gif

Oh yes, and it was a slightly different photo from the same session:

I'm sure yours will be the same or better....

Posted by: Ileana Oct 7 2007, 05:23 PM

Finally done, it's a bad quality picture I'm afraid because you can't really use a flash with graphite and it's evening so no natural light. Natural light is best thumbup1.gif


 

Posted by: nathalie Oct 7 2007, 06:46 PM

It's what I said, it's better that the drawing I send.... clapping.gif

Posted by: Tiina Oct 7 2007, 08:54 PM

Ileana, I LOOOOVE IT throb.gif throb.gif Look at her hands!! So delicate wub.gif

She's oh so very striking, I love the "wham!" effect laugh.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 7 2007, 09:04 PM

Thank you, glad you like biggrin.gif jumpymm.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: marilyn Oct 8 2007, 02:11 AM

wow ileana i just love love love your last 2 drawings. They're so realistic that i have to look twice to see that it's a drawing instead of a picture wink3.gif

Posted by: dwane Oct 8 2007, 02:26 AM

that's amazing! i love it!

Posted by: Lacrymosa Oct 8 2007, 09:32 AM

This is so amazing Ileana throb.gif throb.gif I love her hands, I know it's hard to do !! thumbup1.gif
I would love to have your skills.

Posted by: mauve Oct 8 2007, 11:08 AM

Wonderful, Ileana!!! Love her hair! You've managed to draw it so realistic!

Posted by: Ileana Oct 8 2007, 11:37 AM

blush.gif blush.gif blush.gif Oh my, I'm so flattered I could faint! laugh.gif

Thank you, everyone hug.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 14 2007, 05:13 PM

This one is after my favourite photo of Marilyn wub.gif



 

Posted by: marilyn Oct 14 2007, 05:59 PM

mf_w00t1.gif your last one is the most beautiful drawing i've ever seen in my whole life mf_w00t1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 14 2007, 06:07 PM

Thank you so much, Marilyn! hug.gif It's my favourite too, because of her gorgeous eyes in the photo throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 18 2007, 08:34 PM

Right now working on this photo by Ted Baron, I've always liked it because her face is so expressive, she looks a bit tired, maybe it's the end of a long session, but she's putting on a smile for the camera. Her marriage to Joe Di Maggio had just ended, she was probably not in the best mood around that time, but she was such a brave girl...
Well, I just love the photo and how it leads you to so many possible stories.

 

Posted by: nathalie Oct 22 2007, 05:35 PM

Incredible, I'm waiting for your next drawing...

Posted by: Ileana Oct 22 2007, 08:06 PM

And done jumpymm.gif

 

Posted by: Katri^ Oct 22 2007, 08:08 PM

Wow, Ileana, that is stunning! Her hair is just perfect! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 22 2007, 08:34 PM

Thank you, Katri hug.gif The hair took the whole of today as a matter of fact laugh.gif

Posted by: dwane Oct 22 2007, 09:05 PM

ileana, that last one is fantastic! awesome job yet again! smile1.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 22 2007, 09:27 PM

Thanks, Dwane, it means a lot hug.gif

Posted by: marilyn Oct 23 2007, 05:17 PM

*drops dead* Wow now this is my new favorite drawing of you laugh.gif I can never decide which is my favorite biggrin.gif

Posted by: Lacrymosa Oct 23 2007, 05:20 PM

My favorite too now clapping.gif

Ileana it's so hard for me when I come on your topic and see those perfect drawings laugh.gif I wish i could draw like you !


(Off Topic: you should have told me you didn't like my banner )

Posted by: Ileana Oct 23 2007, 06:14 PM

Oh no, Anais!!!! It was absolutely gorgeous! I wouldn't have lied and told you I liked it if I didn't, but I showed it to Doug, my fiance, who does all the technical shop stuff and he said I chose the wrong photo of myself ( i.e. made my nose look big blush.gif )


And thank you very very much for the compliment, girls jumpymm.gif It's my favourite too, spent a whole week on it!

Posted by: Lacrymosa Oct 23 2007, 06:24 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Oct 23 2007, 07:14 PM) *
Oh no, Anais!!!! It was absolutely gorgeous! I wouldn't have lied and told you I liked it if I didn't, but I showed it to Doug, my fiance, who does all the technical shop stuff and he said I chose the wrong photo of myself ( i.e. made my nose look big blush.gif )


Oh really, yet you are gorgeous on this photo !! marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 23 2007, 06:26 PM

It looked alright in the colour photo, but all contrasty black and white my nose kind of expanded laugh.gif
You really are great with Photoshop, Anais, sorry I didn't tell you, I was afraid you'd get the wrong idea hug.gif

Posted by: nathalie Oct 25 2007, 08:56 AM

It's my prefered too clapping.gif clapping.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 25 2007, 11:00 AM

Merci, mine too, I'm keeping this one for myself biggrin.gif

Posted by: Tiina Oct 25 2007, 11:00 PM

I can't get over how well you can draw her hands!! laugh.gif You picked up a wonderful photo, very special. The drawing is simply MARVELLOUS, it really is. thumbup1.gif What's next? wub.gif

QUOTE(Ileana @ Oct 14 2007, 04:13 PM) *
This one is after my favourite photo of Marilyn wub.gif
Hey I've totally missed out this one! It's quite a masterpiece! mf_w00t1.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Oct 26 2007, 12:13 AM

Your drawings....

LOVE EM, LOVE EM, LOVE EM!!!!! throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif

Posted by: nathalie Oct 26 2007, 09:38 AM

Send more, more, more, please

Posted by: tigerlily Oct 26 2007, 11:29 AM

its beautiful i love all the details that you have done and her hair is so beautiful

Posted by: Ileana Oct 26 2007, 12:33 PM

Oh thank you girls jumpymm.gif So happy to share them with you!

Actually right now I'm drawing Princess Diana and then I'll do a younger Marilyn, I've been wanting to do that for a while throb.gif

Posted by: nathalie Oct 26 2007, 06:18 PM

Send your Diana's drawing please....

Posted by: Ileana Oct 26 2007, 06:24 PM

Definitely, Nathalie, as soon as it's done, she's wearing lots of jewellery so it's not going to be easy laugh.gif

Posted by: chickeyonthego Oct 26 2007, 09:13 PM

Ileana your drawing are just perfection. They have inspired me to work on my technique. Thanks for being so generous as to share these with us.

Posted by: Ileana Oct 26 2007, 10:04 PM

Always my pleasure, Stacy hug.gif Who better to share them with if not people who love Marilyn as much as I do?

Posted by: Ileana Oct 28 2007, 04:19 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif The Princess:




 

Posted by: nathalie Oct 28 2007, 07:43 PM

Sublime clapping.gif clapping.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 28 2007, 08:14 PM

Thank you ever so, Nathalie hug.gif

Posted by: Tiina Oct 30 2007, 10:08 AM

Wonderful!! banana.gif

Posted by: Ileana Oct 30 2007, 12:03 PM

Thank you EVER so! jumpymm.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 1 2007, 05:59 PM

This one is after a Jock Carroll photo where I think Marilyn looks ubercool coolio.gif

 

Posted by: dwane Nov 1 2007, 08:43 PM

very nice! i look forward to seeing your new drawings!

Posted by: Katri^ Nov 1 2007, 08:47 PM

Both of them are beautiful! clapping.gif

I love the way you draw her hair! It's just perfect smile1.gif
And seeing these makes me want to draw again!

Posted by: Ileana Nov 1 2007, 08:52 PM

Thank you both so much jumpymm.gif

Now I notice one eyebrow is thinner, I'll go rectify it.

Posted by: Meikkuli Nov 1 2007, 10:55 PM

Once again I'm just stunned.... marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 1 2007, 11:51 PM

Thank you, Merja, so very much hug.gif I got the magazine too, by the way, it's absolutely lovely! wub.gif

Posted by: Meikkuli Nov 2 2007, 12:05 AM

Well thank you too :-) If it's lovely it's lovely thanks to all of you guys who are contributing to it :-) throb.gif

Posted by: mauve Nov 2 2007, 12:27 AM

Ileana, it's such a great work!!! smile1.gif You've managed to express her amazing seductiveness....

Posted by: nathalie Nov 2 2007, 09:46 AM

I loooove it.... clapping.gif

Posted by: tigerlily Nov 2 2007, 10:08 AM

they are beautiful you captured there beauty perfect i love them

Posted by: Lacrymosa Nov 2 2007, 11:28 AM

I don't know what to say about your drawings ! They're just perfect, I love your style so much throb.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 2 2007, 11:35 AM

Awwww, thank you all so very much! throb.gif

Posted by: Tiina Nov 3 2007, 02:59 PM

Bea-u-tiful yes.gif not the easiest picture to draw!

Posted by: Ileana Nov 3 2007, 03:04 PM

Thanks, honey hug.gif Now I'm starting to tackle more difficult things, right now drawing her with glasses from HTMAM, she's very cute, it just has to be done laugh.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 5 2007, 02:36 PM

I've just taken a photo of my new drawing, and it's SO difficult to avoid the graphite reflecting no.gif Anyway, I've always loved this photo of Marilyn, she looks like a grown-up Shirley Temple.

 

Posted by: mauve Nov 5 2007, 02:45 PM

Ileana, amazing drawing! She looks so innocent! marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: Lacrymosa Nov 5 2007, 02:45 PM

mf_w00t1.gif This is so amazing that just looks like a picture, and her hand is so perfect, I don't know how you do that, I find hands so hard to draw !!

I love it throb.gif (in fact there is none of your drawings that I don't like laugh.gif )

Posted by: Ileana Nov 5 2007, 02:49 PM

Then you certainly haven't seen my first drawings, they were God awful! laugh.gif

But thank you both so very much hug.gif

Posted by: nathalie Nov 5 2007, 07:30 PM

I hate you...I'm so jealous laughing1.gif(It's a joke....)

Posted by: jemaniac Nov 5 2007, 07:30 PM

QUOTE(nathalie @ Nov 5 2007, 01:30 PM) *
I hate you...I'm so jealous laughing1.gif(It's a joke....)

laugh.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 5 2007, 07:38 PM

QUOTE(nathalie @ Nov 5 2007, 10:30 PM) *
I hate you...I'm so jealous laughing1.gif(It's a joke....)

Oh, you! laugh.gif

Posted by: dwane Nov 5 2007, 10:10 PM

that last one is gorgeous! looks just like the actual photograph!

Posted by: Ileana Nov 5 2007, 11:52 PM

Thank you, what a nice compliment hug.gif

Posted by: dwane Nov 6 2007, 12:26 AM

i already asked tiina this and so i'll ask you, how long does it usually take for you to draw one portrait of marilyn? they look amazing.

and have you decided which photo your doing next? smile1.gif

Posted by: Tiina Nov 6 2007, 02:50 AM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Nov 5 2007, 01:36 PM) *
I've just taken a photo of my new drawing, and it's SO difficult to avoid the graphite reflecting no.gif Anyway, I've always loved this photo of Marilyn, she looks like a grown-up Shirley Temple.


THE CUTEST DRAWING OF MARILYN I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!

Posted by: Ileana Nov 6 2007, 10:11 AM

Ah, that's not my 'fault', it's Marilyn, she's always cute biggrin.gif
Dwane, it takes me about 3-4 days; I suppose I could do it a lot faster but I have a lot of other things to do so I only draw about an hour a day.
I'm doing this one next, from JFK's birthday party, I think she looks simply divine with her platinum hair wub.gif

 

Posted by: Lacrymosa Nov 6 2007, 03:11 PM

Very good choice thumbup1.gif
By the way, what kind of pencils do you use ?

Posted by: Ileana Nov 6 2007, 03:16 PM

I think I have 10 kilos worth of pencils, Anais laugh.gif Ranging from B, 2B to 9B, of course. I use B and 2B to gradually create the shading of the skin and the darker ones for eyes, lips etc.

Posted by: Lacrymosa Nov 6 2007, 03:22 PM

Ok thank you Ileana smile1.gif I've never used a pencil higher than 5B, I find my drawings too dark sometimes so I can't imagine what it would look like if I used a 9B laugh.gif I draw shadows too much, I would like to know how to draw like you, you know, your drawings are so "luminous" I love that throb.gif

Posted by: nathalie Nov 6 2007, 04:19 PM

Do you have learn in a school or is it natural?

Posted by: bruno Nov 6 2007, 09:07 PM

I am very impressed. You sound like a professional graphist or something !
You master to perfection light, texture, everything.
Where have you learnt to do that ?

Posted by: dwane Nov 6 2007, 09:11 PM

wow, that's awesome. what a nice choice of a picture also.

Posted by: Ileana Nov 6 2007, 09:16 PM

Oh my, I feel very very flattered that you think I took any classes wub.gif I am definitely not a professional artist, as a matter of fact I shared with everyone at ES my first ever attempt about a year or so ago. Before that, no drawing since I was about 10. I had been wanting to for a while before I actually started but I was hesitant because I knew I couldn't do Marilyn justice. Well, as it turned out, I didn't! laugh.gif My first drawings were appalling, but I did more and more and learnt from my mistakes, I forced everyone to criticise them and I suppose I did get a bit better in time.
So, no, no courses, all self-taught during a long time.

Posted by: dwane Nov 6 2007, 09:37 PM

wow, what are the first drawings of marilyn that you did? i don't think i've seen them.

i would say that i'm descent at drawing, i have some marilyn ones that look nice. i try to draw marilyn at least once every day or so just to get practice, practice makes perfect!

Posted by: bruno Nov 6 2007, 11:01 PM

QUOTE(Ileana @ Nov 6 2007, 09:16 PM) *
Oh my, I feel very very flattered that you think I took any classes wub.gif I am definitely not a professional artist, as a matter of fact I shared with everyone at ES my first ever attempt about a year or so ago. Before that, no drawing since I was about 10. I had been wanting to for a while before I actually started but I was hesitant because I knew I couldn't do Marilyn justice. Well, as it turned out, I didn't! laugh.gif My first drawings were appalling, but I did more and more and learnt from my mistakes, I forced everyone to criticise them and I suppose I did get a bit better in time.
So, no, no courses, all self-taught during a long time.



Then you must be a genius...or something like that.
Bruno

Posted by: nzmermaid Nov 7 2007, 02:53 AM

Wow, I love the drawings! Can't wait to see the birthdaymmsing_190_146.gif one!

Posted by: Ileana Nov 7 2007, 07:06 AM

QUOTE(bruno @ Nov 7 2007, 02:01 AM) *
Then you must be a genius...or something like that.
Bruno

Oh, Bruno, stop before it gets to my head birgits_faint.gif Jk! laugh.gif No, trust me, I've just had a lot of time on my hands after finishing university and, not being able to get a stable job because I have to transit between two countries, I did a lot more drawing than I ever thought I would. It relaxes me and is very rewarding. It was quite a surprise where a lot of practice led to, but trust me, I am positive I have no great talent, I just had the opportunity to improve my technique. It's all about time, really.

And thank you, Pauline, and again, Dwane hug.gif You are SO going to spoil me rotten! wub.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 8 2007, 01:27 PM

I've just finished this, I'm not super pleased by it but I suppose it's showable. It's so much more difficult to get the expression right when the person is smiling broadly!


 

Posted by: Katri^ Nov 8 2007, 03:02 PM

clapping.gif clapping.gif

I'm impressed, again!

Posted by: Tiina Nov 8 2007, 03:55 PM

It's beautiful Ileana, beautiful marilynbybrandon_190.gif

Posted by: nathalie Nov 8 2007, 04:56 PM

Fabulous clapping.gif clapping.gif

Posted by: Lacrymosa Nov 8 2007, 05:36 PM

Wonderful ! clapping.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 8 2007, 05:48 PM

Oh, thank you, everyone, I appreciate it wub.gif

Posted by: dwane Nov 8 2007, 09:50 PM

very nice! much better than anything i could do! i also have trouble drawing a broad smile like you mentioned.

Posted by: nathalie Nov 10 2007, 08:36 AM

I looked your store on ebay.It's a shame to draw like that.You must be an alien huh.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 10 2007, 08:46 AM

Thank you hug.gif
Here's an alien hug for you, Nathalie hug.gif ( laughing.gif )

Posted by: nathalie Nov 13 2007, 06:49 PM

I love this pic.When you have time could you draw it? Thanks a lot.... marilynbybrandon_190.gif

 

Posted by: Ileana Nov 13 2007, 06:54 PM

I love it too, she looked spectacular at the St. Jude Benefit, but unfortunately there aren't many HQ photos from the event, and in this one you posted she has a bit of an odd expression, she's probably been caught in the middle of a sentence.

Posted by: nathalie Nov 14 2007, 09:20 AM

There's no problem.... bye1.gif

Posted by: Robby Nov 15 2007, 04:25 PM

Wonderful drawings Ileana, you're so good clapping.gif!

Posted by: tigerlily Nov 16 2007, 10:06 AM

that is sooooo beautiful been away for a few days and get to come back to your drawings i love it

Posted by: Ileana Nov 16 2007, 12:18 PM

Thank you, Robby and Tanja, so much hug.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 26 2007, 08:24 PM

I've always loved this photo and all photos where you can see how big and beautiful her eyes were throb.gif

 

Posted by: Lacrymosa Nov 26 2007, 08:31 PM

Oh throb.gif it is just perfect Ileana, the details are amazing clapping.gif

Posted by: Ileana Nov 26 2007, 08:36 PM

Thank you, Anais! jumpymm.gif It is indeed my favourite, but unfortunately a fuzzy photo, I dare say it's much more crisp in real life.

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