The original photograph by Milton Greene in black and white only, I used colour photographs of Marilyn as reference for her colouring.
Done in Photoshop CS3 using Wacom over approx 3 days.
|block in shapes|
|reference picture of different pose helps with her colouring|
|Cigarette and more depth to shadows|
|lips and teeth- a challenge to avoid tombstone syndrome|
|eyes and eyebrow with rough sketch for guidance|
|The cardi- pale blue own choice to compliment her hair and pale complexion|
|Blocking in hair and tonal values|
|Softening the hair|