A brand new piece, a new version of my Marilyn Monroe Reclining Nude drawing. Based on the photo by Bert Stern, this art is completely updated.
This drawing is actually a very special birthday gift from my wife and me to our son. He always like the original version, but circumstances prevented us from getting a good print. So, we decided to just recreate it, only better.
My wife played creative director, and this is truly her vision of how she wanted it to look. Using graphite pencil, colored pencil and acrylic pen, we varied greatly from Mr. Stern's original photo, and tried to create a more alluring and softer look than what he wonderfully captured on film. From changing the face to the vibrant folds and colors in the blanket, she directed me and pushed me to create a piece that we can say our son truly loves.