Norma Jean by Karen Townsend

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Graphite pencil on 9 × 12 inch bristol

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marilyn monroe, norma jean, beauty, legend, pencil

Originally from the South of England but now living in Melbourne, Australia. I took up graphite drawing at the ripe old age of 42, after a long hiatus of 25 years. I did achieve an O’level in art, whilst at school, and had hoped to go to art college. However, my family and I emigrated here to Australia and art college was forgotten about!! I didn’t pick up a pencil again until 3 years ago. Just wish I had picked up that pencil a long time ago!

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, beautifully done Karen, a great beauty!

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimeralmost 4 years ago

    Wow those eyes have so much depth! Great piece of work, Karen!

  • Luke Pearce
    Luke Pearcealmost 4 years ago

    If someone said this was a photograph I genuinely would not be surprised. Your talent is INCREDIBLE.

  • krazykat76
    krazykat76almost 4 years ago

    Beautifully rendered portrait Karen! :)

  • vasenoir
    vasenoiralmost 4 years ago

    wonderful !! I can see the cheek color…….

  • Wendy  Chapman
    Wendy Chapmanalmost 4 years ago


  • wu-wei
    wu-weialmost 4 years ago

    lovely work – you’ve emphasised the lighting really well

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 4 years ago

    Incredible shading and highlights! Nicely done!

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

    Wow….tell you what….this is an instant fave for me!!! SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinalmost 4 years ago

    stunning! :)

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