These are number 7 and 8 in the Marilyn sketchbook...You can see a little bit of the ribbon that I use to tie the accordion fold sketchbook closed with. I make the sketchbook myself and use my favorite Fabriano watercolor paper. I don't know why I didn't finish her face in the left sketch..but decided I kind of like it.
The iconic Marilyn pose in her white dress. I chose to only capture a small part of it and then the opposite page is another unfinished sketch..choosing to taper her dress down and not draw her feet. One was done in pencil and the other in permanent marker.
More Monroe...as you can see..this one was done with a sanguine marker that was not waterproof..so I softened the edges with some water..the grey cast is from the pencil marks I made before adding ink. I think she looks a bit like Scarlett Johansson...maybe she was up for the role in MWWM?