Lol thank you so much! I so glad you mentioned the lips! In the reference they were chapped, and I wasn't brave enough to make them smoother, so I drew them how they were. It was something I was worried about.
Oooh, I love this! The hair is so lovely and soft and shiny!
I agree, she is *dreadfully* hard to draw, and a lot of the pictures you find aren't of very good quality. I was so pleased when I found the reference I used, and even so it nearly drove me nuts!
But anyway, you can definately be proud of this- It looks just like her, very glamourous!
I wouldn't say she was underphotographed, exactly, I personally have over 70 pictures of her, but so many of them are so small that they can't be used for much other than pose or costume references.
It is odd, as you say, very confusing when you come to try and sketch them out!
Well I think she was under photographed for a movie star... I mean I could *easily* find 100 good quality references of Marilyn Monroe, but I can't say the same for Rita. Maybe it's because she's not as popular Marilyn, but she definitely wasn't photographed as much as her or Audrey. I want to get this book on her... It looks like the only decent one for images! 300+ it says!
Very amazing...the shading, and the detail are beautifully done. When I look at something I always look for a way to give constructive criticism...because I like that on my work. The only thing I can really even find is the lips...something about them looks hard...if that makes since...like chapped or scaly? But then again it could have just been the reference photo, and I had to look long and hard to find that! lol. Great work
Yeah I noticed that about her lips in the reference. It had taken me so long to find references, as well as the fact that I had many failed attempts of drawing her, that I stuck to this reference and daren't change anything!
I don't want to sound like I can't take criticism, because I I'd like to think I can, but I'm pretty certain that's how it was in the reference. I don't have it to scan, and I went through like 80 image pages on yahoo to find the reference because I am so sure it is accurate.