smiling victorians & norma jean

Some work from week 9 of my figure drawing class – the first one comes from a great reference site, retronaut.co  – you could spend hours looking through their fantastic images. This image is from their “Smiling Victorians” set – I love those photos, as the people seem so much more alive than the serious images you usually see from that time.

This one’s a drawing of Marilyn Monroe when she was still Norma Jean:

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