Marilyn Monroe with Lion – drawing by S. Fairbanks

Media: Pencil drawing

Marilyn Monroe with Lion - pencil drawing by S. Fairbanks

Marilyn Monroe with Lion – pencil drawing by S. Fairbanks

Drawing of singer Joan Jett by S. Fairbanks

Drawing of singer Joan Jett by S. Fairbanks

Drawing of singer Joan Jett by S. Fairbanks

Drawing of singer Joan Jett by S. Fairbanks

Media: pencil.

Note from S. Fairbanks’ sister, K. Fairbanks (who is posting this on behalf of S. Fairbanks):

This drawing is based off a low-quality scan; it was yellowed, and the drawing itself appears a little wrinkled in places. I cleaned the image up a little bit in Photoshop. Desaturating it to remove the yellow color cast made it a little bit too light, and I added some contrast in places, using the burn tool. I am guessing that this drawing is probably 15 years old (or older) and has been through a few moves, so it is in rough condition.

Marilyn Monroe Portrait – drawing by S. Fairbanks

Marilyn Monroe Portrait – drawing by S. Fairbanks

Marilyn Monroe drawing by S. Fairbanks

Marilyn Monroe drawing by S. Fairbanks

Media: Color Pencil

Marilyn Monroe An Icon in Modern Art book cover

Marilyn Monroe An Icon in Modern Art book cover

 The above work was featured in the 2013 book “Marilyn Monroe: An Icon in Modern Art,” by M. Suzanne Macon on page 165 –  the book cover is pictured at left.  

As of 2013, this book can be purchased on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com,  and the occasional copy turns up on ebay.com