Greg Hildebrandt’s Sexy Marilyn Monroe Contest

In 1959, twin brothers Greg and Tim Hildebrant began working as an illustrating duo, quickly earning the collective nickname “Brothers Hildebrandt”; the pair worked on documentary films and thousands of illustrations for text books, children’s books, calendars, book covers, posters, comic books, advertisements, movie posters, production design for films, collectables and trading card games.

They became internationally known for the original Star Wars movie poster and the 1976, 1977, and 1978 J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings calendar illustrations. In these fifty-two years, the Brothers Hildebrandt worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, almost every book publishing company, Franklin Mint, Batfilms and Lucas Films; they famously created the the Collectable Card Games (CCG) for Magic the Gathering and Harry Potter published by Wizards of the Coast.

Greg launched the American Beauties pinup art collection in 1999 and curates Spiderwebart Gallery.

Hildebrandt has teamed up with Sketchoholic to host a sexy Marilyn Monroe art contest. The rules and prizes are as follows; submissions close October 15, 2011.

Draw, Paint, or Illustrate the sexy and legendary Marilyn Monroe with either her 1955 White Cadillac or her 1954 Black Cadillac.

– Work in 300 dpi resolution when working on your images
-There will be 2 categories and prizes. One winner for Paint (acrylic, watercolor, digital, etc.) and one winner for Drawing (finished rendered pencil)
-Have fun!

Paint Winner: the painting contest will get one of the large Midnight Lace Giclees – Retail value $300
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Drawing Winner: the pencil contest will get one of the Grease Monkey Giclees in my small size – Retail value $125
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You can visit the Sketchoholic contest page to upload your artwork any time before October 15, 2011 at 5pm EDT.

Big thanks to Marcin Migdal for the heads-up!