This Monroe work is a compilation of six transitional pieces. The idea behind this project is to begin with one image, and come out with another. Image one and six are very different, therefore the challenge lies in between and how to create a clean but intriguing transition and transformation. Here, the lively Marilyn Monroe is lighting up a cigarette, which progresses into a not so lively result, a skull. It was important to leave an underlying message or clever trick beneath this project, thus making the viewer think. The main focus of this transformation explores the destruction and consequences smoking can do to us. This is a mixed medium work, consisting of pencil crayon and gouache paint, enabling vibrant bright colours and change in emotion to be captured.