What a wonderful week and thank you so much to all my new subscribers! A big hello from me to you! As I’m writing this post we are still 5 likes away from the end of the competition to win some art prints or cards. So if you haven’t already please enter and good luck! If it’s ended already by the time I post this, then I’ll be announcing the winners very soon!
This post is to finally showcase some work I’ve been doing over the last couple of weeks. Naughty 50′s Pin-up Cards. I’ve been really excited to show you these as they have been so much fun to create!
I received a lovely inquiry from the Managing Director of Tamarind Tree Publishing in Barbados about creating 3 50′s Pin-Up Cards as they were launching an e-card website. Naturally I was eager to get involved, what girl wouldn’t? And to boot, they were saucy cards designed to make you blush! Do not read on if you are easily offended…
With 40′s and 50′s style trending worldwide, there is so much artwork out there. I spend an entire day researching and picking out my favourites. There truly is tonnes to see and I didn’t want to blend in. These were meant to be saucy, tonque in cheek cards and so I decided to go down the more cartoon route. Instead of worrying about skin tone perfection and face geometry and realism, I enhanced more attractive features and went for the clean vector lines. I hope you like them!
It really was a dream come true getting a project like this. Not only have I got a huge interest in Pin-up art but it also gave me a challenge. Life drawing has never been a strong point and I always always have trouble with body proportions as well as angles of the face. But with a LOT of experimenting, revisiting and changes and many many hours of criticism (mainly from myself) I do believe they turned out rather nice.
I think this one is my favorite as it’s the most cartoony of all of them and the background is definitely my favorite.
Doesn’t it make you want to get your lippy out and get all glammed up!?
See you next time!