Artistic nudes vs erotica

I didn't like Impressionism. At all. Until I saw it in real life. That's the same reason I don't sell my art online. When you see it in real life, it's completely different. You'll have a much greater respect for it. It's not meant to be seen up close. It's…

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7 tips for Pinup Artists

I've written before about what I look for in a Pinup Model. This article is slightly different. Rather, here are 7 tips for Pinup Artists. I love pinup art. I always have and always will. Among my favorites - Frank Frazetta (although he's a Fantasy artist but his work overlaps…

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What I look for in a Pinup Model

I primarily use two models for everything - Allie and Roxy. Allie is the blonde. Roxy is the brunette. Both of them are some of my closest friends on the planet. I worked with Allie throughout her pregnancy and regret never doing a pregnant painting of her. I really should…

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Similar poses for the win

Every morning, I do a quick five minute sketch. This is one of the best things an artist could possibly do to improve his or her technique. You get good at drawing at a decent pace. The timer is brutal. As it should be. No forgiveness. No mercy. You get…

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Can Pinup Art be considered High Art?

Where do we draw the line in what is Pop Art vs High Art? Can pinup art be considered High Art? Serious question. After all, look at a lot of the Post Modernist garbage. They consider that bullshit high art. And it takes a million times more talent and work…

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On Pinups and the S Curve

You've seen it before. Actually, if you've done pinups, you more than likely already done it many times. The S Curve was first used in the West by the Ancient Greeks. Here's The Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch. The statue depicts the Goddess of Beauty - Aphrodite herself.…

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Qualities of good pinup art

I’ve been studying what good pinup art is for awhile now. Although I’ve been studying the Pre-Raphaelite masters like John William Waterhouse lately, I’ve always been a fan of good American pinup. American pinup artists during the so-called Golden Age of Pinups made their money in ads. The ads only…

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When painting pinups, the magic happens…

When painting pinups, the magic happens in the initial sketch. Once you get good at sketching, everything else just falls in place. In the old days, artists took anatomy classes and dissected bodies. I won't go that far. However, I strongly recommend that you know bodies very well. I'm a…

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