So this one was kind of different and fun. The Customer wanted a custom pin up painting created for his guitar which he calls "SuperGirl". So I was to use that as a starting point and come up with the details. Oh, and he also wanted it to look like a certain celebrity, so that's a first for me as well. Well, now it's time to go make a shipping crate for it, and then start on sketches for two different pin up commissions that have to be done for Christmas, busy busy.
That's right, the title don't lie! It took a while for me to get back to this painting what with Christmas, illness and the on-going battle with the powers of darkness, but I finally got the Nazi bitch done. I was originally going to do a black spatter over the red background, but as i started blocking in the black I decided I liked that look. It seems to be a bit reminnicent of 70's posters for schlock B-movies. Which seems perfect as it's theme has obvious connection to Nazi-Exploitation vehicles like "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS." Anyway, enjoy. I am not sure what painting will be up next as I don't have a shoot in the cue...so we shall all be surprised...
The next step in this painting is putting in the blacks, I do this in every painting, but in this one especially I am really developing it heavily before I move into color, probably because it just seemed natural as there are so many blacks/darks in the final.
The title says it all basically, the main colors on the horse are blocked in with more subtle values in the figure; neither are finished. I'm still not sure what colors the background and circle will be, once I'm done with the for-ground figures hopefully it will speak to me.
So here is the finished carousel pin-up sketch. I changed a few things , shape of the bra, leg position, mostly though it was a matter of refining and completing the rendering of the sketch. With any luck I will start adding color tomorrow.
So here is the beginning sketch for my next painting, a bit of a fantasy piece a lingerie-clad girl riding a carousel horse. The sketch is about half finished. I have to rework some of the angles in the horse as the perspective is a bit off. The whole image is a bit distorted here as I took the photo of it at rather a steep angle. Well that is all for now, I hope to have the sketch done in the next day or two. Stay tuned.
Things have been super busy, but I finally completed the bodybuilding pinup painting. I decided to go with a vignetted background and I shou
So this is as far as I got on the fit/muscular pinup painting today, I should have gotten further along but I've been updating my site all day so this is it. This is always the roughest point in my painting process, nothing is smooth or even but that is fine as it is still early on in the process. I am still not sure how I will handle the background entirely, I want to make it somewhat abstract/vague so it doesn't just look like she's sitting in a canyon in Arizona. haha I am not sure how far along I will get this week on this painting as I have allot going on, but I will update as I do.
So I finished a painting AND got a sketch done for the next one in the same day, must be some kind of record haha. Anyways here it is, as the model is muscular and fit I thought I would give her an austere and hard environment to be in. While there is a correlation between her cut muscles and the jagged rock face, the curves of her body do contrast nicely with the sharp angles of the rock. The model is fitness pro Bethany Nelson.
I decided to go with a very subdued neutral pallet for this painting. Not sure how I feel about it yet, but I think it's headed in the right direction.
Pin-Up artist Robert Ricci.