Well, it's been a while, not only since I've updated this blog, but also since I've even worked on a painting; what can I say, busy busy summer. I know I am still in the middle of the Soviet tank girl pinup, but when a commission comes along it gets bumped to the front of the line. This project comes from Albert who is starting a craft brewery called "Fly By Brewing Company". Albert wanted a pin up painting of his wife but didn't know exactly what he wanted for a theme. His brewery has military aviation as its theme, so working together we came up with the idea of a WWII era pilot theme set against the pilot wings of the time. Also beer. Although not in the sketch yet, the name of his company will be on top of the painting in a classic poster font.
Well waddya know!? I beet my own estimate for when this part of the sketch would be complete, take that clock! Anywho, the blacks and greys are about where I want them to be before I start the painting and the color. I am not going to build up the background in grey-scale but rather jump right in with the colors. Enjoy! now time to go watch some Olympics.
...But come to think about it, aren't all chaps assless?...otherwise they're just called "pants"...hmm Anyway, here it is, the fist stage of the sketch, at this point it's all graphite in the H's; all harder than 4H actually. So from here I will start deepening the blacks and flushing out the values more fully. With any luck the next stage may even be posted by Monday, so stay tuned!
Partly inspired by the Karl Ruprecht Kroenen character in the Hell Boy comics/film, this pinup is a bit darker. Part human, part machine; but all evil....but sexy evil.
For the next painting I will be doing a Egyptian theme. I drew inspiration for her outfit from historical sources as well as some more fictional sources. While researching I couldn't find any visual evidence that women would paint there bodies in gold, but it seemed like a fun idea. Anyway, it may not be apparent in the sketch, but she is not completely nude, but rather entirely (accept for her face) covered in gold paint.
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.
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.
Ok, I'm going to try to get better at blogging again, got off track for a while with working on and sending out promo mailers to publishers, anywho, here is the sketch for my next painting. Dig
Pin-Up artist Robert Ricci.