Seeing life through the lens of a pin-up artist
Welcome to my blog. Let me share with you the how and the why I like to draw sexy images for a living.
What's up? I'm back, feeling a bit more energized than usual. No, I didn't have coffee or any other... ahem, enhancements. I just finished a new image (which I'll be sharing pretty soon), and that always leaves me physically tired, but mentally energized. By the way, random fact: I don't drink caffeine. I love the taste and smell of coffee, but caffeine really makes a number on me after a while (hint: headaches). So, decaf is the way to go for me (I know, decaf still has caffeine, but that amount seems to be ok for my system).
Anyway, so where were we?... oh, yeah, I'm energized. Many things going on, many plans, many expectations, and that's good. In case you don't know or don't remember, I just opened my online store a few days ago, and in fact, right now I have a 40% off coupon on all prints, which expires in two days from now (November 2nd). Soooo, hurry up if you want to take advantage of that offer. Just go to store.popeyewong.com (or click the Store link above, at the main menu), select any print or prints you want to buy and enter the code SPOOK when checking out. Yep, that simple.
Ok, so today is Halloween. For me, that doesn't mean candy or costumes... well, it does too, but mainly means that by now my yearly Halloween image is already up. This year is not exception. As I mentioned in a previous post, the model that I used as a reference this year is the beautiful Seffana (Seffy Moon), an outstanding fetish model and dear friend of mine (again: thanks Seff!). But, I want to talk about the process of doing this image, from the "why" to the "how".
Why did I create this image? Well, the obvious answer is to continue my personal (but not unique) tradition of doing a Halloween pin-up, a tradition that I love. Ok, that's clear, but, why did I choose this kind of image? Why a witch? Why a pumpkin? Why a more realistic approximation? In other words: what was the thought behind this image? As I mentioned before, I've been experimenting with a more realistic look, less of a cartoon, without getting to a point of a portrait. So, following that tendency, I wanted to portray Seffana in slightly darker tone, without getting it to be too serious. The Halloween pin-up is one of the three images that I do every year, and the basis for the three of them is the same: work with the overworked, the stereotype concept. Basically, I revisit the very same concept every year and approach it in a different way. In the case of my Halloween image, the basis is pretty clear: a witch and a pumpkin. Also, elements like a broom, a bat, a ghost, a bat, a moon, etc. can come in play as well. Since I'm experimenting with a new style, I didn't want to include too many elements, in order to focus more in the rendition of the main element, in this case the witch. Again, I'm revisiting old elements, like the pointy hat, the stripped stockings, etc., but trying to give it a more polished look. The pumpkin went through the same process. Unlike most of my images in the past, this pumpkin looks a bit more mischievous, and even a bit creepy, but not really evil. This pumpkin is pretty much harmless, controlled by Seffana... or it could be the other way around? I guess it all comes down to interpretation.
Now, let's go to the "How" in this image. How did I render this pin-up? Same as in every other image, I started with a semi-rough sketch. Since this is not a full cartoon piece, the sketch looked very similar to the photo reference. Once I was happy enough with how the sketch and the idea looked, I proceeded to scan it and color/render it in Photoshop.
Nowadays, I typically start with a greyish tan background as a base, emulating colored paper. That will be my medium tone, so I can work shadows and highlights to my discretion. I tend to work in layers, especially when I'm not sure about details like the outfit, the colors, etc., that way I can go back and forth and decide which look I like the best. I worked in many layers, both for Seffana and the wicked pumpkin. Basically, I worked the two characters independently from each other. This is an advantage of working digitally, and makes work easier and faster. Of course, there are disadvantages too, compared to traditional mediums, but for this kind of personal project, digital is the way to go, due mainly to time limitations. Another advantage of working in layers is the background rendition, again, independently from the other two elements (the characters). I've been experimenting with brushes, so I can emulate a bit better what I would do on paper or canvas.
Obviously, this is a compacted version of how I render my pin-ups, but that gives you a glimpse of how I work. By the way, if you would like to see a bit more of my work in process, please consider becoming a patron of my work. Visit patreon.com/popeyewongart to support my artwork, while receiving rewards by doing so.
That's all for now. Again, thank you for reading this and for your support. I hope that this kind of postings will help you understand my work a bit better... or even help you in your journey as an artist. Either way, I just hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to leave a comment, like this post on Facebook. As always, if you have any questions or comments, you know where to find me (hint: scroll to the top of this page for my social media links).
Last but not least: Have a Happy Halloween, full of candy and naughty bits!
See you next time! ~Pops.
I'm back... a little late, but back. I was planning to blog yesterday, to keep the schedule of Mondays and Thursdays, but I didn't have Internet service until today. After more than 14 years, I switched phone and Internet companies. Yesterday was the last day with the phone company that provided me with a land line and DSL Internet. I won't go into details because I don't want to trash anybody, but it was about time. The disadvantages of staying with that phone company were far more than the advantages. On top of that, to be realistic, I don't really need a land line. Now, I have Internet cable and VoIP service (I wanted to keep my landline phone number, at least for a while). I don't know if the service will be better... but I am sure it won't be worse (yes, that's how bad it was, at least in my own experience).
But ok, enough of ranting about services, companies, etc. Let's talk about pin-up art, specifically mine and what revolves around it. As I mentioned in my last entry, my online store officially went live this past Monday (thank you again, Ecwid!). Since then, I've been playing with a few of the options and choices. I put one of them in action already: coupons. On Monday, not only did I finish setting up my online store, but also finished the Halloween pin-up for this year. To celebrate, I activated a coupon for 40% in all prints, with the code "SPOOK" (come on! it's Halloween!). If I was happy with my online store before, I am even happier now that I have coupons active. It's not just the coupons, but the ability to shape my online store to the way I like it. Remember, this coupon sale ends on November 2nd, so hurry up to my online store by clicking here and get yourself a nice print.
I mentioned that I finished a new Halloween image. I do this holiday's pin-up every year, and have been doing it for the last ten years. This time, the Halloween pin-up was based on Seffana (Seffy Moon), a model from Belgium with whom I have collaborated more than once in the past. I had wanted to do a Halloween piece based on her for a long time, and I am very happy to have done it this year, finally. Seffana is a great example of something I mentioned in another blog entry, just over a week ago: when working with models, maintaining a relationship based on mutual respect is a must. That is the reason why I continue having fun collaborating with Seffana, even after so many years. I respect her as a model, as person, and I feel fortunate to be able to collaborate with a model of such caliber. More importantly, I firmly believe that's the reason why she appreciates my work, because she knows that I appreciate her help as well. Thank you, Seff, for all your support towards my artwork during all these years.
As you can see, many things in the realm of working professionally as a pin-up artist are new to me. And even though it can be a bit intimidating to dive right into it, it is also fun and exciting. Even this blog is part of those "new things" that I mentioned: do I know what I'm doing? Not really, (or more accurately: hell no!). But I do like to do it and that makes it a lot easier. This blog is mostly about my journey as a pin-up artist, a starving pin-up artist by tradition (oh, man, how accurate that description sounds at this moment, he, he). I like to share my personal experiences, because I'm still living that process where I try to be a better artist, and at the same time a better self-promoter/manager. I must say that things are, so far, so good: every day is an adventure, trying to reach my goal, and I love it! Of course, it would be easier if money was rolling in quicker and more abundantly, but hey, that's part of the show.
Last but not least, remember that you can support my art by becoming a patron of my work. Just visit patreon.com/popeyewongart to learn more. Hopefully you'll like what you'll see. There is no contribution that is too small, every single contribution counts.
"Keep on working and giving it your best", that's what I keep telling myself, and honestly, those are not just words, they are really what I believe. See you next!
I am happy to announce that I finally have an online store up and running. Well, this is actually not the first time that I do have a store or something around that on my website. I have tried many choices and platforms in the past. I went through Square Market (not to be confused with Squarespace), eBay, Etsy and a couple of more options. Currently, I am using Ecwid (www.etsy.com), an e-commerce platform, and I am very very satisfied with it. It is simple and efficient, which is what I need. I do hope that this is the store or platform that will stay with me forever, because honestly, I very much dislike the process of "moving" to a new store. From learning the tricks, to upload the images, write the descriptions, etc., this process can be very tedious... and I don't even get into coding anything. Due to this same reason, I have learned to be a little more selective when it comes to setting up my website and/or my web store. So, being that said, I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed, hoping that this store is the last one I'll need... or at least the last one I'll set up myself.
Having a store presence online is important to me, because I like to be able to offer my work to as many people as possible. That's exactly what a web store allows me to do, to have a place where people from literally all over the world can click and purchase anything I can make available. I myself, am not much into personal experiences when it comes to buying, I like to browse, select, pay and be done. And again, that is exactly what I wanted to offer. The first priority I have regarding my web store is that it needs to be easy to navigate and use. Needless to say, my personal preferences are not the same as all my customers' and that is why I always try to offer help to anybody that is interested in my work. At the end, the goal is the same: to provide clients with an easy and enjoyable experience. I want clients and patrons to be able to visit my store and have the feeling that they can reach me. I want them to feel like I'm right there to help if they need me to do so. And at the same time, I want them to have the option to visit my store and make a quick purchase if that's what they would like.
As I mentioned before, Ecwid platform gives me ease and flexibility. A web store can be set up in five minutes or less. However, as most things in life, doing it right is not that simple. Yes, it is possible to have a web store running in that time. But obviously, the more options are available, the more time is needed to set it up. Details like shipping prices, print size options, sale offers, etc., can add up to a considerable time when setting up a simple store like mine. Of course, this kind of store cannot be compared to big corporate stores with thousands and thousand of customers, data bases, options, etc. But, at the same, time, I don't have thousands of employees working for me to get it up running, maintain it and manage it. At the end of the day, work is work. This is not hard labor, but it does require attention and effort.
Last but not least, my advice for anybody for anybody trying to open an online store: check your options out there, give them a try. Whatever works for one might not work for the other. That is exactly what happened to me. I have many artists friends, several of them with their own online store, most of them from different platforms. But they all have something in common: they feel comfortable. The stores work for them as a tool. And that's what your online store should do for you too. When it comes to my online store, I'm just getting started... again. However, it is not surprising that I am already loving it. Same as I do with everything revolving my artwork, I am excited to walk an unknown path, everything is possible. And that is more than worth the shot. Hell yeah!
I'll be back soon, but in the meanwhile, make sure to visit my online store. Either clicking at the "Store" link in this page, or by visiting http://store.popeyewong.com. As always, feel free to leave any comments here. See you next time!
Hi there, I'm back to keep on rambling... I mean, sharing my thoughts about my life as a pin-up artist. It is not a secret that the artwork I do as a pin-up artist is... well, pin-ups. But, whoever knows my artwork or has followed it for a while, can notice a change and shift when it comes to the style that I render. As I mentioned recently, my current style is more realistic, without being a portrait. I feel like that the cartoons I am rendering these days, are closer to a portrait style. Close, but not quite there... and I want to keep it that way.
Let me explain why I say this. Many many years ago, I started to get interested in doing portraits. Nothing fancy, just interested in copying what I saw in photos. Eventually, that hobby got a bit polished and ultimately focused on doing portraits of women. Specifically, pin-ups. I started with pencil, then added paintbrushes, and finally airbrush along with digital media. Alternatively to these portraits, I started to render cartoon pin-ups. Same as I did with my portraits, these cartoons were inspired by the work of many incredible artists. So, to make it more clear: I started to work on pin-ups in two different styles at the same time: portraits and cartoons.
From the beginning, I wanted to make a distinction. My portraits should look like portraits, and my cartoons like cartoons. Simple. With time, my cartoons started to become more popular than my portraits. They were quicker to do, more appealing to the general public, in another words: more commercial. As a consequence, during the last years, I have been working more on cartoons than anything else. For this same reason, my cartoon style has changed very constantly (more practice = more ideas). But, I always had a certain tendency: to make my cartoons more realistic. I always saw my two styles as two different extremes of the same theme (pin-ups), and with time, I have realized that I tend to get them closer to each other. That is why my cartoons start to look a bit more like portraits, as if I was trying to fuse both styles, which in a way, subconsciously, that's what I do.
Fusing both styles, that would be good. What I don't want is to bury one in the other. What I mean with this is that I don't want to lose the cartoon quality and humor of these images. I don't want my cartoons to become portraits... but I like to play around anyway. That is why my current cartoons don't really look as such... but don't look like portraits either. I am in between, and as long as I am there, "in between", I am fine.
So, the experiments (experiments? who am I? Dr. Frankenpin-up?) and new approaches continue. I am happy to be rendering my current style of artwork. I have proved that I can do portraits and that I can do cartoons. So, why not use the skills learned to do both and create something in between.
So, are my cartoons still cartoons? Not in an orthodox way, but their quality is definitely present in the work that I do. This style will last until I get the urge of shifting again... which I know I will. And that there, is the part that I love of doing artwork: there aren't rules, at least not rules for everybody.
I will continue having fun, and I hope you have fun with my artwork as well.
Today I got to visit my friend and model for my artwork, Lisa del Toro. Lisa, not only a beautiful but extremely skilled tattoo artist, has been the inspiration for my "Mexican Independence Day" pin-up every year, for six years in a row and counting. It is now a tradition to render an image featuring her, with the Mexican holiday as a theme: same girl, same theme, but depicted in a different way each time.
As I mentioned, today I got to visit her, to hand deliver a print of the pin-up I did of her just about a month ago. We had a long talk, took photos, shared ideas, shared opinions and said bye, until next time. I practically see her once a year, around this time, but I always leave with such a peaceful feeling. Today wasn't the exception, and that feeling got me thinking about how fortunate I've been to stumble across models of such caliber as Lisa's, the muses that have shaped my artwork for all these years. I won't list names, because they are too many and it would be impossible not to leave out anybody, but you know who you are, and for that, I thank you deeply... and my artwork does too.
Working with models is a must in my field of artwork. it might be up close, or from far away, but it is definitely a must. I started to really dedicate time to work on pin-ups back in 2004, and from the very beginning I received the support from different models, some of them professionals, some of them amateurs. Back then I didn't have a portfolio, so, as you can imagine, it wasn't like I had models looking to work with me. But little by little, with the support I had from the models that believed in me (literally believing in my word when I assured them I was an artist), my portfolio and my skills started to grow. Today, I still have so, so, so much to learn, but I am proud to glance back and see for a second the long path I have walked... always with the help of the muses from all over the world..
Projects come and go, and sometimes, collaborations do too. I have worked with many many models in my career, most of them from remote locations, through online communication. As it is understandable, I didn't stay in touch with all of them. Life works that way. But with many of them, the relationship and appreciation is still there, even if we get in touch once in a very while. And working with them, even after years is such a treat. That is why is important to recognize when a model brings that extra quality to your work, and if so, to take care of that relationship model-artist.
I have the honor of being able to call friends to many of the models that have helped me. And that, honestly, is a wonderful thing. However, it is something that needs to be earned and grown, through respect (and good artwork, of course). I talked about this in past blog entries, but it is something that I can never emphasize too much: if you want to work as a pin-up artist, please have respect towards your models. 9 times out 10, you will get that respect back. If you happen to stumble across that 1 out of 10, when the model is indeed more trouble than inspiration, walk away and don't let that ruin your vision towards working with models. In my opinion, for the good and for the bad, respect is the key, 10 times out of 10.
Thank you again, my friends, for being part of this journey, part of my artwork.
Ok, as a person that not only works drawing sexy female images, but loves doing so, I can tell you that there is an underlying notion about my artwork: that it is sexist and even degrading to women in general. Of course, I don't mean that everybody has this kind of opinion. In fact, I cannot complain about all the support that I have received towards my work over the years. From people close to me, like family and friends, to those that only know me from what I do, the response has been better than I could ever ask.
But, for the effect of this blog entrance, I will be referring to the people that dislike or even disdain my artwork and what it means. My close personal experiences in this aspect have not been many, but I in fact have seen the reactions that my work creates on some people. The typical reaction is to look away, cover their eyes (or the eyes of the person next to them), walk/run away from my table or booth, etc. I have been approached by people that told me that what I do is either degrading... or even satanic (yep, I have been told that too). Now, let me make this clear: am I making fun of these persons? Do I hate them for not liking my work? No and definitely no. I think we are all entitled to an opinion, that's what makes the world so diverse. It is how we express our differences what I think it makes indeed a difference.
When I have spoken to people that criticized the nature of work, it usually has been in a very civil and respectful manner, from both sides. One of the conversations I remember the most, was one that took place years ago, while I was standing at my booth, in one of the local street shows in Las Vegas. When this person started asking me about my work, they were the regular questions that I get when I meet with people in person (how did you start? why do you like to draw this or that? how long have you been doing this? etc.). However, I realized the conversation was going to take a different turn when she asked me if I considered my work offensive to women in general. I won't go into details about the conversation (and trust me, it was a pleasant one), but this person expressed that my artwork had a message above all: women are sexual objects. As I said, I won't go into details, because it would be too long to write here... plus, honestly, it was many years ago, it's not like I remember every single detail of it. However, there's something I remember clearly: what my first answer was right after her first question.
So, what did I say? What was my answer? I responded what reflected my thoughts back then... which is the same thoughts I have up to this day. Everything that I do when it comes to my artwork, it is not done with the intention of being disrespectful... but it does try to be funny, humorous. Anybody who knows me personally, can see the contrast of how serious I take my artwork and at the same time how much I make fun of it. This attitude permeates to my work: I am obsessive when it comes to details, forms, etc., but really loose and informal when it comes to my approaching to its themes. That's why you can see a lot of my artwork featuring sexy rendered girls in ridiculous situations or accompanied by ridiculous props and/or beings.
Then... is my work sexist? Of course it is... to some people. That will never change. But, do I believe that my work is sexist (or even misogynist) in nature, or worse, that is universally sexist? Of course not. Most of my work sets the female character as the dominant one, the one in charge. It is worth to mention the fact that more than half of the people that approaches my table or booth at a show, are women indeed. Some of them with their entire family along with them. They get a good laugh, a spark in their eyes and they buy artwork that they really liked. Is my artwork for all women? Not in a million years. But that is why I don't believe that my artwork is sexist... and at the same time it is. It is all in the eyes of the beholder. I don't do artwork to please everybody... or anybody. I do it because I believe in what I do. It doesn't matter who you are, you won't agree with everything, and I mean everything any other person int he world has to say.
Take this example: I am in pro of legalizing marijuana. Do I think marijuana is good? Not in every aspect. But I know that alcohol is not good either, in certain circumstances can be actually worse. Same as marijuana is good in many aspects. So, why is alcohol legal and even celebrated, while marijuana gets the reputation of being used just by junkies, "pot heads", etc. I won't go into a debate of why one is better than the other, this is not the place, and not my battle either. Just wanted to point out how at the end, it all depends on how we see things. By the way, I don't drink alcohol nor I smoke, not even tobacco. However, that doesn't mean that I disdain either one of them. And that is why I know that many people may not understand my artwork, may not be their favorite subject, but still respect what I do and support it.
I try to do work that I like and that I also believe in. I have done commission art in the past, that might seem demeaning to women. Some of it I understood, some of it I didn't, I just drew it and tried to express what the client wanted. We all learn from experience and draw a line that we don't want to cross again. I, so far, have been ok with everything that I have drawn in my life, and I try to keep things that way. At the end of the day, I am the guy that has a lot of fun with his artwork and the people involved in it. Doing things like taking photos with porn star friends, resting my head in their boobs (or next to their butts as you can see in my blog photo), is just a taste of how I reflect what my artwork expresses. To many people, doing things like that is unacceptable, vulgar, unprofessional, etc. Me? I am just having a good time with the people that make my work possible... and making sure they have fun as well. Again: everything is in the eye of the beholder. Keep having fun... I know I will. See you next time!
Hey there! It's Monday, which means is time to blog away. I will keep talking about my daily and never ending quest to take over the world... errr, I mean, my never ending quest of create new, fun and sexy artwork.
Last week I finished a new image based on Kendra Lust, one of the reigning goddesses of porn. As I had foreseen, having her "seal of approval", a.k.a, a retweet and a post from Kendra herself, brought a lot of attention to my artwork, from many sections of the industry. Of course, that alone is not an automatic home run for my work, but it does provide a great opportunity to be seen. From the fans of Kendra Lust to her co-workers, to the people that have to do something related to the adult industry, my artwork was seen in Twitter and Instagram by more people than my usual (Facebook is not really a friendly platform when it comes to the adult industry, but that's another story). It is simple math: the more people see my artwork, the more chances I have for somebody ask for a commission work (or even a collaboration), which is what ultimately brings the money to my table. At least for now.
So, what to do with those kind of opportunities? give it your best. As I said before, the image I did for Kendra Lust and her promotion, is not a home run itself, but it is indeed a big opportunity to show what I can do. An opportunity to show what my artwork can offer. That's actually what I did... and that's what I'll keep doing, same as I have before. The difference from previous years, is that now pretty much my entire energy and time is dedicated to promote my work.
Then, again, how can I promote my artwork, or my work in general? Posting, getting involved, networking, staying active, keep working, keep drawing, but more importantly: learning. There are so, so, so many valuable tools out there to promote yourself, to get it out there. I don't know how many times I mentioned that this is a brave new world, and I say that with a big smile. Why? because there's a lot that can be done, so many possible projects, so many ideas... with so little time. I say this because there is never enough time to do every single project and idea out there. But hey, that's life. I have to compromise, cut down and plan. That's indeed what I'm doing, but in no way I'm slowing down. All the contrary, it is time to give that extra push. Get excited, get involved. In other words: it is time to believe in your own work, your own vision. You might not be able to do every single play in the book, but give it your best to the ones that you do get to play.
Last but not least, get out there but don't forget about your artwork. Keep improving, keep bringing your own stuff to the table, pushing yourself, and at the end of the day... or the month, or the year (you get the idea), it will pay off. :)
Before I leave, I'll share a bit of how I work on my pin-ups, with a couple of images showing the work in progress of the image I did of Kendra Lust. Enjoy!... and if you like it, please consider becoming a patron of my work, through Patreon, the platform that allows anybody to support artists via contributions. Would you like to check it out? Visit www.patreon.com/popeyewongart.
Thanks again for reading this and please, don't hesitate to leave a comment and share this blog. See you next time!
Wow! It's been five months since the last time I updated my blog (five months!). As it tends to happen, I got really busy and was unable to blog for over a month... and then things just kept piling on. Plus, if you add my legendary procrastination into the mixture, well, the result is a neglected log (seriously, five months???). I apologize for that, sincerely. It's not that anybody's life stopped because I stopped blogging, but, whn I decided to start promoting my artwork, I really meant it. So, here I am, back and ready to give my best in every aspect of that plan... including my blog.
And why wouldn't I? I really like to share what I know, my experiences, my plans, my ideas, etc. The audience might be zero (or close to zero), but that doesn't matter. I do artwork because it is truly my passion and if I can share that in every aspect of my life, well, that is just great :)
Ok, what did I do in the last five months? I won't go into detail, because at the end, what matters the most are the results. The last time I blogged I talked about how I did at the Laughlin River Run bike rally and my plans for the Expo Obregon at my home town in Mexico (Ciudad Obregon), merely days ahead of that date. The Expo Obregon was certainly an amazing experience, in every aspect. And I'm not talking about just the show, but everything that surrounded the event. From preparing the merchandise, to cram everything in my little car, travel about 1,300 km (or 800 miles), crossing the border, dealing with customs, doing a couple of stops, getting my booth ready, showing my printed work and merchandise along with some live work for three weeks, meeting with friends from my past and present, meeting new people, eating out almost every night, showing my family my work and how I do it (finally), getting interviewed for a potential TV show for my home town's local station, driving back home after a month and look back to what I did. Of course, I am not listing everything that I did in this trip, but you get the idea. Showcasing my work at the Expo Obregon was a a personal desire of mine, and I fulfilled it. For that, I am extremely proud and grateful to all those that helped me make it possible.
Once I got back from that memorable trip, in June, a lot of my time went into getting back in track, in the sense that I needed to do artwork again. I also had the pleasure to be visited by family and friends and viceversa, including another trip to my home town in August. Before I knew it, September was here and with that my traditional yearly image celebrating Mexico's Independence Day (Ay, ay, ay!).
That takes us to October and with that, to present day. For me, this is the time when the year is pretty much over, and I need to plan on how I'm going to make use of the last quarter of it. Not only artwork (Halloween image coming up!), but everything around it, from printing merchandise, planning shows and projects for next year, etc. Of course, the year is not over yet, but I know that New Year's Eve will be here in a blink of an eye. I am excited for it, and I can't wait to share my journey with anybody who's willing to read about it.
On more recent news, I just finished a new image, the second one based on the beautiful Kendra Lust, one of the supreme goddesses of porn nowadays. This is the second image I do of her, truly an honor and a pleasure to be able to do so. If you have followed my work, you'll notice a gradual shifting in my work, towards a more realistic style. My pin-ups are looking a bit less cartoony, but without getting it to be a portrait (which I also do, by they way). No, this is just my usual shifting, trying new styles in my pin-up work, always trying to learn something new. I hope you like it, so please don't be shy to leave comments.
Time to go for now, but I'll be back next Monday to continue writing about this journey of drawing semi-naked (or naked) girls for a living (oooh yeah!). Until then!
Pin-up artist by day… and also by night. Well, mostly by night, because that's when I love to draw the best.