Thursday, October 11, 2007

In the Grand Tradition of Pin-up Art

Here are a couple of recent efforts in a genre that's over a century old:


According to Wikipedia, the term "pin-up" was coined in the 1940s, but the genre itself can be traced back to the 1890s.

Here's a cool vintage pin-up blog by a woman who collects old pin-up art. IllustrationArt also had a great post on the genre that lacks (maybe deservedly so) serious respect in the art world.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Focusing on Figures

I've mostly been on a life drawing kick lately. My archive of life drawings has grown to an unwieldy size and the few that I think stand out from the pack are getting lost in the noise. So, I've added a new Figures section to my main gallery page, which features just a few of my favourites.

On a related note, processjunkie (AKA a blog run by Alberto Ruiz) posted an article featuring his favourite classic figure drawing books with handy links to download them in electronic formats.