Inspired by the classic pinups of yesteryear, here are my takes on the vintage pinup girl calendars (with a cartoonist's twist). Each month, I'll produce a pinup illustration available for download to use as wallpaper for your computer desktop. I may change my style from month to month in subject and in illustrative technique. For example, some may be very Vargas inspired, where as the next month could look like something Tex Avery would have done. Either way, these retro-inspired girls will hopefully give me a chance to explore the past (along with the female form in sexy and fun ways), and for you to enjoy the present everytime you turn on your computer.
Notes: Ah, July. You know what July has meant to me in the past? Gunpowder, sweat, beer, and punk rock shows. Let’s break it down: obviously, gunpowder is from the fireworks on the 4th (as is the beer and the sweat). However, it seemed like over the course of two or three years while in high school and early college, I was seeing a mess of punk rock shows in small, cramped clubs with no air circulation. It may have been 99 degrees outside, but inside? More like 110 degrees. My friends and I would sweat it out anyway. It was a good period in my life, although at the time I didn’t think so. You never do until later…
Anyway, here is my patriotic punk princess, ready to kick ass. I wanted to use a harder edge on this one to make it look more like a silkscreen print, almost something you could see as a rock show poster. Astute observers will notice she is bearing a Pabst Blue Ribbon tattoo. Upon initial inspection, this may seem silly. However, I do indeed know of a girl back in 1997-98 who received a Pabst Blue Ribbon tattoo on her upper arm. We dated. It was cool. She was ahead of the curve on that trend.
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