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: Well, I dreaded doing June’s pinup, especially after the praise I received from everyone for last month’s pinup entry. However, I had put it off long enough. So today, I sat down and hit this one out.
Friday, I talked it over with a couple of friends on a porch over some beers as we enjoyed the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. Instead of doing some beach bunny scene (as appropriate for the start of summer), I had wanted to do something a little bit seedier. I’ve been thinking about motels and their function as a rendezvous for sex, either illicit or adulterous. Some of my favorite older pinups appear to be set in a motel room; their mood is more of base sexual desire rather than fun.
For this month’s entry, I wanted to capture the seediness of an old motel with its garish colors, and the texture of an older pulp novel cover. To me, the two themes go hand-in-hand, as most pulps dealt with dark deeds taking place in motel rooms (sexual or otherwise). I also wanted to draw a blonde for a change. I think I ended up channeling some Twin Peaks:Fire Walk With Me, which was accidental, but a happy coincidence. Miss June looks like she’s pretty sweet in the outside world, but she appears ready to pounce as she waits for a lover to meet her at their secret location – perfect!
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