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, here we are one year later. I introduce to you Miss March 2006. The main challenge with this illustration was mastering the all-powerful Illustrator tool, the Gradient Mesh. It’s hard, and I wouldn’t say I’ve completely mastered it. Nevertheless, the results are promising, and I hope to continue to master this tool for softer, photorealistic effects. If you want to learn more about Gradient Mesh, visit master Veerle’s tutorial.
Also, I’ve updated the trade dress (so to speak), going with a retro line art look for a logo of sorts. Anytime I get to use Univers, I get all aflutter, so it made me happy to implement it here. Go forth, and download!
The desktop pinup images available for download on this page are licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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