Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Pin Up Girl #12 - Pin Up Girl Video

January 3, 2012

First entry of a brand new year. This is Pin Up Girl #12 and the accompanying video. For this drawing I used Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. This drawing is after the more famous version done by George Petty.

Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencil on 11 X 17 inch Bristol

Petty was a prolific and talented artist who created pin up's for Esquire magazine during it's heyday in the 1940's and 50's. This drawing was from one of his many calendars during that era. Known as the, "Petty Girls" his centerfolds were extremely popular during the period and it many of his pin-up girls ended up as nose art on WWII bombers.

Eventually replaced by Alberto Vargas as Esquire's featured pin-up artist, Petty moved to commercial illustration for companies like Rigid Tools and magazine work for True.

Petty went on to do commercial pieces and pin-ups for many, many years.

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