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By spacejack (Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 10:33:19 AM EST) (all tags)
Is it just me, or are a lot of girls into pin-up art these days? (I suppose it should be noted that even after 50 years, some images retain their NSFW-ness.)

Contents SWF however.

It's missing something... hands. According to trusted online sources, advertising illustration of the 50s tended toward close-ups of just faces and hands. I think it's one of those rules that's "true" in a reductionist sense that it's "all you really need to tell a story" but also not true in enough cases that it shouldn't be a rule.

Anyway, just a very small, quick sketch that probably needs hands.

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Damn! I'll say it again: by greyrat (4.00 / 3) #1 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 10:40:43 AM EST
You do great faces. So few lines for so much expression...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Boobies too.

Well even with quick ink sketches by spacejack (4.00 / 2) #2 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 10:50:19 AM EST
I still do a fair bit of head construction with a pencil - putting the skull and jaw shapes into perspective and using wireframe-type lines to place the features. A pro illustrator might be able to do it without construction, but I can't.

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Your excuses don't make the end result by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #4 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 11:09:16 AM EST
any less awesome. 8^P

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Agreed. by vorheesleatherface (4.00 / 2) #3 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 10:52:00 AM EST
Excellent boob size.

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pin up link by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 11:21:38 AM EST
they sent him a 15 year old girl for pictures ? Boy, now a days that'll get you 20-to-life..

'Sent him a 15 year old girl' by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 12:14:42 PM EST
Yeah, not something you'd normally hear today... unless maybe you make TV commercials.

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Speaking of the female form... by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 02:25:19 PM EST
Have you ever seen this or this or this? I like Lileks as a general rule, and these links just make clear what a sick sense of humor he can have.

N.B. There is much strangeness hidden in The institute of Official Cheer.

I do not like this one by debacle (4.00 / 1) #8 Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 06:08:44 PM EST
Everything from the neckline down (esp the shoulders) has a very rough feel to it. I don't like the composition of the lines. It also seems that the torso might be a bit lopsided.


it is pretty rough by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 05:11:05 AM EST
It was drawn small, so the scan is bigger than the original this time and you can see details and mistakes. The arms are kinda noodley.

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