Monday, February 11, 2013

Some Classic Gouache Pin-Up Paintings

A few years ago I got very interested in 1950s pin-up art. One of the best illustrators working in that genre was Mike Ludlow, who painted the 1957 Esquire magazine pin-up calendar. Here's a page from that year...


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I studied Ludlow's painting technique and then gave it a try myself. Gouache is a tough medium but also a lot of fun. Here's the result of my first effort...


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I'm hoping to get back to doing some more of these -- check back soon!

4 comments:

Mike Lynch said...

Leif, this is fantastic!

Leif Peng said...

Thanks so much, Mike :^)

Courtney Yake said...

Absolutely love! Please do more pin-ups!

I hope Mohawk is treating you kindly, and I would like to say that OCAD teachers are not nearly as fun in class as you! Take care!

stefan said...

The pin-ups are amazing :) Will be researching more work from Mike Ludlow