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!

Monday, February 04, 2013

My Kawaii Paintings

A few years ago I became really interested in a type of cartooning called "kawaii" greeneyescat02.JPG This little green-eyed cat is my favourite, but I did a bunch of other paintings which you can see in a set on Flickr