Welcome to the 14th Creeping Wednesday! Today we will wander around the topic of pin-ups. Thanks to ~JadasArtVision for suggesting the theme and plenty of nice artworks, as usual! The next theme is going to be hair. Please remember that I look for works only done traditionally and relatively not popular. Today we have a double interview! Let's hear a word or two from ~JadasArtVision and *mashi.What is that attracts you to traditional art?
- I haven't really given much thought to it. Perhaps for convenience. I'm so familiar with it, traditional art has been apart of my life since before I could write! I can use it anywhere at anytime.
from a painting to a simple sketch on a napkin when sudden inspiration strikes.
- I'm not really a traditional art person as I find it quite difficult to control. There's no undo button so I was quite afraid to do that. However, I like color pencils as I feel it's easier to control and I have some color pencils from long ago so I used that initially. There are some friends who recommended copic markers awhile back so I'm still practicing that. What I find it interesting about traditional art is that it is really nicely done and the amount of effort and time to work on an artwork is impressive.
What do you like about pin-ups the most?
- They just have so much power and confidence. When they walk into a room heads turn. I wish I could be like that. I guess that's why I draw them so often; I envy it I guess. It's kinda like when people create these fantasy worlds. It's a fantasy I suppose. lol idk how to explain it.
Do you have any preferable time period, consider them?
- What I like about pin-ups the most is that it's retro. There's something refreshing to see the older days stuffs. Another thing I like about pin-ups is because it consists of girls which I can get reference and inspirations when I want to create an artwork.
~JadasArtVision - Well the 1940s and 50s are great inspirations for this style. The classic pin-ups back when burlesque was in it's hayday. when everything was sexy yet tasteful. when there wasn't porn and strip clubs. Just tease. Women like Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe are just a few examples
- I'm not sure about the time period but I do look at Gil Elvgren's artworks a lot. I think it's the 70s or 80s?
Thank you for your answers!
A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model or cheesecake, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, e.g. meant to be "pinned-up" on a wall. Pin-up girls may be glamour models, fashion models, or actresses.
The term pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos. The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however, the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s.
The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced and became an instant hit.