Thursday, January 08, 2009

New Pic - "Bettie Page - Birthday Suit"

Bettie Page 1923 - 2008

This is my tribute image to pin-up queen Bettie Page.

Like many other artists I was saddened to hear of her passing in December 2008. Although she retired from pin-up work back in the late fifties, her influence is still very much felt today.

She was in my opinion the ultimate pin-up girl, and will continue to be a favourite among artists. With her infectious smile, classic curves and that much copied hair style, she's a pin-up artists dream!

I wanted to do a "classic" style pin-up for this image. So I kept things simple. I tried to avoid using the overused circle motif for the background, but it just works so well with the figure.

Image took a few weeks in total (in between other works) from pencils to finished colours.

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