Sunday, September 19, 2010

1950's pin up - Fan art - I love these cool pieces they did in the 50's

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I know it would be strange to say that I am a huge fan of the 1950's pin up art...but I am...so when I saw the prompt over at Sunday Postcard art...I had to do a ink and watercolour piece to honor that fun loving period....Everyone always looked so good back then...their hair was always made up...they had the coolest red lipstick!!! I love it!! I think that is why I love red lipstick so much...and my nickname is lips!!! lol

I think I will have to do more of these...

The above image is some fan art I created as inspired by Illustrator Al Moore.

Moore was a busy illustrator from the 1940s to the late 50s, generating advertising, fashion, story art, and pin-ups. Covers for Saturday Evening Post and Collier's and interior work for these and Woman's Home Companion, American Magazine, Woman's Day, McCall's, Cosmopolitan. Ads for Hertz, Whitman's Chocolates, Ford, Camay, Nash, US Rubber, Coke, Old Gold, Botany. Replaced Vargas and Petty as Esquire's main pin-up man. Moore's girls are less glossy and impossible than those of his talented predecessors, being more girl-next door realistic and natural. He provided calendars for Esquire, Brown and Bigelow. Last illustrations for Pan Am and US Olympics.

Happy Sunday!!!

16 comments:

Sophia said...

Gosh, Diane. I'm not a huge fan of the 50's but I have to say that you did a FANTASTIC job of your rendition. Wow! Seriously, I couldn't have pulled that off. Rock on! :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I ♥LUV♥ the old pin-up art of the 40's and 50's. There was a quality to it that made the girl next door glamorous, and stars even more va-va-va-voom!
You caught it! You really did it justice.
(somewhere, I have some of the original magazine centerfolds of Vargas girls.....)
I think you should pursue this further! ;)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your artwork is amazing, Diana...such a beautiful artist you are. Love it.

Judy said...

Wow, Diana, a very glamourous card, hope you're feeling better noe!

Grannie Annie said...

Diana ~ This is just super fantastic artwork...beautiful, beautiful job.

katrin said...

great pin-up!

Sandy said...

OMG OMG your pin up is beautiful.
Great paint. Love it.

Rosie said...

I had heard of Moore Diana, but thanks so much for sharing the background. You could've given him a run for his money, girl! What a super illustration! =)

Taluula said...

Diana, this is gorgeous and definitely one of your very best.

peppapig said...

Gorgeous piece of art Diana,love it!!

Cathy Bueti said...

Amazing work Diana! Those ladies from the 50's were cool weren't they! :)

darlene said...

Beautiful watercolor painting!!! Yes, you have to do some more of these paintings. Enjoyed the background information too.

Sally said...

Fantastic pin up, love your study!

Brian Miller said...

nice..and the lips pop...esp with the accents of the toenails...and the luck strikes...

marianne said...

WOW this is AWESOME! I love it!
Will you make postcard prints of it?

stampdiva said...

Great postcard art. Lynne M

 
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