Thursday, November 18, 2010

Would you rather be at the beach?

Another 50's fan art piece....


The weather is getting chillier here .....so I thought it would be a perfect time to show a piece inspired by the beach........another nod to the old 1950s pin ups....this is an ink and watercolour piece.....

This girl has the brightest red hair and tons of attitude....

The above image is another fan art piece I created as inspired by Illustrator Al Moore. I love taking a look at Illustrators from the past and how their surroundings and era directed their work.....pretty cool to take a look back in time.....

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.

2 comments:

ArtistUnplugged said...

Beautiful illustration!!! Love the eyes green as her suit. Such luscious illustrations from the advertising of the 40's and 50's....thanks for sharing the info and your great work! Have a great weekend.

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

I love the old 40s pin up art! Her red hair is a nice contrast with her green suit. Love it! And perfect time to be thinking about the beach!!!

 
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