Contemporary Pinups Holiday trading card set November 21, 2012 – Posted in: Blog
Richard has been VERY busy recently with several trading card sets. Here’s a peek at the latest.
I always try to go more for fun and sexy/traditional with my pinups as opposed to anything overtly sexual/porny/more modern. As it’s destiny is to become a trading card (thus itty bitty), I kept it pretty simple insofar as the composition and use of color and color theory. I think I photo referenced about 4 different women in working on this, and that’s one of my dogs popping out of the box. There’s a good chance I’ll also work this into some kind of print for the holidays, as a faux December calendar page, with some wear/aging and the like, if there’s any interest? [link to print pre-orders]
The original inks were 8×10, which I shrunk down to 5×7 (300 dpi, CMYK) for coloring in Photoshop. I think it took me about a week to color the piece, primary the skin tones.