| Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Label: photorealistic drawing |
Hilo Chen - Contemporary Photo-realist Painter
Hilo Chen (Yee-Lum) was born in 1942 in Taiwan and moved to New York in 1968 after living in Paris. This series of paintings depicts beautiful women sun bathing on the beach. The skin tones of his nudes seem more "real" than life itself. You feel as though you can almost touch these women who are so oblivious to being observed.
| Friday, January 22, 2010 | Label: vintage pin up |
Enoch Bolles (1883–1976) - American painter of pin-up art.
Enoch Bolles was among the earliest and most widely circulated glamour illustrators. While known today solely as a pinup artist, Bolles was a versatile illustrator who also worked extensively in the advertising industry, creating hundreds of attractive color illustrations for products ranging from bread to cigarettes. His most widely reproduced advertising illustration is the Windy Girl for Zippo lighters.
Bolles' magazine work first appeared in 1914 on the covers of popular humor periodicals such as JUDGE and PUCK, but he is best known for FILM FUN. In 1923 Bolles became the exclusive cover artist for FILM FUN and continued in this role until the magazine folded in 1943
| Tuesday, January 12, 2010 | Label: vintage pin up |
Jay Scott Pike (b. 1924) - American comic book artist and illustrator
Jay Scott Pike was born in Philadelpheia in 1924. He enrolled at the Art Students League in New York at the age of sixteen and, after service in the Marines, resumed his art studies at the Parsons School of Design, Syracuse University, and the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Besides sexy pin up, he has painted award-winning illustrations for magazines and comic books as well as advertisements for major corporate clients.
| Monday, January 11, 2010 | Label: comics girl |
Dave Hoover - Comic Artist
Dave Hoover began his artistic career as an animator in 1977. He became a comic book artist in 1987 and worked as a penciler on many titles for both DC and Marvel, including lengthy runs on Starman and Captain America. He was the primary artist for the entire 13-issue run of The Wanderers title for DC.
Since 1999 Dave Hoover has been teaching art as a faculty member of his old alma mater, the Art institute of Philadelphia. In recent years he has become known for his pin ups and 'good girl' art. He has said that Supergirl is his favorite character to draw, and has probably created more pin ups of her than any other character.