Painting Perfect Pin-ups and Cheesecake Girls

Course Details

  • 22 Sep 2014 - 16 Nov 2014
  • Active Weeks:8
  • Fee: $599 USD
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Course Overview

As long as there has been modern art, there have been pin-up girls, the slightly cheesy, slightly risque artistic embodiment of the most attractive women of their era.

In this fun, fabulous 8 week, online digital art CGWorkshop, professional pin-up painter Cris De Lara introduces you to what she calls "Pinupology" - the art of creating attractive, appealing pin-ups and "cheesecake girls'.  Cris first takes you through the history of pin-ups in the 20th and 21st century, and examines some "pin-up masters" and their work. You'll look at some of the most famous pin-up girls, and how pin-ups are incorporated today in advertising, comics and games. You'll look at styles like Manga, Cartoon and Vintage and how these affect the way a pin-up is presented.

And yes!  You'll get to paint your perfect pin-up. More than one if you like, and in one of three different styles. For your final project, Cris will help you choose a style and paint your pin-up from top to toe (literally!)

As well as careful and thorough studies of anatomy for digital painters, Chris has created videos on what kind of expression and style a pin-up traditionally exudes, and how learning about acting can help convey this. You'll learn about clothing styles and why they are so important to getting your pin-up right. You'll work on difficult-to-master areas like hair and skin textures.

All the while you'll receive feedback and paintovers from Cris, and the enthusiastic support of your classmates via the class forum.

*Please note: this is not a workshop aimed at creating erotica. It's aimed at studying and drawing iconic female pin-ups in 2D. In Cris' own words, "Sensual is OK. Vulgar is not OK."

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  • Cris Delara

    In 2002 I started working a freelance illustrator, painter and comic colourist for an American company. In 2006 I decided to work ...

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