I started painting at school, I took oil painting classes from when I was 9 until when I was 12 years old. After that, up to the age of 16 I took several other courses and classes to improve my drawing skills.
At university I graduated in business, and in 1995 I founded my own graphic design company. In 1997 I decided to change my approach to work, trying to do something much more related with illustration and digital painting. So, from 1998 up to 2001 I ran a small and very creative printing house shop.
In 2002 I started working a freelance illustrator, painter and comic colourist for an American company. In 2006 I decided to work with something more attractive to my audience, a beautiful and special product that could be recognized as unique. And that was when I started to producing my real passion... my pinups.
In 2008 I moved from Brazil to Canada where I started to work as an Art teacher at Niagara College and opened my own Illustration studio.
And what about my pinups?.... They still doing great as my big passion and the main product of my Studio.
Painting Perfect Pin-ups and Cheesecake Girls
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 calles "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 l...
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