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Pin up as a part of american popular art

StacySummers Articles Jan 11, 2011

An essential part of American popular art, Pin-Up was coined in the 30's. Since then, widely celebrated for its eye appeal manner, Pin-Up girls drawing technique has been constantly developed during XX century and is rediscovered today as a trendy Vintage styled adornment. Everything old is new again!

In the following showcase you will find vintage and contemporary Pin-Up artists.

Rolf Armstrong

The pin-up art of Rolf Armstrong was a combination of brilliant lighting, vivid colours, superior craftsmanship and beautiful models - his vivacious, spirited ideals of American femininity.

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Vaughan Alden Bass

Armstrong's contemporary, Bass is known for smart minimalism combined with irresistible appeal of his works.

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Al Buell

Created by an outstanding commercial art painter, these charming Pin-Up girls are just breathing the romance of Vintage.

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Ralph Burch

Lovely example of modern Pin-Up manipulation based on Vintage style.

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Paul John Ballard

Vintage-styled sketches executed in winning plain gouache and pencil-drawn manner.

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Harry Ekman

Refined examples of then-widespread cute "girl and a puppy" Vintage Pin - Ups.

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Bill Medcalf

Sweet face, appealing pose and expression executed with perfect finished glow and originality.

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Pearl Frush

Painted primarily in watercolours and gouache, Frush's girls are considered more gracefully portrayed and less overtly sexual than other artists work of the time

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Zoe Mozert

Best known for their pastel style and realistic depiction of women, these are executed by one of the early 20th Century's most known pin-up artists and models.

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Jay Scott Pike

Most known as a comic book artist, Pike created Pin-Ups both sophisticated and romantic, gaining himself generations of devoted admirers and followers.

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Billy De Vorss

Subtle and delicate pastels, revealing the bewitching beauty of Vintage Pin-Up in its best.

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Nathalie Rattner

An eminent Canadian commercial art painter, Rattner combines various drawing techniques along with comprehensive knowledge of Pin-Up basics.

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Joyce Ballantyne

She is best known as the designer of the Coppertone girl, whose swimming costume is being pulled down by a dog.

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Some examples on how to create Pin-Up girl in Photoshop:

Making of Yuka

Learn how to create a sophisticated Pin-Up girl styled image with step-by-step Photoshop tutorial instructions.

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Red Assassin Digital Painting Tutorial

Digital painting combined with Adobe Photoshop. Discover the process of making an Oriental-styled Red Assassin Pin-Up girl illustration.

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When the Dreams Come True

Exclusive tutorial on creating dreamy Fantasy Pin-Up manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Download free images, needed for the training.

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How to Create an Original Pin-Up Girl in Photoshop

Minute and accessible Photoshop tutorial on creating smart cartoon-styled Pin-Up girl.

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Beautiful Bloom

Witty and tender image is an ideal advertising solution for female-oriented business. Follow several steps of this Photoshop tutorial to learn the process of creating unique glamorous Pin-Up styled illustrations.

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Creating a sexy mechanical pinup in Photoshop

Modern and unconventional, this Pin-Up girl was created with Adobe Photoshop. Stunning mixture of contemporary details and Vintage-related form. All the stock photos are presented for free download.

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Sexy Holiday Vector Pin-Up Girl Tutorial

Originally a T-shirt design, this Pin-Up image is surely to prove useful to topic-related website, an advertising banner or poster. The following Photoshop tutorial is highly detailed and informative.

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Create a Stunning Pin-Up Collage

Collage technique enjoys wide popularity nowadays. Introducing collage to a Pin-Up is definitely a winning solution. Make a modern lively illustration in Adobe Photoshop with the exclusive tutorial.

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And in conclusion check some new work at deviantart.com. Following this further, we suggest you looking through the set of Pin-Up wallpapers, providing the striking examples of modern day approach to Pin-Up art. No need to say, that most illustrations were created with Adobe Photoshop, so its high time to brush up our skills!

Sashimi's revenge

by ~PapaNinja

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Pinup Garage Kit

by ~crisdelara04

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Vintage steampunk pin-up

by ~crayonmaniac

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The Nurse

by ~crisdelara04

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Wireless Fashion

by ~crisdelara04

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Battlestations Midway

by ~henning

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Broom of Doom

by ~MattDixon

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Indian girl pin-up

by ~rzhevskii

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Pin-Up Christmas

by ~anubisreddeath

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Tough Choice

by ~crisdelara04

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Bianca Beauchamp as Irish girl

by ~rzhevskii

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Samantha halloween

by ~anubisreddeath

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She has a DD

by ~crayonmaniac

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Hawaiian Girl

by ~hop2pop

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Dream Catcher

by ~MichaelO

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Violet-Black wallpaper

by ~deligaris

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stacy Summers

Hello, I'm Stacy Summers. I want to show you amazing web things and hope you will love them just like me. If you have any questions, please contact me via email (webwdl@gmail.com) or visit my Facebook page.

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