Friday, May 3, 2013

Pin-up Amazon

Finally...! I finished my latest attempt at a pin-up Amazon, that persistent cliche of fantasy illustration that depicts girl warriors in tiny bikinis with improbable, un-liftable weapons. This ain't perfect, but it's a lot better than my previous attempts at this type of thing. The hands aren't quite right, and I could have given her more substantial stairsteps to pose on. The proportions are not "real girl" proportions, they are elongated fashion drawing proportions. Of course the bikini strips could not actually be worn without a lot of glue to stick to skin, but this is fantasy. The face, though, is that of a real girl who works at my workplace. 

It's all done in Photoshop from an original pencil scribble that I posted here last year. I warn you that I am not going to stop making these digital character portraits, whether they are cliche's or not. Click on the pic for a larger view.

Photoshop, a lot of work over a long time, finished May 3, 2013.


Tristan Alexander said...

While she looks like a realistic human, she si a bit stout. She is way to thick in the middle and not curvey enough for a pin up!

Joel said...

Tristan does have some good comments there. Still, I think they're coming along nicely. Keep up the great work Alto :)

Pyracantha said...

Thanks for your feedback guys! It really helps me improve the art.

Tristan Alexander said...

Check your email for more feedback!