Pin-ups and Their Reference Photos
Every artist has to start somewhere. It’s fun to compare the photo to the painting and see what the artist chose to exaggerate or change completely. Though there’s a spark of life and personality in the faces of some of these models that the artist either couldn’t or chose not to capture. Glad the original photos survived.
Maybe I should just add Viva to the mandatory reblog list?
I love her work.
Photo: Viva Van Story
Makeup/Hair: Red Dodge
Model: Erin Micklow
Illustrations by Alberto Vargas, 1940’s
Happy 4th of July!
I love discovering photos of Bettie Page I’ve never seen before.