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October 6th, 2006 #1
Victory Gals _New_series preview-BigBlockGals!
Here is the ongoing series of Victory Gals start.
I will do my best to keep new paintings of this series in the original post.
Thanks for visiting,
I did a little online poll, as to what people really
wanted to see for a present day Victory Gal
and there was an overwhelming landslide vote for the A-10
I wanted to give the present day aircraft the same nostalgic pin up feel, but as always try and push the subject matter a bit to keep it fresh.
This is my first painting where I collaborated with a professional model for inspiration.
Her name is Veronika, and her web site is www.perfectmuse.com.
Feel free to drop her a line if you like this Victory Gal to show your apreciation of lending her beauty to this series.
Hope you guys like,
It's at the bottom of these pics and the end of the forum thread as well.
At the bottom
Thanks for the great response guys.
I am a little bummed to have been knocked down to 4 stars but I guess thems is the way it goes.
In any event I wanted to offer the loyal participants of this thread a look into my next series:
To continue my love of marrying stylized pin up with machinery and tie in my passion for classic cars I have decided to think ahead of the completion of the 12 Victory Gals and compose my first in a series of "BigBlockGals".
This is Big Block Belle- the car is my pride and joy dream car my 69 Chevelle. Who may unfortunately be on the chopping block to raise money for Teddy. My wife has been amazing in pushing it as far back from the money raising efforts for therapy, but alas unless the Victory Gals calender can get a sponsor and take off- it may be an inevitable but neccessary loss. In any event this was pencilled on the computer- I used a self taken photo of my car to exact the proportions of the grill and such, but ultimately judging on the painting there isn't anything left of the initial reference.
I want to make this about expressive idealized figures, interesting color choices and visual impact while taking the traditional car pin up painting thing and giving it a little more artistic merit intergrity opposed to the ussual beefcake magazing photo spreads. I am hoping that some hot rod mags may be interested in giving there pages a new look as well.
Anyways, enough babbling. I hope you like!
Don't worry there are going to be some Fords and Mopar beauties to come.
Last edited by Gangus; June 14th, 2007 at 01:05 PM. Reason: new piece added
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October 6th, 2006 #2Registered User
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these are absolutely amazing. the execution is great, but it is the idea which really stands out. congratulations.
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October 6th, 2006 #3
by far the best work ive seen from you man. simply (or not so simply) beautiful!!
ONLY crit ive got..the ammo feed on the first one is rather thick where it connects to the gun. but where its draped over her arm, it doesnt have that same thickness.
amazing job tho man! keep it up!
I wont fail now
October 6th, 2006 #4
wow this is amazing stuff, the first and jap one are my favs.
in the first the gun and bullet belt is very beefy and intimidating actualy, and the japanse one is just beatifull.
the idea itself is extremely beatifull.
i do hope u havent stopped here.
you didn't do a german one, and you did not do a soviet one. which are by far the 2 most important players in the war.
October 6th, 2006 #5
These are fantastic. Definitely going into my "To inspire you" folder. Great texture, anatomy, and composition. My favorite is the "sharkteeth" one- I just love that mech-shark. Once a geek, always a geek i guess.
One crit- the Memphis Belle's right arm- it looks a little too much like a fleshy tube and not enough like a sculpted arm, not that it needs to be muscled. It looks like shes pushing her arm forward from the shoulder, so it reads well, but-- I don't know exactly what it is. Maybe the wrist is too thick or try to define her deltoid twisting forward. I'm sorry- I'm not sure exactly what it is but something about that arm seems off to me. Call me crazy.
Either way, Great work. Really, really nicely done.
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October 6th, 2006 #6Registered User
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goddamn gorgeous! The skin tone and blending on the bottom one -- the bomber -- doesn't seem to work quite as well as the rest, but that's about all I see, other than what's already been mentioned. Fantastic. Keep up the great work!
October 6th, 2006 #7Registered User
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Thats some fantastic work sir! I bow to you.
No crits from me - I think the ladies and planes all look wonderful!
October 6th, 2006 #8
Really cool concept, nicely executed.
October 7th, 2006 #9
this is what it's all about! seamlessly pulling together the idea and the artwork :3
*puts them in her inspiration folder too*
October 7th, 2006 #10
Wow, so fantastic, so inspirational!
Simply can't wait to see more of these, they are all godly. Love the textures and style going on, gorgeous work
October 7th, 2006 #11
hey Gangus, very fun and lively illustrations here - I like the ideas presented. If I could offer a crit, it would be that you should take it easy on your highlights. I know you're going for a high energy look, but you're treading really close to a dodge/burn look...there's so many things competing for attention. It's a minor point - these are well done, and I do enjoy them.
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October 7th, 2006 #13
Astonishing pieces! Mandryk beat me to saying there are too many highlights, but I really don't want to crit such beauty....great work indeed