Friday, January 26, 2007

With Aplogies to Alberto Vargas ......


Picked up the book 'Alberto Vargas- works from the Max Vargas Collection' over the holidays, and haven't been able to put it down. Vargas's work is both inspiring and terribly humbling. Did this piece as part homage , and partly an excercise to try something new.

Overall I'm fairly pleased with the end result , though I find myself having issues with the quality of some of the linework.

Pencil+ Photoshop CS2 time:5hrs

22 comments:

SweetPea said...

You did all the drawing on the blog?
by hand and on the computer....wow!
I love your work, i wish i could design like that.

I could see this one framed and on my wall, very nice!!

rich dannys said...

You totally nailed the colors and "look" of Vargas.. Using a Jane Russell -type model, helps too!
I leafed thru that book at 'Beguiling' on Wednesday night, but didn't pick it up. I have too many books on PinUp & Vargas, as it is.. Though the repros looked stellar, I have to say!

UrbanBarbarian said...

Classic!

Drazen said...

Its Vargaesque all right!
Nicely done Dom
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Dominic Bugatto said...

sweetpea-many thanks

Rich - thanks for stopping by

urbanbarbarian - thanks

Draz - cheers mate

sarah said...

This is really cool Dominic. I'm amazed by how delicate your line work is, it gives the finished painting such a wonderful finished look.

cidin said...

hi
my name is alcides junior
i'm brazilian
i found very nice and very cool your work
god bless you
bye

alcides junior
www.cidartblog.blogspot.com

Alina Chau said...

nice illo, love the vintage quality to the style!

The Johnson said...

I think Vargas would be proud. You really captured the feel of the classic pin-up girl. Nice work.

craig said...

well executed indeed. Really like the subtle texture to the suit and the overall color. Very nice.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words, they're much appreciated.

BunkleLife said...

Beautiful & classic. Very nice work - as always.
J

Jo Bling said...

O to be even REMOTELY adept at Photoshop... I best stick to my pencils and paints. Lovely work, Dom

Dominic Bugatto said...

bunklife - thanks J.

jo bling - many thanks mate.

marcobucci said...

really nice and CLEAN line. You got the pose reading really well. Muted colours work well with it too. Nice one!

josh said...

5 hours is pretty damn fast....I like this one. The pencil makes it feel a little less slick which is nice

Dominic Bugatto said...

marco - thanks man

josh - glad ya liked it, it was a challenge to it 'clean' , a la Vargas , but not too clean , if that makes any sense.

roland mechael said...

gorgeous work! you really captured his style.. I'm a Vargas fan too...

LauraBraga said...

Great illustration.
I really love Vargas works, and you made an excellent picture.
And thank you for visiting my blog.

Laura:)

Gavin said...

Hi Dom,
Very nice!

Dominic Bugatto said...

roland - thanks , glad ya likes it

laura - always a pleasure

gavin - hey man! , thanks for stopping by , good chattin' with ya the other night.

Jack R said...

Nice job, though she reminds me a bit of a Bolles girl. My friend, Reid Austin wrote the Vargas book. Sadly he did just a week before it was published but he got to see the galleys. Glad you enjoyed it.
Jack