It really didn't take much to convince hubby that he should let me paint a pinup girl on the remote control boat he's building. In fact, the conversation went something like this:
Me: "You should totally let me paint a pinup on your boat."
Hubby: "Uh... SURE!"
Heehee! I wanted to paint my take on a Gil Elvgren, 50's style pinup. I'd never painted on wood before, or painted a pinup girl for that matter. I just jumped right in....
Remember the boat from Mondays post?
Since the boat is black, I drew with white pencil:
Then I realized that the colors would look muddy painted on top of the black, so I blocked it all in with gesso:
And sketched the details over that with pencil:
Next I started laying down the skin tones:
And gave her some hair - she kind of reminds me of Jessica Rabbit now:
Starting on the nightie:
And the finished painting :
And a shot of yours truly to give an idea of the boats size. I put the camera on a tripod on top of a desk to get this shot, lol.
I had so much fun painting this pinup. Painting skin is a lot easier than painting fur, maybe I should stop painting animals? Haha, just kidding - I could never stop doing that!
Next step is to hand letter the boat's name on it's sides. You'll have to wait a little bit to find out the name, lol...