Friday, April 8, 2016

This is....Misty Dawn

Misty Dawn is a former Playboy CyberGirl, whose excellent photos by Sam T’ang were published in August 2004 (Sam’s photos are the reference for her art).

Click here to see a full size image of her art and a new lower price on the original.

Misty was born and raised in Michigan. After some years of modeling there,she moved to the Dallas area in the summer of 2005. She has since gotten married and is the mother to a very photogenic little boy. She agreed to a little Q & A:



How did you get your start in modeling?
By chance. I went with a friend to have boudoir pictures taken for her boyfriend. That photog asked if I was a model, or ever considered it. He ended up taking a lot of photos of ME that day. I looked up known local photog's and Sam's name was #1 so for the hell of it I emailed him some of those pictures. He did a test shoot of me that week and the following month I was on a poster for a local radio station.

How were you discovered by Playboy?
When Sam was at the mansion the following week he showed Hef all of the recent models he'd shot and Hef wanted me out there the following week.


How long did you continue modeling afterwards?
I modeled on and off for about 6 years. I started late in the game so by the last year of glamour modeling I was in my late 20's and decided to do fitness modeling. Now that's some hard work!

What are your thoughts on Playboy discontinuing nudity in the magazine?
I think Playboy should stick with what's been working for them for the last 50+ years.

What kinds of things are you doing today?
Nowadays I'm a mom to a 6 year old boy (signed with an agency, of course!) ha
I'm hoping to escape Dallas in the next few years and move to Colorado.

Would you consider going back to modeling?
Again, I go on and off with my fitness and toy with the idea of just one more shoot.
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Become a Pinup-- at 50% Off

Become a pin-up! I'm offering a special rate on my 11" x 14" black & white commissions--only $150! (this is normally a $300 value)


This great offer will only last for a few weeks; you must book your art no later than April 10, 2016. Contact me today at Fine Art America for details.
 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Save 50% on Custom Art

Save 50% on Custom Art
Have you been thinking of getting customer pinup art of yourself or a loved one? We're running a special on our 11" x 14" black & white commissions. Normally a $300 value, you can get yours for only $150!

The above were all drawn on 11" x 14" board

This great offer will only last for a few weeks; you must book your art no later than April 10, 2016. Contact me today at Fine Art America for details.
 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Latest Nude Art---Taylor

NSFW
I recently completed a new nude project of a lovely nude model. Taylor loves to be illustrated by artists, and allows them to use her photos at no charge. I decided to try a little different approach on this art---I used a smooth side of the Bristol board, and tried to use the blending sticks more. And, the subject matter is more explicit than I normally attempt. Comments are welcome.


 
 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Interview With Jax Turyna

Jax Turyna has been modeling and acting for about 7 years with numerous print and film credits. She has become the #1 female cover model in the Romance Novel Industry. A truly delightful young lady, we met while collaborating on her military style pinup art (based on a photo reference by Ralph Haseltine). Here’s a chance to learn more about her

• What did you think when you saw yourself as a work of original art?
When I first saw the artwork, I thought it was really beautiful. It was so cool to myself in a drawing. I absolutely love the drawing. Vince did such a great job!

See full size art of Jax here.

• How did you get started as a model and actress? How old were you?
I started modeling when I was just about 18 years old. I had always wanted to model and act ever since I was a child. I had professional images taken by my cousin when I was in high school and we used them to submit to agencies. I was signed right away. Acting came soon after, when one of my agents got me a movie audition. My very first movie audition I ever had, it went very well and I was cast.

• What is your favorite genre of modeling?
I do not have a specific genre that is my favorite, I like all aspects of modeling. I shoot romance novels the most which is a very fun, because I get to dress up in all different time periods. I also, shoot a lot of ads. I love doing that as well because it is a fun environment to do the shoots in.

(photo courtesy to Ralph E Haseltine)

• What are some of your acting credits?
I have been on several shows including, God, Guns and Automobiles (History Chanel), Below Deck (Bravo), Web series Rent Controlled and Café Kremlin as well as co-hosted the Mancow TV show in Chicago. I have also had the honor of filming several feature films some of which I was the lead. To see exactly what movies, I have done go to IMBD



• Where can people go to learn more about you, and see some of your portfolio?
To see more of my work, you can go to my website, www.theworldofjax.com You can connect with me via social media through my website.
 
 

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Art-Kerri Kendall

I just completed a new drawing of my friend, former Playboy Playmate Kerri Kendall.   Artwork of her had been planned for some time, but never got off the ground until this month. I chose an image that had a lot of dramatic lights and darks, & I used the sand to cover her up in an appropriate place to make it SFW.





See the full size drawing on my website. You can follow Kerri on Twitter.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sexy Nicole Art

Below is my latest drawing, a portrait of my friend (and fellow pinup artist), Nicole Brune. Before turning to art full-time, Nicole was a successful swimsuit model in California. I've been wanting to do art of Nicole for years, and finally she has become a part of my Lunchtime Pinup series.



The reference photo below was taken by her now-husband. As you can see, Nicole has gorgeous curves and a fabulous smile.



See Nicole's art here. Please contact me here with comments or commission or print requests. Thank you.