How to Draw & Paint Pin-Ups & Glamour Girls

How to Draw & Paint Pin-Ups & Glamour Girls Cover

How to Draw & Paint Pin-Ups & Glamour Girls

By Earl MacPherson (Illustrator); Eileen Sorg (Illustrator); Diane Cardaci (Illustrator)

Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600582080, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

The second book in the Walter Foster Collectibles series, How to Draw & Paint Pin-ups & Glamour Girls, hails back to an era when Betty Grable set the standard for female beauty and Bettie Page set the standard for female allure. This extraordinary collection includes original art from several previously published vintage Walter Foster titles, including How to Draw the Figure, Pin-Up Art, the Nude, Oil: Faces & Features, and Dancers in Action. From the quintessential 1920s flapper girl to a pin-up bikini model, artists will learn to draw and paint a range of female subjects and portraits in a variety of media, including pencil, oil, and pastel. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and professional tips, this collectible book is a must-have for artists of all levels, particularly those fond of days gone by.

About the Author
Earl MacPherson is known for the creation of the "Artist Sketch Pad" style of pinup art and was one of the leading pin up artists during the heyday of the pinup art style. He was born in Oklahoma in 1910 and his family later moved to Los Angeles. Earl studied at the Chouinard School of Art in LA but moved to Hawaii before finishing his studies. After a few years, he moved back stateside and by the late 30s was working in Hollywood, painting portraits of the Earl Carroll Girls. He was hired by Brown and Bigelow and moved to Minnesota to join the largest calendar company in the world. It was there that Earl created the "Artists Sketch Pad" which became a huge hit. Earl was later hired away by Shaw-Burton where he produced an 11 year run on "The MacPherson Sketchbook" calendar. In 1951, MacPherson developed polio which restricted his artwork for awhile. Over time, he managed to deal with his limitations and spun off into architecture, even hosting a TV show on home building in Arizona. When the pin up market dried up, Earl worked a variety of art jobs and then moved to Tahiti. He died in 1993.

Eileen Sorg is an award-winning artist who lives on the Olympic Peninsula in WashingtonState with her husband, Scott, and their terrier, Scout. Working primarily with a mixed media technique of colored pencil, watercolor, and ink, Eileen always strives for unique compositions thatset her work apart. She spends much of her time creating custom artwork for her many clients. Eileen is a signature member of the Colored PencilSociety of America and a juried member of the International Guild of Realism and the Society of Animal Artists in New York. Her work is represented in several regional galleries and can be found on the web.

Diane Cardaci was classically trained at the Art Students League of New York City, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been published by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as by major textbook companies such as Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. She is a Signature member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, and has contributed writing for the organization's publications. Diane is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Illustrator's Partnership of America.