Paris Christou of ToonBoxStudio.com has given us a fantastic 8 hour course which covers how to draw and color Pin Up Girls in detail. His practice model is Cherry, a creation of his own that rivals the beauty of other illustrated lovelies like Jessica Rabbit or Ariel (the non-fish half at least). The first 30 minutes are featured here, more details can be found here... cartoonsmart.com/pinup_illustration.php5
Session 1: "The Head" 2 HOURS 50 MINUTES
-How to draw the facial features
-How to draw different hair styles
-How to put the facial features and hairstyle together with expressions
Session 2: "The Body " - 3 HOURS 8 MINUTES
-How to draw the basic body shapes
-How to draw the hands and feet
-How to draw the arms and legs
-Practicing to draw MANY pin-up poses
Session 3: "Final Art Piece" - 2 HOURS 13 MINUTES
-Putting everything together to sketch our final piece
-Creating the line-art
-Intro to Blending in Sketchbook Pro
-Coloring the line-art technique #1
-Coloring the line-art technique #2
We've all dealt with it as designers at one stage or another, or if you haven't listen up this tut may just save you some valuable time in the future.
As designers we are used to getting files supplied to us, unfortunately it never comes just how we planned we constantly get bombarded with " oh just take the one off our website it will be fine for the new sign we want out the front" or "here's something my son designed earlier." and don't think this is limited to small stuff agencies deal with the same problems everyday.
So in this tutorial Ill show you it is some times quicker to redraw rather then work with a pixelated jpg. I show you how to redraw a fairly simple character one most of you would already know and love "The WOO Ninja" but the point of the tutorial is that you can learn the skills to redraw the next time you run into this problem.
HUGE shout out to the WOO Themes Team and to my man Adii pronounced ay dee not how I say it on the video ;) or maybe its just my aussie accent you be the judge :D
Also I have to laugh a couple of times in the video I call the gradient mesh tool the magic wand tool... I sort of don't use the words to much I have them buried right next to comic sans.