Saturday, March 19, 2011
Finished piece called "Feather Dancer" for my upcoming show at:
I'm 90% sure it is going to open July 9th, three guys and I, I invite anyone from Chicago to come to the opening... Thank you, Kelly X
Model: Veronika Kotlajic
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Friday, March 18, 2011
The new costume: SHINY LINK
If you fancy giving it a go, please post your interpretation here on the blog for everyone to enjoy. No deadline, just for fun, but keep her basic description as she is written with black hair etc. It's about the costume not the character, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with the pose, style, media etc! :)
Posted by Aly Fell at 2:03 PM
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
One reason for the Lynx's endangerment is poaching. Ran with that theme here :)
Posted by Jason Rainville at 10:24 AM
Sunday, March 13, 2011
This is a bit more of a solemn post than usual, but I felt it necessary. As probably all of you know, both New Zealand and Japan have suffered earthquakes, and the fatalities have been mounting. So with the help of a beautiful (and slightly tragic-looking) pin-up from Serge Birault, I'd like to bring your attention to some relief organizations that could use your help.
Most of these listed will be Canadian or American organizations, so please please feel free to comment and list more from your area. I'll add them to the post.
The Canadian Red Cross (Webform directly for Japanese Earthquake + Asia-Pacific Tsunami)
American Red Cross (Amazon Portal)
New Zealand Red Cross
MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (Doctors without Borders)
World Vision Canada
New Zealand Developers for Earthquake Relief (Christchurch Earthquake)
Netherlands Red Cross (Japan Relief page in dutch)
Google Crisis Response (Japanese Red Cross Society)
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Ahem. So, after posting about the pin-up book for WWF idea, I got carried away and just did a sketch. :P
Haven't decided if I'm going to paint it, or leave it in this style (which I kind of like). Um, yeah, that's all. :P
Hey everyone! Good news! Finally got the check for the sales of the Pin-up Calendar, so I'll be making the donation on Monday! The final amount was $198.33, which isn't too shabby for a first charity drive.
Now that we know what's possible, however, we'd like to try it again. :]
So, here's the stitch.
As many of you undoubtedly know, there is this great organization called the World Wildlife Fund, who are committed to (from their webpage):
* protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species;
* promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and
* promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.
Sounds pretty awesome, huh?
Now here's the fun part. As part of their donation scheme, they also have an "Adopt a Species" option. They have 104 different species available for adoption, with many levels of adoption ($25, $50, $100, etc). So, we had an idea.
Here's What We'd Like to Do:
1. Create pin-ups based around an animal (can be girl/boy + animal, girl/boy in animal outfit, girl/boy who is part animal, girl/boy who is anthropomorphic).
2. Collect pin-ups to make into book.
3. Publish said book via lulu/other on-demand printing company.
4. After every $50s of profit, adopt a species from WWF (if we don't have a number divisible by 50, I will make up the rest of it myself).
5. Send the adoption kit to random artist that participated in the book. If we make more than the number of artists, then we will send artists Gift Adoption cards to give to their friends/family.
We thought this way we could get all the artists a little more intimately involved with the donation process! (Plus get little fuzzy animals to boot.)
Rules on the pin-ups will be very lax, we just want them to involve animals in some way! (It's best if you choose an animal on the list of adoptable species, that way I'll know what species to adopt for you!)
I'm not going to set a deadline yet, I'd rather get feedback from you all and figure out what kind of timeline you're interested in. We can also start selling them as prints, if you want to start the fund-raising right away without waiting for an entire book.
As for the book, I think if we can get 20 pages worth of stuff then that'll make it worthwhile. Also each artist should send me a bio and a picture to put in the book, and include a snipet about your favourite animal. :]
If you submit a pin-up, you can also submit a 'portrait' of your animal, if you like!
Let me know what you guys think!
After some feedback, some notes:
1. To keep the book open to a wide audience, no naught bits please. Nudes are fine as long as you gracefully hide the scandalous bits! You can always do two versions of the image for yourself, if you want, but let's keep the book 12+.
2. If you do a print and want to sell it (with the profits going to WWF) from your own page, feel free to post it here and link back, and we'll make sure to keep a running tab of what's available.
3. Please no paintovers/photomanips unless you do your own photography. Basically don't do anything where the copyright of the image would fall under question! Photography is welcome if it's yours, and you credit the model.
4. We are thinking now maybe 64 pages, 1 image per page, six month project. Thoughts? Or maybe do a 25 page book and if we end up with more we can do a second book? I guess it depends on how many entries we get. :P
Friday, March 4, 2011
This image was born because one of the crits I got at the IMC was that everything I drew looked like it was made of the same stuff. So here's some marble, fabric, carpeting and terrible half-naked medusa lady playing her lyre until she can get her hands on her next lunch. Somewhat inspired by Jean-Leon Gerome and John W.Godward, Photoshop
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I'm very pleased to write this celebration post for Not Your Father's pin-up's first birthday! We are officially one year old, as of today!
The year has been great! With over 110 pin-ups, 46 artists, and one charity publication, I am inclined to call this year a success!
We're still on the lookout for more artists - either to invite to join the blog, or to feature in a spotlight, so don't hesitate to ask!
Everyone, let's make next year even more awesome. :]
I did a little sketch for you all, to celebrate!