How would you avoid clichés in pin-up?
Rich Spifftown, Germany
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There are so many ways to do something different, something unique. Just think about this: to do pin-up art you just have to paint a sexy girl or boy, and the rest is up to you. There are so many things you could try, such as a new composition, mood, style, rendering or colours.
Naturally, pin-up has its own code and there are a lot of clichés. But sometimes it can be fun to work with stereotypes. Take a very bad girl, a super villain, and paint a cute picture with her, for example. Instead of using clean and cartoon lines, try something different – try to achieve a painterly look using textured brushes and classical painting palette. Finally, don’t forget that your picture doesn’t only have to be a sexy picture. You can also add a mix of feelings and moods.
The composition is very simple, but it adds a quiet mood to the scene. I chose very soft tones for the same reason.