Sexy girls illustrations for your design inspiration by digital artists, Illustrator and Photoshop magicians Cristiano Siqueira, Genaro DeSia Coppola, David Nakayama, Olivia de Berardinis, Adrian Riemann, Thomas Pereira, Olivier Lutaud, Madeleine Goranzon, Elena Dolgova and Tatti Ferrigno. We selected a large collection of 30 creative vector and photo manipulation pin-up masterworks, modern portraits of fantasy women.
In Ancient times, erotic illustrations of beautiful girls were very common in Greek and Roman culture and could be seen on murals and in public spaces. When Christianity became the official religion in the 4th Century, the immoral images of feminine beauty were banished. In the Renaissance, myths, fables and historical figures of ancient Rome provided inspiration to artists as Michelangelo, DaVinci and Titan. These talented painters and sculptors decorated the private villas of the upper class with nude models inspired by the birth of Venus, Leda and the Swan and other historic stories. In the 19th Century, the Pre-Raphaelites displayed nude girls and women in lush exotic situations without reproach. The harem concubine, odalisque, was a popular subject. Shortly afterwards, the birth of photography provided a new essential tool to depict female beauty.
At the turn of the twentieth century, better quality prints became available to a vast public. Publishers and advertising agencies hired services of talented illustrators such as Haddon Sundblom, Alberto Vargas, Joyce Ballantyne, Gil Elvgren, Bill Medcalf, Vaughan Alden Bass, George Petty, Edward D'Ancona, Art Frahm, Peter Driben, Al Brule, Mike Ludlow, Pearl Frush and Edward Runci to spice up their books, magazines and advertising. Their seductive images were on the blade's edge between sex and commerce. Drawing on sex symbols as Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, Lara Turner or Jane Russell, the pin-up illustrations would appear on calendars, postcards, playing cards and posters, in magazines and newspapers. The posters of these “dream girls” were ubiquitous in the lockers of students and GI’s during WWII.
In the Fifties, Playboy created a sensation with their sexy centerfold girls. Pop art artist Mel Ramos combined nude pin-ups with brand images. In the Sixties, photography was a quick and easy means to invite the viewers into a realistic depiction of their fantasies. Explicit men's magazines as Penthouse introduced the world to porn stars, pubic hair and silicone breasts. The innocent pin-up illustrations of artists as Medcalf and Elvgren suddenly seemed fuddy-duddy and old-fashioned.
Since the 80’s, visual artists such as Milo Manara, Eric Stanton, Greg Hildebrandt, Dave Stevens, Alain Aslan, Olivia de Berardinis, John Kacere, Jennifer Janesko, Carlos Cartagena and Hajime Sorayama used modern techniques as airbrush to create photorealistic visualizations of their fantasy and fetishistic subjects. Sexy girls in often bad situations, inspired by cult comics and anime superheroines.
Today, contemporary designers, vector artists and illustrators such as Adrian Riemann, Cristiano Siqueira, Elena Dolgova, David Nakayama, Genaro DeSia Coppola, Madeleine Goranzon, Olivia de Berardinis, Tatti Ferrigno, Thomas Pereira and Olivier Lutaud prove how durable the magic of pin-up art is with their witty and original approach. Influences and inspirations are many and varied: from underground comics, fashion illustrations, vivid storytelling, magazine clippings to modern life trends, the concept of wild models and hot stars in bikini or lingerie is taken to the next level. References to video games, Grimm fairy tales and movie characters represent the mix & match spirit of the early 21st Century. The featured illustrators paint a visually stimulating and brilliantly executed pin-up fantasy universe. The 30 beautiful sexy girls illustrations represent humor, intelligence and self-confidence. Charming!
Pretty Violent by Adrian Riemann
Girl, Gun & Glory by Adrian Riemann
Motoqueira by Cristiano Siqueira
Matadora by Cristiano Siqueira
Dijean Neo by Cristiano Siqueira
Grimm Fairy Tales by David Nakayama
Escape From Wonderland by David Nakayama
Zenebucks by David Nakayama
Little Mermaid by David Nakayama
Pinokio by David Nakayama
Atari is Hot by Genaro DeSia Coppola
Undercover by Genaro DeSia Coppola
Luv Galz by 5ive
Mermaids by Elena Dolgova
Fire Walk With Me by Elena Dolgova
Killer Queen by Elena Dolgova
Get Nailed by Madeleine Goranzon
Made in Sweden by Madeleine Goranzon
I Like It Dirty by Madeleine Goranzon
Joker by Olivia de Berardinis
Pirate by Olivia de Berardinis
Redhead by Ferjo
Red Riding Hood by Tatti Ferrigno
Love Type by Tatti Ferrigno
Burlesque Pin-Up by Tatti Ferrigno
Kawaii Lover by Tatti Ferrigno
Scarlett Johansson by Thomas Pereira
Heart of Africa by Thomas Pereira
Chinese Spy by Thomas Pereira
Ideafixa Surrealism by Olivier Lutaud
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