Bolles was among the earliest glamour illustrators and released advertising color illustrations for products ranging from bread to cigarettes. Thread Tools. Probably goes here. The first because those guys are in poses that pinup girls usually take, which means that they're emphasising seconday sexual characteristics that they don't actually have instead of emphasizing the ones that they do have. Tom, Nice Senior Member.
Vargas perfected his style based on a combination of watercolor and airbrush.
I love all her puppy friends, too. However, in order to understand this connection and the pin-up, it is mandatory to briefly look through the history. Sure, in some cases, it's a setup for infantilizing pinup hijinks, but in most of them unless there are images missing it actually isn'tbeyond the fact that she's woefully underdressed. Her first statement was "do these remind you of anyone"? She also draws stronger parallels between the pin-up's defining conflation of "high" and "low" cultures and consumption practices in the nineteenth century.