Sunday, February 25, 2007


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The February issue of Hooters Magazine is out on the newsstands, that means it is time for another Coors Light ad drawn by yours truly. This illustration was a challenge for me because I really had no idea what I was going to do. I knew that the girl was going to be blonde, and the winner of a beauty pageant, but that was about it. I went back and forth on whether I should make her a "dingy" blonde or if I should go for a more straight forward approach. I decided on the latter...... although the way I drew her head to the side does make her look a little air headed, but I thought that the pose was cute. I kind of based her pose on an old calender pin-up drawn by the legendary George Petty.

Comparing all of the ads I have drawn so far, I really had a good time creating the background for this piece. I had originally created the backround in a purple hue, to contrast with the yellow in her hair, but the powers that be felt that the background did not look "cold" enough and I had to change it to the "cold" blue color. I also really like the textures and the painted "masked" look of all the other girl contestants. I am really glad that I have the opportunity and freedom to experiment in the backgrounds of these ads. I really enjoy creating the contrasting textures, colors and elements of the foreground and background. In a very strange way, I am reminding myself of the look and feel of the artist Maurice Noble when I create these ads.

Please remember to always buy Coors products.



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