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Posing At Muscle Beach-WIP by mjarrett1000 Posing At Muscle Beach-WIP by mjarrett1000
When Joanna posed for the adult magazine Pipe Dreams as Miss October Dream Girl 1995, this pic was one of the many photographs that were included in her pictorial. Typically a centerfold pictorial includes a few photos of the model out and about town doing what they normally do when not modeling or looking glamorous. One of Joanna's favorite haunts was Muscle Beach, where she flirted and had become close friends with some of the bodybuilders there. This pic was with four of her closest friends from Muscle Beach, all of whom have become like a second family to her. They are: (lower left) Ahmed Banir, (upper left) Brett Ely, (upper right) John Erikson, and (lower right) Jesus Garcia. All four of the them are local bodybuilding champions and have been the best of friends since they were in grade school.

This isn't actually a photograph, obviously, but one of the many projects I want to do is illustrate Joanna's centerfold pictorial as it appeared in Pipe Dreams, as described in "Joanna on Super Earth, Part 16 (… ) under the chapter "Payoff for Don". It's gonna be a lot of work but it's something I've wanted to do for a while.

I admit I used a photo reference for this drawing, something I haven't done in ages, but I wanted to give the bodybuilders a more real appearance instead of the comic line drawing I usually do. Joanna, of course, was done freehand (no visual references, just my minds eye).

I'm not happy with how the scan I made brought out the paper's grade. In the original drawing the skin tones are smooth and blended. I dunno what is up with that. So, I am retouching it and smoothing out the skin in Paintshop. I'm pretty happy with Joanna's appearance now so I'll be working on the others and updating it as I go. My first attempts at making the men's skin look realistic were disappointing. This may take a while.
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Zabhela111 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Excellent art
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Latexandboots Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
Honey, look how tiny I seem next to these great big muscular men!!!
Balron Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very 1980's.  Makes me think of this new genre of music that's coming out, if you've heard of it.  It's called New Retro Wave.  You should listen to it.…
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
ogrebear Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice bit of work- Joanna does seem more 'shiny' and finished than the men around her.
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm not done with it. I tried smoothing out their skin in paintshop like I did with Joanna's skin, but it never looked right and was an overwhelmingly daunting task time-wise. After laboring over it for countless hours with crappy results I just kind of laid it to rest.
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