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Sweet birth by popeyewong Sweet birth by popeyewong
Yesss, time for a new image... well, actually, time for a new post, because this pin-up is actually not new. This image is part of a line featuring pin-ups... featuring marijuana as the main theme. I'm working on this line along with my friend and partner in crime for this project: the oh-so-talented photographer Sunnie (Sunshine) Rizzolo. The beautiful photographs that she takes are the inspiration and reference for the artwork I am working on. The model for this image, the first of the line, is the beautiful Lindsey Jennings, undoubtedly an awesome fit for this pin-up!

As I mentioned, this image is not new. It was done... back in 2015, when this project started, a project that had to be put in a hiatus more than once. A year and a half later, the project is finally in shape to be unveiled. I will be posting 6 new images of this line between today and April 20th, the date when the line officially launches (mmmh, I wonder why on that specific date). The line will feature 12 different pin-ups total and at least 14 different girls. Girls, tattoos and weed, how can it get more cool than that?  Excited? I know I am!  :)

By the way, I wanted to point out how this image, being from 2015, it reflects a bit of my evolution as an artist. I say this because it features elements of my artwork from the past, like the smiley weed leaf, with big eyes and tongue sticking out. As you know, that's a style that I'm not currently rendering in my current pin-ups, but that doesn't mean I won't go back to it. Similarly, the preliminary sketch accompanying this image looks a bit more rough than my current ones, because back then my sketches weren't as detailed as they are now. I didn't even kept records of my work in progress as I do now. Anyway, just wanted to mention that detail, because it is always good to see how we learn to work in a more efficient way, not cutting corners, but rather doing things better and faster. Regardless of sketches, works in progress, etc., the final image is a total score, that's for sure!

As always, I want to thank each one of you, my patrons, for making possible for me to keep working as an independent artist. I like working on projects like this one, working on things that make me want to keep pushing and trying harder. You guys are part of what make this possible indeed. And for that, I'll always be grateful.

Stay tuned this month for the release of more images, more girls and more fun. Sunnie and I are working very hard to make this a kick-ass line. She herself has some great surprises related to this project (hint: merch, yaaay!). Again: stay tuned, you don't want to miss it.

That's all for now, but trust me, I'll be back very soon. See you next time! :)
~Pops.

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pinchback Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017   General Artist
Awesome work!
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popeyewong Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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pinchback Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017   General Artist
Two of my fave subjects. :)
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popeyewong Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Professional Artist
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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HeroXero Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS is my favorite of you marijuana themed pin-ups so far.

Honestly at first glance I felt the smiley leaf took away from how beautiful this is but after reading the info and looking at the image again I change my mind and love all it.  Great job!
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popeyewong Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional Artist
Thanks so much! We left the smiley leaf out of the "final" merchandising product, but I like to post my original view, because it means much more. In a way, this is the "Director's cut". :D
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