Most of us are familiar with pin-up art, detailed illustrations of scantily clad women printed in calendars and magazines in the early 20th century. With the advent of the digital age, there has been a renewal of mainstream interest in the art form, now primarily consumed via the internet. Utilizing digital processes (or a combination of digital and traditional), young artists are creating their own brand of contemporary pin-up art, producing works with early 20th century roots but 21st century sensibilities.

Drawing inspiration from traditional pin-up art, Jason Levesque’s prints depict “pretty girls” intertwined in manifestations of both the beautiful and ugly faces of the natural world. Working in Photoshop, Levesque composites scanned textures and line work along with digital coloring to create his picture-perfect beauties.

Fine artist and illustrator Erik Jones, also shares a fondness for pin-up art and female subjects, though he uses a more traditional process for creating his original artwork, which is later converted to digital prints. According to Jones, “I use pretty much every type of medium for drawing. I typically start with watercolor, and then move on to colored pencil. I then tint the piece with oil paint to create flesh tones. Lastly, I use marker for outlines.”