Pinup Art of Edward

March 30, 2008

Cheeky!

Filed under: Uncategorized — edwardreed @ 4:44 am

Just finished a month and a half long pinup illustration project for a book cover!I can’t reveal any details quite yet but let’s just say it spanked my tail!Watch for more information soon! 

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March 23, 2008

Art Scene 2 2008 issue 79

Filed under: Uncategorized — edwardreed @ 10:16 pm

The latest issue of Art Scene International is hitting the European newstands now and in the USA next month.Issue 79 features amazing tutorials by Alon Chou, Marcus Pfeil, Rene’ Blom, Marco Paoletti, Herb Martinez and interviews with Steve Firchow, Emrah Elmasli and Sanjulian. This amazing issue is not to be missed!

 

March 19, 2008

Art Scene 1 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — edwardreed @ 12:03 am

12008cover.jpgart scene 1 2008Art Scene issue 78 number 1 2008 is now available in the USA.I have a step by step tutorial on how to create a mermaid in Corel Painter and there is a spread of about 15 of my mermaids shown from the forth coming mermaid book to be published by SQP in early 2009. 

March 14, 2008

The Rocketeer

Filed under: Uncategorized — edwardreed @ 12:14 am

In memoriam: Noted illustrator Dave Stevens, creator of “The Rocketeer” and an influential Bettie Page revivalist, died last Monday following a courageous battle with leukemia. He was 52. One of the biggest influences on me was the rocketeer comics and his rendition of a brunette that I had no idea who she was but I loved her and his stylized rendition of who I would later learn about as Bettie Page. I was actually affected by Dave’s work when I was 10 years old. He filled in for about a month doing the Star Wars newspaper daily comic strip. The art originally sucked by I loved Starwars and didn’t miss a single newspaper… when the art changed and the characters actually looked like the actors I knew a new artist was doing it but I had no idea who. I still have those newspaper clippings! it wasn’t until the Rocketeer comic came out years later that something dawned on me that the style looked familiar… sure enough I dug up the old yellowed and dried out cuttings and matched the style to the comic artist. Dave Stevens’ style I would recognize anywhere! I bought the indy Rocketeer comics and his idea for the rocketeer and having Bettie as his girl before anyone one of our time knew who she was I thought was genius! When the movie came out I was first in line. I met Dave briefly at Glamour Con and got my picture taken with him. He was really quiet and seemed a bit shy. I wanted to talk with him more but felt out of my league. And now an icon in the revitalization of pinup art is gone. I have poster book called Just Teasing the Pinup art by Dave Stevens. I always treasured it. too young to go. dammit! Edward betty20.jpg

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