Pinup Art of Edward

February 18, 2011


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Spellbound – Black Magic Women is the latest artist compilation pinup release by publisher SQP! Edward has three amazing pieces in this volume!

Also available through

Evil, haggard crones that toil and bubble? That is SO 12th Century! Today’s modern witch is hot, comely, and pretty much all-powerful! To showcase these ladies in all their Wicca-wonder, SQP has assembled an all-new gallery of full color portraits! Paintings by Bob Larkin, Edward Reed, Ed Mironiuk, Fastner & Larson, and many more! Betwitchingly printed in oversized format. Cover painting by Pelaez.
48 pages in full color


December 1, 2010

Edward helps Olivia paint!

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Olivia De Berardinis has been one of my biggest art idols since the late 1980’s and is the main inspiration for my getting into pinup art. I have admired her work, met her a couple of times and even got to watch her paint a pinup! Well, now I can say I have returned the influential favor as I have discovered through her blog post for October 2010 that she is using my signature Freehand Airbrush Pinup Shield I designed for Artool way back in 1997 to create her wonderful work for Playboy magazine! Needless to say I am touched, honored and completely beside myself knowing my art hero actually is using something I created as an aid in the creation of her own art!

Olivia uses Edward's Pinup Shield!

Olivia's amazing work

She must like my shield enough to place it in the blog image! Look! My signature is touching an Olivia original! WOW!!!

Drakaina Masters!

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The art compilation book on the fantasy art muse Drakaina is now available through Amazon and SQP
I have one brilliant (if I might say so myself) illustration in this second volume of amazing Drakaina art!
Drakaina Masters

June 23, 2009

Drakaina Master

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Here is a sneak peak of a section of the painting I did of the French Modern Fantasy Muse “Drakaina” for her forthcoming artist collaboration book to be released by SQP sometime in early 2010. My work will be included with such famous art greats as Fastner & Larson, Aly Fell, Michael Calandra, Ariock and many more!

June 13, 2009

Work in Progress

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This is a small part of a much larger painting I am currently working on. Click on the image for a larger view.

work in progress

work in progress

April 22, 2009

Get Wet

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Available from SQP and Amazon

Wet And Wild! – A Gallery Girls Book
Moist fun. Sudsy joy. Slippery when amused. You put any combination of H2O and females frolicking, and you’re going to have a good time! In the latest Gallery Girl collection, we assembled a swim team of artists who know their way around the hot tub, the pool, the beach, the riverbank, the bathtub – well, you get the idea! Girls galore – just add water! Illustrations by Mitch Byrd, Maraschi, Cirulli, Perez, Guida, Brian LeBlanc, and many more! This will be a VERY Adult Swim! Don’t forget your snorkel! 64 pages black and white plus color cover by Edward Reed.
Retail $9.95
ISBN – 978-0-86562-194-7

April 11, 2009

How to Airbrush Pinups book

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The book I contributed an instructional article is now available at Wolfgang Publications and at
Check out the book with cover by Edward! (dats me!)

How to Airbrush Pinups is a collection of 7 instructional sequences done by well-known and experienced airbrush artists including Edward Reed, Steve Nunez, Susan Heidi, Liz Austin, and Tom Nguyen. Each photo sequence starts with the artist’s sketch, before moving, step-by-step, to the finished panel. The human form, the human face, and skin tones, are three topics that beginning artists struggle to get right. And it is these three topics that make up much of the discussion in this new book. Each chapter includes a Q&A with the artist. These interviews allow the reader to experience the artist, one-on-one. This is a chance to learn not only which airbrush the artist prefers, but also how they learned their skills, who inspires them and how to avoid the typical mistakes. The styles seen in How to Airbrush Pinups run the gamut from retro pinup and Vargas-style work of Edward Reed to modern stylized pinups of Tom Nguyen. Each artist adds his or her own spin to the classic female shape, and each explains in both words and photos how to create the allure that makes pin-up art one of the most popular art forms in the world. ISBN: 1-929133-80-4 ISBN -13: 978-1-929133-80-2 Cover by Edward Reed
How to Airbrush Pinups

December 27, 2008

In Progress…

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Hello gang!
I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend.
I have spent much of today working on a pinup for an instructional book on how to paint pinups of which I have few morsels of information on… I learned it will be available sometime in the fall of 2009. There are 10 artists in it but I am only aware of two others otherwise I have no idea who else is in it. I am familiar with the other two and they are better artists than me so I am in good company! One is a DC Comics artist that has some books and dvd’s out by major publishers. I have gotten to know him through online art groups, myspace and via his weekly live webcam show… he is so funny and a real cool guy… some of you might have heard of him (Tom Nguyen) Tom has inked and drawn everyone from Batman to Green Lantern to Justice League to the new Ghostbusters series. His book ‘Incredible Comics with Tom Nguyen: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick-Ass Comic Art” is widely considered the best ‘How To’ guide.

I will be pulling a late-nighter in an attempt to finish my portion of the contribution. Its an old school style pinup done in the same technique as Alberto vargas and George petty… not much different from the firefighter girl demonstration as seen in my pinup book from SQP.
For someone that hasn’t hand painted but worked digitally for the past 5 years its coming along pretty nicely so far. I will be dusting the cobwebs off my airbrush and firing it up tonight… I hope I can remember how to use it! 😉

Here is a sneak peak at my progress and to give you an idea of just how tiny and delicate this illustration is…

Painting eyelashes

November 12, 2008

Latest Issue of Art Scene

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Art Scene International magazine is available now in Europe and by the end of the month in the USA
Fastner & Larson featured!

August 23, 2008

Art Scene #81

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Art Scene #81

Art Scene #81

The latest issue of Art Scene International magazine is out now and I just finished proofreading and co-editing articles for issue #82 due out November/December…
Here is a sneak peak at the cover for issue 82 due in North America at the end of the year…
Click cover to embiggen!

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