The Women of A Band Apart Calendar

You knew it would happen.

I present, for your viewing pleasure, some of the gorgeous women
of A Band Apart.
















I made the decision to base this series of calendar images from the amazing work of Gil Elvgren, one of the most iconic and famous pin-up Illustrators ever. Gil's work is incredible and provides a great basis for conveying both the beautiful and alluring nature of our female pilots. You can see more of his work at this website.

Elvgren's work was the basis for a lot of WWII bomber nose-art, so you may be familiar with it from there.

I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed working on them.



10 comments:

  1. These are fantastic. Elvgren was a master! His pin-up compositions are enticing yet classy. And his craftsmanship amazing. According to the info on his web site, he worked in oils...I would have sworn it was gouache for the lack of brushstrokes and clarity of color.

    Your reimagined pin up posters are fantastic!

    So I have a hat, can I have a pin-up poster now? :P

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    1. I've always admired his work, the balance between sex and class is not an easy one and he walks that line in every painting.

      lol let me see what I can do

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    2. Here ya go: https://flic.kr/p/wDvs6R

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    3. OMG you are the BEST. That's hilarious and weird and awesome all at the same time!

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    4. I'm the first to admit they are all strange and yet wonderfully amusing pieces of... whatever they are. There are so many things wrong with them, from the Eve angle alone, seeing full bodied avatars doing normal things is unsettling to some degree. But also, in a powerful way, delightful. I know they bring a smile to my face as I'm working on them.

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  2. Second last pic - whats wrong with her neck?
    Did Quagmire had a go at her?


    Also, these are all secretly men.

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    1. Actually a surprising number of these are actual, real, breathing women.

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  4. Rixx,

    Love the artwork and your imagination. I only wish I had the money (in RL) or ISK (in game to have you do something with my blog for me

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  5. Amazing pics! Kazume wins hands down personally :)

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