Gil Elvgren was and continues to be one of the best pin-up artists of all time. Some of his paintings have become iconic images of the period. But not everyone knows that he painted his pin-ups from staged photographs. As you can see there is definitely a little ‘photoshop’ action going on!
Check out the blog from Retronaunt.com which details this technique and has loads more before and after pictures for you to have a look at. Who doesn’t love a pin-up girl?!