Someone read my business card last week and asked me what does being a, “caricaturing pinup artist mean?” In a nut shell pinup artists exaggerate to make people (usually women) more beautiful. If you look at this painting by famed pinup artist Gil Elvgren, you can see some of the changes he made.
This model is already beautiful and has a great body. However in the painting he made her mid section smaller, he gave her fuller lips and eyes and more luscious lips. He could have copied the photo and still would have had a good painting most likely. But by making those small changes and adding vibrant color, contrast, etc. it becomes an amazing painting.
If anyone ever asks you why go to a pinup artist, tell them what you learned today. We make sexy sexier.