Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to make a Filipina Vespa Pin-up Girl

The Scooterist | Find our on Abet's blog, my Filipino vespa rider.

"In the 50s or 60s, Vespa released pin up calendars with images of women in different parts of the world. I have seen a number of scoots with pinup-girls stuck on the legshield or the glovebox cover.
The thumbnails below are just but a few examples.  But the one in the middle (the Filipina farm girl with the Mayon Volcano as backdrop) “my” rendition of a Pinay Vespa Pin-Up.  Since I got zero talent in drawing, I relied on a Filipino master (National Artist, Fernando Amorsolo) for inspiration and creativity.

 I used bits & pieces from Amorsolo’s four paintings to bring the image together.  Here’s how the original arworks look:
 With the help of Photoshop, I traced (and flipped when necessary) the body parts or landscape I needed to complete the vision I had.  The scooter artwork was lifted from one of the pre-existing Vespa pin-ups.  Here’s how the finished product looked (postcard layout) without the clutter.
 Now, this Filipina pin-up girl would look good on my scoot.  Gotta have my own sticker made soon. :)"
I'm  imaging how the Vietnam pin-up girl look like now.

1 comment:

  1. Years ago we made our own stickers by painting the picture of our choice on the back of a packing label. this would have a water soluble adhesive on the back. Once the picture was dry you would float the packing label in a saucer of warm water to dissolve the glue and then slide the picture onto the place you wanted to put it. Once dry you would coat it with varnish to set and protect it