A collection of art by the artist Senti of his pinup prints. 33 full page and 3 double page color and black & white full-page and double-page images.
I've been inspired by great pinup artists from Nagel, Petty, Vargas, Elfgren, etc., as well as Anime. I wanted to create my own vision of what a modern day pinup may appear by marrying classic pinup, anime and design, but that was just one approach. I played with various ways to represent the pinup genre to make it fun, exciting and designy (Not sure if that's a real word but it sounds cool), creating with a graphic approach or with looseness and spontaneity in the brush strokes yet simultaneously keeping the image contained and flowing (In other words going crazy with intent). It's my hope you enjoy looking through this book as it was mine in creating it.
As Mitchell Bernal, I worked for Disney Feature Animation for 15 years. I'm the Creator of Skelanimals and Co-Creator of My Germ-Free Bubble Pets with Martin Ansolabehere.
Forewords by Director Chris Sanders and Playboy cartoonist and creator of Mandy, Dean Yeagle.
In this book, Senti has gathered years of careful and painstaking work. Senti's style is reminiscent of two of my favorite illustrators: Rene' Gruau and Patrick Nagel. These artists would, I imagine, begin with life studies, and continue to simplify them; listen to them. A multitude of lines, struggling to describe shapes and volumes would be organized into a cooperative force; orchestrated into a small but deft symphony of implied planes, then electrified with color.
It is something I've never found that I am very good at, the pairing down, the fearless choices. But this is exactly what Senti has done. The illustrations within speak loudly and gracefully. They are a feast of color and shape. Take the time to enjoy them. Take the time to listen to their stories again and again.
- Chris Sanders (Academy Award Nominated Animation Director and Writer)
Senti is an artist with many sides and many talents. He's a wonderful artist and person. I'm honored to call him my friend.
- Bobby Chiu (Artist and Emmy Winning Creator)
Senti Pinup offers a great variety of colorful pinup and character explorations. I love the interaction and contrast. Inspiring work indeed.
- Stephen Silver (Character Designer)
Senti showcases his various artistic sides in his celebration of the art of pin ups. True to form he shows his easy mastery of equal portions of design, mood, and sexiness!!!
- Whilce Portacio (Comic Book Creator, Image Comics Co-Founder)
I discovered Senti's work while walking the halls of SDCC and instantly fell in love with his work. His art style is unique and refreshing! I've now been a fan for over a decade!
- Ivy Doomkitty (International Cosplayer and Model)