Gil Elvgren is our favourite pin up artist. Many of his works have been the inspiration for some of the most popular Alter Ego pin up photographs. So we were intrigued when we came across this web gallery of before and after images. They show the original photograph of the life model and the finished Elvgren painting. They’re fascinating and show that he wasn’t beyond the odd Photoshop-style nip and tuck to enhance reality.
Incidentally if you like these images we highly recommend this book which is a sumptuous 272 page hardcover containing every known Elvgren work. It’s a bargain at under seven pounds on Amazon.