Poker Pin Up 1, Serge Birault (2D)

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  06 June 2011
Yo Serge. Definitely one of your best. Really good stuff and super sexy!
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  06 June 2011
Originally Posted by PapaNinja: Picture done for a poker website ( I tried to emalute the "Playboy" photos light. It was a harsh job because the picture is very, very big and there are a lot of details.

I think you nailed it pretty well. The studio shoot on black background lighting and all are fantastic. The skin and the stockings particularly are incredibly well shaded.
The face is simply perfect, and would be worth the image/plug even if there was nothing else around it.
Is there much photo reference input to the hair? They seem to have a very photographic quality to them (in a good way).

Quote: The bills were a real nightmares ^^'

If I have to nitpick, they are probably the weaker part of the picture imo.
Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad, but I don't find them to have the consistency and depth you achieved with the other elements of the picture, but they are still realistic enough not to fall into the graphic design elements.
They probably work better at a higher resoltuon, but I find too much contrast between fuzzy in the sides and the shadows, and crisp in the notes print and the paging.

Still, fantastic piece mate, well deserved front-page and will vote for award if it crops up.
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  06 June 2011
Thx for all your kind comments ^^

Rapphael : I found a lot of references for the hair. As I said, I was very influenced by the kind of photos you can find in Playboy mag
I agree with you for the bills. My client asked me to do this and I don't think it's a good idea. I spent more than a day only to find the good contrast and I'm still not satisfy ... The next time someone asked me to paint 1 billion dollar bills, I will say no
Thank you for the constructive critism ^^
  06 June 2011
You already know how amazing i find this, so i wont gush over it yet again!

Congratulations on the well-deserved frontpage, matey.
  06 June 2011
Great work Serge, I love all details, style and composition on this one, and off course the lighting is awesome as always, also... congrats on the front page!!!
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  06 June 2011
Jummie, I'd like to win that pot!

As usual, a stunning piece of work!
  06 June 2011

nice .......................
  06 June 2011
You did it again mate, top work as always .

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  06 June 2011
Fantastic! You are the master Jedi of the pinup.
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  06 June 2011
Trop Top 10... great painting
  06 June 2011
Thumbs up

Yep, that's a poker pin up all right. I like her shoes, hair, and the hand with the cocktail. I don't care for the sloping curve of her back. It doesn't look right and makes her body position and proportions seem strange (which ends up being distracting for the rest of the piece which is done really well). The coin the in background and all of the money and such are really cool, and the classic black background does give it an almost Vegas poster kind of feel. Keep it up. Great job.
  06 June 2011

Amazing! Like always!!
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  06 June 2011
Simply stunning work, so appealing...LOVE it!!!


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  06 June 2011
...EXCELLENT WORK!, as per usual, GREAT!!
  06 June 2011
You always do great stuff dude.
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