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The culturally remixed pin up art of Santiago

1940s Nuyorican Brooklyn born actress, dancer & comedian Olga San Juan.
#Nuyorican #PuertoRican #Pinup #HappyNewYear #OlgaSanJuan View high resolution

1940s Nuyorican Brooklyn born actress, dancer & comedian Olga San Juan.
#Nuyorican #PuertoRican #Pinup #HappyNewYear #OlgaSanJuan

#Boricua #Taina portrait of Jessica from Switzerland.  #PuertoRico #tribal #pinup View high resolution

#Boricua #Taina portrait of Jessica from Switzerland. #PuertoRico #tribal #pinup

Thanks bro. @ohsotasty #gold #glitter #pinup View high resolution

Thanks bro. @ohsotasty #gold #glitter #pinup

Riceandbeanz ” Pinup portrait (Flamenco Indigenous Taina version) of Miss Rodriguez from Brooklyn, New York.
I created her as sexy mix of Brooklyn, Spain, Puerto Rico vintage pinup. From Spain -Señorita with mantilla veil and fan. From Brooklyn - “Nuyorican” lady with graffiti splatters in background flamenco-red “Bamboo Earrings”, Maracas, and “Boombox Congas”. From Puerto Rico - Traditional “Vejigante” mask hair-pin and indigenous Taino “Jayuya Sol” petroglyph tattoo on her shoulder as well as Taino red paint body art. From Vintage - big fluffy 1940s hair-do, the classy yet deadly combination of painting good girl from waist up, and bad girl from waist down tastefully revealing stockings. (inspired by pinup painters Gil Elvgren and Peter Driben )

#PortraitsBySantiago #Vintage #Pinup #Portrait #Transformation #Mantilla #Flamenco #PuertoRock #PuertoRico #Taino #Taina #PuertoRican #Riceandbeanz #Boombox #Vejigante #1940s View high resolution

Riceandbeanz ” Pinup portrait (Flamenco Indigenous Taina version) of Miss Rodriguez from Brooklyn, New York.
I created her as sexy mix of Brooklyn, Spain, Puerto Rico vintage pinup. From Spain -Señorita with mantilla veil and fan. From Brooklyn - “Nuyorican” lady with graffiti splatters in background flamenco-red “Bamboo Earrings”, Maracas, and “Boombox Congas”. From Puerto Rico - Traditional “Vejigante” mask hair-pin and indigenous Taino “Jayuya Sol” petroglyph tattoo on her shoulder as well as Taino red paint body art. From Vintage - big fluffy 1940s hair-do, the classy yet deadly combination of painting good girl from waist up, and bad girl from waist down tastefully revealing stockings. (inspired by pinup painters Gil Elvgren and Peter Driben )

#PortraitsBySantiago #Vintage #Pinup #Portrait #Transformation #Mantilla #Flamenco #PuertoRock #PuertoRico #Taino #Taina #PuertoRican #Riceandbeanz #Boombox #Vejigante #1940s

"Riceandbeanz " Pinup portrait (splatter version) of Miss Rodriguez from Brooklyn, New York.
I created her as sexy mix of Brooklyn, Spain, Puerto Rico vintage pinup. From Spain -Señorita with mantilla veil and fan. From Brooklyn - “Nuyorican” lady with graffiti splatters in background flamenco-red “Bamboo Earrings”, Maracas, and “Boombox Congas”. From Puerto Rico - Traditional “Vejigante” mask hair-pin and indigenous Taino “Jayuya Sol” petroglyph tattoo on her shoulder. From Vintage - big fluffy 1940s hair-do, the classy yet deadly combination of painting good girl from waist up, and bad girl from waist down tastefully revealing stockings. (inspired by pinup painters Gil Elvgren and Peter Driben )

#PortraitsBySantiago #Vintage #Pinup #Portrait #Transformation #Mantilla #Flamenco #PuertoRock #PuertoRico #PuertoRican #Riceandbeanz #Boombox #Vejigante #1940s


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"Riceandbeanz " Pinup portrait (splatter version) of Miss Rodriguez from Brooklyn, New York.
I created her as sexy mix of Brooklyn, Spain, Puerto Rico vintage pinup. From Spain -Señorita with mantilla veil and fan. From Brooklyn - “Nuyorican” lady with graffiti splatters in background flamenco-red “Bamboo Earrings”, Maracas, and “Boombox Congas”. From Puerto Rico - Traditional “Vejigante” mask hair-pin and indigenous Taino “Jayuya Sol” petroglyph tattoo on her shoulder. From Vintage - big fluffy 1940s hair-do, the classy yet deadly combination of painting good girl from waist up, and bad girl from waist down tastefully revealing stockings. (inspired by pinup painters Gil Elvgren and Peter Driben )

#PortraitsBySantiago #Vintage #Pinup #Portrait #Transformation #Mantilla #Flamenco #PuertoRock #PuertoRico #PuertoRican #Riceandbeanz #Boombox #Vejigante #1940s


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"Vejigante Vedette"
#Vejigante #Riceandbeanz #Conga #Mantilla #Senorita #Pinup View high resolution

"Vejigante Vedette"
#Vejigante #Riceandbeanz #Conga #Mantilla #Senorita #Pinup

This week’s portrait.
1930s Hollywood Art Deco Aphrodite pinup portrait of Sadie @SweetSadieBaby
(Yes she is “drawn” like that in real life too)

Yearning for an ethnic pinup portrait in a classic Hollywood style fused with Greek mythology, 
Sadie commissioned me to solve her problem and create the most complex glamour mash up I have ever laid my hands on. Although people tell me to keep things simple, the OCD part of me cannot resist a new visual challenge. ( a problem I am constantly working on)

Sadie (Aphrodite) is portrayed as the Greek Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, resting on a bed of sea foam floating ashore on a scallop shell from which she was born. The over all treatment is inspired by 1930s Hollywood glamour photographer George Hurrell meets 1960s “Peplum Cinema” meets the modern “boombastic bombshell”. 

She is reclining on the planet Venus (associated with Taurus) with sea shell and sun ray zig zag patterns both in an Art Deco treatment beside the constellation of the Bull. She is also adorned with a taurus symbol necklace. Because of her extreme curves, I used lots of repeating round shapes to help the viewers eyes dance across the canvas.

The process took over 500 layers of elements and a few years of on and off work to blend it just right.

#VintageEthnicBeauty #BlackPinup #BlackBeauty #Pinup #GreekMythology #ArtDeco #PortraitsBySantiago #Aphrodite View high resolution

This week’s portrait.
1930s Hollywood Art Deco Aphrodite pinup portrait of Sadie @SweetSadieBaby
(Yes she is “drawn” like that in real life too)

Yearning for an ethnic pinup portrait in a classic Hollywood style fused with Greek mythology,
Sadie commissioned me to solve her problem and create the most complex glamour mash up I have ever laid my hands on. Although people tell me to keep things simple, the OCD part of me cannot resist a new visual challenge. ( a problem I am constantly working on)

Sadie (Aphrodite) is portrayed as the Greek Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, resting on a bed of sea foam floating ashore on a scallop shell from which she was born. The over all treatment is inspired by 1930s Hollywood glamour photographer George Hurrell meets 1960s “Peplum Cinema” meets the modern “boombastic bombshell”.

She is reclining on the planet Venus (associated with Taurus) with sea shell and sun ray zig zag patterns both in an Art Deco treatment beside the constellation of the Bull. She is also adorned with a taurus symbol necklace. Because of her extreme curves, I used lots of repeating round shapes to help the viewers eyes dance across the canvas.

The process took over 500 layers of elements and a few years of on and off work to blend it just right.

#VintageEthnicBeauty #BlackPinup #BlackBeauty #Pinup #GreekMythology #ArtDeco #PortraitsBySantiago #Aphrodite

Animation. Getting back into my personal projects besides portraiture. Here is a warm up.. #WorkInProgress
#WIP #Animation #Pinup #Art #Riceandbeanz

Before and after / detail “Classic Car Pinup Portrait” transformation of Nicole @_nicolebatch_ 
As a Birthday gift to her hubby, Nicole commissioned to be pinned up on her husband’s
classi 1959 Bel Air. www.portraitsbysantiago.com

#59BelAir #ClassicCar #Pinup #Transformation #PortraitsBySantiago #Tattoo View high resolution

Before and after / detail “Classic Car Pinup Portrait” transformation of Nicole @_nicolebatch_
As a Birthday gift to her hubby, Nicole commissioned to be pinned up on her husband’s
classi 1959 Bel Air. www.portraitsbysantiago.com

#59BelAir #ClassicCar #Pinup #Transformation #PortraitsBySantiago #Tattoo

Classic Car Pinup portrait transformation of Nicole @_nicolebatch_ 
As a Birthday gift to her hubby, Nicole commissioned to be pinned up on her husband’s
1959 Bel Air. Curious about being transformed? Email all inquiries to portraitsbysantiago@gmail.com
#59BelAir #ClassicCar #Pinup #Transformation #PortraitsBySantiago #Tattoo View high resolution

Classic Car Pinup portrait transformation of Nicole @_nicolebatch_
As a Birthday gift to her hubby, Nicole commissioned to be pinned up on her husband’s
1959 Bel Air. Curious about being transformed? Email all inquiries to portraitsbysantiago@gmail.com
#59BelAir #ClassicCar #Pinup #Transformation #PortraitsBySantiago #Tattoo

Work in progress art. Color wash test/  “Pinup Portrait” commission of Nicole on a 59 Bel Air. 
#59Belair #Art #Illustration #hotRod #vintage #pinup #ClassicCar View high resolution

Work in progress art. Color wash test/ “Pinup Portrait” commission of Nicole on a 59 Bel Air.
#59Belair #Art #Illustration #hotRod #vintage #pinup #ClassicCar

Good Morning. Here’s my latest #Senorita #Pinup #portrait #transformation of Melanie #LiveLoveLaugh. More info @portraitsbysantiago www.portraitsbysantiago.com View high resolution

Good Morning. Here’s my latest #Senorita #Pinup #portrait #transformation of Melanie #LiveLoveLaugh. More info @portraitsbysantiago www.portraitsbysantiago.com

Portrait commission of Dilcia @Dilci from New York who recently moved back to the Dominican Republic for work. Being a good girl, she wanted a slightly “bad girl” look. I gave the art a flat poster / vintage 1950’s tropical mambo record cover treatment with sexy red tones and gave her “Bettie Bangs” haircut creating an overall a mischievous look.

#Tropical #PortraitsBySantiago #Pinup #Portrait #Art #Illustration View high resolution

Portrait commission of Dilcia @Dilci from New York who recently moved back to the Dominican Republic for work. Being a good girl, she wanted a slightly “bad girl” look. I gave the art a flat poster / vintage 1950’s tropical mambo record cover treatment with sexy red tones and gave her “Bettie Bangs” haircut creating an overall a mischievous look.

#Tropical #PortraitsBySantiago #Pinup #Portrait #Art #Illustration

Do they build like this anymore?  PART 2
In 1955, a burlesque dancer Geraldine Garner aka Sequin made Time magazine after she called Columbus, Ohio, police to report a Peeping Tom. After the peeper was arrested, a thankful Sequin presented the cops with an autographed nude photo of herself.
On it, she wrote: “What the Peeping Tom was peeping at.”

#ClassyCurvesForDayz #Burlesque #GeraldineGarner #Sequin #Pinup #Vintage View high resolution

Do they build like this anymore? PART 2
In 1955, a burlesque dancer Geraldine Garner aka Sequin made Time magazine after she called Columbus, Ohio, police to report a Peeping Tom. After the peeper was arrested, a thankful Sequin presented the cops with an autographed nude photo of herself.
On it, she wrote: “What the Peeping Tom was peeping at.”

#ClassyCurvesForDayz #Burlesque #GeraldineGarner #Sequin #Pinup #Vintage

Work in progress. Portrait of Marilyn @marlo195
#Illustration #Portrait #Art #Strands #Pinup #Santiago #Riceandbeanz (at Gold Spike Hotel & Casino) View high resolution

Work in progress. Portrait of Marilyn @marlo195
#Illustration #Portrait #Art #Strands #Pinup #Santiago #Riceandbeanz (at Gold Spike Hotel & Casino)

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