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Deconstructing Amorsolo (aka: How to make a Filipina Vespa Pin-up Girl)

June 5, 2011

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. 🙂

10 Comments leave one →
  1. BoB F. permalink
    June 5, 2011 7:31 pm

    pwede rin crop a little bit on top

  2. June 5, 2011 7:32 pm

    oo nga. salamat kap! 🙂

  3. Pedz permalink
    June 5, 2011 8:14 pm

    magaling ka pala mag trace e!;) At matiyaga pa…
    Galing bro!

  4. June 6, 2011 10:17 am

    Jun: maling tools ginagamit ko kaya may uka-uka minsan. Paturo ako syo onetime. hehe

  5. June 17, 2011 11:33 am

    dig it!

  6. August 6, 2011 1:42 am

    wow its a beatifull pic, may i save this picture. I hope i can saved it. ty 🙂

  7. August 17, 2011 9:46 am

    nice article abaout vespa i like this page

  8. January 8, 2012 5:46 pm

    Love this one, too!

  9. May 21, 2012 12:35 pm

    Very lovely…any Vespas left in the philippines?


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