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Chinese Vespa Pin Up Girl (an homage to my wife’s heritage)

June 7, 2011

Yesterday, while celebrating my wife’s birthday in a Chinese restaurant, an idea of a Chinese pin up girl on a Vespa came to mind. I have seen vintage ads from China before so I knew what keywords to search for in Google images.

I was hoping I’d finish the deconstructed artwork before her birthday ended, but it wasn’t meant to be.  I finished around 2AM the next day and  pleased how it looked like:

The writing below is “Happy Birthday” in Chinese (sheng ri kuai le).  Traditionally Chinese use red in texts to denote a celebration.  To use black is a no-no as it denotes death.

The image above is a composite of five (5) other artworks that I put together much like the technique I used in the Pinay Vespa Pin Up.  I specifically used for Chinese paintings for the background to give the “feel” I wanted.  Here they are:

I do hope to make other Asian Vespa pin ups when inspiration strikes me. 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2012 5:43 pm


  2. Juliet permalink
    January 16, 2013 5:01 pm

    I want this picture. I’m a chinese girl from Australia. I’m looking for retro style images to put on a toiletries bag. Do you have this image larger than 3000 x 2400 pixels?

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