Hello lovely ladies!

So, I am about to start a body of illustrated pinups that I will be selling prints of on my etsy site - and my deadline is in 6.5 weeks. 

Anyway- I was going to use my own references..but then I got to thinking - "Why not just ask the gals o Pinup Girl style and see if they'd be interested in being a part of this...?"

So, I am looking to see if any of you ladies would be interested in sending me a couple of your favorite pinup shots of yourself (clothed or boudoir, your choice), to be used as reference for my paintings! I will not be doing a direct copy of your photo, mind you- because I will be taking illustration liberties, design-wise and style-wise.

Unfortunately, it's not a paying job or anything (I am not that established yet), however, I WILL credit you as "inspiration and reference" with your official Pinup name (and if I can - I wil link your pinup page to my etsy page). when I load the final image! 

I welcome ladies of all different sizes, races, etc. to email me! My email is bonburner@gmail.com :) I am only in need of about 6 reference models for now, but will probably enlist more ladies later, once my first deadline is met!

Below are two examples of some of my previous pinups. (the second one was featured on Pinup Post recently). The new pieces will be more stylized than these, but still- it helps to know what my stuff looks like! :) 

Thanks much ladies!


P.S. I'll be offline on my computer for a bit after today (I just moved to Burbank, and have not gotten internet in my place yet). So, forgive my typos when I respond through email on my teeny tiny iPhone).


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Those are lovely. Can't wait to see more….

Burbank, California?!?!? We should do some kind of hang out. 

SO AWESOME! I do live in Burbank. I know that Aoife has organized some meet-ups but I've been busy or something comes up.  So I've not made it to many :( But we should totally do something. I should also alert you to the Ladies Night Out. It happens on Magnolia Ave the last Friday night of every month. You should totally check it out. There are food trucks and sometimes to the Boutique has events.  I will be going this month but I will have my Aunt in toe. So I don't know how long I will stick around.

I've been in LA now for almost 8.5 years. I love living in Burbank. It really has a small town feel. What brought you out to LA? LA can be super overwhelming. But there is a lot to do as well. :) 

Hello Bonnie! I just wanted to let you know right off the bat how beautiful your paintings are and that I would be absolutely honoured to be a model for even just one of your paintings!

I've emailed 7 pinup modeling pics from the past year to you, they range from fully clothed to... well... not so full clothed (I hope bum cheeks don't offend ;) ).

Please let me know if you have any questions at all and let me know if you think you can work with any of my pics.

Take care :)

Don't worry at all Bonnie, I just re-sent the pics now and I hope you like them. Please let me know what you think and if you think you'll be able to work with the  pics as references :)

I'm really glad you liked them Bonnie! I'm really excited about this and I can't wait to see what you do with the pictures. I just love the artistic process so much and I have so much respect for what artists like you can create, it's really an honour to be a part of your work :)

I just sent you a few! Good luck :)

Sent some through.

Wow, your art is gorgeous.

Awesome paintings!  I'll email you my picture anyways just in case if you need any more girls! It would be wonderful to be featured! But I know you must have a ton of people wanting you to do this because you are AMAZING! Keep up the good work! 


Really Cool! Lovely work as well! 

Love your art! What are those made out of? Acrylic? pastels?




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