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