Monday, April 27, 2015

MOVE OVER!


NEW SPICE GIRLS PAPER DOLLS ALERT! HERE'S OUR FAB 5 AS SEEN IN THE "GENERATION NEXT" PEPSI AD CAMPAIGN FROM SUMMER 1997. ALL 5 SPICE GIRLS WORE BLUE, SILVER & WHITE OUTFITS AGAINST A SILVER LAME BACKDROP. VICTORIA WOULD RECYCLE THE SILVER RING BRA TOP FOR ANOTHER OUTFIT AND MEL C WENT ON TO WEAR THIS "EARTH" PRINT TOP AT THE MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS IN 1997.
 THE TV SPOT IS ONLY 35 SECONDS LONG BUT IT ALSO MOSTLY ACTS AS THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE SONG "MOVE OVER" OFF THE GIRLS' 2nd ALBUM.

*BELOW IS MY ORIGINAL SKETCH OF THESE OUTFITS, CIRCA 2006


Monday, March 9, 2015

MAMA, I LOVE YOU . . .


MAMA IS THE 4th SINGLE FROM THE SPICE GIRLS 1st ALBUM AND ALSO THEIR 4th NUMBER ONE SINGLE (see how that works!?). AS I'VE SAID BEFORE, IT CAN OFTEN BE HARD TO FIND GOOD, CLEAR PICTURES OF THE GIRLS OUTFITS AND THIS WAS CERTAINLY THE CASE HERE. THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR "MAMA" IS FAIRLY DARK AND PICTURES FROM THE SHOOT ARE GRAINY AND POORLY LIT. I HAD TO TRACK DOWN SNAPS FROM THE VIDEO SHOOT AND RE-WATCH THE VIDEO SEVERAL TIMES TO PIECE TOGETHER THEIR FULL LOOKS.

I FEEL LIKE FINISHING THIS SET WAS A REAL ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR MY PAPER DOLL PROJECT. THIS SET ALSO MARKS 50 OF THE GIRLS LOOKS I HAVE DOCUMENTED IN PAPER DOLL FORM!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

CALIFORNIA GIRL



LEFT SHARK ALERT! HERE'S MISS KATY PERRY IN HER JEREMY SCOTT 2 PIECE BEACH BALL OUTFIT FROM THE 2015 SUPER BOWL HALF TIME SHOW.  I LIKED THE SHOW AND LOVED ALL HER COSTUMES. IF I HAVE SOME FREE TIME I'LL DO HER FLAME SUIT AND SILVER STAR GOWN AS WELL.

(I WOULD HAVE HAD THIS DONE SOONER BUT MY PHOTOSHOP PROGRAM AND SCANNER BOTH BROKE DOWN AT ONCE! BUT WE GOT IT ALL BACK UP AND RUNNING NOW, SO NO NEED TO WORRY, KIDS)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LOVE IS BLIND


HERE'S MY 1st SET OF DOLLS FROM THE SPICE WORLD FILM. AS THE FILM STARTS WE SEE THE GIRLS SILHOUETTED AGAINST GREEN YELLOW AND RED LIGHTS AS THEY SING 'TOO MUCH'
WEARING ALL WHITE IS A GROUP THEME FOR THE GIRLS. THEY DON'T OFTEN WEAR MATCHING OUTFITS, BUT THEY DO OFTEN WEAR ALL WHITE. GERI HAS WORN THIS WHITE "GIRL POWER" PRINT MAXI TANK DRESS MANY TIMES. SHE WORE IT WHEN THE GIRLS WERE ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, SHE WORE IT ON THE SPICE WORLD TOUR AND COUNTLESS OTHER TIMES. IT WAS LATER SOLD AT AUCTION WITH THE REST OF HER 'GINGER' OUTFITS.

Monday, January 19, 2015

EARTH-SHAKER


I'VE ALWAYS LIKED RICTOR, A 3rd TIER MARVEL COMICS SUPER-HERO, FOR SOME REASON. RICTOR (REAL NAME JULIO ESTEBAN "RIC" RICHTER) IS A MUTANT WHO CAN CAUSE EARTHQUAKES AND CONTROL SEISMIC ENERGY.  FOR SUCH A MINOR MUTANT HERO, RICTOR HAS SURE BEEN ON A LOT OF HERO TEAMS: NEW MUTANTS, X-TERMINATORS, X-FORCE, X-FACTOR AND THE X-CORPORATION. HE'S ALSO MARVELS 2nd MOST VISIBLE GAY SUPER-HERO (NORTHSTAR IS THE 1st, OVBS). AFTER SEEING RICTOR'S 90's ACTION FIGURE IN A BARGAIN BIN AT THE COMIC STORE, I CAME HOME AND WORKED UP THIS PIECE. MAYBE I'LL DO HIS BOYFRIEND SHATTERSTAR OR MAYBE NORTHSTAR NEXT.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

PRIMARY KYLIE






















WELL I FINALLY FOUND MY DRAWING OF KYLIE MINOGUE IN HER WHITE SPANDEX, CORSET AND STRIPED SHIRT FROM HER "MONEY CAN'T BUY" TOUR! IT TOOK ME FOREVER! IT'S VERY SAD I HAD TO SEARCH THE WEB FOR MY OWN ART WORK, BUT I DID FINALLY FIND THE ORIGINAL DRAWING IN A FOLDER IN MY CLOSET. I WATER COLORED THE BACKGROUND TO MATCH THE OTHER PIECES IN THIS KYLIE-COSTUME SERIES. I'VE ALWAYS TWEAKED MY "SLOW" KYLIE WEARING A FAB BLUE BALENCIAGA MINI DRESS.

BOTH OF THESE ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY AS PRINTS AT MY SOCIETY6 STORE. CLICK HERE--> ( http://society6.com/hithereb )

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

HAMMER TIME!


THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY NEED SOMEONE SUPER-EVIL TO FIGHT AGAINST, AND THAT'S WHERE RONAN THE ACCUSER COMES IN. HE'S GOT A BIG HAMMER, BLUE SKIN AND A BAD ATTITUDE!

I SEEM TO REMEMBER THAT OL' RONAN IS USUALLY AN ENEMY OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR IN THE COMICS, BUT HE FITS IN GREAT WITH THE COSMIC ADVENTURES OF THE GUARDIANS. PLUS, THE INTRODUCTION OF A KREE VILLAIN MAKES WAY FOR US TO MEET Ms. MARVEL / CAPTAIN MARVEL / CAROL DANVERS! FINALLY A FEMALE HERO! CAPTIAN MARVEL AND THE INHUMANS AND THE 2 MARVEL FILMS I AM MOST EXCITED FOR IN THE YEARS TO COME!

THE ORIGINAL SKETCH FOR THIS PIECE IS BELOW. AS YOU CAN SEE I MADE A FEW SMALL TWEAKS TO MAKE THE COSTUME MORE LIKE THE ONE IN THE FILM. ALSO, I DON'T KNOW WHY I WROTE "DESTROYER" INSTEAD OF "ACCUSER".  IT'S A NERD FAUX PAS!