Thursday, March 27, 2014

Well Hello, Hannah Davis in Luli Fama Swimwear!

What a nice surprise!

And hello to you, Gigi Hadid, in your unraveling rope dress!

And apparently Irina Shayk is going to be in some Hercules movie that I will never see, but we should celebrate with probably my favorite 2014 (or 1987?) photo of her.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Let’s Call It a Draw

For the second time, Swim Daily has featured the drawings of comic book artist and swimsuit model aficionado Howard Shum.

(Here’s the first installment.)

They’re nice drawings—cool style, clean lines—but for the most part they don’t look particularly like the models. They’re just kind of generic hot girls.

For example, without cheating, can you tell who these SI models are?*
Maybe that’s not the point of these—maybe they’re not supposed to be actual caricatures. But there are some good SI model caricatures out there that I’ve stumbled across from time to time.

This is a great Brooklyn Decker drawing by a Mexico-based artist who goes by “VADELATE” on DeviantArt:

Pixar story artist Bobby Rubio seems particularly obsessed with Kate Upton. Here she is in her Sobe staring contest ad:

…and doing the harlem shake with Michelle Jenneke:

…and, for some reason, the cat daddy with Yo Gabba Gabba! characters:

There used to be a drawing message board called The Drawing Board where artists would periodically give themselves assignments of drawing beautiful women. I believe that is where I first saw this Jessica Gomes by Michael Birkhofer:

And this is a lovely Irina Shayk by Serge Birault, who apparently didn’t even know who she was and just selected the model for his “sexy woman” needs:
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Tangentially related is the curious case of Greg Land, a comic book artist who has come under no small amount of ridicule for the amount of tracing and ripping-off he seems to do. Of interest to this blog are this picture of Black Canary, clearly swiped from this exquisite 1996 Valeria Mazza photo:

…and this Sojourn cover, clearly a “flip horizontal” tracing of Yamila Diaz’s 2002 cover:

*In order, Bar Refaeli, Brooklyn Decker, Jessica Hart, Marisa Miller.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One-Piece Wednesday: Cris Urena, 2014

The magazine lists this suit as an example of 1960s-style swimwear fashion. But I think it looks pretty damn cute right now.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

From Yesterday’s Daily

Some gorgeous photos of SI girls, courtesy of yesterday’s Swim Daily.

Emily DiDonato, deliciously kinky in Vamp.

Gigi Hadid quite naked in VMan.

Hilary Rhoda in Lindex lingerie.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Painted Butt Appreciation Day

I did not forget about Butt Appreciation Day.

The painted rookies of 2014 each had some nice butt shots, sometimes aggressively so. So let’s record some posteriors for posterity.
I’m hoping to indulge more in the bodypainting next week.

Those We Lost: Julie Henderson

Well, this one hurt. I would have happily devoured another year of Julie Henderson.

She’s a real love-her-or-hate-her model. I can see her not being to everyone’s taste (she doesn’t have the otherworldliness of Emily DiDonato, or the bubbly bombshell aura of Kate Upton, for example). But she looks like a hot, approachable girl in one of your college classes. She’d probably be on the volleyball team and prefer a beer to a cosmo. I think that’s what hooks the guys who are hooked by her.

There is, of course, room for varying opinions, and to each his own. Having said that, anyone who thinks Julie is ugly does not know how to look at women.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Those We Lost: Cintia Dicker

Other than a little concern at just how skinny she was, I enjoyed Cintia quite a bit. Her immediately desirable feature is, of course, her fiery hair. I love a sexy redhead, and Cintia’s presence will be missed!