French artist, Angel Roy, brings the macabre to vintage pinup girl photography in his “Zombie Burlesque” digital art series. Anatomy is highlighted in very transparent ways. Literally. Roy uses illustrations and engravings to emphasize the muscle and bone structure of the model. Some of the models have tattoos that further help give visual texture to their form, while at the same time, integrating seamlessly with the other digital manipulations. This dark, moody art is both unsettling and captivating at the same time.
After reading the dictionary definition of the word “burlesque,” it seems it is embodied entirely within this art collection. Dictionary.com defines the noun as “an artistic composition, especially literary or dramatic, that for the sake of laughter, vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity; any ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature,” the adjective as “involving ludicrous or mocking treatment of a solemn subject,” and the verb as “to make ridiculous by mocking representation.”
The photography used is worth mentioning, since without the photography, there would be no final product. Mila from Glamorama Studio Photography specializes in subject matter inspired by classic pinups. You can also follow her updates on the Glamorama Studio Facebook Page. The image flow below shows the original photo alongside the completed digital art so that both works of art can be appreciated!
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Image Credit: [Autoreverse Graphikart]