New in the Scarlet Tentacle shop!
14 Burlesque Beauties for you to color however you like! (You could also use them as a pattern book for hand embroidery patterns, which folks have done with my coloring books in the past. Some of the drawings from the book will also be available as stand-alone .PDF patterns).
I had SO much fun with the designs for this book of burlesque dancers. The details that make up the glitter and the glamour of burlesque — the sequin encrusted costumes, the hats, the elbow length opera gloves, the garters and thigh high stockings and the corsets and the pasties and the tassels — are so much fun to imagine and draw. There were so many designs that couldn’t make it into this first book — apparently 14 pages is the limit my thumb can handle pushing a needle through; I bound a bunch of these books last night and my right, needle-wielding thumb is bruised to hell underneath the nail, somehow — that I foresee a second edition of more drawings and patterns if this one goes over well.
I really, truly can’t resist a bad pun. This piece started out as a gift and make-up present for a friend. I’m not entirely sure how well received it was — apparently there was some confusion about whether or not the figure was intended to be a mutual friend as a gesture of spite, which is certainly not the case.
Like the last illustration I made available in my shop, I got lost in the details of this piece: the wooden details of the sofa, the design of the rug, the textural elements of the carpet and the walls. The half-naked pin up girl is pretty much the last thing I look at when studying this piece, which should tell you more or less how much time I spend around naked women. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it!