soft n' sexy, smooth n' smokey
airbrush acrylic portraits
and fine art
by Paul Bond
When Paul was a young boy, a college professor
friend of his parents' pointed out that Paul was drawing with the
proper use of perspective, and that he had a talent that should
be cultivated. That was before he entered kindergarten.
Throughout Paul's life, he drew pictures of whatever he was interested
in . . . trains, boats, airplanes, in whatever order the sources
of fascination evolved. Well, guess what subject eventually became
really interesting! By the time Paul was in college, he was earning
at least a little beer and fun money selling pinup drawings to
his fraternity brothers, fellow students, and even a small commercial
client that made what they claimed were the best padding inserts
for brassieres a woman could use! The seed had been planted!
Upon leaving the University of Illinois, Paul felt a commitment
to follow his degree and take on an industrial (product) design
job. While in this job, Paul started learning skills he would later
make relavant to his art career.
Within a very few years, Paul decided he would much prefer full
time freelance illustration, and soon was focused on nothing but
commercial work. Working with clients including United Airlines,
J. M. Smucker, Kleenex, Florsheim, Iams pet Foods, Paul earned
a good living and even a few awards. Long story short, the computer,
stock imagery, and many other factors brought about the demise
of that business as Paul knew it. Along the way, he developed and
manufactured the very airbrushes he used to create the incredibly
natural looking illistrations of products sought after by his clients.
That is how the industrial design experience paid off.
So, now it is time for Paul to bring out the airbrush, re-kindle
a long standing interest in pinup and glamour art, and create the
Softn'SexiestSmoothn'Smokiest portraiture and fine art you will
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