From a 1972 JC Penney catalog.
This is a camera-phone shot of an episode of the X-Files, season three. It aired in 1996, about the time I was taking my first-ever figure drawing class in high school. That’s what I would have done too – focus really hard on the important parts like the muscly arms and flowing hair and then just kind of throw the face in there for context. But later, when I wrote about the hot naked model in my diary, I would have spelled the contraction of “you are” correctly. As in, “Journal entry 05/17/96 – You’re such a good drawer”.
I wish I could see the other photos from that shoot. Hopefully, they involve more pewter cobras and knives held in front of his dark smoldering eyes.
It certainly is.
I am a huge fan of romance novel illustrations. Where did they go? These Photoshop nightmares do not set my heart a-blazin’.