Comic Book Pin Ups

The Art of Sex Appeal through Pose and Expression

Chapter List


In this demonstration, Joe Benitez unveils the secrets of drawing alluring comic book style pin-up characters. Sex appeal and allure is conveyed through many methods including stylized proportions, foreshortening, twists and curves. The importance of facial expression is also discussed in the context of conveying the right mood or emotion, along how this ties the character together.

Duration: 152 minutes

Format: HD 1280x720

Chapter List

  • 00. Preview
  • 01. Introduction
  • 02. Quick Preliminary Figure Sketches
  • 03. Quick Faces
  • 04. Reclining Figures
  • 05. Emphasizing Emotion with the Pose
  • 06. Standing Figure "Cute Girl"
  • 07. Basic Facial Expression
  • 08. Using Curves to Explore Pose
  • 09. Multiple Figure Composition
  • 10. Sex Appeal
  • 11. Action Pose I
  • 12. Action Pose II
  • 13. Crawling Figure "Vampirella"
  • 14. Standing Figure "Bad-Ass Chick"
  • 15. Quick Preliminary Expression Sketches
  • 16. Conveying Anger in the Male Face
  • 17. Conveying Anger in the Female Face
  • 18. Drawing the Default Face at Various Angles
  • 19. A Range of Emotion in the Default Face
  • 20. A Range of Emotion in the Profile Face
  • 21. A Range of Emotion - Low and High Angles

Joe Benitez

Comic Book Artist

Joe Benitez is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as JLA, Superman/Batman, Detective Comics, Supergirl, and Titans for DC Comics and The Darkness for Image Comics. He also co-created and penciled the sci-fi series Weapon Zero and the dark fantasy mini-series Magdalena: Blood Divine for Image. In 2005, Joe published his first creator-owned mini-series Wraithborn through Wildstorm. In 2009, he stepped in to finish up Michael Turner's run on Soulfire. Joe is currently working on a new creator-owned series, Lady Mechanika, published by Aspen Comics.