The Deviated: Pinup Artist Reup List
Top 10 Deviantart Pinup Artists to Re-Commission List...
I have commissioned close to one hundred illustrators and painters for concept pieces for my r/K Universe. Most of the pieces were produced in 2011, but I have had a spattering of works done since then. I commission artists from around the world (Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, etc.) but half of the artists are from my home city of Toronto. In Toronto, I typically find artists at conventions and smaller shows (FanExpo, TCAF, Free Comic Book Day). For non-Toronto artists I use deviantart.com. I have been fortunate enough to work with amazingly talents and incredible people, and the works can be found at my r/K Universe section of LowBrowsing.
r/K (pronounced "ark") has shifted away from being a comic book universe and is becoming a video game universe. One of my goals during my Doctoral studies, starting in 2016, is to realize r/K as a game. However, there are still more concept pieces that I would love to commission. Part of the r/K commissions was pinup art which I thought was very appropriate given that the characters were originally conceived as comic book characters. However, even as a video game, pinup still makes sense (there are hundreds of pinups for Jinx from League of Legends or Tracer from Overwatch). So this list is my "bucket list" for the top 10 artists on Deviantart that I have commissioned and would like to commission again for a pinup piece for one of the characters from my r/K Universe. The list is in a loose order.
N.B. I have added the commissions for r/K characters to their respective entries. The concept is mine, designs by myself and the artists, art by the artists.