IRISH COMIC NOODLERS: Gary Reynolds’ Betty Page
‘This week I decided to do a pencil sketch using my favoured red animation pencil. I’ve been doing a lot of painted and inked work with a lot of photoshop added elements, so it was nice to go back to basics.
The subject matter is of the 1950’S pinup Bettie Page, but as portrayed by Gretchen Mol in the biopic film. I love 50’s Americana and the whole pinup style, so this was a labour of love… except maybe the hair which was a lot of work! Drawn with a red animation pencil on paper using a photo as reference and then scanned in. A little bit of Photoshop work on the text and poster effect. About 5 hours…ish total.’