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Chipman Starratt
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art

Pinup and Glamour Artist

Traditional, digital or photographed, there is nothing more beautiful than the female form.

Current Residence: NS, Canada
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Favorite genre of music: Industrial and Symphonic Metal, Blues, Funk, Dubstep
Favorite photographer: John Peri
Favorite style of art: Artistic nudes, Pinup, Glamour
Skin of choice: a lady's
Favorite cartoon character: Autobot Jazz
Personal Quote: Don't ever confuse uncommon with unrealistic.
Our bodies are beautiful. All of them. Most of us will only find certain body types attractive, which is absolutely acceptable. So long as we understand that our personal tastes in no way define what should or shouldn't be considered universally attractive. I don't believe any of us need to justify our desires, but we do need to remind ourselves that our desires are no more valid than anyone else's, and that the idea of a universal beauty is a dangerous thing to believe in. Even if everyone in the world voted 100% honestly, and a majority became clear, it would still mean nothing.

I realize most of my artwork propagates the so-called ideal female, but I assure you it is entirely sincere to me and me alone. As I've made clear in the past, I make no apologies for what I find attractive, and I refuse to take responsibility for anyone else's self esteem. I admit I often lack empathy for the weak hearted, but by no means do I ever want to purposely make anyone feel ugly or hurt anyone's feelings. Both my gallery and my favorites collection showcase what I like personally, and does NOT represent what I believe every woman should strive to be.

A lot of the women I paint have augmented breasts. It may seem hypocritical, so after everything else I've said, I feel a need to touch on it. I support breast implants. Not because I believe it makes a woman look better, but because I'm a very pro-choice person in every regard, and I respect that it makes some women feel better.. While I wish no woman felt a need to augment her body to feel sexier, I still respect her choice to do so regardless of her reason, and I won't pretend I don't find the result every bit as sexy as natural or small breasts.

The artist in me is all over personal expression, and as far as I'm concerned, augmenting the size of one's breasts falls directly into that category. Along with tattoos, body piercings, or any other type of cosmetic modification. When a woman feels good about her body, she's going to feel good about herself. When she feels that good about herself, it's difficult to ignore her confidence, and it's a lot easier to fall under her spell.. In essence, it's not the breasts making her attractive. It's the way she carries herself due to how she feels about having them.. So why do I perpetuate something I don't feel is necessary? I simply like the way the exaggeration translates in drawn art. Makes it larger than life.. so to speak :P  

Be proud of who you are and how you look. Whether it's natural or you've modified the body you were given. Find a way to love yourself, and be just as happy for those who are happy with themselves. Support each other.

YOU decide whether you're beautiful or not. No one else has the ability to label you. They won't all see what you see, but that's okay, because we're all into different things, and it doesn't change a thing about you.

~ Chipman

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DaveLukas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for everything Chipman
Chipman1911 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
St.Nicolas by KmyGraphic Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Chipman1911 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Happy St. Nicholas Day to you :D
JPGArt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
How do you do it Chipman? I mean, the way you paint skin is so clean and smooth. I really enyoy your work since I entered DeviantArt, and I must admit that my last painting in my gallery was inspired by people like you. However, it took me so much time that if it was for a real client it wouldnt have been posible.

Im a n00b in this field, and I want to be better and faster so I can paint professionally. Do you have anything that explains the process of how do you achieve painting that realistic skin? I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Chipman1911 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Jose, I appreciate the interest. I've been studying art my whole life, with particular interest in the human anatomy. A few years ago I devoted myself to painting the female form exclusively, and over those past few years, skin just became my forte... It would take a novel to explain my whole process start to finish, but the skin smoothness comes from hours, days and weeks of carefully blended airbrushing. The biggest tip I can lend is to keep the opaqueness of your airbrushes really low so that the paint comes out thin. This makes it easier to blend tones with little to no sign of brush strokes. If need be, I'll also use a smudge tool to aid blending in certain areas.

Unfortunately my process is very slow, requiring a lot of time and patience, so I can't help you with speed. Some of my more impressive works take months.

I was actually looking at your latest piece "the noob" a few days ago. Technique wise, you're already doing great. Just keep practicing. Speed increases with time and experience.

Never hesitate to ask any technique/technical questions. I'll always try to answer as best I can.

 ~ Chipman
JPGArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for your answer. I will try the tip of the opaqueness, and practice more to guarantee speed.
Stay awesome Chipman!
keegannnnn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Hey Chipman, I don't know if you take requests, but could you make a girl with a ripped, athletic physique? I love your work, man!
Chipman1911 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)  .. I don't often take requests, but this will be on my to-do list. 
keegannnnn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
thanks, man, you're awesome!
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