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Classic Pin-Up Style: Art by J. Aton

A manipulated image of Lynda Carter as Wonder WomanWonder Lynda

Digital illustrator J. Aton enjoys depicting pop-culture figures and celebrities in a classic pin-up style. Based in Louisiana, Aton uses Photoshop techniques to depict superheroes, TV personalities and more in a glamorous style.


A manipulated image of Michael Keaton as BatmanBatman Keaton
A screen capture of the front page of J. Aton's websiteThe front page of Aton's website

I like the bright colours that Aton uses, and his smooth digital painting style. Some images appear more hand-painted while others seem like the might have a photograph as their base starting point. Each piece has a somewhat shiny texture that likens it to the pages of a comic book, with simple backgrounds that emphasize the focus on the central figure. The artist’s Concept gallery contains skilled paintings and Photoshop works depicting stars as Prince and Michael Keaton in his role as Batman.


The artist particularly enjoys creating pin-up style portraits of female superheroes and television newscasters. Aton also takes commissions through his website, Some of his commissioned works are available for viewing in his portfolio, in which real subjects are depicted as fictional heroes or in fantastic costumes. 


A glamour image of a weather newscasterStephanie

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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