Josh Flynn is an illustrator who contacted me out of the blue. I hadn’t heard of his work before but his cool, fun style is sure to please.
How long have you been doing pinup and how did you get started?
As a kid i was always drawing comic strip characters, then, some time in my teens, i saw an episode of the ‘Carrie’ comic strip in Mayfair magazine, drawn by the late, great, Don Lawrence. I think it was then i realized that ‘toons’ could be sexy and drawing babe art, i think, began around then. I’ve only returned to it in earnest though, in the last couple of years.
How did you stumble upon your unique style?
For me, it just seemed like a naturally evolving process without any conscious decision making going on. This is how i draw and paint and i’d struggle to do it any different.
What is your typical process/workflow?
I’ve always felt most creative in the late afternoon / evening, so my working day usually starts around midday and often goes late into the night
Who has been your biggest creative influence?
I couldn’t really name one, although of course, i’ve been influenced by many.
Who is your fav artists at the moment?
So many out there. I love the feel of Fastner and Larson’s work and Loopy Dave is just brilliant.
How do you overcome those times when the creative spirit has left the building?
Generally, i leave the building too. Very long walks tend to work for me.
What do you do when you are not painting hot pin-up babes? What is a day in the life of Josh Flynn like?
Most of my work is in other areas of the art market. It always tends to start late and end late though and only interrupted by bouts of coffee making.
What words of advice would you give to someone just starting out as an artist/pinup artist?
I would have to advise not limiting yourself to one area of the market.Finding enough work without an agent is always going to be hard. Social media seems to be the best way to get known these days.
Josh is currently open for commissions, so if you are interested, you can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org