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Andrew B. "Drew" Posada (17 January 1969 – 4 January 2007) Artist

Drew Posada

Andrew B. "Drew" Posada (17 January 1969 – 4 January 2007) was an American comic book colorist and pin-up artist who has worked with Image Comics, Top Cow, Wildstorm and Extreme Studios, as well as published his pin-up work in The Art of Drew Posada, by SQP Inc in 2002.

Biography

Drew Posada was born with his an identical twin brother Alex Posada. Drew began his career at the age of 16, when he began being paid for his art, although he was often told that "art is not a way to make a living." With this in mind, he decided to go to college and worked after high school as a picture framer. Unsatisfied with this job, even when he had developed his own clientele, he moved from Seattle to Southern California where he was immediately hired by Image Comics in the spring of 1994.
Working in comics made Posada's style evolve, as he had to work with digital tools such as the digital airbrush, giving him more artistic flexibility and room for experimentation.
Posada's work in comics won him acclaim and a decent living, but he yearned to be recognized for his pin-up art. While he wanted to improve his technique, it was the work of the two legends of pin-up, Hajime Sorayama and Olivia De Berardinis who truly raised the bar for him. Artist Posada wrote gracefully about the impact Sorayama's work had upon him as an artist. And he knew that in order to have made it in the field of pin-up art, he had to be at Robert Bane Editions, who already represented both Sorayama and Olivia.
The first time that Posada asked Robert Bane Editions to represent him, they told him to improve his work; he then went back to his studio to focus on pin-ups, sacrificing his comfortable living with comic books.
Two years later, when he re-submitted his work to Robert Bane, it was greeted enthusiastically and welcomed to the gallery.
Posada died from pancreatitis in early January 2007.

Style

Using Adobe Photoshop for all his images, Posada is known by the way he represents the hair of his models.
He has worked with models Suzi Simpson, Aria Giovanni and Julie Strain.

Some of his pin-up works

  • Cover of the pin-up comic book Venus Domina, published by Verotik in 1998,
  • Cover of Jinn (1999) and The Wicked (1999), both published by Avalon Studios.
  • Several works for The Wicked comic book, through Avalon Studios, including working with the Angela character owned by Todd McFarlane and Vampirella.

 
Title: Medusa
Date: 2000
Notes: Cover for comic book The Wicked


Title: Blade
Date: 1997

Title: Venus
Date: 1998
Notes: Cover for Venus DoMina

Title: Jinn
Date: 1999
Model: Jana
Notes: Cover for Jinn

Title: Heaven And Hell
Date: 1999
Notes: Cover for comic book The Wicked

Title: 9-Shark
Date: 1999
Model: Jana

Title: Queen's Knight
Date: 1999

 Title: Vampyre
Date: 2000
Notes: Cover for comic book The Wicked

 Title: Dawn
Date: 2000
Notes: Cover for comic book The Wicked

 Title: Statue
Date: 2000

Title: Samurai
Date: 2000

Title: Broadhead
Date: 2000
Notes: Published inside comic book The Wicked

 Title: 8 Ball
Date: 2001
Model: Aria Giovanni

 Title: Queen of Pain
Date: 2001
Notes: Cover for Heavy Metal

Title: High Heels
Date: 2001

Title: Slayer
Date: 2001

Title: Jester
Date: 2002

Title: Top Hat
Date: 2002

Title: Mardi Gras
Date: 2002
Model: Jana

Title: Suzi
Date: 2002
All images in this gallery are copyright © Drew Posada. All rights reserved.

 Angela



Angela and a Friend 

Vampirella 

 Darkchylde Variant Cover Issue #3 

 The Wicked variant Cover #1 


 Satana by Drew Posada 

 Luna: Moon-Hunter Cover by Drew Posada

 Sexy Woman sketch - by Drew Posada - Nudity alert 

 
High Heels Girl by Drew Posada

Un amalgama di fantasia con una precisione fotografica Posada crea dei ritratti di una perfezione quasi irrealistica.














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