I’ve been MIA…


Hey guys,

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. This year has been kicking my bum, to be honest. I have been diligently working on commissions most of the year. Then in April my husband and I went to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando with several friends. Which was awesome! Tiring but awesome none-the-less. And on the return trip home from Celebration, the dreaded con crud hit. I recovered briefly for about two days before the second wave of crud hit me again. So, I was out of it for about 2.5 to 3 weeks after Celebration. I had to play catch up on a few commissions, but I’ve been back at it since late April.

Anyhow, I wanted to touch on something that I finally came to a decision on, and that’s the fact that I’m going to start reducing the number of commissions I take on during the year. The reason is due to projects that I’m starting that I want to devote more time to. Namely, more PINUPS! 😀  I got the idea a while back that I should “re-do” my Star Wars Pinups from back around 2010 & 2011, but update them and make their costumes more accurate. That means that their costumes will be as “movie canon” as possible. Given that I have plenty of awesome 501st Legion friends, including my husband, that will allow me to use their costumes (as well as themselves a bit, too) for reference, these new Pinups will walk that very fine line of still remaining true to the “pinup” form (read: sexy); but in a more realistic way. No scantily clad women, or “boob windows” in the costumes. Just naturally beautiful women serving the Empire or Rebels – whichever team you prefer. 😉

And to kick off the project, I started with a Biker Scout!  

Greetings From The Moon of Endor – Biker Scout Pinup

I plan on doing a series of these pinups, and it’s going to take some time to get them all drawn up and painted. I would also like to look into doing some type of merchandise with them, in either an official capacity or charitable one.  I haven’t decided yet, but I wanted to get the majority of them sketched out and at a reasonable phase of ‘done-ness’ before I start looking into all of that. As for prints of these beauties, I do know that I will do a limited run on them – so if you like what you see and I have them up for sale I’m giving you fair warning now that they will be limited and not open stock.

Oh, and also I am trying to line up my schedule for the second half of this year for conventions. I don’t know how many I will be attending, but when I do, I’ll post about it on my social media accounts. If you don’t already follow me on those, please go give a like or follow to keep up with me there. I don’t post often, but when I do it’s usually when I have something special to say or promote. Though I try not to spam.

Anyhow, I will post again when I get a free moment. Until then, thanks for checking out my work, and I’ll catch you guys later. Until next time…



I am Jenn DePaola, a digital and traditional artist. I specialize in portraits, pinups, and other fun geeky stuff of the sci-fi & fantasy genre’s.

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