Did you actually reference vintage pin-up art for the poses? (They’re very Vargas and Gil Elvgren!)
I did! Especially Elvgren. Really, how could I not? He was such an important element to the pin-up movement and pushing this unrealistic feminine ideal. Some poses in the series are directly ripped from actual poses he used and were showed to the models in order to let them choose if I hadn’t already done so for them. I think it’s very important, no matter what the motivation is, to really investigate others before you, because even if it’s a critique or homage, that you can really draw inspiration for developing your ideas further.