Adam Hughes Illustrates Females with Vargas-esque Aesthetics

By: Jason Soy - Published: Aug 27, 2012 • References: adamhughes.deviantart & cuded
When it comes to illustrations and character design, Adam Hughes is one of those artists who truly combines the best of old and new. A comic book illustrator by trade, Hughes often has to imagine bizarre and futuristic garbs to adorn beloved superheroic characters. Where his creations differ from most, however, is in the classical beauty of the women he depicts. Each female is radiantly attractive while hearkening back to the aesthetics seen in Vargas-era pin-up models. This fusion of old and new visuals leaves viewers in awe as they feel trapped somewhere between the future and the past.

For those unacquainted, Adam Hughes is an Atlanta-based artist whose impressive client list includes the likes of DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures, Lucasfilm, Playboy magazine and much more. Stats for Vintage Superheroic Character Designs Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 32,026 clicks in 195 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Adam Hughes
Related: 91 examples / 70 photos
Segment: Males, 12-35
Comparison Set: 33 similar articles, including: feline crime fighter paintings, pixar-styled superheroes, and medieval marvel superheroes.