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This comes up from time to time - and in response to a fellow member of our group I thought it would be helpful to share with those who might be struggling at times with the concept of what helps make a great pin up character.  So briefly ...

In an effective pin up you're looking to try to capitalize on a couple of things:  Body language and facial expression.  
It's assumed the model is beautiful and attractive - but how do you project that allure to the viewer?  Eye contact, while not required, often makes a big difference.  Avoid mundane everyday poses and instead ramp up the body language that accentuates her beauty and form.  

Lastly, the facial expression is something that can turn a flat, emotionless 3D character into someone that leaps off the page and makes the viewer sit up and notice.  Sex appeal is largely the projection of the energy of that person, whether it be playful, flirtatious, smouldering, romantic, haughty etc. - this is mostly achieved through the face.  It says to the viewer I'm beautiful, I see you, and you definitely see me! ;)

As a help, I would suggest for the face - take a look at the "Close Ups & Portraitures" gallery to get a sense of what we mean about "facial personality".  And also take a look at the Featured gallery or the Pin Up Examples gallery to get a sense of what we're looking for in terms of body language.  Hopefully this makes sense, and more so is helpful.

Happy posting everyone!
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Please note we have specific galleries for specific kinds of pin up images - please familiarize yourself with our gallery requirements. Images posted to incorrect galleries may be declined.

For a definition of our Modern Glamor gallery, please visit this link:…

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For a definition of our Comicbook-Videogame SuperHeroes 'n Villains gallery, please visit this link:…

For a definition of our Studio Pin Ups gallery, please visit this link:…

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CG PINUPS is dedicated to CG (computer generated) 3D PINUPS.

If you already use:

DazStudio, Poser, 3D MAX, MAYA, C4D, ZBRUSH and other 3d programs you are welcome to join us and post your best pin up work. We accept only 3D rendered character works with 3D programs. Please avoid posting "works in progress" images as they may be declined - instead we would like to see your best finished artwork.

What we're looking for in a pin up
All models should have a focused or highly suggestive allure or appeal to the viewer. Though eye contact is not mandatory, a coy turn of the head or sultry look will add to the appeal. Generally speaking and specific to this group, fight scenes, distraught or despairing expressions or looks of great hostility and violence are typically not alluring and will detract from an image being added to this group.


• Gigantic Muscle female (as in ridiculous proportions) and toned with some muscle definition is fine)
• Gigantic Breast female (as in ridiculous proportions)
.......those naturally well-endowed or busty are fine
• Porn (see or violence
• Racialist works
• Humiliating
• Models that are or appear to be under-age (ie. under 18).
.......even a borderline model may be declined, best to stay clear of this line


• All Contributors must have 3D pin up works in their gallery.
Otherwise their Contributor request will decline.

• If you submit an image, you cannot vote for it yourself.

• If you don't have any or very few 3D works, you're welcome to still join us as a member.

Being a Contributor at CG Pinups is more than just submitting your work to our galleries, the hope is that you will also vote on others' works, leave helpful comments to help artists improve - be involved in promoting the group on the site, finding artwork on deviantart that fits the profile of the quality we're trying achieve. Otherwise, if you're only looking to submit artwork, we would suggest "member" status would be more appropriate.


• CGPINUPS is not a stock group. Please do not use our member's works in your works without permission.

• If you need help, feel free to write our admins.

• We are a community that is based on respect for each other as artists, *always* maintain kindness and respect in what and how we communicate with each other.

Inappropriate images may be removed at the Founder's discretion.

Happy rendering!



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mrkillzo Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm considering getting a 3d printer. I'm looking for some artists who would be willing to create figurines to be printed. I pay you for your time. 
ddpepsi Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for requesting another of Gracious! :happybounce:
ddpepsi Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for requesting Gracious! :happybounce: 
Edheldil14 Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Thank you for the request! :-)
EdiePhoenix Featured By Owner May 10, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the requesting Bound
MiloGrigsby Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Touch to your gallery!
Edheldil14 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
Thank you for the request!
robandodeveras Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for adding some of my works to your gallery!
I do appreciate the recognition :D :D :D
nucks Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
Keep up the great pin up artwork my friend -  kudos!
Dark-skyward Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the request :) (Smile) :happybounce: 
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