I just discovered Alberto Vargas (2/9/1896-12/30/1982)! A Peruvian painter who moved to the U.S. where he became well known and respected for his paintings of smoking hot American babes. He worked for several magazines most notably Esquire and Playboy, and is also well remembered for his WWII era babes with patriotic fever. I've always loved his work, and only recently realized who he is. A fantastic discovery!
This is a pencil drawing pin up babe of one of Vargas' classics. A little life drawing for a warmup.
Some of the artists that influenced Vargas are Raphael Kirchner (1876-1917) and Maurice Milliere (1871-1946). All three deserve a google search and some time to browse their great bodies of work. Enjoy!