I’ve always loved old fashioned “paper moon” photographs, and have wanted to do a series of drawings of my characters in this setting for a while. Maybe I’ll get around to starting them this week. Here are a few of the images I’ve been collecting as references. The tattooed gent and the girls with bows are both genuine vintage, while the lady below with the striped stockings is a modern pastiche, taken at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival in 2012. (And don’t you wish you’d been there?)
The collection’s in my Pinterest on my board called “the classic moon”.