Fifth anniversary is wood. Eighth anniversary is creamy wrestling -- also with wood.
As you might have noticed from the Conan The Barbarian groove in those paintings, both artists are absolutely obsessed with working out. Bell even met Vallejo when a friend recommended her to him as a model because of her ripped bod. He was known to draw inspiration for his art from people at the gym and Bell was a nationally ranked bodybuilder. It was a match made in heaven.
She divorced her husband at the time --a punier sci-fi scholar-- and married Vallejo instead. The two have lived very happily since then, spending their time hitting both the gym and the canvas with equal ferocity.
The Old-Timey Miniature Women Of Olga Solarics
Long before Photoshop could make anyone a size zero, photographers painstakingly altered reels of film by hand to achieve the same effect. The most successful one of them all, however, wished she could alter all of these models differently: instead of shrinking their waist, she wanted to shrink them, period.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the husband-and-wife team of Olga Solarics and Adorjan von Wlassics specialized in airbrushing images of theater, cabaret, and early film stars. But making publicity photographs was just to keep the lights on; Solarics' true passion project was surrealist erotic photography -- which is an artsy way of describing a bunch of really weird wet dreams.
Science can get real lonely.
Solaric clearly had a very specific obsession: tiny, tiny women. Many of her best-known pictures feature models who look like characters from Honey, I Shrunk The Kids if Rick Moranis had a mistress.