Neck Beard

Neck Beard

This jolly fellow is very proud indeed of his neckbeard. I used gouache for the all the color except for the yellow highlights, where I used an alcohol-based marker.

Osvaldo Fresedo



Osvaldo Fresedo, one of my favorite tango band leaders.  Bottom is the initial sketch, top is the traced, inked, slightly tweaked and bitmap’d final product.

I happen to love how his eyebrows contrast with his hair;  his features overall are very well defined, which made him a breeze to capture on paper. Since I posted this on facebook, I’ve actually been commissioned by a tango friend in Newfoundland to whip up a couple more for other orchestras, so stay tuned…..

An example of his particular music style is here: