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

FRESEDO

FRESEDOrough

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: