A certain character who may be familiar to some of you. If not, check at the video below:
The second of my series of tango composer illustrations. The final product is scaled down to postcard dimensions.
In many classic villains, there’s a sense of torment or inner conflict– a humanizing element that makes them more compelling to the audience.
Not so in Villainous Villiam . . .
This dastardly character takes an almost childlike delight in cruel and malevolent deeds. Not as shred of doubt exists in his mind that diabolical wickedness is not only fun and profitable, but that everyone should try it!
Be it kidnapping busty maidens, laughing at fat children, or gleefully stomping on flowers that have been watered by the tears of suffering widows, our Villy is living proof of what happens when you don’t go to church. Don’t be like him, folks!
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: