El Re Del Compás

A certain character who may be familiar to some of you. If not, check at the video below:

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Fresedo

The second of my series of tango composer illustrations. The final product is scaled down to postcard dimensions.

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The Jam duo

In Italy, I was with a friend to a local restaurant where pair of guitarists were having a jam session. The resulting picture came out so well that I decided it needed a post of its own.

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Snow Garden

Snow Garden

Another portfolio-related piece. This was to be the poster for a vinyl record set I designed for a fictitious music group called Snow Garden. The girl is loosely based on Snegurochka, the snow maiden of Russian folklore. I’m not sure if she normally dumps wintery wind out of a cup, but it works quite nicely for the ambience.

Osvaldo Fresedo

FRESEDO

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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: