Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tango Music & Parlor Guitars


I love old turn-of-the-century American parlor guitars.... my favorite guitar design. When I was asked to design some Tango musicians recently, I gave them... what else? It may have nothing to do with authentic tango music instrument selection, but what the hey? I knew they would be on screen for 6 frames anyway, and you gotta have some fun! I figured I couldn't get away with giving them ukuleles...

11 comments:

Winin' Boy said...

Wonderful work, Ernie! They look a bit like Mexican mariachi or Spanish flamenco guitarists to me? I can hear them shout "olé"!
I think it's great that one of them is left-handed too.
;-)

Jesse said...

these are pretty awesome! i want to see them animate

Gavin said...
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Edwin "Wincat" Alcala said...

Hey Ernie! What's up man?! Awesome drawings my friend. By the way, the ukelele is is doing fine.

Regards,
Wincat

Gordon Hammond said...

I love these guys....you can tell the guy who did these is a musician/enthusiast from the emphasis that is put on the guitars and their details.

I also like the little guys beard, neat shape!

Jason Miskimins said...

sweet...love the linework on these characters.

Alexandra Tyler said...

These are amazing....i have a soft spot for cartoon/illustrated hands. I know that sounds wierd, but for some reason they have so much character!! You rule Ernie.xoxo alex (tyler)

Ernie Gilbert said...

Hey- thanks for the comments, guys! I appreciate the feedback!

Neal said...

Great art!

Owen Flanagan said...

Very nice designs.

Carlos said...

Hi! Very nice! Could you tell me please one question?The clean up line is Handdraw or is digital? illustrator?
Saludos
Carlos