1/4/10

elza soares


I have long been an avid fan of Brazilian music-especially samba. Elza Soares has been a big name in Brasil for more than 40 years. She's got this great husky voice and trademark throaty growl that makes her music very identifiable. In an effort to do an illustration of a musician every now and then, I've decided to start with her-she's got a really interesting look - lots of plastic surgery over the years - with those catlike eyes and giant afro. If you're interested in checking her out, click here.

38 comments:

damon said...

wow super cool love it

donny* said...

brilliant work, michael! little did i know that coming to your blog would cause an immediate amazon mp3 purchase. digging the tunes.

Jason Curtis said...

A home run again Michael. Great piece.

Lovin' the colors, the textures, and the overall design.

A great start to 2010.

Nearchos said...

Nice textures mate!

justdoodleit said...

Great stuff and a very happy new year Michael! Your choice of colors and textures evokes the feel of her voice well!

salli s. swindell said...

she is sass all the way....you've captured her essence perfectly. love her voice and her face (in real life and in your illo) N I C E . . .

Dante Terzigni said...

great illustration- i like it even more after seeing the video..

Tomás Serrano said...

Great poster!!!

Lex Revolter said...

hey! thanks for passing by my blog! the yours is awesome.

thanks for the comments too! =)

have a successful year!!

Cartoonman said...

Congratulations. . . es un blog genial, Felicidades, me agrada tu estilo.

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Wow, wow wow. Love the outline of her dress and the funky fabric feel to the dress, hair and background. So cool.

Tel Coelho said...

Hi,Michael!!!!
This post is Great!!!!
I liked it!!!
I wish you a great 2010!!!!
congrats for your works!!!!!

R.Dress said...

Wow great illo. Thanks for introducing her to me I love Brazilian Jazz.

Abz said...

another killer piece! regarding my painting, the last one was meter by 1 meter... :)

Cheryl Lynn said...

Wow! This piece is great! I loved the video of her, she's indeed an awesome talent.

Happy New Year!

Pablo Iván Ríos said...

Preciosos trabajos!
Eres un gran artista!
Felicitaciones!

Glen Batoca said...

Hi Michael!
For me it was a great surprise this blog!Simply amazing your work! I really liked!I'm a fan of Elza and her giant voice to many years and I love Brasilian music especially the Samba, I draw but I have relatives who are Samba musicians, and even a great singer and songwriter.
If you want to pass on my blog and see some Brazilian musicians I caricatures, The Elza is there and other musicians also.

Abraços do Brasil!

Wayne B. Medina said...

very well done michael! love everything about it. thanks for the link too man, that's some good stuff. always wanted to get into some Brazilian music

Francisco Martins said...

Aw, this is awesome Michael! Really nice work man...LOVE the colors and the graphic style you used. I love Samba too! Brazil has very rich musical roots. :D

Happy new year by the way, with lots of success to you! :)

Hugs

Francisco

BILLY said...

Uauuuu ... show de bola.
Beautiful Art friend.
I'm a fan of his work.

Grateful for the visits and comments are of great importance to me.
Abraço.

Jmontiel said...

great illustration Michael!

Lynn :-) said...

beautiful Michael :)

Jarrett said...

Love all of your new work !:) Super appealing.. and the jazz set rocks!

Desiree Cassidy said...

Love her! What great shapes and colours you used! Cant wait to see the next musician you do!

Abz said...

p,s, you, like jason curtis, owe us a portrait shot... a non cartoon one...! chop chop

Guto Respi said...

Bravo! Bravo!

Jenea said...

Very awesome and very cool!!!! Good luck to you in this interesting dances Sambaaaaa!!! :) Yohohooooo!;)

Luispa Salmon said...

love the "retro style"

Abhilash.N said...

Excellent...Nice starting the year...!!

Cauê Zunchini said...

Hello Micheal, your recently posts are really AMAZING, I love the carcters and colours ! I wish you a happy 2010, and many works for all of us heheheeheheheh !! Sorry my failed english im not speack very well !!

SALUDOS
CAUE

jmanu said...

Michael, that's wonderful, the girl looks great and you capture all latin details not only the colors and shapes but the lettering! Simply wow my friend.

Gabriele Antonini said...

So good!!! The mood is perfect.
Gabriele

jazzlamb said...

Wow. She looks stunning, the video makes me drool over this illustration more:) The textures work really well!

Jason Dove said...

Michael, another great illustration with nice shaping and color!

Lucas Ferreyra said...

AMAZING POSTER! I’m sure she would LOVE to have it. Did you try to send it to her? May be she has a web or something like that where you can contact her. And yes, her voice is amazing!

Piroca said...

Michael, I found your blog. Great work! I love the illustration. You captured our Elza so well.

kanishk said...

Really nice work man...LOVE the colors and the graphic style you used.
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Camisa dez da Gávea said...

I'm brazilian and am very happy with your job! Elza is a great voice of brazilian music.