The Dog-Faced Boy

Here you have a new illustration for the Sideshow series: the Dog-Faced Boy.

There have been many cases of hairy people in the Sideshow: from Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy or Lionel The Lion-Faced Man, to the Sacred Hairy Family of Burma, sacred and hairy for generations. I´ve taken some details of each to create my own Dog-Faced Boy.

All of them suffered from hypertrichosis, an hereditary disease and the scientific reason for the myth of the werewolf.

This is the line drawing, made with a nib for the body and a brush for the hair.

Thanks for reading!

9 thoughts on “The Dog-Faced Boy

  1. Elizebeth says:

    Nice use of textures.

  2. Eye Trouble says:

    Very cool artwork…great colors and excellent linework!

  3. dt.haase says:

    ha – great piece

  4. fragosoart says:

    Thanks a lot, Eye Trouble and dt.haase: there will be more illustrations for this series, so stay tuned!!

  5. Susan says:

    I like his dignity.

  6. Sara says:

    Oh my – I so deeply love this! I was obsessed with learning all about sideshow medical conditions when I was a kid. The strange things our genes are capable of. A little bit of wilderness within us all!

  7. fragosoart says:

    Yeah, Susan: he has dignity, you are right!!
    Thanks for your comments!

  8. fragosoart says:

    Thank you, Sara! Yes, I´ve been always obsessed with them, too, specially how they could show their odditties (odditties that they would always hide) and live a good life doing that.
    We are all some kind of freak!

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