Respect the Beard


true love is like a beard

Men have wore beards since the begging of time. Beard act like protective barrier in cold climates, regulating the temperature and facilitation of perspiration a beard also act like sensory organs. So tickle that beard!


Respect the beard by eileen a www.ea-art.com

The idea of the bearded man came from the saying; that most bearded men use”respect the beard”I found a subject with a very particular beard. It looked trimmed but at the same time wild.


Respect the beard by eileen a www.ea-art.com

Throughout the course of history, society have influenced attitudes toward male beards. Depending on factors such as; Philosophers , prevailing cultural-religious traditions, the current era’s fashion trends and fear.

As the artistic mind started thinking of what techniques where going to be applied to make the beard; the man that I used as a subject quickly disappeared in thoughts and visualizations and he became a completely different bearded man.


Respect the beard by eileen a www.ea-art.com

The color palette: I have included pinks yes pink for a man portrait, because pink exist in all pale skin humans; A black beard to create a high contrast with the color of his eyes.


Respect the beard by eileen a www.ea-art.com

As the process flowed, I stopped coloring the beard and quickly grabbed my string art supplies and substituted the oil pastel hair for black acrylic thread.