Tom has an Art Blog

Dedicated page for my artwork.

Haven’t posted anything in quite a while, though I’ve started a new sketchbook since then so odds are I’ll start posting more often again.

My most recent sketches have been studies of old master paintings. Most of which are renaissance works.

Another still life today.

Pretty much just a variation of the last one I did, but this time in acrylic. I’m pretty satisfied with how this one came out, especially for a days work (around 6 hours total).

Thinking about working a little larger next time.

Epiphany.
Still life painting CAN IN FACT be fun! (As long as you’re the one who set it up)

Epiphany.

Still life painting CAN IN FACT be fun! (As long as you’re the one who set it up)

Nearing the end of my sketchbook.
There’s just something really cool about the face cards in a deck of 52. There’s a certain creepiness that comes from their facial expressions, along with the general flatness of the illustration. I think it’s very much open to interpretation, and would very much like to take some liberties with that in the near future.

Nearing the end of my sketchbook.

There’s just something really cool about the face cards in a deck of 52. There’s a certain creepiness that comes from their facial expressions, along with the general flatness of the illustration.
 I think it’s very much open to interpretation, and would very much like to take some liberties with that in the near future.

Dick Tracy.

Final painting done in acrylic on board.

I think I made a good deal of progress in terms of my comfort level with acrylics with this piece, and a step forward for how I like to paint in general.

This has been a very experimental time for me since I got back home from Italy, and I wish to continue with that experiment for a while. I’m looking forward to more ambitious projects and the opportunity to paint more things that I like.

Some random watercolor sketches done a few hours ago.

Some random watercolor sketches done a few hours ago.

Oil barrel and Fireball from Donkey Kong (arcade).
Acrylic on paper.

Oil barrel and Fireball from Donkey Kong (arcade).

Acrylic on paper.

DICK TRACY.

Withing the past year I’ve become a fan of Chester Gould and his beloved character. I admittedly haven’t read the comic strip much, but I’ve spent a good amount of time studying the artwork, which despite it’s simplicity, exudes great charm and character.

This is my final drawing on board for my upcoming tribute painting for the strip, which is still running to this day.

Finished piece for my tribute to Donkey Kong 3.
This arcade game is surprisingly obscure to most people. The only reason I know of it is because I actually saw an arcade cabinet for the game back when I was only in the single digits. It’s quite different from the original DK and DK jr. and it also doesn’t star Jumpman (Mario) in any way. Instead we have this character known as Stanley, who presumably is an exterminator or something like that. I just find it to be a very interesting game because of it’s obscurity, regardless if a big name like Donkey Kong is attached.

Finished piece for my tribute to Donkey Kong 3.

This arcade game is surprisingly obscure to most people. The only reason I know of it is because I actually saw an arcade cabinet for the game back when I was only in the single digits. It’s quite different from the original DK and DK jr. and it also doesn’t star Jumpman (Mario) in any way. Instead we have this character known as Stanley, who presumably is an exterminator or something like that.
 I just find it to be a very interesting game because of it’s obscurity, regardless if a big name like Donkey Kong is attached.

Studies from Assisi and San Marco in Florence.