Thursday, May 03, 2007

Slap and Dash

Above: Just for entertainment, although it'll come into use one day.

I have a long thing about my kid slideshow I want to post but I must keep my nose to the grindstone today. Here are a few quick initial-type sketches because people wanted to see less finished work. I've got a bunch more I have to scan. Also coming up will be my demo painting I did at the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, SCAN.

More importantly today I want to alert you to a friend of mine's blog, Sergio Martinez. Keep an eye on this blog because you're going to see a lot of beautiful work here. I can't say enough good things about Sergio. He's one of the best. Go to his blog and let him know what you think.

Above: Trying slightly different ways to draw something. I don't have any favorites here.

Above: This will likely be painted as my submission for Microvisions. It'll be auctioned off with other 5X7 paintings for scholarships given out by the Society of Illustrators.

Above: Several drawings for various things, all on the same page, without regard to their relationships.

Above: I have no idea why I drew this. Truth is I'm always finding drawings around here I have little memory of. Sometimes I wonder if someone else did them.


Blogger Pensol Drawsikov said...

Greetings to American friend on computer. Drawer of nakid womans and other fun thinks, thank you for memories. Praise be to Glorious Operator of Universe, wife keep clothes on all time, winter summer night day.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Ron Morrison said...

I wonder if theres any lead in ol'Pensol's pencil anyway. Nice drawing, Wiz.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Scott Altmann said...

These are great - and it's nice to see the rough sketches along with the more refined work. I'm impressed that you can retain that intitial energy usually sparked in the rough, all the way through to the finish. I seem to lose that energy when I get to the later stages. Man - I gots lots to learn.
Sergio's work - stunning! I'll be sure to keep up on what he's doing.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Mattias said...

Wonderful Sketches, love the rather nude woman such great movement

2:33 AM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I like the naked fairies. I got a few myself.
I love seeing your ink sketches, I think I like that raw idea-stage look.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Kidd said...

Thanks guys. Yes, please keep going to Sergio's blog. He has a huge range and has done a great volume of incredible work. I have a few of his illustrated books and I own three of his paintings so I'm kind of cheerleading for him. You know, I'll be repeating this on my blog again soon so I don't need to say it here. Right now I don't think that Sergio quite knows how to post on other blogs or to even make comments on his own. There are quite a few blogging tricks I can't quite perform yet either. Oh, HTML Knowledge Fairy could you please tap me with your wand?

Pensol, sorry about the problem with getting ladies to take off their clothes in the cold. There are just not enough nudes in snow and ice. I suggest you quickly corner that market. One guy I know successfully paints rusty old cars all the time so there has to be a specialty genre for you there in your icy paradise.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Patrick Costa said...

Wow! You have beautiful work on here. Thank you for such a kind comment. I'm glad you left it in that it brought me here. I'll definitely be stopping back.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

The woman on the airship is too cool and I really hope that you show the painted version.

I'm glad that you showed the link to Sergio's blog, his works are incredible.

12:10 PM  
Blogger DerMidlet said...

Awesome drawings, paintings, and designs. Very nice.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe I just found this blog. Great stuff all around. I love the oil sketches the most.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Spaceturtle said...

masterfull !!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I think Spaceturtle said it best.
I'm a big fan of good drawing and you are one of the best. Such accuracy.
Lively figures and the fantasy art is ,well, fantastic!
Also visited Sergio, whose work is wonderful. Left a comment.
The blogging curve is steep but they have made it a bit easier with the new format.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Kidd said...

Thanks for all the comments and thanks for visiting Sergio's blog. It's time I post something new. I've got a few things ready to shoot and or scan and I feel like throwing it all up at once but I'm going to try and pace myself. A few things that I thought were complicated to do with a blog turned out to be terribly simple so I'm feeling very stupid today.

4:02 AM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Thanks for the 'rougher' drawing examples - I love examples of 'process'- (I think I am all caught up on your blog now) and the Sergio link. Amazing stuff.

Your next bloggy thing to learn should be how to take video of yourself sketching/painting and post *that*! Along with your running commentary on the whole thing.

Looking forward to the video version of Tom.... :-)

12:25 PM  
Blogger javier ledesma said...

Hi Tom! I´m glad that you like my blog. I find your work really nice and i´ll be watching your blogs frecuently (sorry for my english)

8:08 AM  
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