Jul 30, 2014

New Illustration Website



As everyone knows I recently updated my tommykane.com website. There is a talented art director in my office named Lissy Anger. She was looking over my shoulder and saw me looking at my illustration site. Lissy thought I could make a better one. She turned me on to VIRB.com. It's a very cool site where you can custom build websites. It costs 10 bucks a month but it's worth it to me. I love how my new site turned out. Real simple. Check it out here.

Jul 24, 2014

Jul 23, 2014

Surf City




While sitting on the beach with my friend Darcy, I attempted a very difficult drawing. The sky was very overcast that day. The clouds were constantly moving and changing. Waves were crashing every 15 seconds. I decided to try and draw the scene in front of me. This was extremely hard to do. Every time I looked at what I was sketching, it had already changed. All I could do was to work hard and give it my best shot. There were times I wanted to give up but I forged ahead. This finished piece of art came out pretty damn good but it was a struggle. I really had to study how light and shadows played on the water. Now I know everything about waves. I even got in a little boogie boarding.

Jul 21, 2014

Preferred Seating



This drawing was done on a recent flight to London. How come whenever I fly on airplanes, I always sit next to freaks like this. I am never seated next to a super model. Why is that? "Oh look it's Karlie Kloss and Candice Swanepoel." They're in the next aisle, sir. The big giant smelly sweaty guy is going to be seated next to you. Great.

Jul 16, 2014

Rhino



This is a drawing I did on one of my many excursions to the Museum of Natural History. The grooviest place in Manhattan. I put this print for sale in my ETSY store and it has been selling briskly.

Jul 14, 2014

Draw Tommy Kane



I posted a little about this before. Some 170 artists painted portraits of little old me and now I have made a blog where you can see them all. Some are so crazy, I love them. The originals are amazing to see in person. They were done mainly by artists from Sketchbook Skool. The student's talent and enthusiasm is over the top. Seeing these all in one place is hilarious. It's worth taking a look through if you want some laughs. They are all so original. Also if there are any other artists out there who would like to try one, just send me an email to: tom@tommykane.com and I'll send you a high rez photo of me to draw. And if you are on Tumblr, this is a good one to follow. More portraits to follow. Check it out here.

Jul 11, 2014

Highly Recommended



The Creative Bloq blog recommended my book as one of the top 30 summer reads for designers. Not too bad. I'll take it. A lot of heavy hitters on this list.