Friday, July 24, 2020

Mike LeGrand's Brawltimore Harbor




New commissioned piece by me for Mike LeGrand, his idea.  I spent about 40 hours (give or take) on this fun illustration. Theme was a battle-royal of Baltimore Inner Harbor landmarks and Pop Culture. I invented the character of the B&O Railroad Steam-marching-band-man, inspired by Iron Giant and my love of College Marching Bands.  Photoshop, Wacom Cintiq 22inch monitor. 

Friday, June 26, 2020

John Browns Rebellion

John Brown's rebellion was short, but poignant, was the inspiration for  Julia Ward Howe to write the Battle Hymn of the Republic. I learned this watching Ken Burn's classic documentary "The Civil War."

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, Glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on."

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Process and Two AK74 Pattern Rifle

Two more digital paintings of weapons. I'm thinking this will be a continuing series and new body of work. Relearning how to look at detail and convey on a canvas. Have to Give a shout-out to my College Illusionism teacher, Susan-Waters-Eller, who taught me how to convey depth with tone, and how to spend more time making work, who also said Digital has a place in the fine art world.  http://seeingmeaning.blogspot.com/


"The Process" - 7 hours of d-painting in Photoshop.


"Two Ak74 Pattern" - about 6 hours, Photoshop.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Shorty for a dude

Pro Bono comission, if that's a thing, for fun, spent about 3 hours. Fun analysis of detail.  Photoshop, Wacom Cintiq 22.

Garand Thumb's Kit


Painting study of a Post from Garand Thumb. Modern Kit for an Elite Warrior. (blue bolt carrier indicates training gear). About 2 hours, Photoshop, wacom cintiq 22.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Aerials 2049 Sketch

Fun spaceship concepting, inspired by some of John Berkey's work.  About 2 hrs in Photoshop, wacom cintiq 22
process video on youtube. https://youtu.be/HFjLYDmw6kc

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Future Battle

Really fun commission I had the fortune to work on. I want to do more stuff like this over the next year. The concept was to draw a generic, near future battle with a mech involved, cover illustration for a table-top-game-rule-book. Probably spent about 24 hours of work, Photoshop, wacom 22" cintiq.
-Tom


Monday, April 13, 2020

Wrapping up Stiarna Fan Art, Samantha and Redpandroid

Fan art of my friend Samantha, her webstore is www.redpandroid.com. Talented costumer. Illustration based on a travel picture she posted. About 12-16 hours of work in Photoshop. 2 hours to plan, 2-3 to do the portrait, 10 hours to render the rest. Super fun to do and learn about rocks and moss and grasses.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

week 4 of covid?

I think it's been a month of lockdown, I've been home for about 6 weeks now.  Here's art from 4 of my recent streams. I feel like I'm improving a lot in just a short time, just by working from reference. Youtube versions here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC83A3Hjn0Cj2XzvZtB_7zQw




Sunday, March 29, 2020

More Covid19 Art











each is about two hours of work

Militia Concept



Concept from November, fun to come up with different militia types from around the world.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Doodles from Part 1 of the FLU-OCCULYPSE.

The photoshop doodles from my LiveStreams and Art group chats over the last 7 days. Today is March 23, 2020. Cases of covid19 are rising in Central PA, Maryland, all over the US. Trying to stay positive through making art and sharing my process.  Live Video at youtube Channel TurboSymonds.   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC83A3Hjn0Cj2XzvZtB_7zQw