Monday, November 22, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
So anyway, I love tapes. In fact, tapes are responsible for one of my most awesome moves ever! I was at a friends house sometime during my high school days hanging out. We didn't say chillin' then. Naturally, I was drawing a picture of Spider-man or something when my pal says "Hey throw this radical tape in the boombox gnarly dude!" Before I can look up from what I was doing, I hear the tell-tale "clacka-clacka" of some punk-rock jams flying through the air. Did I panic? Oh no. My hand shot out like a cobra and I snatched that tape out of mid-air without even looking up! We both were like "Whoa Dude!!!" Like I said, it was one awesome move.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Notice how I had to shoe-horn a letter into "procrastinate" because I can't even spell. Maybe I shouldn't try to write the smart-stuff in my sketchbook anymore.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
...that facilitates sweet goals! Think about it. Donovan and Bradley get a few for the US, Iniesta puts the whammy on the Dutch in super late extra time and in the last world-cup, Zidan headbutted that dude in the chest! While that last one was not technically a goal, it was still awesome.
As for the final itself, I thought for a moment that it would all end in penalties, which is always dumb. But thankfully we were sparred by a very pale, bald man. We watched the game at home and had an excellent Skype party with My wife's sister and Spanish brother-in-law back in London. Their house was full of Spanish pals, a few Dutch neighbors and of course my Niece and Nephew. It made for a rowdy good time even if our house was nearly empty and quiet for nap time. I wish we could have been there with them when they won but this was the next best thing.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Those familiar with our Spanish friend here will remember his wacky, ultra Euro style, teenage superstar blond hair-do. I think his problem scoring is a direct result of his returning to his natural, un-dyed state and a relatively average cut. Yes it is still sticky-upy but sometimes, thats just not enough!
Thursday, July 01, 2010
I'm looking for a rich benefactor who is willing to trade a painting or other art sundries for a fully restored, Turbo charged 1974 Toyota Corolla with deep dish wheels, fender flares and a two inch drop on the suspension. Speed, style, fuel economy... it's all there. It's fool proof!
I'll be awaiting your offers.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
At least I can watch the games now with out actually tasting my blood pressure.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
New piece for Delaware Today magazine for an article on indoor air pollutants. Thanks to the awesome Kelly Carter, Creative Director for letting me have some fun with this one. Just goes to show you... Drawing birds all the time like some kind of dweeb can pay off!Actually, this reminds me of a good point. In a great book called "Inside the Business of Illustration" by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman (2 names every Illustrator should know), Arisman talks about the importance of drawing what you love or what your interested in. Not only in personal work but also incorporating them into assigned pieces. It will help you to form stronger concepts, produce better work and ultimately land you more jobs. So far its been one of the best pieces of advice I've picked up.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Two different versions of my lovey dovey owls for mushy squishy valentine's day. The bottom image shows the final greeting card version with "hand did" type in place. Available on my Etsy shop if your interested. www.tomatocanstudios.etsy.com
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Yes, it has been nearly THREE YEARS since I posted something on this thing. Though not without good reason... Here is my list of excuses with photo documented evidence.
1. Bought a dog... not much of an excuse I know but roll with it.
2. Make large and very difficult decision to move from London, UK to Troy, NY with new dog and now pregnant wife. Obviously I wasn't going to go by myself! Upon arriving in hometown, we buy our first home... which requires much work and time.
3. A whopping seven days after moving in, the awesomest human on earth is born! As you can imagine, that was quite an event. She also requires much work and time but quite frankly, why would you waste your time doing anything else.
Two years progress with zero time for illustration or promotion. I take what jobs land in my lap and steep in my new daddy-bliss. I spend any free time I have swearing at the house, which is more enjoyable than it sounds.
Now however, the swing has truly been gotten into and I am back into Illustration with a animal ferocity matched only by my tiny, weird dog! I'll post monthly from now on unless I don't. Next post will be the Illustrative highlights of the last few years.