Tuesday, May 27, 2014

He Claims He Is A Maniac

Though the first Sketchbook Skool semester is now over, a great many of the students are still enjoying sharing on our communal Sketchbook Skool private Facebook page.  Our final teacher was Tommy Kane, a whacky illustrator, author and long-time advertising art director, as well as a producer of some pretty entertaining videos of his travels and his sketch journals.  It was a very enjoyable klass (not a misspelling), so much so I purchased his new book!  He had us all drawing our kitchens, the results of which I will post maybe tomorrow.  At any rate, during this "summer skool" break, several of the students were trying their hand at doing Tommy's portrait in whatever their favorite medium was.  It became contagious, and soon the FB page was filled with amazing postings of student's creative and wonderful drawings of Tommy.  He loved them, started collecting them, and says he will publish them in his next book.  That would be a hoot!  Today I finally got some time to finish my version of Tommy from a photo he'd sent each of us.  I couldn't make up my mind which medium to use, so the sketch is in graphite, watercolor and Derwent Inktense Pencil wash.  

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