Monday, December 30, 2013

Page From Current Work In Progress

Last night I was looking at Maurice Sendak books as well as the work of many other excellent illustrators.  Simultaneously inspiring and humbling.  Sigh.
This project is taking longer than I expected.  Must get better faster or I won't get time to draw half of what I'd like before the big clock runs out.


JMG said...

I like the surrealness of the trees. Another great piece Tom.

MrGoodson2 said...

Wonderful. And your process is do this and then photoshop enhance. Great little evocative setting.

I hope you get everything done you want to do Tom. I'd say enjoy it mainly. Don't run a race unless it gives you pleasure to be against the clock.

Oh course I guess we're all against the clock.

Have you heard of the Pomodoro method?
I've used it twice now. And actually look forward to doing it again. I think it's how Rick Schmitz works without the clicking clock.

Pomodoro technique web page

I really took a lot of notes from the book, the illustrated version.
Great bibliography I'm going to selectively check out.

MrGoodson2 said...

Here's where I got my pomodoro counter. Little swf file.

Here's The guy that wrote the book I read. I really admired its brevity.

Rickart said...

Tom, I find YOUR drawings inspiring and humbling. This one's a beaut, as always. Looking forward to seeing what you are working on.

Davis Chino said...

WOW! Or, as Blair would say: "AMAZEBALLS!"

(Maybe that's not a good one to share...?)

Tommy, seeing new art from you is like a jolt of art adrenaline. Always so great. And best of all, one image, and I want to read this book. If that isn't the essence of compelling pictorial storytelling, I dunno what is!

Really, really fantastic! And inspiring!

Tom Moon said...

Thanks guys.

Wait, wait Marty... "AMAZEBALLS!"? I must know if the "E" is silent. Is it "amaze-balls" or "amaz-i-balls"? That's a fantastic expression, especially coming out of Blair. She must say it for us when next we all meet.

I liked the Pomodoro website Ellis. I must read the little booklet, but I just don't seem to be able to find the time to do so. :)

MrGoodson2 said...

DoooH! You're probably already good with disciplined time management. I need rules. Today's rule is to step off on the right foot and do some artwork for the first day of the year.

Tom Moon said...

Just kiddin' Ellis! The pomodoro technique looks good, and I've used things like that in the past to get things done. What's nice about my present situation is that I enjoy doing my comic enough that I don't have to assert much discipline to get myself to put in the hours and stay focused. It's just that I draw so slowly, and my vision of what I want to get done keeps growing as I work. The days seem to fly by without my having accomplished what I'd hoped to!