Studies

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Studies

Below are a few recent studies I’ve done from black and white photos & film stills. These are great to practice your technique and workflow. I find it fun to experiment with colors and imagine how the scene appeared on set so many years ago. The top two pieces were painted in black and white […]

Thirsty Hands

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Thirsty Hands

I was asked by Chico News & Review to design the cover for their Annual Beer Issue which highlights the microbrewing culture in and around Chico, California. The A.D. wanted a local sculpture drawn holding a glass of beer. The sculpture is fairly large and is a landmark for the area. Pretty simple task except […]

Rapid Bern

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Rapid Bern

Here’s a digital sketch I did of Bernie Sanders for a Skillshare tutorial I’m working on: How to draw simple, graphic portraits. Test video for a Skillshare tutorial I'm working on. How to draw simple, graphic portraits: pic.twitter.com/81ptL8pBQ7 — Tom Parsons (@TomParsonsArt) September 16, 2016

Silo Barns at Reynolda

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Silo Barns at Reynolda

I spent a couple of hours today finishing up a sketch I made of the silo barns at Reynolda a couple of weeks ago. I decided to do it in two parts so I could have more time for both drawing and painting. If I try to draw and paint on the same day, I […]

Digital Ink

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
Digital Ink

I used to make a lot of simple, graphic drawings for screenprinting and scratchboard art (like animals, runners, cyclists, trees, whatever). When sketching for that, I would just use ink pens like a Sharpie or UniBall. This way I can quickly block in shapes and decide where to play the darks and lights off of […]

SmArt School

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
SmArt School

Well, my SmArt School class has come to an end. It’s been a long few months but I’m sad to see it go. I’m working full time as an Art Director so I had to pull a lot of late nights to get the work done which left me a walking zombie at times. Totally […]