Big Blue Bird

A while ago I saw a classified ad from a design studio in Colorado seeking freelance designers. I contacted them in the off chance that they might also need illustration work. Turns out, they use a lot of illustration! I had a great conversation with … Continue readingBig Blue Bird

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Gouache Study

I’ve been working on my non-digital painting skills with a bit of Star Trek fan art. I’ve always been a diehard Star Wars fan, but have just recently converted into a Trekkie. When my son was born, I found myself up at all hours. He’s … Continue readingGouache Study

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Red Bull Energy Drink

Working with Kastner and Partners L.A., I Illustrated four advertising concepts for Red Bull Energy Drink in their signature style. These were placed in various locations around Denver and Minneapolis on billboards, kiosks, digital signs, etc. I made a custom Photoshop brush for the squiggly … Continue readingRed Bull Energy Drink

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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. … Continue readingStudies

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 … Continue readingThirsty Hands

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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: — Tom Parsons (@TomParsonsArt) September 16, 2016

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