On the Drawing Board- 8/4/08

August 4th, 2008 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Currently taking up all my time on the drawing board:

  • MAD Project– Movie parody. I don’t want to give it away as it’s top secret so I am afraid I’ll have to keep everyone in The Dark. Night life will be a luxury I cannot afford for a while, however. :)
  • On Line Game Project– Finishing the last of the character avatars this week. Hopefully it will be on-line soon and I can share the URL.
  • Scholastic job– Three illustrations for one of the Scholastic publications based on Socrates. Stuck in review right now.
  • Workplace poster– Regular job from that client.

Speaking of which, here’s the one I did last month for them. Pencils, revisions, inks, color… click on images for a closer look:

Artwork ©2008 Tom Richmond
Initial pencil sketch

Artwork ©2008 Tom Richmond
Revised according to art direction

Artwork ©2008 Tom Richmond
Minimal inks… black areas going to be added with color

Artwork ©2008 Tom Richmond
Final color illustration


  1. pmcmicheal says:

    Hi Tom…..I like your Clever hint about the MAD project! I get it! And appropriate that YOU were assigned this honor! Awesome!
    The halloween portrait is just simply beautiful! I may be retarded, but I prefer the INKED version more than the full color! I just love that inked look! Long ago, I used to use those crow-quill ink pens…man were they sloppy!

  2. The guy holding the teddy bear in the first draft looks a little too much like Barak Obama. I’m glad the final doesn’t look like anybody famous.


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