Sketch O’The Day

November 20th, 2006 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’ve been visiting a lot of art blogs lately… there are a ton of them out there and an unbelievable number of great talents as well. One thing I’ve noticed about many of them compared to mine: they have a lot more art. I seem to mostly talk (so to speak).

I like to write so that won’t completely change, but artists like my friend Steve Silver always inspire me with their seemingly unending commitment to draw, draw, draw. It seems like I never draw anymore unless it’s for a job. If you never do it for yourself, it becomes nothing but a job.

So, I’m dusting off my sketchbook and committing myself to doing at least one sketch a day in it. It will be whatever I want it to be… maybe a study of hands or a caricature or a chair. Whatever. I’ll limit it to 30 minutes maximum. It will serve as a warm up each day and get the juices flowing (well, that and Monster Lo-Carb).

Here’s the inaugural Sketch O’The Day: Daniel Craig, the new James Bond. I hope to see the movie sometime soon.



  1. SteveH says:

    Your posts are great Tom, keep up the chatter and the sketches!

  2. giangia says:

    Hi, Tom, great sketch!!, I love the mouth expression, it’s great to know you’re posting sketches, do you soft leads when loose sketching?

  3. ManlyArt says:

    Cool! I’ve really enjoyed your commentary, but it’ll be even better with more art. I saw Casino Royale last night. I think it’s quite possibly the best Bond movie ever. Sean Connery might be losing his position as my favorite Bond. Although, I don’t think anyone will ever top the coolness of Connery’s Scottish brogue.

  4. craig says:

    You nailed him! Great job, Tom!

  5. Kannard says:

    I love how you work. Great sketch!

  6. Tom says:

    Thanks, everybody. I use an HB pencil in a lead holder for 99% of my sketching.

  7. Sendak says:

    Saw it last night. He HAS replaced Sean as my fave Bond. This was an amazing film. Well acted.

  8. xxkatherine_williams says:

    excellent sketching once again!!


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