Sketch O’The Week

October 17th, 2007 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I try and make sure my Wednesday “Sketch O’the Week” is something I do in my sketchbook purely for the joy of drawing and not for a job. However this week I am going to cheat and share these extremely quick studies of some presidential candidate nominees I did as part of a cover job I finished late last week.

Joe Biden

Sam Brownback

Christopher Dodd

Mitt Romney

Fred Thompson

These are very loose. I scanned then in and arranged them on a page that included 10 different primary candidates for an insurance magazine. I’ll share that cover as soon as it’s been published.


  1. quikdraw4 says:

    Great quick sketches Tom.

  2. jgm3 says:

    You may not want to answer this one, but just out of curiosity, what is considered ‘quick’ for a man of your sketchitude? (great stuff, btw!)

  3. Tom says:

    Thanks, Chip and jgm3,

    I didn’t exactly time myself, but I’d say and average of 10 minutes. These are not very large, about 3 or 4 inches tall is the biggest. The ones of Biden and Dodd are the fastest and were certainly less that 10 minutes.

  4. Nelson says:

    I was just watching Dodd on Meet the Press and you’ve really got him down.

    I didn’t realize until I saw your drawings, but Biden really has a Leslie Nielsen thing going on for him.

  5. Tom says:

    Ha ha! Leslie Nielson… yes, I definitely see that!


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