On the Drawing Board- 3/30/10

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Not a whole lot on the board right now. That’s a good thing as I have to travel over the next two weeks opening up my theme park operations in Missouri and Massachusetts. I always have to turn down a few jobs at this time of year because of the theme park demands. I just wrapped up a series of storyboards for some animated segments in a movie as well as a few additional character designs for it, and another Marlin Co. poster illustration.

Here are the things I am currently working on:

  • 2010 NCS Reubens T-Shirt Art– My annual illustration for the cartoonists weekend
  • Two personal projects– Real painting!
  • Movie Poster– For the film I did the animated characters and storyboards for

Here’s the art for the latest Marlin workplace poster. … Click each image for a closer look:

Pencil Roughs

Final inks

As you can see the client had a few changes. They wanted the firefighters on each side of the grill to be wearing hazmat suits as opposed to regular firefighting gear, and one to have a hose. They also wanted to lose two of the firefighters in the background.

The finished illustration…


  1. Wonderful piece!

  2. Lee Fortuna says:

    Love it Tom! When you do the pencil roughs, do you do them right on the 500 bristol board (final paper) or do you project or lightbox the roughs onto the bristol board, then do the inking?


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