Happy Fourth of July!

July 4th, 2012 | Posted in General

Yes… you. Enjoy the holiday safely.


  1. Nice Gomes says:

    Sir Tom,
    Can you please explain the proces of this 3d kind of illustration as against your regular Mad art with lines, the process of which you’ve very graciously (and elaborately) explained. Like in this there’s no line art/ inked layer, so where do you start from coloring. And would this painting be possible in say a bamboo/or any stylus (for those who can’t afford Cintic). A detailed tutorial of this one/ or another you did of a certain man with a wine glass sitting over a car- would earn you blessings:)

    • Tom says:

      This is an example of my fully painted style of illustration, which I sometimes do for certain jobs that call for it. I start directly from the pencil sketch and digitally paint the drawing. I have no plans on doing a tutorial or online lesson on the technique for two reasons:

      1. Others do digitally painted caricature work much better than I, and there are many tutorials on the internet covering how they do it. I do not feel I would be able to add anything new to what they have to say. It’s painting. Google “Court Jones” for some great, free digital painting tutorials.

      2. That would be a significant time commitment I do not have time for.

      I will say it’s not only quite possible but quite common to do this type of painted work with a tablet and not a Cintiq. The Cintiq is just another tool and, why it is a great one, it’s not the reason why good digital paintings are possible.


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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