Workplace Poster Job

July 6th, 2012 | Posted in Freelancing

For those who asked, here is the final of that piece I was working on in my Cintiq review video in yesterday’s post. Pencil roughs and inks below. As always, clicky to embiggen any image.


  1. Eric Zobel says:

    Great poster, Tom — thanks, as usual, for sharing your process. Just one question — you didn’t add ground shadows for the all the people (you have one for the car)? Is there a reason for that like for use in animation or somewhere else?

    thanks, Eric

    • Tom says:

      Yes, in this case they had me do the figures on a separate layer so they could do some motion stuff with them somehow. Not sure what they intended, but I couldn’t put shadows on the ground as a result. I could have placed separate shadows for each figure on their own layers, but that was more complicated than they wanted.

      • Nice Gomes says:

        I hope they do good motion job without messing up your great work…
        BTW, I had posted the following question in regards to your 4th of July Obama Illustration…
        Kindly put some light on it..
        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 Cintiq). 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:)


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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