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August 2017 Sketchbook Tour

Finally posting the tour of my August 2017 sketchbook. Let me know what you think. Want to see more?

Coloring Books Available!

You can purchase coloring books through my online shop at http://FlyingSnailCreations.com or this weekend at BikeCraft! Cheers

Bike Parade 3 Color Party

My latest book, Bike Parade Vol 3, will finally be available for purchase at Books with Pictures on Division. Join me this Saturday, December 2 at Noon to color some pages and pick up your own copy for the kids, yourself, or as a holiday gift. If you can’t make it then you’ll find me […]

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Loving the flying fat cats. More works with these puff-balls coming soon.

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Trying inking with a Copic multiliner. Please with the results and line variation, but not as organic feeling as using the brush pens. I have a soft spot for robots on bicycles.

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This dino demonstrates the important of regular bicycle maintenance.

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READ a book? oh. I thought you said EAT a book. I do what I can to inspire anyone to read.

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Inktober 2017 is off to a second day. This T-Wrex now has all the powers of longer arms but finds he still can’t scratch his own back. I saw someone using claws like this in the Fred Meyer parking lot. Clever!

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It’s the first day of Inktober. I’ll be posting a new inked drawing everyday for the month of October. According to the origin of the Inktober the challenge the rules are as follows: 1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). 2) Post it online 3) Hashtag it […]

Sketching Aku – Live Stream and Time Lapse

I’ve recently started re-watching all of Samurai Jack via Hulu which inspired me to do some quick sketching of the infamous Aku. While watching the show, I had live-streamed some of the sketching via Instagram, but then after an hour I switched to just time lapse recording on my phone. Here is the result of […]

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Spent my evening with Captain Quack Sparrow making some tetrimos in Adobe Illustrator.  

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I can finally share the birthday coloring pages that I was asked to draw.My friend, Ethan, was going to be turning 50 years old so his wife asked me to draw a dozen coloring pages reflecting all the various interests that he pours himself into. Check out all the pages on my portfolio page: http://tomasquinones.design/coloring-pages-for-ethans-50-birthday  

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Another full weekend of drawing, tracing, rendering, and making vector art. I haven’t spent this much time on an art project in such a long time. It feels AWESOME to see something start to come together. I can hardly wait to share the full project with the rest of the world soon. Also, my first […]

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Draw the dog you want, not the dog you have. We also don’t have a dog. I spent most of this day working on a drawing project rather than running around taking photos of real dogs. Apologies for potato resolution of the potato dog. You should enjoy Patao_dog. We call him Potato-dog.  

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Going through some old sketches. 

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Branching out with blossoms. Spring is Portland is pretty rad.

Project 2017×365: 90 Days Down

I’m now 90 days, 3 months, or a quarter of 2017 into my self-imposed 2017×365 Photography Challenge. I’ve challenged myself to take at least one photo with the intent of improving my technique. Why am I doing this? These 365 days of “intentional” shooting with specific ideas and techniques being practiced should help develop my skills […]

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Pizza, it’s a hellava drug. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies (and the pizza in this box) were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos Wow, playing with flashes and staging […]

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It’s been really gross outside so it made me want to stay indoors all day. However, I did just get an old-fashioned safety razor to replace my long lived Mach3 razors since I only shave about once a week which gave the blades time to rust and get dull. Lesson from this photo shoot along […]

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Today’s daily photo was brought to you by the letter “G”. The weather in Portland was to icy for cycling so we stayed indoors to warm ourselves with the destructive power of Godzilla 1992. I have literally owned this Godzilla toy for 23 years and have taken several photos in years passed but none so […]

Time-lapse sketch

This was an experiment in mounting the GoPro camera to my hat while sketching an interesting house. There are elements of this time-lapse that I really like but it does come out quite jittery. Enjoy!

My first time-lapse

I recently bought a GoPro camera to use for my own projects, so one of the first things I did with it was make a time-lapse video of drawing in my sketchbook. This covers about 30-minutes of drawing in one go. Enjoy!

2014 Christmas Cards

I’m not much of a “Holiday Guy”. But Something about getting back into watercolor painting, all the cards I’ve received this year, and some recent images of Grumpy Cat inspired me to send something special to my family and friends.   Inside each card, I took a couple of minutes to draw something different but relevant […]

Grumpy Tree

Audrey and I have been drinking the “Angry Orchard” hard cider. Good stuff. Great art. Inspired me to try drawing my own Grumpy Tree. Moleskine Sketchbook, Penciled, Inked with Pentel Brush Pen, Colored with Brush-tip PITT artist pens. Drawn on January 2, colored on January 9. -Tomas

Off to the Presses!

I just finished the final pages of Bike Parade! Volume 2 and have approved of the proofs. The fine folks at Documart should have the books in my hands by tomorrow afternoon. The last two weeks have been a mad fury of drawing, scanning, vectoring and layout work. I’ve had a lot of fun illustrating […]

Original Art Auction

Ever want to buy some of my original art? Fan of the Bike Parade! coloring book? Well, now that my art showing at Bikeasaurus is complete, all the shown paintings are available for sale. Support this artist by buying a painting or two for you or the family. Buy these painting on Ebay Choose from […]

My First Art Opening

I still can’t believe this happened: I just had my very first art opening/show. Becky from Bikeasaurus is so awesome! The days leading up to the show were stressful and sleepless as I tried to get some new pieces of work ready to display. I unveiled 4 new pieces in black & white along with […]

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Reddit’s SketchDaily “Progressive Aging” Show a character as a child, teen and adult. I was a big fan of the PowerPuff Girls back in the early 2000 and hope that future generations can appreciate them.

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Today’s SketchDaily was all about Royalty. Who is more Royal than a Cat? I’m pretty certain this is how Benjiman views himself.  

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BAD KITTY! Reddit’s SketchDaily for April 13, 2012. “Unlucky Free Draw” Don’t cross a black cat, black cats cross you! I try not to draw violence too often. Love, Luck & Lollipops -Tomas

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