Summer Begins!

Memorial Day is the official start of summer, so I hear. It’s June and the weather is finally getting warmer – except for the typical summer fog pattern we in the Bay Area are all too familiar with. Here’s a Pin Up piece I did to commemorate the past holiday weekend, done in the spirit/style of classic Pin Up Art during war times past.

Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop

Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop

Thought I’d share my digital painting process here as well, for those interested. Starting off with a digital sketch, in photoshop I worked out the gray-scale values first and then added color layers with color modes set to ‘overlay’ and ‘color’ to achieve the final look.


So, here’s to glorious summer months ahead and to the service men and women whom have lost their lives in wars past and present.

All the best,


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Tom has worked for over two decades in television, advertising, and feature film animation. Tom was Character Sculptor and Effects Animator on the Warner Bros/Lorimar Gumby Adventures‚ TV series (1987-1988) and Gumby Movie‚ the stop-motion feature film (1991). In 1991 at Colossal Pictures, Tom's Animation Direction debut Coca-Cola Watch‚ won a Clio Award. In 2000 he became Co-Partner at Way Out West Prods in San Francisco. Tom joined Maverix Studios in October of 2002 and was a dedicated principal member of the group until September 2011. Tom is now an artist for hire.
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3 Responses to Summer Begins!

  1. Lou says:

    Always love when you show your sketching and painting process I learn so much from watching you
    Thx Tom

  2. Thanks, Lou. It’s always helpful for me to see others progressions too. Glad you stopped by! Happy holidays.

  3. Tom,
    We are interested in using your pin-up sailor girl piece for a packaging project. Is it for sale or are usage rights available? It’s for a beer packaging project and the client has a very limited budget. Please let me know if you are interested and I can share the details. Thank you,

    Michael Osborne
    415 255 0125

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