Tom Bonson Illustration

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Monday, 16 May 2011


These two pieces are a few of the sketches I did for my final exhibition paintings all mixed up and put together. I photoshopped the paper colour and texture to make it look abit like the old leonardo da vinci sketchbooks.


  1. Your work is very interesting, were the characters based on a story or anything or completely made, they are brilliant and very well drawn.

  2. Thank you! The characters are all based on a theme for a picture book I'm slowly putting together, a post-apocalyptic, Victorian, steam punk sorta thing. These sketches are me just working on some of the main characters.

  3. what type of paper and how did you color?

  4. cause that's beautiful contrast!

  5. The sketches were done on normal sketchbook type paper then I added texture and the brownish colour on photoshop to make it look abit knackered.