Tom Bonson Illustration

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Friday, 20 December 2013

Trevor The Troll!

Writing and illustrating my first picture book. Heres a link to a little sneak peek of it.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013


A Ballerina illustration thats going to be turned into a jigsaw puzzle.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

In The City


I've been doing some storyboarding for various companies around Bristol recently. It's a nice change of pace from my usual 'working' day. It's also been good to actually talking and discussing with the clients face to face, opposed to just throwing E-mails at each other.

Monday, 18 November 2013

 This chap is abit of a recurring character I like to doodle. I have got plans for him though.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Bit of a montage of characters from recent commissions.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Life drawing

Been trying to go to more life drawing sessions. Heres a few recent sketches. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Elephant Sample

A quick, little elephant illustration for a possible commission.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Here are a few pages from a series of books I did for Pearson Australia. Was a really fun commission to work on. I went a lot more digital than I usually like to on this one due to a tight deadline, but I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Ranger Rick Jr

It's been a while since my last post. Mainly because I can't really put work up until it's been published otherwise the publishers get abit jumpy, but I'm also a tad lazy with this blogging malarkey.

Anyways here's a spread I did for the Ranger Rick Jr magazine by the National Wildlife Federation over in the U.S.

The top one is the initial rough I did for them which I prefer but they wanted the composition abit more straight forward.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Drawn in Bristol

I'm delighted to say I've recently been invited to be part of the Drawn in Bristol collective. Here is a link to my profile on their website.


Did this after watching this.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

A Clone Legacy Book Cover

Heres a front cover for a new sci fi novel coming out by the author Paul Chaplin.
Thought I'd put up the initial sketch and final line drawing too.
Blimmin love drawing sci-fi stuff!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sketch Event

Thanks to all who came to the first Sketch Club event and thank you Bridewell Space for letting us use their space. Much merriment was had and some very interesting characters where created! Think my favourite is the bald, smartly dressed, tentacle lady.