Tom Bonson Illustration

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Sketch Club Event No.1

Thats right boys and girls, Bridewell Space have been kind enough to offer us a space for the sketch Club's 1st Event at 2:00pm Sunday 3rd March. 

I wanted to do something where people have to interact with each others drawings in a imaginative, fun way and I use to frickin love playing Exquisite Corpse (Not as morbid as it sounds) as a kid. It's that game where one person draws a head, then covers it and passes to the next person who then draws the torso without knowing what the head looks like. You do this until you have the full figure drawn and do a big reveal at the end (example above) much laughter is had and everyone goes home happy. I want to do this but on a much larger scale. So I've got wallpaper that will be rolled out and used as the canvas. Should be a right laugh.

There will be some basic pens and pencils there but if you want to bring any fancy gear then feel free to bring it along.

It's VERY IMPORTANT that you take my number and phone it once your outside Bridewell Space as I'll need to come and let you in. My number is....

If you have any questions then feel free to ask on the number above or at

See you there!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Getting all loosey goosey!

A few characters using the looser technique I'm trying to develope.

Your Guide to Superheroes

Here are some illustrations from a book I just finished. Enjoyed doing this one as I tried abit more of a looser style where the working lines are still visible. It's my attempt at getting my stuff to look less digital and abit more handmade. It would be great to go back to hand painting my work but with all these tight deadlines it's real hard to do.