Sketchbook August 30th 2013

Here’s a few more sketches from my sketchbook

From the sketchbook of Tom McGrath
This one was drawn with a ballpoint pen with no reference and no guidelines. I’m trying to practice being more confident with my linework.

A wizard and a lab technition From the sketchbook of Tom McGrath


Here’s another quick portrait done for practice. Originally my plan was to record the process and upload it to youtube so I could show how it was done, but alas the best laid schemes of mice and men are oft to go plain bloody wrong. The video failed to work, after a 4 hour conversion process. Still, there’s always next time!

A portrait of an old womanI shall try again later.

Recent Sketches: August 2013

Behold, a selection of  recent sketches from my current sketchbook:

Here’s the preparatory sketches from “Keith & Sue 4 eva!!!”:

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Initial sketches for “Sue and Keith 4 eva!!!”

New Image in Gallery: Guide Crocs for the Blind

I’ve just uploaded a new piece to my gallery, you can see it here:

Also, exclusive to blog readers- a sketchbook page from the making of!



Site Redesign Complete!… for now.

Well, it took a wee bit longer than I anticipated but I’m rather pleased to say that my website redesign is (at least for the moment) complete!

I’m not entirely sure on the success of the graphic design but I am at least pleased that the site is now pretty damn consistent. I’ve also stripped away the old chaff that google analytics informed me nobody ever visited, so goodbye to the tutorials, links and downloads sections of the site.

In their place is a shiny new sketchbook section of the site, which features  lot of sketches (mainly faces and airships as it happens) that have never been on public display before! Go check it out here, I mean come on, if you’re on this site at all you have time to spare don’t you.

I’ve also been adding a few things to the shop section, since I have student loans to pay off. I’ve got a few more bits to do yet but I’ll have even more stuff available soon.

In other news, I’ve been busy working on my new kid’s book: Norman’s Rocket. Here’s some rocket based sketches from that to have a look at:

Tales from the wasteland- Airship sketches

A couple of early sketches done during the early stages of my work for band Smokey Bastard:


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