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Tom Sarmo Tom Sarmo: The Cranky Bird Studio

English - Art, Painting, Art Ideas
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Tom Sarmo · 1W ago

Workshops at Art Makers Denver 2017!

http://www.tomsarmo.com/I'm returning again to Art Makers Denver, and this year's urban retreat is going to be even better than the last three! I'll be teaching two workshops over the three ...
Tom Sarmo · 2W ago

Harmonie at Helikon Gallery & Studios

New show!From the Helikon site: "Two highly notable artists of illustration and the figurative arts come together in Harmonie, an exhibit featuring the intersection of styles and sensibil...
Tom Sarmo · 1M ago

DINK 2017

Had the chance to show work at DINK this year! It took quite a bit of prep work, but was worth it. It was a good time, and I met a ton of great folks who stopped by the booth I shared with R...
Tom Sarmo · 2M ago

The Great John D. Batten

John Dickson Batten (1860-1932) has been a favorite illustrator since I was a kid. While not as celebrated as many of his contemporaries, his pen work illustrations and works in tempera are ...
Tom Sarmo · 2M ago

Preliminary Sketches

I'm working away at a bunch of paintings for an upcoming solo show at Helikon Gallery.One of my favorite ways to relax away from the studio is adding pen-work to my preliminary sketches for ...
Tom Sarmo · 3M ago

Recent Drawings from My Sketchbooks

http://www.tomsarmo.comSome recent, selected works from a variety of sketchbooks. These fellows are spontaneous drawings from my head, with the exception of the blue lantern--drawn using an ...
Tom Sarmo · 3M ago

Landscape and Urban Sketching

http://www.tomsarmo.com/Last Sunday's Plein Air group decided on an urban site. Instead of my paint set-up, I'd brought a sketchbook and drawing materials, planning on doing some research fo...
Tom Sarmo · 3M ago

My Prelim Process

Detail crop of a recent painting.I used to do detailed drawings and transfer them to the painting surface. But pretty sure that skipping that step has given my work a freshness it would lose...
Tom Sarmo · 4M ago

More Border Designs and Influences

 Border Design, acrylic.As promised in a post a few weeks ago--more borders!This one actually has a subject within the proscenium, but I've removed it for this post. Been working on a crop o...
Tom Sarmo · 4M ago

A Feature in Imagine FX

 I was very happy to learn that my submission to Imagine FX magazine resulted in a feature in the January 2017 issue. In a regular section called Fantasy Illustrator Exposé Traditional, seve...