Dec 19, 2014

The Phone Thingy



I've been on the roads doing a bit more driving than I usually do. The amount of people I see texting and looking at their phones while behind the wheel is astounding. Personally, I never do it. I put my phone in my pocket and never touch it while I drive. Nothing can be that important that I need to take my eyes off the road. At a million lights, the person in front of me does not go when the light turns green. That is because they are looking at Facebook. I see nuts swerving around and when I pass them, I can tell they are looking at some inane text that some jackass sent to them, as if it couldn't wait until they arrive at their destination. This behavior is not just from young people either. If someone wants to cause harm to themselves, by all means go for it. Just don't crash into me while I'm minding my own business listening to WFAN sports talk radio and hearing about how bad the Knicks and Jets suck. At least my eyes will be glued to the road ahead of me.

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 8, 2014

Time Of The Year



A reminder about the best 25 dollar gift of the year. My book. Perfect to give to those you love during the holidays. Available at Amazon, bookdepository.com and Waterstones.

Dec 3, 2014

Follow My Yellow Brick Road



If you do not have an Instagram account, I suggest you get one. By not following me, you are missing out on a lot. Here is a little sample of the masterpieces I took in Tuscany. So don't be left behind. Follow me today. My next adventure is just around the corner. http://instagram.com/tommykane

Dec 1, 2014

Why?



Why? I was asked that many times while I drew this in the Museum of Natural History in New York. Why did you crop the bottom of this animal's head off? Why did you make the horns so big and crazy? As an artist, I want to push myself and give myself challenges. Also I want to crack myself up. Art is a grind but it is also rewarding. There is no better feeling than making a great drawing. It makes me feel relevant in the old art world. I passed a diorama inside the museum with this giant Koodoo staring at me. In an instant, I had a vision of doing this drawing. I believe that is called, a breakthrough.

Nov 25, 2014

Drawing Mate



This is a drawing of me done by Butch Belair when we were out drawing together one time. Butch is one of the few artists in the world that I can go out and sketch with. He takes as long as I do to make a drawing, like 5 hours. Many of the sketches in my new book were done while Butch was a few feet away doing his own painting. You can pick up my book, An Excuse To Draw, anywhere in the world at bookdepository.com or in Europe at Waterstones. Also it is finally on AMAZON.