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fame.jpg
Image: fame.jpg   280x357 38143 bytes 2002.08.11

Inspired by and for Allison Reed, my half of our art trade. She requested that I do a collage, so I did. Very messy. Acrylics, pastels, paintstiks, crayon, chalk, Vin Diesel and Entertainment Weekly. 2002 Thomas Blue.

mule1.jpg
Image: mule1.jpg   485x549 42952 bytes 2002.08.08

Done for Paf's Birthday. Digital. 2002 Thomas Blue.

circles3back.jpg
Image: circles3back.jpg   321x491 52632 bytes 2002.07.17

This is the back cover I did for Circles #3. In ways, I like it better than the front cover. Acrylic on watercolor paper. Taye 2002 Fabianek, French and Domanski, image Thomas Blue.

hiphop.jpg
Image: hiphop.jpg   280x357 20400 bytes 2002.07.08

To me, this looks like some parents took their son to a portrait painter, much against his will, and forced him to get his portrait painted. He said 'fine, but I get to wear what I want.' This would be the comprimise. Acrylic on board. 2002 Thomas Blue.

cougarometry.jpg
Image: cougarometry.jpg   281x357 24180 bytes 2002.07.08

Playing about with line a little more than usual, also tried to keep color loose, added some crayon. Sometimes working with dirty brushes is freeing. Acrylic and crayon on board. 2002 Thomas Blue.

Tzin.jpg
Image: Tzin.jpg   291x432 19741 bytes 2002.07.05

Another really early one, when I was just starting to play with abstract shapes, and the little spiral joints. 2000 Thomas Blue, Kzintosh his player.

Tlion.jpg
Image: Tlion.jpg   291x432 19207 bytes 2002.07.05

Another early pic, I liked the way that the paint made itself look like brass. 2000 Thomas Blue.

TDade.jpg
Image: TDade.jpg   290x432 19041 bytes 2002.07.05

This was one of the first T' paintings. Acrylic on board. Image 2000 Thomas Blue.

longfox.jpg
Image: longfox.jpg   286x357 17357 bytes 2002.07.05

This was supposed to be one in a series of four, but the others never came together. There's a crayon version of this in the sketches folder that I like better, but the blue really glows like that in the painted version. Acrylic on board. 2001 Thomas Blue.

darkchee.jpg
Image: darkchee.jpg   285x358 12536 bytes 2002.07.05

Another image shown and sold last year. I liked the sketch for this more than the finished work. The figure's too small, and while the background is meant to make him feel boxed in, there's too much of it. Acrylic on board. 2001 Thomas Blue.

cheatah.jpg
Image: cheatah.jpg   288x362 13706 bytes 2002.07.05

Another one from last year, this one never made it to con as it was given to friends as a Christmas gift. Acrylic on board, and yes, it's that dark. 2001 Thomas Blue.

boxer.jpg
Image: boxer.jpg   285x357 21951 bytes 2002.07.05

Found some older stuff, some from last year, some from before that I hadn't uploaded for some reason. This was a boxer I sold last year at AC. Acrylic on board. 2001 Thomas Blue.

serval1.jpg
Image: serval1.jpg   280x358 32244 bytes 2002.07.03

I think there's a little Peter Max and some Van Gogh here, but mostly this just sort of came together with the flow of the paint. It's a serval, a very cool lanky African cat. Image 2002 Thomas Blue.

juancarlos.jpg
Image: juancarlos.jpg   281x358 31058 bytes 2002.07.02

I was working on another painting that just wasn't coming together, so I thought I'd take a break. This came out. His name is Juan Carlos del Ontono though I don't know why. Acrylic on board. Image 2002 Thomas Blue.

onemore.jpg
Image: onemore.jpg   279x358 22850 bytes 2002.06.28

No particular inspiration for this one or its mood. Just another cat who probably shouldn't have 'just one more.' His shirt and the background are supposed to mimic the olive that sits in his empty glass, uneaten.\r\nImage 2002 Thomas Blue.

hotsummernight.jpg
Image: hotsummernight.jpg   276x347 23354 bytes 2002.06.26

Done with giant nods to Picasso and Gris. I wanted to see if I could do some cubist beefcake, so I did. Acrylic and crayon on board. 2002 Thomas Blue.

gazelle2.jpg
Image: gazelle2.jpg   280x356 17829 bytes 2002.06.23

Another image from nowhere. I think this one actually counts as cubist, but I'm not totally sure. It's a gazelle in a red shirt and tie. :) Image 2002 Thomas Blue.

moshrhino.jpg
Image: moshrhino.jpg   277x357 23585 bytes 2002.06.22

Another image that came from nowhere. I just opened my Encyclopedia of Mammals and there he was. I've never drawn a rhino, so why not? The name seemed appropriate and like the critter, popped into my head without prodding. Acrylic on board. Image 2002 Thomas Blue.

surfercat.jpg
Image: surfercat.jpg   281x356 41513 bytes 2002.06.19

To get away from the hunched over, tiny-brushed stuff, I did this yesterday. Living near surf country now, it seemed appropriate. Also, my first commission ever was a surfer cat. Nods to Allison Reed for subconcious nudges to loosen up. Fingerpainting with acrylics and crayon on board. 2002 Thomas Blue.

sonofsamurai.jpg
Image: sonofsamurai.jpg   228x357 20306 bytes 2002.06.18

This one, too has been long in finishing. Too many small details, fine lines and small brushes make me crazy. Inspiration for this came from this amazing book called "Fruits," which is photos of the outrageously dressed folks that hang out in the Harajuku area of Tokyo. My version is actually tame compared to some of the real life counterparts. There's some symbolism here, too, mostly in the design of the face and the empty scabbard. Image 2002 Thomas Blue.

danceryote.jpg
Image: danceryote.jpg   281x357 25548 bytes 2002.06.18

This one has been a long timein the finishing. It involves a kind of painting that I don't particularly like, i.e. hunched over the drawing table with the lamp only about have a foot above the board. This is based of an AC sketch I did for Pseudo Manitou half drunk with crayons in a restarant last year. Acrylics on board. 2002 Thomas Blue

turnstyle.jpg
Image: turnstyle.jpg   280x353 30443 bytes 2002.06.14

I was talking to my friend flip online the other night and he sent me a few pictures of himself. I really liked one of them and decided I need to paint it. This is the result. It's meant to look like a clothing ad of sorts, with "turnstyle" (which is a referance for flip) being the brand name. Acrylics and crayon on board. 2002 Thomas Blue, modelling by flip odd3r.

tryingcool.jpg
Image: tryingcool.jpg   281x354 28614 bytes 2002.06.14

I have no idea where this came from; something non-abstract. But there it is. Trying to convey the feeling of a young teen trying to look cool on his own, so I used a cheetah cub's picture as referance and tried to add some nervousness to his eyes. The pose 'standing on a corner' is hopefully supposed to help enhance this a bit, too. Foreground help from Japan's 'Smart' magazine, background by Kenner. 2002 Thomas Blue

Circles03SM.jpg
Image: Circles03SM.jpg   477x733 56452 bytes 2002.06.13

With the advent of the release of the third issue of Circles, I can now post the work I did for the front cover. I finished this in April, but needed to keep it under wraps so that it would be somewhat of a surprise for readers. The foreground character is Arthur, the 'painted' character, Douglas (bear and otter respectively). If you haven't read Circles or don't know what I'm talking about, please head over to :\r\n\r\nhttp://rabco.org/circles/\r\n\r\nIt's a good furry comic done as a slice of life view of a household of gay characters. This is -not- an adults only book and so far, does not contain any sexual content as that is not the main point of the story.\r\n\r\nThe cover was done in acrylics, characters 2002 their creators and/or Rabco, image Thomas Blue 2002. Uploaded with permission.\r\n

horse3.jpg
Image: horse3.jpg   330x475 23725 bytes 2002.06.09

This is a digital watercolor study for a current painting in progress which will look nothing like this. Abstract beefcake. Hmmm. 2002 Thomas Blue.

raul.jpg
Image: raul.jpg   468x600 47387 bytes 2002.06.07

This was done for an ex-coworker whose real name was Mike, but who signed all his English papers in High School, "Raul the Tiger." Once he told me this story, I called him Raul from then on. Digital watercolor over a pencil sketch. 2002 Thomas Blue.

dog.jpg
Image: dog.jpg   325x551 27152 bytes 2002.05.23

Reupload of this pic due to background noise. Dog, one of Gloomwolf's latest characters from a comic he's working on. Dog 2002 Gloomy Image 2002 Thomas Blue.

gloomcat.jpg
Image: gloomcat.jpg   300x500 24858 bytes 2002.05.22

Gloomwolfe and I were chatting online the other day and he was cool enough to send me some roughs for a comic he's working on. I loved the characters, so immediately sketched one of them out in Painter while online. He was nice enough to let me post it. It's a melding of his style and mine, but the character's all his. Character 'Cat' 2002 Gloomy Image 2002 Thomas Blue.

TooFast.gif
Image: TooFast.gif   432x432 127659 bytes 2002.05.16

I've been meaning to upload this one for a while. It's actually older, really the first attempt at what T's stuff would be like. It's also my first 'portrait' on Painter Classic. It's supposed to be an otter, though it looks more like a bear. T' was going to be a little more radical, use text and such. I didn't do much more with that, but now I wish I had. I like the idea of portraiture with text, though I think I'd rather it was more descriptive and less obvious. Perhaps it's worth another go. Mercury 2002 his player image 2002 Thomas Blue.

nudebun2.jpg
Image: nudebun2.jpg   313x391 29353 bytes 2002.05.09

This polaroid came out a little better. This is a second version of an earlier painting for the same person, a non-fur coworker. I decided that I wasn't totally happy with the original version, and he saw a painting I did with a different style he liked better, so, this. 2002 Thomas Blue.

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