Monday, December 24, 2007


Seasons Greetings!

It's a bit of a mess but hopefully this time next year i'll be well able for the digital painting side of things. Yeah and how do you paint hair and fur????

All the best.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Diggin' around for reference for old set ups I worked on before and found this from studio 352 in Luxembourg. Must be six odd years ago since I drew it now. It was for a tv special for DiC, based on the Thor Legend. We worked on a few others that year too, The Time Machine, Treasure Island, Strawberry Shortcake, and more...
Anyways just posted for the hell of it.

Laters,
tom.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Greetings,

Some of Boulder's shorts were highlighted on the Cold Hard Flash site last week, thought anyone who visits here might like to give it a glance.
Meanwhile tryin to figure out what to get for me folks this yule. Wondered if something unsuburban like this'd go well in the livin' room!?!?

Monday, December 03, 2007


It's an old one, don't know if I've posted it before. An eskimo girl with a fish. Jacket like that would have gone down well yesterday on the golf course. Brass monkeys out there in the weather we're currently experiencing.
Laters,...

Thursday, November 22, 2007




greetings, been a while sonce the last post. waiting on final designs for the next episode, and corrections and alterations on the first episode, so goin thru the board quickly doin some colouredy keys on gman. not gonna post 'em all up, heres one sample.

laters,
tom.

Thursday, November 01, 2007



The joys of painting .... glad I'm not the one cleanin' up after her!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Warm down!

Therese likes to tease the dogs at feedin time.....

Friday, October 26, 2007


Greetings,

Another warm up sketch before startin off today. Gonna work tomorrow and on the bank holiday monday. Always find the first week on a new board is always a bit slow, gettin used to characters and stuff, so no worries. Gonna play a few holes on sunday in the winter league and have a few pints out there. Thing on in town with Boulder tonight.

Up there is Sophie on a bouncer. My brother's kid is startin to move around on her arse now, so thought something like this might help her! Ha ha!

Thursday, October 25, 2007



Another invention for 'accident prone' therese!

On the phone there,

Can't really board when I'm on it cause I'll lose my place or shag something up that'll later need to be flipped or something, so doodled meself workin in the corner..

Laters..

Two in a row,

Just a warm up sketch this mornin before kickin in to gear for the day. My niece Therese fell off a stool (a 'tsool), after brekky this mornin' trying to get her paints off the counter. She looks a bit like a boxer now with a split lip. Anyway, I had an invention idea, I don't get many of these, but I think it might be on the road to a solution.... whatta ya think. Could call the fire brigade around in about fifteen years time to cut her out; when all ideas 'climbing', rock climbing have faded in interest for her!
Laters,
tom.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007



Needed a half hour away from the board and routed thru some photos on the laptop. Found a half decent one of my god-daughter Therese when we were watching her trying to catch bubbles in the backgarden - so just a quick twenty minute sketch.

Laters....

Monday, September 24, 2007



Boulder's answer to Seba Chabal. Took a break from boarding GMan. Added a couple of highlights with sketchbook pro.
Laters...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007



Finished paintings for the exhibition at the end of the month, gonna have'em framed dowm the road tomorrow, should be ready for next friday.

That's it for today....laters...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Haven't posted anything in a long long time so with a couple of caricature things to draw up tonight here's one just finished, for a mate of my da's, i was told he was a fisherman, so that was the only requirement to infuse; and Tweedy if you're checkin this I'm doin your mate's one now.

Laters

Monday, July 09, 2007



Greetings again,

I've been looking at this one on and off the last couple of days, and I figure it needed a colour change. The poultry truck one is a lot stronger, colour-wise, so I readjusted the colours, with better, or stronger bolder colours. The knocked back oranges were a bit of a cop out, anyway i'm much happier with it now, and that i'm spotting crap before there's too much to deal with further on down the line.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Sunday Night, bugger all on tv. Another frustratin day on the golf course, here's the lower third of a screenshot of my project that I roughed up yesterday, it's a map, nothin excitin, just tryin to keep this goin for the blog.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Here's the same one again with characters.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007



Greetings again,

Here's another from my own project. Long long way from being finished, characters, et al still left to tackle.

Sunday, June 10, 2007



a squirrel with the munchies.............

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Greetings,

Here's a bear distracted by a fly. Flies are a bitch in this weather......better have a wash!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


A lot of people would agree that I don't have a giraffe...... but now my blog does!!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Lunchtime doodle rendered up. Just needed a break from this Funky storyboard. Two posts in two days, farking hell I'm proud of myself.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Greetings again,

I am gonna make it my mission to keep this blog updated. Been very lax the last couple of months, and even tonight I've so much work to do that I shouldn't even be tooling around on anything else seein as my time management skills are defunct. Anyways my little niece Therese has a fair grasp of a lot of words, elephant comes out 'ezephance', Padraig Harrington won the Irish Open today and Padraig comes out 'Podgegick' so whatever here's an 'ezephance'. I was thinkin of puttin a few together for her for the bedroom, and unlike the friendly shark I previously posted, this one has the more suitable beginings for a poster!

Laters, and sorry neglectin ya Mary but since the big day I've just been swamped.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Greetings,
Been a long time so here's a work in progress kinda thing I picked away at on Saturday. It's a porterait of my year and a half old niece Therese. Lookin at it now, I set up the page wrong, if she'd been a bit more to the right it would have complimented the page better, but I was happy enough with the outcome. It's nowhere near as good as the pencil work you'd see on the likes of David Malan's site but it's a start, and I really enjoyed it for a change. Any comments or whatever muchos appreciados as per the norm. Laters...








Friday, March 16, 2007


picked at this a small bit after spendin the day boardin on twisted. Don't know if I should keep pickin, seein as it was the first attempt, and start a new piece from scratch with what I've been pickin up. Ah I'll keep pluggin until I think I've finished. Still the surface water to tackle not sure where to start there..

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Feelin a bit congested!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Listenin to old BBC radio Sherlock Holmes dramatisations, still fantastic, even though I've listened to 'em a thousand times; great when you're boarding and havin' a tv or dvd playing is too distracting for work.

Found this drawin' a while ago. Drew it between scripts in Studio 352. A mate approached the BBC way back then and suggested animating an episode of one of the dramatisations, seeing as for animation purposes, the dialogue, effects and music tracks were already recorded. The dilemma they threw back at him was that animated shows are given twenty minute slots, whereas these were three quarters of an hour in length - so with production costs etc., it probably wouldn't have made sense. Still though, they beat the shit outta the twenty minute shows Gielgud/Richardson did in the fifties; and better still than the Rathbone/Bruce episodes recorded in the States in the forties. Maybe if they'd seen an animatic, it might've changed their minds, but seriously who has that kinda time? Drfinitely not myself - top it off I guess they'd make better sense just as live action, there's not much scope there for animation, animation-wise in the sense that they're not cartoons, they're more period pieces. Still though I'd've given my left arm to work on The Red-Headed League or one of them - I'd'a needed the right hand for drawin obviously!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007






Workin away on Twisted Tales Episode 8 - 'Anarchy in the Kingdom' - a lot cooler this time cause no pressure to get it done in a short couple of days, so enjoyin' the work much more for it, and sleeping well for a change.

Didn't find Art's Pink Panther cartoon. Here's a few roughs for somethin' or other when I was tryin' to come up with ideas for shots for whatever they were for.

Thursday, February 15, 2007



Think I posted the coloured up one of this way back when I started the blog. It's a prototype for a kid's remote control transformer-robot type thing, that works in a radio controlled fashion of a way. I'd begun building it until I accidentally hooked the central motherboard with the wheel pump, and ended up with a robot with an inflated ego, and delusions of taking over Ireland. I nicknamed him Enda Kenny, but all he seems to be able to do talk through his arse. It's a start anyway!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Fuckin' really seriously fuckin bored workin at home. End up talkin to yourself a lot, thinkin way too much, and the dog is stinkin out the room thanks to havin the radiator on. Another weekend of long workdays-nights to get this episode done for monday.

Took a break from boardin when I saw the milkman doin' the rounds, don't know what his story was or anything, but he looked a bit off, from what we've come to expect from the guy. Tony Waldron or somethin' his name is. Anyway here's a quick sketch of him...... think he could have a bout of the bird flu or somethin?!?!?!?!?!???

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Greetings,

here's a drawin i did up when I was pushin an idea in an old job. Best place to work on the planet - Dunnes Stores where better value beats them all!