Skating SoCal Chihuahua

Two of the most seen creatures in SoCal: ‪Skaters‬ ‪‎and Chihuahuas.   ©2014 Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars – All Rights Reserved.‬ Two of the most seen creatures in SoCal: ‪Skaters‬ ‪‎and Chihuahuas. Another piece I created for my daughter’s room. The idea was born in my sketchbook a while ago. I think the Chihuahua fits the image of the mostly skinny and agile skaters – At least the ones I see around here in San Diego.

Edited in Illustrator, colored with Copic markers, Sharpies and watercolor.

©2014 Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars – All Rights Reserved.‬

Happy Birthday America!

Artwork Of Thomas Jefferson wearing modern clothes in front Of Stars And Stripes.

A happy and patriotic 4th of July to everyone out there, especially my followers and readers. I really appreciate your feedback! I couldn’t resist putting another president into casual clothes. So after last year’s hard workin’ Teddy, fat Franky and Hipster Abe here come Countryside Tom!

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Cartoonish VW Rabbit GTI

Cartoonish VW Golf/Rabbit Mk1 GTI
A piece I made for a friend’s son’s first birthday: Dad’s VW Rabbit GTI in acrylic paint, Sharpies on cardboard. Was fun doing it, I should do it more often.

Happy Birthday America!

Artwork of Theodore Roosevelt wearing working clothes in front of Stars and stripes.

A happy and patriotic 4th of July to everyone out there, especially my followers and readers. I really appreciate your feedback! I couldn’t resist putting another president into casual clothes. So after last year’s Fat Franky and Hipster Abe here comes Hard Workin’ Teddy.

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The “Wicked” Wilson Pickett

Portrait of American R&B, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll legend Wilson Pickett by Tom Mayer

It always amazed me that even through highest repressions black musicians where always able to change the history of music .

This portrait of Wilson Pickett was made with Sharpies on acrylic paint.

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Hand Lettering

Hand lettering makes simple text more interesting - by T. Mayer | Monkey Crisis On Mars

It happens a lot when I work with startups that I stumble over the same few fonts that come with computers since the last 20 years. There is nothing to say against the use of timeless fonts like the Helvetica or the Microsoft clone Arial, but it’s mostly the less tasteful alternatives that hurt my eyes. Especially if something needs to look handwritten or hand painted it gets ugly.

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A Dog Named Apple

A Dog Named Apple – Sketch ink on cardboard by T.Mayer, San Diego
Sometimes things turn out better than you think: I struggled with this one for months. I wasn’t sure which way to go for a dog portrait. I like dogs but I find it rather difficult to draw them. And too many times it happened ending up with a cheesy looking furball or something else on my paper. So I decided to reduce it to black and white this time. This is for Suzi who for helping me out big times. Thank you!

Especially me working in the field of intellectual property, design and graphics I really recommend Suzi’s service: http://www.ecolawgical.com/

 

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