Mar 27, 2017

LOONey tunes


I've been wanting to use my black brush pen. It's basically a paintbrush that is full of black ink. You can control how fine or thick a line you want by the amount of pressure you place upon it while drawing with it. This Loon's head came in handy at the museum of natural history. When I'm drawing there, every foreign tourist that comes by and sees me working says the same thing, "congratulations." No American says it. I haven't quite figured that one out yet.

Mar 23, 2017

Martin De Heer


Another artist just recently did a drawing of me too. Check out how brilliant this guy is. I'm blown away. There are lots of talented people out there lurking in the shadows. His name is Martin de Heer. Thank you brother.

Mar 22, 2017

Grafitti City


I thought it would be cool to make a city skyline out of something other than buildings. They build too high in New York and Brooklyn. Nice views are constantly being blocked out. Greed in the name of progress. There are times I'd rather live in my drawing.

Mar 21, 2017

Tobias Buchdrucker


A fan of mine sent a portrait he drew of me. It is pretty crazy but I love it. His name is Tobias Buchdrucker. He sure put a lot of effort into it. I put it up on my Draw Tommy Kane Tumblr. Every once in a while I get a new drawing of myself from someone. It's still going strong. If anyone else wants to do one, just let me know and I'll send you a high rez picture of me to do it from. Check my Tumblr blog out here.

Mar 20, 2017

Troglodytes


When I spotted the Jimmy Durante monkey, I knew I was going to have to draw him. Didn't figure I was going to sketch all his friends too. They are a bit intimidating though. Two of the security guards at the museum of natural history want me to draw them now that they see me all the time. They laugh whenever I enter. I'm king of the nuts who sketch inside the museum.

Mar 17, 2017

Manny T


This is a sketch I did as a concept for myself if I was ever asked to do a wall mural. I'd handle the actual wall painting much different. I just like the idea of a giant floating pink, polkadot manatee. Would be perfect on a wall in Brooklyn especially after a snow storm.

Mar 15, 2017

NYC Sleepers


Instead of playing a game on my phone, this is how I spend my subway rides of late. I notice that everyone wears hoodies these days, even homeless dudes. Actually, maybe homeless men started the craze. Hipsters just took credit for the fashion trend.

Mar 13, 2017

Drugged Up Pigs


In 2010, the world used about 63,000 tons of antibiotics each year to raise cows, chickens and pigs. That's roughly twice as much as the antibiotics prescribed by doctors globally to fight infections in people.
Here's another reason to be vegan."We have huge amounts of antibiotic use in the animal sector around the world, and it's set to take off in a major way in the next two decades," says Ramanan Laxminarayan, who directs the Center for Disease Dynamics Economics & Policy in Washington, D.C. With half of the world's pigs living in China, the country tops the list as the biggest antibiotic consumer in farming. The European Union banned the use of antibiotics to boost animals' growth in 2006. At first, the ban had little effect on the amount of drugs given to pigs. But the U.S. isn't far behind in second place, using about 10 percent of the world's total. Brazil, India and Germany round out the top five for farm animal consumption of antibiotics. What frightens Laxminarayan is the huge rise in farm drug use, especially in middle-income countries. "We project in the next 20 years, world consumption of antibiotics in animals will go up by two-thirds," he says. "The implications for the effectiveness of our antibiotics could be quite devastating." As people around the world get richer, they want to eat more meat. Who can blame them, right? But all those extra chicken wings and pork chops come primarily from factory farms. We can talk about hormones at another time.

Mar 10, 2017

Last Dock


This is the last of my dock sketches. While I was in Florida recently something cool happened. Early one morning I was awakened up by a loud thrashing. I went down to the dock and noticed someone splashing in the water. They seemed to be in a panic. I thought maybe a kid had fallen in. Then I realized it was a big dolphin that had swum up the canal. It was chasing fish close to the dock and trapping them. I was witnessing a feeding frenzy. A groovy thing to be awaken to.