Mar 29, 2017
When I was a little kid growing up, I loved to visit my grandparent's house in Queens. My grandfather's basement was a wood shop. It was filled with ancient turn of the century hardware. Every clamp, screwdriver, plane and drill each weighed like 30 pounds. This drawing is of my grandfather's ancient metal vices. I've never actually used them but they are gorgeous to look at. Lifting one is not easy. I never found a reason to use them. At least they came in handy for something. I took them onto the street and sat down and drew them in the sunlight. My cousin Steven said he has some of his tools too. There were hundreds of them. I'm sure they are scattered throughout the family. Beautiful momentos.
Mar 28, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
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
Mar 22, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
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
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
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.