Dec 27, 2006

Tea Totaler


It was very cold out, so I was searching for something to draw in my apartment. We got this really cool looking tea set as a wedding gift from Yun's aunt in Korea. I wanted to do something with a lot of elements and writing all over. I always start out with no real plan, hoping I don't screw up my drawing book. I want to eventually find out what all the items are for. There is a beautiful Japanese tea salon on 9th street. They have afternoon tea ceremonies. I should attend and ask them what all this cool stuff I have is for.

11 comments:

pik said...

sometimes i feel the same way, should i put an extra line in the drawning? or is too full allready?, that´s wen you draw whit pencil, whit the computer is different, your piece is great, a lot of elements but everyone is necesary.

Tommy Kane said...

My philosophy is "don't be afraid to make a mistake." No pencil. If I make a mistake so what, maybe the mistake will look cool. also I am going to do another drawing tomorrow so don't treat any one drawing too preciously.

Ana Banana said...

You pen work has so much character. I think your work looks "cool" because of the skewed shapes and perspectives that seem so characteristic of your work. Yes, i would agree that if one is too caught up in making no mistakes, the image suffers and looks stilted. Yours do not. I also agree that it's a good idea to keep cranking out the images without treating any one as too precious...productivity, in my opinion, is the key to developing one's art further.

Tommy Kane said...

Ana Banana knows what she is talking about.

martha said...

Great page! I love all the different elements, and the text intertwined.

s. vorhaben said...

..well said Tommy K. ....I've never really thought about the "I'm going to do another drawing tomorrow" philosophy...that really clicked with me....thanks

s.vorhaben

Bruce said...

Hello Tommy Kane, I found your blog through Ana Banana's blog and what a find! I haven't read all of the comments posted by others, so I don't know if this has been said already, but your pen work is very R. Crumb-like. Incredible. I find a lot of character in all those thin lines.

Tommy Kane said...

Thank you bruce, i'll take it.

jen said...

as a HUGE tea fan, and all things of an eastern-eye, love this piece a lot. i also like all the writing, it gives it a certain quality.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Yeah, that's the thing with your work; it is full of character. What if you are to scared to let go in that way? What if you are scared of making a mistake? Then it's tough. You are always struggling with yourself. Your work really inspires me. This one is brilliant.

Liv Wan said...

Hi, I found your blog when I doing some research for my college project. Your drawing and story inspired me a lot. I wish one day I can draw as good as you. May I ask what kind of media you use for these travel sketch drawing? They looks so good!

I will be so appreciate if you could tell me that. I always want to do more sketch from my daily life but I have no idea where to start. :(