Jul 10, 2007

Supermodel



One morning I went out alone to draw on the streets of Bologna. I had my usual set up going. My stool, the bag my sketchbook out, drawing away. A young girl in her late twenties approached me from behind. She said she was part of a photo shoot. She wanted to know if I would mind if she brought a fashion model over and take pictures with me. Sure, no problemo. About fifteen minutes late she comes back with a whole crew. Photographer, assistants, hair and make up people, you name it. They proceeded to tell me it was a winter scene so they gave me a coat to wear. The shoot itself only took about ten minutes. I gave them all my information and they said they would send me the final. We'll see. If they do I'll post it. The shoot then moved down the street. All of a sudden Yun showed up. She says to me, "look they are shooting a model." I said, "no, you are married to a model.

20 comments:

fika said...

This has got to be one of the coolest moment, yes?

What did you have to do for the pose?

The drawing looks wonderfully happy :)

Tommy Kane said...

I did my Brad Pitt pose. The muscles were bulging beneath the coat. the sun hit me just right. the photographer said he'd never seen anything like it before.

Pate said...

Did the photographer ask you to pout with the come hither look you do so well?

i'm sure the model learnt a lot from you.

hehehe.

moistproduction said...

Looks like your enjoying your travels. Jealous.
I on the other hand, am packing in a hot, cramped Manhattan apartment and getting ready to move to our new diggs.

Have fun my friend :)

brian nelson said...

You go Tommy! Dig your shoes and love your art! Thanks for sharing.

Felicity said...

You have the luck of the Irish, Tommy Kane! ;)

yun said...

Everywhere Tom goes, there's always something quirky that's bound to happen. He also managed to pull off a pretty cool drawing in between the photo shoots!

Tommy Kane said...

I hope my agent can book some more shoots for me. I'm hot at the moment.

Claire said...

Work it, Tommy!

Tommy Kane said...

I'm too sexy for my shirt.

suzanne said...

This is one of your best drawing stories yet... Its almost as though you are a little tornado sucking in everyone around you when you draw.

Awesome photo!

Tommy Kane said...

I am tornado boy. I'm going to use that nickname.

Jacqueline Hudon said...

That's a great little story.

I like the street lamp in your sketch.

gabi campanario said...

ha, ha, i gotta practice some Brad Pitt poses! now seriously... I love the line and coloring of your drawings, i'm glad i came across your blog and will be coming back, greetings from seattle

spacedlaw said...

Nice pic! But you must have been simmering in that coat...
Like the drawing: it conveys the atmosphere of an Italian street very well.

Tommy Kane said...

We models have to put up with a lot.

smoky man said...

So, here I am again on yr blog ;)
Sure, strange things happened in Italy when you were there, didn't they? And you are a very gorgeous model! ;)

a big smoky ciao

PS.: I loooove yr sketches. I love yr lines and the energy... I was just dreaming, just dreaming... about you doing some comics sequential art, or maybe a graphic novel, as it's cool to call them today. And when I start dreaming even more "wildly"... I dream of a comics story written (or co-written ;)) by me and with yr art...
Just dreaming... ;)

Robyn said...

Great story, wonderful sketch (as usual), I'm glad Italy has given you both some happy memories, Milan sounded very miserable. What a shame I didn't see you sketching somewhere!

imwithsully said...

What a cool story! You do look like a model though... so it's no wonder they chose you.

octavio diaz said...

You lucky dog!