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Tom Fluharty  Painter of Pop Culture and The Mad Mad World of Dogs. Held by the King married to the Queen. Sign up for my NEW 2019 workshop!

Fun House. Fun little studies for an upcoming hopefully “Epic” painting. I usually try to draw rather crudely and loosely and see what kind of magic happens. These feel really good. Sometimes it helps not to try too hard, to hold the pen to the very back and see what accidents happen. I’ll transfer these to Photoshop and design the image using these head studies and draw bodies onto them retaining the power and innocence of these studies. Hope you’re having a great day. It is so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing crudely and retaining innocence. Boom! #Doodle #CrudeSketch #Sketch #Steady #Studies #Sketching #Sketching #NotReallyTrying #MakeAccidentsHappen #HappyLittleAccidents #Dog #Dogs #DogOfTheDay #DogArt #Commissions #Pugs #PugsOfInstagram #PlugsOnInstagram #PugOfTheDay #ILovePugs #Art #ArtistOfInstagram #ArtistOnInstagram #Drawing #InkStudy #InkDrawing

Woof on a Wall. One more from the “Lifting up the Dog” series. I say every blank wall in the city should have a cool picture of a dog on it, let’s start a movement. Let’s shout it from the wooftops. Boom! Hope you’re are having a great day. So stinkin’ cool to be alive and lifting up the dog. #LiftUpTheDog #ILoveDogs #Dogs #DogsOfInstagram #DogArt #DogCommissions #EnglishSpringerSpaniel #SpringerSpaniel #ILoveEnglishSpringerSpaniel’s #EnglishSpringerSpanielOfTheDay #EnglishSpringerSpaniel’sOfInstagram #DogArt #Painting #OilPainting #Art #Artist #Draw #Drawing

BiGLiE. And while I’m at it...this Bulldog print is available ANY SIZE your Bulldog fascination runs, PM me. Time to work, so stinkin’ cool to be alive and lifting up the Bulldog. Boom! #BulldogMe #Lifting up the bulldog #YearOfTheBulldog #HitMeUp #Finally #OldEnglishBulldog #Bulldogs #DogArt #MyStuffOnstuff #YouKnowYouWantIt #DogArtist #ILoveDogs #BullDogsOfInstagram #BulldogsOnInstagram #DogArt #DogPaintings #Art #OilPainting #Painting #Artist

No Vacancy. These lofts sold out before they ever went on the market. Who doesn’t want a dog themed condo residence. All in favor say Wooooof! I love it when owners of buildings celebrate the awesomeness of the dog more to come.... hey it could happen. Gotta run. So stinkin’ cool to be alive and lifting up the dog. #WhyNot #awoofovermyhead #IfYouBuildItTheyWillCome #MyDogsOnStuff #DogsEverywhere #DogsRule #DogsRuleCatsToRule #YearOfTheDog #BuildingOfTheDog #CityDog #Bulldog #Bulldogs #BulldogsOfInstagram #ILoveBulldogs #ILoveDogs #Dogs #TheWayDogArtShouldBe #Heyitcouldhappen. #citylife

RANGER. Fav breed alert. The Chinese Crested is one cool pup. This is a recent commission. This type of dog makes my job so stinkin’ cool. One hairless dude drawing a hairless dude. If you’re interested in a commission just go to my store and click on commissions. The details are there for pricing... I have a few openings. Hope you’re having a great day. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and gettin’ hairless. #ChineseCrestedDog #TheHairlessChineseCrested #TheChineseCrested #HairlessDogBreed #HairOfTheDog #Nazareth #chinesecrestedofinstagram #chinesecrested #Dog #Dogs #ILoveDogs #DogArt #DogCommission #IdrawDogs #thomasfluhartysmadmadworldofdogs #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #PencilDrawing #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PrismaColor #Art #Artist #InstagramArt

Ciggy Stardust. Selfie for a few call for entries. Some shows I make it into, others I don’t. It’s all good. Huge shout out to the jurors of Spectrum Fantastic Art 26 for selecting this one for inclusion in the book. Spectrum is top notch. Such a class act. Thank you for how high you set the bar in excellence. On another note, this was rejected by a Representational Portrait show, call for entries, who I respect as well. It’s always interesting why things are rejected but I’m wondering if it’s difficult for representational artists to wrap their heads around exaggeration or just what to do with it. I hope one day things can stand on the merit of drawing alone. It’s all good. Gotta run. Main thing is to keep drawing the way that’s natural to us. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing... my way! #Selfie #CiggyStardust #ZiggyStardust #DavidBowie #Bowie #SpectrumFantasticArt #ClassAct #RockStars #Draw #ILoveDrawing #DrawingIsSoCool #DrawingOfTheDay #SketchOfTheDay #ExaggerationRocks #CanYouExaggerate #It’sHarderThanItLooks #ExaggerationIsTotallyLegit #Drawing #Sketch #Sketchbook #Sketching #SketchOfTheDay #SelfPortrait #Artist #Art #InstagramArt #ArtistsOnInstagram #caricature

“You’re Not Chinese” Funniest line from Seinfeld when George’s mom called someone out for not being Chinese. Hilarious. Rough study during tax prep of the fabulous breed The Chinese Crested. I’m really distracted now. This breed is one of my favs especially to draw. So much to grab onto. Hope you’re having a great day. It’s so stinking cool to be alive and gettin’ Crested. @chinesecrested.dog #ChineseCrested #HairlessChineseCrested #ILoveChineseCrested #ChineseCrestedOfInstagram #Dog #Dogs #ILoveDogs #DogOfTheDay #dogsofinstagram #Art #DogCommission #DogSketch #Sketch #PastelDrawing #Steady #Art #Artist #Doodle #InstagramArt #Drawing

Butchie. Aka Mr. Pink. 18x24 Oil study of the crazy world of Bulldogs. Late night post G’night y’all! Hope you’re morning is going well if you are just waking up across the pond. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and painting English Bulldogs. #EnglishBulldogs #Bulldog #Bulldog’s #BulldogsOfInstagram #ILoveDogs #Dogs #Dogs #DogsCommission #DogArt #MuseumOfTheDog #OilPainting #Oil #Dutchflemish #Art #Artist #ArtistsOfInstagram #ArtistsOnInstagram #InstagramArt #InstaArt #OilPainting #Painting

Let My People Go. Cover for The Washington Examiner “Not Really”. The call comes in as a cover and then it’s ran as an inside piece a week later. It’s all good though, such is the nature of editorial art. Either way it was so cool to be working on an image like this, it’s rare that an idea is so cool. Oh well, I only had four hours to pull this job off.... ha ha not really. I had more than a week which is cool. Lots of problems to solve though on this one. The values are extremely complicated but know this.. dark values jump forward light values recede. These values are really close together. What the heck are values you might ask? Simply how light or how dark a color is. Got it? Gotta run. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and preaching values... just like Moses... and Bernie... Boom! #Moses #The10Commandments #FamilyValues #Values #ArtisticValues #WhatTheHeckAreValues #theValueOfValues #ValuesAreValuable #ValuesAreReallyComplicated #ValuesAreSubtle #Art #Painting #DigitalArt #BernieSanders #Bernie #DigitalArt #WashingtonExaminer #Illustration #TheBible #GodRules #JesusIsLord #TheChildrenOfIsrael #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #InstagramArt #InstaArt

Apron Boyz. Coming soon to an apron near you. More from the... My stuff on Stuff series. This was an exploratory concept sketch of something that I might do for the future. Stay tuned. Hope you’re having a great day. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and puttin’ my stuff on stuff. DM me and I’ll make that apron happen. #DogArt #ILoveDogs #Bulldog #bulldogs #DogApron #DogKitchen #Chef #Don’tMessWithTheChef #Dogs #ILoveDogs #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchbulldogs #Pugs #ILovePugs #ILoveFrenchy’s #ILoveBulldogs #BullDogsOfInstagram #ConceptArt #DigitalArt #Drawing #Sketch #Artist #Art #Caricature #mystuffonstuff #pugsofinstagram

6 hours of “War”. This job I literally had six hours to finish. We live in a day where calls come in immediately and the job was due yesterday. It’s all doable digitally speaking. You just draw, design, click and send... rinse and repeat. The sketch took me about two hours and... 35 years to draw and design. Hope you’re having a great day. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and not stressing for 6. #philipchalkisarockstar #WashingtonExaminer #Editorial #EditorialArt #NoTime #TheRubberHitsTheRoad #EitherHaveTheGoodsOrYouDon’t #Caricature #Draw #Drawing #Illustration #DigitalArt #Digital #DigitalPainting #War #WarIsHell #Soldier #Hero #Artist #Draw #Drawing #ArtistOnInstagram #instagramart

Run! Today tickets are on sale for the artists gathering known as Lightbox Expo. Check us out at https://www.lightboxexpo.com. Hillary says go for it! #lbx2019 #LightboxExpo #ArtSchool #ArtistCamp #MeetYourFavoriteArtist #OilPainting #Hillary #Caricature #I’llBeThere #OriginalsForSale #ArtistGathering #AcrylicPainting #Hillary #HillaryClinton #Art #Artist

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