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Kevin Tong  Illustrator and cat whisperer... Austin, TX

RIP Bill Paxton, an outstanding actor in many of my all time favorite movies ever. This is the only poster I've done for a Bill Paxton film, Aliens. I loved him in Tombstone, Aliens, Predator 2, Apollo 13, True Lies, Big Love, and many more... he will be missed by many!

Thanks for the quick Arrival sellout! I'll have AP copies on my site TBA. For now, please enjoy this video of the screen separations, closeup, and a look at the hidden image! #arrivalmovie #mondotees #illustration #poster

If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
#arrival #arrivalmovie #mondotees #poster

It's Mr Snuffleupagus! JK, just a woolly mammoth, one of a bunch I'll be drawing. I'm getting better and faster at hand inking, just had to find my groove! #wip #ink #illustration

Inking a woolly mammoth! Whenever I'm inking my grip keeps involuntarily tightening until my hand turns purple. I wish I could loosen up. Maybe it's my technique or a psychological thing. The real challenge here though is to keep my lines varied. It's easy to slip into a rut of drawing the same line over and over again, creating a pattern that doesn't look as natural as a more varied approach #penandink #illustration #wip

Feels good (and painful) to get back into drawing by hand. It's about darn time I dusted off those old pens and rapidographs! ๐Ÿค“โœ๏ธโœ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž
#wip #illustration #penandink #drawing

Normally, I put the brighter colors under the line art like in comics, but instead I'm putting them on top of the line art and layering them. Once I've got the colors all sorted out, I'll go in and selectively bring back parts of the underpainting... I think it's actually going to work!
#art #illustration #cintiq #photoshop #wip

Going to try and take the painterly technique I used yesterday and apply it to this birdie! Like in actual painting, I'm working on the underdrawing that I'll go over in different colors #wip #photoshop #cintiq #illustration #art

I'm pretty happy with how the new painterly technique came out. I think it's just the right look for this latest project! #wip #illustration #art

More progress on that rocky shore... trying all sorts of new techniques. I hope you guys will dig the end result! #illustration #wip #art

Drawing a rocky shore today! For this one, I want to start with the darker colors and gradually overlay them with brighter colors for an overprint effect in the screen print. Starting with just the light and dark areas as a base foundation ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜Žโœ #photoshop #illustration #wip