Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thank you !

I wanted to thank everyone for their support as I look for a new job, really means a lot to me and I've replied to everyone in the previous post :)

I'm still searching and am open to relocating all over the country as long as it's a good fit for the sort of art I enjoy.

In the mean time here are two images I've had sitting around for awhile that are quite a bit different than my usual and were good fun to experiment with. I'm happy to say I learned a great deal from these images. I've got a few more I'd like to share with you soon, but they need another coat of polish and the majority of my time these days is dedicated to the job hunt so it may take some time.

Thanks again ! Wish me luck !

Friday, September 11, 2009

Offically Job Hunting

Howdy Folks,

I'm currently looking for a full-time position in the San Francisco and surrounding areas within the fields of Visual Development/Concept Art. If you know of anything that might be a good fit I'd sure appreciate the help :) I've got almost two and a half years experience on 4 titles and am also extremely passionate <3

contact me at thomasscholes at

I've been really enjoying art once again after a few very dormant months and as a result I have been doing about a personal painting a day as well as a few doodles here and there on top of everything else. It's been really fulfilling to expand and explore a bit further than I have been able to lately.

Anyhow, here are a few recent paintings. Some are more finished than others and all could use another layer of polish and refinement but it's time to move on and focus on other weaknesses.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

San Diego Comic Con '09

Hope to see you all at San Diego Comic Con this year :)
We should trade sketches and whiskey shots.
Who's going?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I never seem to know when things are finished. It's gotten to the point that it's finished when I can't focus any more. Seemed like a fitting title for more than a few reasons, time to move on.

This one is a bit of a cousin to the last as you may see in the Process PSD below;
It might be a bit too dark in some of the stages; I worked on this one on a few different computers. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hydrologic Flow Modulators

Been awhile, seems like I write that on just about every post here. I've actually got a few paintings I've been sitting on, this was of course one of those. They are the paintings I like parts of but can't seem to make them something I'm truly proud of; not a big deal but a little frustrating. Anyhow, I shouldn't let it hold me back from progress or posting.

Here is a link to the PSD if you'd like, you can follow the progress of the painting from beginning to end. The only layers I've collapsed are rendering layers, not that important.

There's nice warm weather up here, might become apparent in future paintings.
In the mean time, I'm off to scan in some sketches to post over here;

Saturday, March 14, 2009


I've been noodling this for far too long. It actually dates back a month or two, but I kept forgetting to check the values on a few different computers. *shrugs* Finished it just the other day.

Anyhow, don't really hate winter any more. I'd almost miss it if I didn't love spring and summer. I really think the seasons should change more often though, once a month or something.

Going to write up a bit of a walk through on this one for an upcoming publication, stay tuned :)

Oh and if you weren't aware of my other blog; I've been updating there too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

And yet ... more winter.

Snowed again today. February always tricks me once or twice. Tch tch.

Tired of working on this one, lots of problems and a broken composition. Yet, time to move on :)

I'm going to go reply to the last post now :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Boycott Winter! Join the fight!

Been awhile! I'm back to painting personal art, I think the holiday vacations played a vital role in that. I've been doing studies and such since the last post but hadn't done any personal illustrations.

Anyhow, this is a quicker one. Lots that could and should be fixed but I'm ready to move on, speaking of which - a few more paintings in the pipeline and hopefully soon.

New things; Manual Opacity, No pressure sensitive opacity, some new color thoughts, pinlight fill layers, crazy amount of layer effect glazing. Check the PSD below if you are interested, it has the full messy process, hehe.