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@thomasfluharty

Tom Fluharty

thomasfluharty

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!

Hey friends. I wanted to let you know my little doggie Biddy, who’s always by my side has her own Instagram page documenting our everyday together. Her page is Every Day with Biddy. @everydaywithbiddy she’s a crazy cute Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Check her out. #kingcharlescavalier #cavalierkingcharlesspanielofinstagram
Little Buddy. 8.5x11 One more from the Bes’ Friend series. Something about these little dogs and old men that makes me take notice.  Saw an old man and his little dog Fawn, in Boise last weekend. Not sure who needed who more or who was holding onto who, but one things for sure... these little guys become attached to our sides and snag our hearts. So cool! Hope you have a great day... gotta run... it is SO stinkin’ cool to be alive and held onto. #Kept #Held #Dog #Dogs #dogoftheday #Chihuahua #dogsofinstagram #DogOfTheDay #DogArt #DogCommission #ILoveDogs #Draw #Drawing #SketchOfTheDay #Drawings #Sketching #Sketchbook #InstaArt #dogsofinstaworld #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #PrismaColor #Present:901IndigoBlue #PencilDrawing #Illustration #pencil
Tom’s Cruz. Definitely Mission Impossible. Late night post just because it’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing. I come alive when I draw. Studies for tight deadline. Hope you have had a great day. In case I don’t see ya...Good afternoon, Good evening and Goodnight. #TedCruz #CruiseMissal #TomCruise #Crooners #Sketch #Sketching #Draw #Drawing #SketchOfTheDay#PencilDrawings #PencilDrawing #Caricature #PoliticalArt #DrawingOfTheDay #Sketch #Art #ArtistsOfInstagram #ArtistsOnInstagram #InstagramArt #InstaArtist
One day in Paris. Study in oils 9x12. One of the coolest things I have ever done as an artist is to study with great artists. This is how we get great. Sargent had a teacher. So do I (and I’m no Sargent). For the past two years I’ve been studying “Chinese” under the very humble man and awesome artist/teacher Joe Paquet @paquetjoe  He’s very generous and spot on with your needs.  He’s brilliant at knowing how to “stop the bleeding” at his triage “studio” as he likes to say. I plan on furthering my studies with him and going deeper.  Thank you Joe! Check him out.  Hope you are having a great day. Gotta run. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and learning “Chinese”. #prismaticpalette #pleinair #Plein airPainting #LandscapePainting #OilPainting #ParisPaintings #Paris #LandscapePaintingOfTheDay #JoePaquet #Art #Artist #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #Learning #ArtInstruction #artteachersofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram
What The Dog Saw. Actual scene that blew me away at the AKC, American Kennel Club Dog show back in December. The Wire Fox is KING,  @kingwirefox Westminster Dog show’s Best in Show. So many cool things going around us if we just take it in. Thinking a ton about shapes these days AND how within the main shape are myriads of shapes... a hierarchy of shapes if you will. The trick is to edit and simplify, big shape, mid shape, little shape.  Still learning how to edit and simplify. The trick is to only put in what’s absolutely necessary to tell the story. Hope you’re having a great day. Gotta run.  Hangin’ in Boise the next few days as my daughter @madelinelivelyart gives the graduation commencement speech Boom! (Rockstar..little brag there) Have a great day! It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and simplifying. @rangelkennels @akccanineretreat @royalcaninus #WireFoxTerrier #WireFox #Dog #Dog #DogOfTheDay #wirefoxterriersofinstagram #ILoveDogs #Dog #Sketch #Sketching #Draw #Drawing #ColorPencil #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram #SketchOfTheDay #PencilDrawing #DogCommissions #PrismaColor #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #dogsofinstaworld
One more fork. I took this shot in Vienna.  One more side by side. Because Side by Sides are so stinkin’ cool...and revealing. Just so you know, I can draw out of my head (BIG DEAL) but I find my images are WAY stronger and way more informed when I gather swipe/reference or use a pic to jump off of. Using reference/swipe is not cheating WAKE UP!...neither is eating with a fork. Use as much reference as possible to strengthen your image. Rockwell did it all the time, ‘cept he always embellished and made the reference better. Hope your day is cool. Gotta run very distracted drawing dogs. Have a great day.  It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and using a fork. #AmateursImitateProfessionalSteal #Swipe #UseIt #Don’tCopy #IUseReference #Don’tBeAFoolUseReference #DataInDataOut #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #SketchOfTheDay #PencilDrawing #PrismaColor #Illustration #Caricature #Sketchbook #SketchOfTheDay #Drawing #PencilDrawing #Art #Artist #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #InstaArt #PencilDrawing #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #WireFoxTerrier #King #WestminsterDogShow
Coming Clean. Because Side by Sides are so stinkin’ cool...and revealing. Just so you know, I can draw out of my head (BIG DEAL) but I find my images are WAY stronger and way more informed when I gather swipe/reference or use a pic to jump off of. Using reference/swipe is not cheating WAKE UP!...neither is eating with a fork. Use as much reference as possible to strengthen your image. Rockwell did it all the time, ‘cept he always embellished and made the reference better. Hope your day is cool. Gotta run very distracted drawing dogs. Have a great day.  It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and using a fork. #AmateursImitateProfessionalSteal #Swipe #UseIt #Don’tCopy #IUseReference #Don’tBeAFoolUseReference #DataInDataOut #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #SketchOfTheDay #PencilDrawing #PrismaColor #Illustration #Caricature #Sketchbook #SketchOfTheDay #Drawing #PencilDrawing #Art #Artist #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #InstaArt #PencilDrawing #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #WireFoxTerrier #King #WestminsterDogShow
King for a Day...ga. One more from the Best Friends series. (Prismacolor 8.5x11) It seems the more I study this sculpt from Degas the more blown away I am. How cool is it to be able to create what we see in our minds eye and also the ability that exists to create at such a level as Degas or Bouguereau. Someone has said engineers make the world safe and artists make the world bearable and enjoyable. (Rough paraphrase) The dog in his jacket is King, the Wire Fox Terrier, Westminster’s Best of Show. Hope your day is cool. Have a great day. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and  marveling at Edgar and King.  #EdgarDegas #Degas #Ballerina #LittleDancerOf14Years #Littlefourteen-year-oldDancer #NationalGalleryOfArt #Sculpture #Sculpture #Ballet #BalletDancer #TinyDancer #King #WireFoxTerrier #FoxTerrier #Westminster #WestminsterDogShow #BestOfShow #BestFriends #BestFriends #Besty‘s #Draw #Sketch #Sketching #Sketchbook #SketchOfTheDay #Art #InstagramArt #ArtistOnInstagram #prismacolor #dogsofinstagram #dogart
Looking for Bouguereau. Milwaukee Hilton, lobby sketches before going to the William-Adolphe Bouguereau show. 40 Of his masterpieces super pumped can’t wait. Hope you are having a great day. Life is short love on those around you. Have a great day it’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing with my brush pen. #TomBowBrushpen #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #Doodle #InkPen #InkDrawing #DrawingOfTheDay #SketchOfTheDay #Art #Artist #Illustration #Drawing #Draw #MilwaukeeArtMuseum #Bouguereau #Artist #artistsoninstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #InstaArt #artistsoninstagram
Held. One more from the Best Friends series. Lots of half finished drawings on my table top as I explore this new “Best Friends” series.  We’ll see where it goes. An interesting pattern is developing... the more I draw and get closer to finishing the drawing on my table, another idea pops into my head and I passionately chase that drawing. I take that drawing almost to finish and another idea pops into my head, and I excitedly chase that one abandoning everything. Leaving a total of four “almost finished” drawings staring at me, all the while neglecting the paying jobs that are pressing in on me. It’s a crazy, crazy cycle.  Rinse, lather, repeat, draw, draw, draw. Who can save me from this madness? Only One. Stop drawing passionately fool and get your jobs done! Ha! It’s all good. Here’s to a day where we make time for drawing the things that move us. Have a great day! It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing... passionately. #PassionatePursuits #It’sAllAboutPassion #PassionVersusPay #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #Sketchbook #SketchOfTheDay #DrawingOfTheDay #PencilDrawing #PrismaColor #Dog #Dogs #DogsOfTheDay #DogArt #DogCommissions #ILoveDogs #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #instaart
Chart Yo Face. Here’s a quick example of how I approach anything I draw, using the Blind Contour Not Really method. It’s essentially a blind contour drawing but I cheat and after I make my line I look at my paper and I accurately place my pencil in the next spot.  I’m always drawing looking at the subject never at my paper, drawing what I KNOW I saw rather than what I THOUGHT I saw.  Booom! Try it sometime.  It’s super cool and I love making lines this way. The Dayton drawing workshop is fast approaching May 31-June 2 click on the link above.  It is going to be a blast making lines together. Have a great day. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and blindly drawing.  #ChartYourFace #BlindContour #BlindContourNotReally #BeautifulLines #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #DrawingOfTheDay #SketchOfTheDay #Portrait #
Drawing #PencilDrawing #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PrismaColor #ColorPencil #Drawing #Sketching #Sketchbook #Art #InstagramArt #InstagramArtist #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #InstaArt #DrawingMadness
Best Friends. As per your request there is a limited run on this Giclee in my store. 8x12. Signed by me. Super cool. Hope your day is awesome. It is so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing Best Friends. #WallDecor #Wallart #giclee #LimitedRun #SignedByArtist #Art #Drawing #Draw #Sketch #Dog #Dog #DogLovers #dogsofinstaworld #Caricature #InstagramArt #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram
COOLISM. Ever wanted to study with your favorite artists? That’s why Schoolism exists. I think there’s a possible typo on the name though...let’s drop the “S” and call it what it is...Coolism.  Study with Pixar artists, Dreamworks and Disney artists to name a few.  I teach drawing fundamentals and Dutch Flemish painting. Right now there’s a sale going on, $100 off a one year subscription. Check us out. @schoolismlive  #Schoolism #coolism #Art #Artist #DigitalArt #DutchFlemish #Painting #OilPainting #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #InstaArt #Draw #Drawing #DrawingFundamentals #OnlineArtInstruction #Sketching #Sketch
Best Friends. Not so sure how we get “so deep” into relationships with these soft little fuzzies, buts it really crazy, and I probably benefit more than Biddy does. Also, it’s pretty crazy how I could leave my house for 30 minutes and upon my return Biddy is beside herself in joy, spinning around the room and running with her rope (refusing to hand it over.) It’s such a strange friendship...a man and his dog or a woman and her little cutie pie. Here’s to the brilliance of God to create soft little fuzzies who love unconditionally.  By the way, I have three drawing workshops happening this year. Dayton, London, D.C. Click on my bio to find out more. We will be talking about the concepts I used in making  this drawing. Gotta run. Have a great day! It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and loved unconditionally. #LoveFromBeforeTheFoundationOfTheWorld #Loved #UnconditionalLove #BestFriends #besties #ILoveMyDog #Dogs #DogsArt #DogCommissions #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #SketchOfTheDay #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PrismaColor #Drawing #Artist #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #instagramart #MuseumOfTheDog #Drawing #SketchOfTheDay #dogsofinstagram
The Ham and the Hamlets. Two day turn on a crazy fun cover. Gotta say, regardless of where you are politically speaking (And we ALL know) The Washington Examiner is kickin’ butt and bringing back caricature to the forefront like it is 1999. Makes me wanna potty...party ( I feel a song coming on). Also enclosed is the rough sketch from the art director who is the best art director in the land, Philip Chalk, such a smart art director and he gets out of the way.  Hope you’re having a great day. It is so stinkin’ cool to be alive and caricaturing. #Trump #Hamlet #1999 #prince #Shakespeare #DonaldTrump #Actors #Caricature #TheWashingtonExaminer #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #DigitalArt #EditorialArt #DigitalPainting #InstaArt #InstagramArt #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram
A Day in Paris. I literally have 11,600 pics in my phone. Mostly dogs and family (In that order) and...pics/moments like this image. Nano second captures of life happening all around us. There is SO much beauty going in seemingly mundane moments. Beautiful things such as gesture, expression and composition or even the way a leg bends. It’s crazy how cool things are if we look away from our phones and just take it in and observe. Here’s to a day of looking at the “little things” of life and not at our phones. 8.5x11 Prismacolor 901 Indigo Bleu. Have a great day! It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and excited by a fold. #Paris #ADayinparis #ParisSketches #PrismaColor901IndigoBleu #TheLittleThings #TheLittleThingsInLife #Observe #Beauty #Draw #Drawing #DrawingOfTheDay #Sketch #Sketching #SketchOfTheDay #PencilDrawing #PrismaColor #Art #Artist #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram #InstaArt #WorldOfPencils #PrismaColor #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #caricature
Under The Arms. Security rocks and we all crave it.  This little guy is SO at rest in the arms of his papa. Safe and secure from all alarms. Safely tucked under the armpit of love.  This is a study for an upcoming Paris dog painting I’m entertaining. I usually do a tight study no more than a few hours to get a feel and design the character. I will insert these two into the painting, making adjustments along the way.. We’ll see. Gotta run. Hope you are having a great day and feeling secure. Have a great day. It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and safely tucked away under the shadow of the almighty. #held #holdme #kept #Safety #SafeAndSecureFromAllAlarms #Dog #Dogs #dogsofinstaworld #DogsOfInstagram #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketch #SketchOfTheDay #Art #Artist #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram #InstaArt #InstagramArt #DrawingOfTheDay #DogOfTheDay #characterdesign #prismacolor #pencildrawing #coloredpencil
Mullet Boy. Bid’ness in the front, Potty in the back. Study of “The Don” for a hot deadline. It’s cool as a caricaturist to never “coast” and do a “template take” on a subject. There’s always something new to discover if we press in hard to see the subject and look beyond what we think we know. Still stunned I get paid to do this. I Love caricature. Hope you are having a great day. It is SO stinkin’ cool to be alive and pushing past the first thought. #Donnieboy #DonaldTrump #Trump #Chump #President #TheWhiteHouse #Caricature #Exaggerate #Exaggeration #Draw #Drawing #Portrait #Sketch #Sketching #Art #Artist #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #InstagramArt #Drawing #DrawingOfTheDay #SketchOfTheDay #Sketchbook #PastelDrawing #PhotoShop #TraditionalArt

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