Saint Lucy (1999)

St. Lucy, © 1999 J. Thomson All rights reserved.

Another drawing of Saint Lucy, this time a flying mermaid also makes an appearance. I’m not sure why now. Available in the gift shop here.

Saint Lucy (1999)

Saint Lucy, © 1999 J. Thomson All rights reserved.

Saint Lucy, from my 1999 Sketchbook. Available in the gift shop here.

Saint Lucy is a Christian saint (whose name comes from the Latin Lux, for light; she is the patron saint of blind people) who spurned her suitors and consecrated her virginity to God. In one version of the story, her would-be husband tortured her and took her eyes out with a fork; in another version her suitor admired her eyes, so she pulled them out and told him to leave her to God. She is usually depicted holding a pair of eyes on a platter.

Messiah (1999)

Messiah, © 1999 J. Thomson all rights reserved

Messiah, from my 1999 sketchbook. Available in the giftshop here.

Madonna (1999)

Madonna © 1999 J. Thomson all rights reserved

Madonna, From my 1999 sketchbook. Available in the giftshop here.

What is youse lookin’ at (1995)

What is Youse Lookin' At, 1995 © J. Thomson all rights reserved This caricature was inspired by a rather tough-looking (but a sweetheart really) friend from Scotland. For the drawing, I gave him a different accent.

Self portrait in color (1995)

Self portrait in color, 1995 by J. Thomson © all rights reserved. Here is one of the few drawings from my 1995 sketchbook that I colored with pencils. I was experimenting with building up many layers of different colors in the background, which is a technique I still use today in drawings and paintings. And yes, I do feel at times so conflicted that I wonder about having a split personality. In this drawing, it looks more like a parasitic twin. Available in the gift shop here.

Self portrait (1995)

Self portrait 1995, by J. Thomson © all rights reserved. I did a lot of cartoonish drawings of myself in 1995. This one is a little bit more “realistic” and is the only one that depicts some of my tattoos (the little squiggle on my hip below the belly button is a praying mantis tattoo). Available in the gift shop here.

Self portrait (1995)

Self portrait circa 1995 by J. Thomson. © all rights reserved. Another self-portrait drawing from my 1995 sketchbook. Wish I was that thin now. Available in the gift shop here.

Lunch (1995)

Lunch, 1995 by J. Thomson. © All rights reserved. I drew this on a day in 1995 when I felt like I’d been eaten for lunch. Available in the gift shop here.

Gods & Kings (1995)

Gods and Kings, 1995 Here’s one of the most detailed images from my 1995 sketchbook. It was spread across two pages, and I’ve cleaned it up here as much as possible. It’s available in the gift shop here.