Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a blue pencil sketch.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a blue pencil sketch.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a blue pencil sketch. This is 3 drawings combined in Photoshop.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a blue pencil sketch.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

 #inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a blue pencil sketch.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a blue pencil sketch.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


See more of my art and illustrations at www.LuongoArt.com
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen and a Pilot Precise V5 pen over a blue pencil sketch.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


See more of my art and illustrations at www.LuongoArt.com
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

New England Patriots' Coach Bill Belicheck after a win talking to reporters.

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a red pencil sketch..

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a blue pencil sketch.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


See more of my art and illustrations at www.LuongoArt.com
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Prismacolor brushpen over a blue pencil sketch.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


See more of my art and illustrations at www.LuongoArt.com
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Pilot Precise V5 pen. No preliminary drawing or idea. I just had fun with a pen.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Commissioned Portraits


Here are two portrait commissions I recently completed for a repeat client of their two little kiddos. I was expecting a more traditional approach but was really excited about the creative direction they wanted to go. They wanted a red T-Rex, their little girl loves them, and their super boy loves throwing big rocks and playing super heroes with the family dog as his sidekick.

12"x16" Acrylic on illustration board

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

#inktober drawing

I used a Pilot Precise V5 pen. No preliminary drawing or idea. I just had fun with a pen.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo


#inktober drawing

I used a Winsor Newton Series 7 brush with ink, no preliminary drawing or idea. I just had fun with a brush.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


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Friday, October 3, 2014

Inktober drawing by Tony Luongo

I'm doing some #inktober drawings. I won't be doing one every day but I will do as many as I can. I hope you enjoy. 

I used a Pilot Precise V5 pen.

Learn more about inktober here https://www.facebook.com/inktober or on Jake Parker's site here http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Near or Far- Painting



“Near or Far" 48”x36” acrylic on canvas
I’ve been working on a series of paintings for an upcoming show. They feature stylized trees with an object painted more realistically (ie: “Cardinal” 40”x30”). My newest one, “Near or Far” 48”x36” shows a more realistic depiction of a birdhouse in contrast with the flatter graphic tree, sky and ground. The visual tension created by “resting” the birdhouse on the horizon is to make the viewer ask themselves, is the bird house attached to the big branch or is it being held up by the little branch? Is the little branch about to break? Or is the birdhouse resting on the horizon nowhere near the tree? Is your home close to your family tree or far away?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Smile Create Repeat






Sorry for the long break between posts. My wife and I have been working on our new start-up. The idea actually began a couple of years ago, but timing just seemed right to get this officially going.

Smile Create Repeat is a monthly subscription service providing quality art supplies and our exclusive Creative Card™ delivered right to your door. It is perfect for children and adults and takes the guess work out of gifting to anyone creative, or aspiring to be.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New logo - Driven Motors


The vice president of one of the companies I do work for took a marketing class and they develop the company Driven Motors. The logo for had to look modern and simplified to also work as the emblem on their vehicles.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New logo - Washable for Playskool™

This is a logo I created for Playskool™ sidewalk chalk to clearly illustrate that it's washable.

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Friend Painted a Portrait of Boston Marathon Victim



Here's the article on the portrait's unveiling.
Nice job Cameron.
Cameron's site.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New logo - Summit Calendars

Here is the logo I designed for a new high-end calendar company.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

15 cents more...

Postcard submission Illustrator Tony Luongo

I sent out my first illustration postcard to a few select buyers of illustrations that I'm really hoping to work with. I printed out a 5" x 7" because I wanted more real estate to show my work. Well just so you know fellow illustrators, it costs $.49 to mail a 5" x 7" instead of $.34 for a 4" x 6".

Monday, March 31, 2014

New logo - Perkin Biomedical Services

After. Ta-Dah!


Before my magic.

Perkins Bio Medical Service came to me for help with their website. The logo they had was pretty good but it needed a little tweaking. It was missing clarity and focus. I recommended making Perkins larger removing the LLC and extra punctuation and then fitting Biomedical under Perkins. I also incorporated the two colors from the icon to make Perkins priority one biomedical service priority two. The final result was a much stronger logo that had a much clear point of interest. 

It was really great working with Meegan and Shane and I think we made some good stuff that's really going to help them.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Auction - Bent But Not Broken


Bent But Not Broken 11x14in oil on linen

Starting bid is only $40.
This painting began with a story of a group of flowers all together in a green vase. Because of the hurt and betrayal of the rose leaving, one of the flowers was bent. The bent flower, along with the other flowers in the vase were not broken and would be fine unlike the cowardly rose that just lied on the table.
Every few weeks I’ll put another painting up for auction.

How to Bid:
- Painting is unframed
- Minimum bidding begins at $40 - yep, that's it!
- Bidding increments of $10
- No reserve price. Winning bid gets the painting
- Just bid in the comment section below
- Shipping is not included

- Bidding will end Tuesday morning April 8th, 2014 at 10am Eastern.

Good luck! I hope you win.

Alla Prima Step-by-Step Christmas Cookie

I enjoyed a wonderful little painting session in my studio between Christmas and New Years with two amazing artists. Our 6 year old and 4 year old. We each did a painting of one of my wife's delicious Christmas cookies beautifully decorated by our three lil' elves.

 
I started out by determining I wanted the cookie to be the main focus of the painting so I made it fill the panel. I roughly placed the cookie on the picture plane with a mixture of cad. red, ult. mar. blue and a little white to lighten it. Then I painted some of the red cloth with a mixture of cad red and aliz crimson. 

 
I added the dark shape in the upper left corner to make the rest of the red seem brighter and to draw your attention back to the cookie. Next I roughed in all of the delicious M+Ms.
 

Refined the shapes and started modeling the form.
 
  
Brought out the golden of the cookie and added shadows to ground it. Sharpened edges between the colorful candies and the frosting. Lastly I added thicker passages of white to the frosting to give it some height and texture.

Christmas Cookie, 6x6in, oil on panel 

View more of my art and illustrations at www.LuongoArt.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New logo - Paperworks

Here is a recent logo I complete for a publishing company in Massachusetts. They were relaunching their stationery line and we worked together to develop this clean and modern logo type.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Postcard Illustration: Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart

Illustration for a 6" x 4" thank you postcard. Painted with gouache on illustration board because I was trying to get a lot of texture. What do you think? Would you buy something like this?

...Thank you.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Peyton Manning Caricature

I'm a huge football fan. And a huge Patriots fan... but unlike most New Englanders...the Super Bowl was hard for me to watch. Peyton didn't have a chance, right from the first play.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cat. Dog.

Here are a cat and dog illustration I did for some Mr. Potato Head Playskool™l workbooks. Notice the Mr. Potato Head shaped name tag.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New logo - 802 DJ





Here's a recent logo I created for a Vermont DJ company. We didn't want to go in the direction of big black head phones.

I also designed their new website. Check it out.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Catalog cover - LYP 2015 Calendars


LYP needed a new concept for their catalog cover using a puppy from one of their most popular titles holding one of their kitten calendars. Tim Dodd did a great job laying it out and designing the rest of the catalog.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Painting Auction - Strawberry

Strawberry 6x6in oil on illustration board

When I want to paint and don't know what to paint I grab a piece of fruit and start painting. I like portrait and the figure but without a live model it sometimes feels tedious painting from photos. 
This strawberry is the result of one of those days that I just needed to paint.

Check back for more auctions next week too.

How to Bid:
- Painting is unframed
- Minimum bidding begins at $20 - yep, that's it!
- Bidding increments of $10
- No reserve price. Winning bid gets the painting
- Just bid in the comment section below
- Shipping is not included
- Bidding will end Wednesday morning (2/05/14) at 9am Eastern.

Good luck! I hope you win this painting.

 

Friday, January 17, 2014

She was wearing a smile


I just posted process shots of a painting from life at Life Drawing NH.
Process shots from a recent painting of the model from life.
http://lifedrawingnh.blogspot.com/

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New logo - Twist-Easy Crayons

I was asked to create a logo for Playskool™ Twist-Easy™ crayons. It needed to be bold colorful and fun. I also wanted to show the twisting movement so I added the arrow to the crossbar on the T. I also created the digital illustrations of the crayons for the packaging.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Plate of Oliebollen


Here is a little vector illustration I created for the ollie bollie books web site. Go to their site to learn what ollen bollie is...are...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Be gentle. My first painting video.


I wanted to create a video of myself painting because I enjoy watching other artists paint. I have an old web cam (as you can tell by the quality of the video) and just set it up to see what I'd get and was pleasantly surprised. I think it turned out nice.
I'll be doing more videos, definitely more fruit, a figure, a portrait and a plein air landscape. I have a new rig already so the new videos will be HD.

Let me know your thoughts and recommend a fruit or other object you'd like to see painted.

Video Apple, 6x6" oil on panel, actual paint time 44 minutes

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Free Download - Calendars

I created 3 different calendar designs for 2014 for you to print out and enjoy. I hope you like them and please share them if you'd like to. 2014 Calendars


2-sided 2014 calendar card with a wonder illustrator making smiles
2-sided 2014 calendar card with a puppy
2014 printable calendar featuring 12 hilarious Tony Luongo comics
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