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The Triumph of Trompe-l’œil? – Pushing Pixels

Go to https://www.thomasfarleydesigns.com (external link) for this and many more. That website is powered by Etsy. The Walking Liberty half-dollar coin was produced in silver but who wants silver when you can have gold? At least gold color. The wood … Continue reading

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The New Vette Races at Monaco

My Etsy Store is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasFarleyDesigns (external link) This design builds off a classic Monaco race poster from 1965.  

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Pushing Pixels — Colored Pencils?

Colored pencils? Well, kind of sort of. It’s an effect I’m working on, starting with this practice montage. This will probably take two to three days of off and on work to complete. But I need to learn more.

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Megan Fox Transformed

Did you get that? This is Megan Fox from a screen grab from the movie Transformers. What more do you want than a bunch of wildflowers, the American flag, and a pretty girl that knows how to fix cars? I … Continue reading

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Are Writers Made or Born? by Jack Kerouac (transcribed for the first time!)

I transcribed this article from two image files at the Writer’s Digest website. I have introduced line breaks of my own to make the text more readable online. This is a six minute read. Kerouac reserves the word “genius” (and … Continue reading

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Another Work in Progress

Continuing to revise US coinage and commemoratives. Low res screen grab below. That means fuzzy. Again, a work in progress. A moon is coming soon to the upper right hand field. My shop is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasFarleyDesigns

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A Dime Full of Mercury

Old American coin revisited. What we Americans call a Mercury Dime. But this actually depicts the Goddess of Liberty, the wings representing liberty of thought. The wife of the great poet Wallace Stevens (internal link) may have modeled for this … Continue reading

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New Logo: Thomas Farley Designs

New logo from Photologo.com (external link, unsponsored) that always does a great job. Don’t be afraid to ask for revisions. This goes along with my new website which is thomasfarleydesigns.com (external link). There, you can look or buy my art … Continue reading

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Just Like 7-11 — Too Much Good Stuff

Four posters made into one 24″ x 36″ design. A great souvenir poster of Goldfield, Nevada. My Etsy store is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasFarleyDesigns

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My Portrait of Ron

My Etsy Shop is Here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasFarleyDesigns Pro tip: Always get your subject to stand in a doorway. It frames a person automatically, especially if the door is open. You can always blur out the background if you don’t get the … Continue reading

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