Itstartedin82 is Tim Coon's weekly updated personal weblog that is used to document his current freelance work, sketch book, and other forms art that he is currently working on. If you would like to contact Tim for a commission you may email him at or go to his website and fill out the contact form on the website.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Downtown LA and Hollywood

In LA this weekend and found some cool paste-ups and stencils. I have been following a few street art artist and blogs for a while. Shepard Fairey and Banksy are two of the most popular ones. Check out Exit Through the Gift Shop it is a great documentary about street art that will make you want to create your own art, or hate art and never want to do any type of art ever again.
This one was done by Shepard Fairey -
Here is the Obey giant on the back of a billboard.
These are some random ones on the side of the building.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Beach Mural

This is a mural I started painting two weekends ago. Last weekend I got pretty sick so I wasn't able to work on it. So finally last night I could go work on it. I drew everything free hand with a white sharpie paint pen to get the ruff layout starting with the main background pieces. Then I will add in the cartoon characters after all the back ground is colored. I plan on adding a starfish, crab, and a shark or a turtle. 

This is how far I got two weeks ago.
I finished up the leafs on the tree last night.
It is starting to look like a beach scene. The wave is going to be the next thing I paint and it should turn out really cool. 

It was hard to take these pictures cause the light for the room was right in the middle. That is what caused the weird glow. I will try to take some more pictures during the day.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

Drawing some hands. I found a hand reference guide from the movie "The Iron Giant".
Listening to Jon Snodgrass

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

Doodling some character face/heads working on get more of a single shape for each head. Then practicing drawing eyes from a SushiXAV tutorial. Then I drew some mouths on my own. I need to do some of the body shape tutorials next. I got the tutorials here. sushixav

Listening to Dead to Me 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

Super busy at work but here is a quick sketch. 
Listening to The Sidekicks 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

Here is a few sketches I have been working on. Since I am painting a mural I have been trying to come up with some sea life to put in the painting. Since everything is so cartoony it all looks like it is from Finding Nemo. I didn't eve reference it when I was sketching these guys. I really like that movie, so maybe the character shapes are stuck in my head. 
This is my least favorite one. The scan didn't come over to well but the sea turtle looks horrible to me. 

Monday, February 7, 2011


Took one of the characters from my sketch book and outlined him in Illustrator. Then created a new brush and added some weight to the line.
Now I just need to give him feet.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

After 3 weeks of playing Street fighter I have only won two games online.
Listening to The Copyrights.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Beach Mural

A couple of rough sketches for a mural.

Moleskine sketch book

Another sketch from this past weekend. I have been playing around with my pentel brush pen. This pen is really cool and it writes great. I just wish the ink came out a little darker. Other than that it is an awesome pen. 

Listening to Dear Landlord.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

Two sketches I did this weekend while watching a documentary called Infamy.