Thom’s Black Conte portrait

It’s such a pleasure to see Thom Buttner when he shows up to our Tuesday Night Portrait session at the Art League. My parting comments to him after a session include, “Nailed it!”. I really admire his drawing skills and always learn from him. Whether it’s the medium he uses (conte lately) or his vast knowledge of Illustrators. He turned me on to Nicolai Fechin’s work. Thom worked as an illustrator in advertising and teacher. He has delightful personality and a distinctive and almost sculptural style to his drawings. You can see more of his work here.