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Toby Simon
Judaica artist, banjo picker and domestic engineer
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Toby Simon 15h
Some this morning at the most zen spot in the city. Honestly, a sketchbook plus green tea plus green gardens puts fuel in this artist’s tank. Summer vacation with small…
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Toby Simon Aug 14
When you give kids clay, unexpected things happen. Case in point, Fiona sculpted herself a manicure.
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Toby Simon Aug 9
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Toby Simon Aug 9
Almost ready for the kiln - I have to wait until the mask hardens and then I can clean up the indentations. I used a slew of tools in order to get thin, controlled lines: a burnisher,…
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Toby Simon Aug 8
When it’s mid-season and there’s no holiday in sight, it’s even more of a reason to switch up your . This one is assembled with goodies I found at and blacklockett.…
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Toby Simon Aug 7
Needed a morning with my pens today. Drawing by the window at pinhole is one of my happy places ❤️.
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Toby Simon Aug 6
18 years ago I knew I wanted to marry this person, and 12 years ago my wish came true. Happy anniversary papayabunk I love you 😘💘
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Toby Simon Aug 3
Nothing* is more therapeutic and satisfying than working with clay. Find that release that brings you joy and carve out time to make it happen!
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Toby Simon Aug 2
Day 99-100: Finished! This last one is drawn from a picture in stream. The photo he posted is one of him playing the guitar with paint stained hands. This resonates with me (no…
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Toby Simon Jul 31
Day 97-98: This is a redo of the drawing I did on day 1 of this challenge. 96 days later of consistent drawing (with a few breaks for vacation) I can see that my ability to illustrate…
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Toby Simon Jul 30
I used a whole slew of tools trying to get the grooves right on this mask. Also this was as nerve wracking as you might expect, carving thin lines out of a shape that you spent a lot of…
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Toby Simon Jul 29
Day 95-96: ✌🏻 Can I be honest? I’m looking forward to this challenge being over. I love to draw but I feel like I’m putting a lot of what I want to be making on hold in order to meet…
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Toby Simon Jul 27
Day 94: German centenarian, completed. Last week of the challenge.. what should I draw?? . . . .
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Toby Simon Jul 26
Day 93: So this isn’t really a value study (at all), but it is where this challenge has lead me. Most of my posts have been drawings for my but outside of that I’ve been…
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Toby Simon Jul 25
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Toby Simon Jul 24
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Toby Simon Jul 23
Day 90: Inspired by Hindu and Buddhist statues and masks that I saw in the Asian Art Museum, this is a sketch of something I’m now trying to recreate in clay.
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Toby Simon Jul 22
Day 88-89: Hindu man from Sri Lanka. This drawing actually took a leisurely full week while I was on vacation but I’ll designate 2 challenge days for it.
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Toby Simon Jul 15
Day 86-87: German centenarian. It’s still not complete but now I’m on vacation and I didn’t bring the reference photo with me so I’ll have to wait to finish this one.
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Toby Simon Jul 13
I’ve started to do sculpting at the studio more instead of at home. Even though I could totally do it at home and it cuts into production time to drive to the studio and back, it’s great…
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