Artist Appreciation: Tom Sidoti “TxtremeArt”

I asked site contributor and the man behind our new logo, Tom Sidoti, to give us a little insight into his art process and what got him started. He’s done some incredible artwork and even presented some of his work to some very well known cosplayers! Check out our mini interview and some more of his work below!

 

My name is Tom and I have been drawing all my life. It wasn’t until 2006 on a deployment with the military that I was first introduced to photoshop and my love for digital art began to grow. From there I became self taught on how to use PS and Illustrator from Adobe to make vectors and images of all kinds. I then learnt about a little company called Wacom and their bamboo tablets and fell in love. I figured from there I could stop drawing on paper and move to my computer screen so I did. I have had 2 different bamboo tablets throughout my digital art life and love them both. I worked alot in photoshop and Illustrator with my computer tablets to recreate some of my favorite cosplay and modeling pics I could find. I also enjoyed working with Manga Studio which has many cool features that the others didn’t. In the past 2 years I have been drawing mainly on my samnsung note tablet and love
that more then drawing on my computer. I use Autodesk Sketchup 10 when drawing on my Samsung. I am always looking for new programs with new features to help along with my digital art.
If you would like to follow my art page it can be found on Instagram @txtreme.art”