This is the website of myself, Thomas Cosby Jr, and my main website featuring my work as an illustrator, graphic designer, artist, and cartoonist. My artwork has appeared in books, magazines, websites, and other printed materials. Visit my Commission - Services page to put my skills to work for your project.

Also included are several articles, tutorials, and more I have written - about art materials, creating your own artwork, freelance work, and everything else that will help other artists.

0 Nikon Camera Giveaway

The fine folks at Nikonforums.com are giving away a Nikon D610 or D7100 - the winner gets to decide which one they want.

To enter visit the offical entry page at

0 Jack Skellington - Happy Easter

I just finished up a new project of Jack Skellington dressed up for Easter. I post about this as I have made my original lineart available for everyone to download and enjoy.

Feel free to color my lineart yourself, print it out for family/friends for Easter or whatever else you want short of selling it or claiming to be the author. Download the full-size image for best results. Printed size is 9 inches x 6.4 inches. Screen size is 1281 pixels x 1800 pixels.

0 Pen and Ink Storage

This article has some tips in regards with what to do with your pen and ink supplies (dip pens, nibs, brushes, and ink) when they are not in use. Some of the information is obvious, and the rest is from my personal experience. If nothing else hopefully the information will help you better organize your pen and ink material.

Most of the article can be summed up by simply getting yourself a small plastic toolbox to hold everything. My pen and ink toolbox is in the image below and only cost me a $1 at a local DollarTree store. I have packed it around my time at college, the trips walking to/from home/college, and also for working at various other places. I can not recommend a toolbox enough.

0 Dip Pen Anatomy

Knowing the parts/anatomy of a dip pen can be a big help, especially when you are looking for help on specific topic. I have created two different images so all the parts can be shown easier.

Overall Anatomy

0 Freelance Work Online

Working freelance online can be very challenging to those new to the process. One of the best ways to start design work is getting involved in freelance bidding websites. These sites allow you to build your portfolio, get real experience, and some money in the process – and if done correctly can lead to full-time work.

One thing to point out about this type of work is that it is often times work-for-hire contracts. This means that any work you create for a job the client/employer owns the copyright and all rights to the work. You can read more about this at Wikipedia.