When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures.

James Tuomey Illustration

Collection by James Tuomey

26 
Pins
 • 
9 
Followers
James Tuomey
Recipe: Take 23 large leeks and 23 medium sized potatoes. Mix together for 6 weeks, discard one potato, then let stew for 8 months. Potato Leek Soup, Easy Drawings, Rugby, Cabins, Art For Kids, Potatoes, Illustration, Crafts, Graphic Design

Leek & Potato Soup

Recipe: Take 23 large leeks and 23 medium sized potatoes. Mix together for 6 weeks, discard one potato, then let stew for 8 months. Add a heaped teaspoon of spice and sweat the leeks in a large cauldron for 80 minutes.

White Trash Pigeons Preschool Playground, White Doves, Pigeon, Kids Playing, Mystery, Birds, Funny, Illustration, Fictional Characters

James Tuomey Illustration

This blog has been quiet for a while, but I've been busy on another one lately. During the Six Nations I'll be posting pretty regularly on a blog devoted to rugby-related drawings. I get to watch a lot of rugby and do a lot of drawing – it's a win-win! Have a look at http://sixnationsrugbydrawings.blogspot.ie/ and let me know what you think.

6 Nations Rugby Drawings The Curious Case of Dan Cole Dan Cole, Rugby, Drawings, Illustration, Beautiful, Art, Art Background, Kunst, Sketches

The Curious Case of Dan Cole

Dan Cole is only 26. That's the thing that struck me most when reading about his bulging disc, which will rule him out of England's upcoming match against Ireland. Partly because I imagine all props to be in their thirties at least, but mostly because he looks like your Grandad's older brother, I had assumed he was a little further on in years. Even by the standards of the front row, Cole looks "mature". And he's looked more or less the same for years now, which means he looked like that…

While the mainstream sports media are profiling the new caps in the England back line and wondering aloud "which France team will turn up? England Rugby Players, France Team, Haircuts, Drawings, Illustration, Hair Cuts, Sketches, Illustrations, Drawing

Haircuts

While the mainstream sports media are profiling the new caps in the England back line and wondering aloud "which France team will turn up?", at least some of us are focusing on the important issues this weekend. England have taken an early lead in the follicular diversity table in this year's championship, with hairstyles ranging from straightforward to pretty silly. See if you can pick out the blokes beneath the barnets in this representative selection of English players. Here's a closer…

6 Nations Rugby Drawings The Gallic Shrug How To Pout, Rugby, Cabins, Line Art, Drawings, Illustration, Line Drawings, Sketches, Draw

The Gallic Shrug

Say what you want about this French team, but you can't deny they know how to pout. Captain Pascal Papé leads by example. Mathieu Bastareaud gives off an air of practiced indifference. Yoann Huget just can't take it any more. Dimitri Szarzewski wears a look of sad ennui on his pretty visage.

6 Nations Rugby Drawings A smack with the wooden spoon Six Nations, Wooden Spoons, Rugby, Princess Zelda, Drawings, Illustration, Fictional Characters, Beautiful, Art

A smack with the wooden spoon

This year, like most years since the Six Nations tournament began, Scotland and Italy are at the bottom of the table. Their match this Saturday represents for both of them the best chance of getting a win. With the pressure to avoid the wooden spoon weighing heavy on each side it might not be a great game to watch, but all of that tension should lead to a pretty passionate encounter. I predict a huge brawl at some point in the first half, most likely started by the meeting of two reliably…

10 inspirational designed objects from the century Objects, Inspirational, Illustration, Image, Illustrations

10 inspirational designed objects from the 20th century

6 Nations Rugby Drawings Which French team? France Team, Book Making, Rugby, French, Drawings, Illustration, French People, Sketches, French Language

Which French team?

France are a bookmakers nightmare. Pre-tournament favourites in 2013, they finished bottom of the table after a disastrous campaign. The question asked by journalists and commentators before every France match (every single one...) is "Which French team will turn up?". Hopefully for France it will be their rugby team.

After a slow start this afternoon Ireland eventually got the better of Scotland, winning In a not-very-exciting match, one of the high. Best Of Scotland, Rugby, Drawings, Illustration, Beautiful, Sketches, Illustrations, Drawing, Portrait

Poor Paul

After a slow start this afternoon Ireland eventually got the better of Scotland, winning 28-6. In a not-very-exciting match, one of the highlights was Dave Kearney's athletic touchdown in the final play of the game. Although it would have impressed a gymnastics judging panel, unfortunately the ball had bounced in touch before he caught it, so the try wasn't given. During the match I couldn't help thinking about Paul O'Connell – who was pulled from the team because of a chest infection that…

6 Nations Rugby Drawings First Communion First Communion, Rugby, Drawings, Illustration, Art, First Holy Communion, Art Background, Kunst, Sketches

First Communion

The RTÉ coverage of Ireland vs Scotland on Sunday gave the viewers the visual treat of Shane Horgan and Ronan O'Gara standing not quite shoulder to shoulder at the edge of the Aviva Stadium pitch. The ever-youthful O'Gara looked like a boy dressed up to make his First Communion, with Horgan resembling a reluctant older cousin who's been instructed to keep an eye on him during the family get-together in the pub afterwards.

Since Landsdowne Road was rebuilt as the Aviva Stadium a few years ago there's been a lot of criticism of the lack of atmosphere at the grou. Rugby, Drawings, Illustration, Beautiful, Art, Art Background, Kunst, Sketches, Illustrations

SIT DOWN!

Since Landsdowne Road was rebuilt as the Aviva Stadium a few years ago there's been a lot of criticism of the lack of atmosphere at the ground. Part of the problem stems from the high ticket prices for international matches, which mean that a lot of the seats are bought by big companies to give to fatcats from other big companies. Those people don't do a lot of cheering. The match against New Zealand in November was an exception, but most of the time there seems to be a pretty big divide…

6 Nations Rugby Drawings Kelly Brown is dropped, but he's still a Smiley Gu. Kelly Brown, Smiley, Be Still, Rugby, Drop, Guys, Drawings, Illustration, Fictional Characters

Kelly Brown is dropped, but he's still a Smiley Guy

The only real surprise in the team selections so far in week 2 is that Scotland's captain Kelly Brown has been dropped from the 23 to play England. Scotland have opted to give the more specialist openside Chris Fusaro his first cap instead, and there isn't even a place for Brown on the bench. Despite Scotland's weak forward display against Ireland on Sunday, Brown is the only member of the pack who hasn't been selected for the Calcutta Cup this weekend. It's a tough call against a good…

6 Nations Rugby Drawings Just how big are these Welsh backs? Welsh, Rugby, Big, Drawings, Illustration, Welsh Language, Sketches, Illustrations, Drawing

Just how big are these Welsh backs?

Wales have a big back line. A very big back line. Ireland have a small back line. Very small by comparison. But just how much bigger are the Welsh players than their Irish counterparts? Take a look at these examples: Starting at fullback, Rob Kearney is the only Irish back who's heavier than his Welsh opposite number. At 95kg he's got the weight of a decent bag of potatoes over Leigh Halfpenny (85kg). But that's as good as it gets for Ireland. Rob's brother Dave Kearney (91kg) concedes the…

Poor old Dan Lydiate must be cursing the day he taught Paul O'Connell the secrets of his "chop" tackle technique. Unfortunately for Dan, wha. Rugby, Drawings, Illustration, Art, Art Background, Kunst, Sketches, Illustrations, Draw

Desperate Dan, Peerless Paul

Poor old Dan Lydiate must be cursing the day he taught Paul O'Connell the secrets of his "chop" tackle technique. Unfortunately for Dan, what goes on tour doesn't always stay on tour. O'Connell cut him down on his first touch in open play, Peter O'Mahony (looking more and more like a future Ireland captain) got over the ball and Ireland won a penalty. The tone was set for the match. O'Connell packed a full 80 minutes of work into his 54 minute shift, before coming off to rest his…

6 Nations Rugby Drawings 2014: Nematodes & Nemeses Rugby, Disney Characters, Fictional Characters, Aurora Sleeping Beauty, Disney Princess, Drawings, Illustration, Art, Art Background

Nematodes & Nemeses

The Murrayfield pitch is being eaten by nematode worms, and that's about the most exciting thing that's happening on it at the moment. The groundskeepers are treating the pitch with garlic in an effort to scare the wriggly fellas away. And like the parasitic infestation, Scotland's team is missing a backbone this season. The arrival of the Auld Enemy usually brings out the best in them, but not this time. After failing to score any points, Scotland waved the white flag by kicking the ball…

6 Nations Rugby Drawings Let's hear it for the girls Womens Rugby, Let It Be, Memes, Drawings, Illustration, Girls, Toddler Girls, Daughters, Meme

Let's hear it for the girls

In recognition of the growing popularity of women's rugby, the Ireland v England women's match will be shown live on RTÉ next Saturday. Among the more excited parties will be Ryle Nugent, who has a whole new set of names to wrap his gums around. Unfortunately for Ryle most of the Irish and English players have pretty familiar-sounding handles, but if anyone can find a creative way to drag a few more syllables from them it's him. He can always console himself with the thought that the next…