hairy runner

tour drawings are always frenetic and one off for me. usually i take a couple hours on one as a way to pass the time



SUN WORSHIP Acrylic and India Ink-2010- Tomas Del Balso

street arts


Some recent Painting work

Eclipse - 2010 was exhibited at Oz Studios at Ossington. Using objects from around SUPERJOY studio I painted this ancient event as a modern day spiritual occurence.

A recent mural for a home, the bed would be pushed up underneath the landscape. Would you like a mural for your home? Email me at artlegitimate@gmail.com


drawing in process....

Finding myself painting lately painting over old trashed canvases that contained "failed" paintings. Its funny when people throw the entire canvas away signifing the artists ultimate quit with painting all together.

Some funny things on trashed canvases are

-yellow canvas with tin man from wizard of oz hardly rendered and few pencil marks indicating the movement of tinman.

-pastel guy in scarf

-big mess of primary colours

-some guy smoking a joint. it says something like "be your own boss"

Watching lots of Ted.com talks, Im surprised that i have not watched this site obssesively until now.

Also watching docs on Ancient Astronaut theory and other fun UFO conspiracies.


Psychic Arts

My book is being printed and will be sold online and certain galleries, more info to come.

Psychic Arts is a visual conversation that we’ve been missing out on – until now. This 200-page collection of Tomas Del Balso’s ink drawings from 2007-2010 takes us to worlds unseen and back again, all in questioning the secrets of the mind and universe.

Psychic Arts is an intensely personal visual diary – it is, if anything, a sorting out of the junk that gets in the way from any psychic or telepathic clarity. It is a purge of inner demons, of past reflections and of the unexplained which has no cause or solution.”

– Nadja Sayej, from the essay Psychic Arts: The drawings of Tomas Del Balso


updates- will be revealing new 201 page perfect bound book store quality publication soon!

twins and forest

Eclipse by tomas del balso 2010, on view at 134 ossington, oz studios, photo by laura lynn
jonny looking at SUN WORSHIP, photo by laura lynn


Large Scale work at 134 ossington Oz Studios!



Tomas and myself will be showing recent large scale work this Thursday July 22nd. We have been working feverishly for the last couple of months and have come together to share what we have created. We would love to see you there!

Both Alex and Myself will be showing two very large new artworks each! We have spent lots of time on this work
and although it will be up for the month of august
we would love to have you visit the opening night~!


Alexandra Mackenzie: http://newphenomena.blogspot.com/
more tomas at http://ddmmyyyy.net/tomas.html


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Tomas Del Balso
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2006 Ontario College of Art and Design Alumni, Major in Drawing and Painting, B.F.A.

Exhibition Record:

Two Person

2010 Tomas Del Balso + Alexandra Mackenzie, Oz Studios (134 Ossington), Toronto

Group Shows

2010 NXNE poster Show, Twist Gallery, Toronto

2010 Doubledouble Land, Toronto

2010 555 Polite Mural, House of Everlasting Joy, Toronto
2010 Secret Admirer Fundraiser, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario
2010 Cave Mind, 107 Shaw Sreet, Toronto
2009 Line Art Charity Auction, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2009 The Video Word Made Flesh, 107 Shaw Street, Toronto
2009 Community Trance, Keep 6 Contemporary, Toronto
2009 Halo Halo, Urbanspace Gallery, Toronto
2008 Line Art Charity Auction, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2008 No Subtitles, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
2008 Poster Show III, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
2008 Free Drawings Newspaper Launch, Xpace, Toronto
2008 Colour is the Keyboard, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
2008 Quick Draw fund raiser, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, B.C.
2007 Artist Bloc : The Documentary, Theatre Centre, Toronto
2007 Our Favourite Games, My Hero Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
2007 Boardroom, Well and Good Gallery 561 Queen West, Toronto
2006 New Work, Jane Bond, Waterloo, Ontario
2006 Postal Art, Awkward Gallery, Barrie, Ontario
2006 Give a Little, Magic Pony, Toronto
2006 Wallpaper 2, Xpace, Toronto
2006 The OCAD Grad Show, OCAD, Toronto
2006 The Dissenters Club, Xpace, Toronto
2006 Animals you can put in your art, Xpace, Toronto
2005 Cute but Cynical, Xpace, Toronto
2005 Digital Painting, The Cameron House, Toronto
2005 The Lost Boys, Xpace, Toronto
2005 The Build Up to Let Down!, Xpace, Toronto

2008 Brampton City Council Arts Acclaim, City of Brampton
Mayfield S.S Visual Arts Letter, Mayfield Secondary School


Sketch Magazine- Thou Shall Not ArtSpeak-(pg 20), Spring Summer Issue


XXX, Tomas Del Balso, Self published Zine, May 2010
After 19 Major, Tomas Del Balso, Self-Published Zine, Limited Edition 10 copies, June 2009

Other Publications:

Cave Mind, Compiled and Screen Printed by Jesjit Gill: November 2009

Freelance Illustration:

NBC's Warehouse 13 Season 2, Wardrobe Tee-Shirt Art Work for TV Series, Contracted work.


creation myths

creation myths
The Creation Story
Genesis 1:1ff

First Day

In the beginning humans created the heavens and the earth. (when we became conscious we were terrestrial)
The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of humans was moving over the face of the waters. (we were migrating)
And humans said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. (we see better in sunlight)
And humans saw that the light was good; and humans separated the light from the darkness. (we wake up in the morning go to sleep at night)
humans called the light Day, and the darkness they called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Second Day

And humans said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."And humans made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so.
And humans called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. (the sky is so big and unfathomable for primitive consciousness)

Third Day

And humans said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so.humans called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together they called Seas. And humans saw that it was good. (we settle near water sources)
And humans said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth." And it was so. (migration and learning about agriculture)
The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And humans saw that it was good.
And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. (earth provides a diverse ecosystem for us to live and survive)

Fourth Day

And humans said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, (we begin to keep track of the passage of time)
and let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so.
And humans made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; they made the stars also. (we noticed that at night the blue sky gave way to a rich dense mass of lights, hauntingly beautiful)
And humans set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And humans saw that it was good.
And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

Fifth Day

And humans said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens."
So humans created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And humans saw that it was good. (we ate birds and fish)
And humans blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." (tasty)
And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

Sixth Day

And humans said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. (the beginings of animal husbandry which progresses into the technology of the domestication of animals)
And humans made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the cattle according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And humans saw that it was good.

Then humans said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." (we started to kill natural predators of animals we liked to eat)
So humans created man in their own image, in the image of humans they created him; male and female they created them. (we fought primitive battles against other species of humanoids like the neanderthals) driving them to extinction)
And humans blessed them, and humans said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." And humans said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. (we moved into agricultural mode settling farms)
And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.
And humans saw everything that they had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

Seventh Day

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day humans finished their work which they had done, and they rested on the seventh day from all their work which they had done. (we made huts and houses that allowed us to form primitive communities)
So humans blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it humans rested from all their work which they had done in creation. (we began primitive forms of religion through ritualized celebration. This in turn activated our sense of abstraction and reasoning mixed with encounters of mystical realization to establish our subconscious and conscious intertwined with the natural evolution and physics of the Earth)


G20 Riots in Toronto were a Hoax.

Every body who lives in Toronto knows that the billions of dollars spent on police protection during the G20 riots were set off by provocateurs. Our city saw with our own eyes thousands of police brutally treat any pedestrians as criminals for being around the masses protesting. The police goal in starting the police car fires was to make everyone believe that a billion dollars was well spent. The businesses that were damaged are all going to collect some kind of insurance, and the city of toronto itself is not to happy with world governments stepping into our fair city and treating us like animals.

Please mainstream media dont take our rights aways anymore, please!


more details

never ending idea accumulator
real vs unreal

Details from new work

some teaser pics from new work still in progress,
also new book Psychic Arts will be printed soon!
More info to come!


Toronto Earthquake 2010?

I was just in my studio and the walls began to virbrate slowly and the concrete floor beneath me felt more like liquid. I was tripped out and ran into the main studio space and nothing was moving. my roomate was taking a shower and afterwards said that the water stopped and the room got weird for a second. whats going on? is there some super villian tunnelling under the city towards the world leaders at g20? was it felt by more people? i hope no one got hurt, i guess people on the west coast get this all the time. any ways im placing my bets on under world reptiles that ant to observe the G20 in person.

Working on a large drawing 6 by 7 feet! of objects in formation to produce magic spells!
take care,


xxx is a new zine by Tomas Del Balso

XXX, by Tomas Del Balso, April 2010 XXX is a black and white photocopy zine drawn and printed by Tomas Del Balso in April 2010. It features 40 drawings exclusive to the book and is only available as mail order online directly from the artist. Each drawing explores the boundaries between humour and archaic archetypes graphically representing conundrums of contemporary society. The cover features the title XXX in distorted bubble letters above pizza melting onto a mutant ram-human skull with the shadow of an emerging black cat. Four pages employ word maps that use words and space to create non-linear narratives through association. Drawings sometimes include captions such as Web Walk, The Soapstone, or Pollution Parade are meant to provoke enigmatic answers to puzzling images. Each Book is hand-bound with thread using a three hole stitch. The book is for sale online mail-order and is priced at $4 shipping included!

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"new" article about my recent work on impose.com by Karen!


Always more drawings

rice and beans and jewellerylife grows on life

the spiritual animals, the mask of the priest, the skulls of wisdom
prawn of man

hermaphrodite, afro

the 2d dimension is a parrellel universe that i have access to.
the clouds and the beasts, life everlasting super joy
have to have fun sometimes, go to the beach, wasaga beach

Watched this interesting National Geographic on Feral Children. Its amazing how the human mind is imprinted when so young. Its depressing when these children are abandonned by their parents, so they turn to animal behavours.
Weird dreams about psychic beans, beaming upward light, poetic edifices, charming creatures
the energy is here

I dont know if most artists I know these days are concerned with losing money by having your art online. I guess people can "steal" a piece by downloading it and abuse the image rights. Thats not cool. How come arrt is not like the music industry? Is the world depression affecting art this badly...?

I am happy to upload new drawings for people to see, I hope that I can start generating traffic and meet more like minded individuals. I am putting together books and zines, hopefully soon ill contect my Pay Pal to an online store. To satisfy the requests I get from people.