Wednesday, December 22, 2010

50% off Sale on my Etsy Store!

I am doing my first SALE in my new Etsy store - 50% off of everything til the end of December. Use the coupon code 
I have original work as well as prints and original sketch cards Go to Etsy and find the store ThorneArt.

Witch Doctor

I got inspired by a play that a friend of mine wrote that had to do with a witch doctor. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Xmas gift part II

This is another gift for a good friend of mine.  It isn't finished, but I am making good progress on it.  Should be done in a few days.

Xmas gifts

This is a Starkiller Secret Santa gift for a friend here at work.

Monday, December 6, 2010

WIP The Fireman

This is the WIP of my new piece, The Fireman, inspired by my friend Jamie who works for the Las Vegas FD.  Comments and crits appreciated.

Another page from the sketchbook project

Another page from my The Sketchbook Project Sketchbook.  FALLING.  I am really loving this, I think I am getting better and quickly getting wrinkles in fabric. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another page from The Sketchbook Project

Here is another page from my sketchbook project FALLING.  I am working in some greys to distinguish parts of the structure from other parts.  I hope it works.

WIP - Fireman

This is a work-in-progress, I was inspired by one of my good friends Jamie, who is a firefighter in Las Vegas.  She is such a great person, a firefighter, mother to twins and braver than I could ever be.  I wanted to do something for all firefighters.  This is this first round of inks, I imagine it will change but it seems to be coming along for now.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Sketchbook Project page 3

Another page(s) from my sketchbook project.  more FALLING.

I wrote on my facebook status that I am really finding this sketchbook liberating and freeing.  I feel so free and loose to do what I want, I am loving this.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More on the Sketchbook Project 2011

Another page (actually 2 pages), from my sketchbook for the sketchbook project.  Subject is "falling"

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Sketchbook Project 2010

I have finally started my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project, put on by The ArtHouse Co-Op Check them out here:   da'lsdkj'adijja'dkmc'ad

The rundown is this:
Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.
I ordered my sketchbook and picked a theme of 'Nightmare' so everything in this will have to do with that.  My first sketch is the one above, falling.

Nuke the Fridge Con

So I did my first artist alley table at the Nuke the Fridge Con, a couple of weeks ago.  I have to say it was terrifying and then empowering.  I never really thought about it but I had never drawn in front of anyone outside a classroom setting.  I was scared out of my mind.  But I got a couple of cards under my belt and I felt much more confident.  I did pretty well for a small show I had some commissions and sold some cards, and some prints.  Good time all around, I can;t wait til I can do it again.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Killing Spider-Man? Really? Where is Seth and Amy when you need them.

Maybe I am in the minority, but killing heroes really doesn't get me to buy comics. Death means ABSOLUTELY ZERO in this generation of comics. Death should mean something, now it doesn't, it just means that they are gone for 12 issues. I am losing respect for titles that are using death as a catalyst for changing the nature of the character. Every year doesn't need a death or a universe changing event. Tell good stories, take the characters on new and interesting adventures, but stop using death as a crutch. [/soapbox]

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Next Appearance - Nuke the Fridge Con - Nov 20th

I will be attending the Nuke The Fridge Con on Saturday Nov 20th.  I have a table in their Artist Alley and I am super excited to be apart of it.  Nuke the Fridge Con is happening at the Frank 'n Sons Collectibles Show in City of Industry.  Those of you that are familiar with the collectible show know it is a awesome show to begin with, but having the Nuke the Fridge Con there is going to make is even more awesome.  Free parking and free admission!  I will be selling my sketch cards and doing custom sketch card commissions.  

Frank & Son's is located at

19649 San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Opening Commissions - Only 10 spots

I am opening 10 spots for sketch card commissions.  The cost is $15 per slot and you need to contact asap if you want to secure one.  S/H is only $3.  Contact me at

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 30: 30 Days of Halloween - Finally Finished!

Oh my God!  I can't believe that I never posted the final Day of Halloween!  My weekend was so full that I thought that I had done it already.  then a lot of people asked about the final sketch.  Boy do I feel silly.  Anyway, the final is a scary monster that my wife requested.  SHELOB

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Finally Finished - Vader and his Two Masters

I started this a long time ago  See pencils here and here. Well I finally finished it.  I wanted to get it done for the Long Beach Comic Con and while I did.  It wasn't a piece that anybody saw much less commented on.  I am still glad I finished it.

I call it Vader and His Two Masters, Qui-Gonn and Emperor Palpitine.  All done with pen and ink on heavy bristol paper, measures about 6"x10"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 29: The 30 Days of Halloween is almost done!

The Frankenstein monster from the Van Helsing movie.  About the only decenty thing in that movie, besides Kate Beckendale's corset.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Days of Halloween - Day 28: It's Chucky!

There is little more terrifying than a dolll that has come to life.  Then give that doll a knife and creepy voice and you have Chucky.  I drew him with cuts and stitches cause, well, I think he is more interesting that way.  :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 27: 30 Days of Halloween - Leatherface!

I have never seen "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" that is how much it scares me.  I saw the beginning where the creepy guy gets into their truck.  I was out!  Weirdo creepies I don't like. 

My son, the author

My son just turned four and a couple of weeks ago, the Story Pirates, performed a story he came come up at the Geffen Theatre in Westwood.  We were so proud. 

Meet the Author at Story Pirates

Day 26: 30 Days of Halloween - What Scares You?

Clowns, and thanks to Stephen King, they have a name and it is Pennywise.  Tim Curry really made this guy scary.  Some people just hate clowns in general, not me, I hate this clown in particular.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 25: 30 Days of Halloween - For Copen

Today's sketch is dedicated to my sister Copen.  I knew of Phantom of the Paradise before I knew there was a Phantom of the Opera, because of her.  :) 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 24: 30 Days of Halloween. Halloween Week!

I saw this kid at comic-con and he was really great.  I was trying to get across a kid in make-up,  I hope I did.

Day 23: 30 Days of Halloween - Smile!

I loved Heath Ledger's Joker.  I thought he came across just as insane and evil as I always expected.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sick House, Got some catching up to do! 30 Days of Halloween

We have a bug going through our house and I have gotten behind on scanning my Halloween sketches.  So I am taking this opportunity of my sick son curling up and watching a cartoon to post the last three days of sketches.

Day 20: Vincent Price

Day 21: The Phantom of the Opera (a misspelling just inspired my next sketch!)

Day 22: Friday is Zombie Freakiness!

I should be able to keep up for the rest of the month ( I hope)  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 19: 30 Days of Halloween - London after Midnight

I love this images from this lost piece of film history.  If you aren't familiar, London After Midnight (1927) is a silent mystery film with horror overtones. The film stars Lon Chaney. It is also a lost film, quite possibly the most famous and eagerly-sought of all lost films. The last known copy was destroyed in a fire in an MGM film vault in 1967.It is also known as The Hypnotist.
"The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?"  

Day 18: 30 Days of Halloween - Pinhead

We all hate him, we all fear him.  He is the most unlikely creature.  A guy with nails pounded into the squares on his skin.  He is from Hellraiser, he is PINHEAD.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 17: 30 Days of Halloween - Rob Zombie

Today is the day for the most recent King of Horror and awesome Kings fan, Rob Zombie.  The dude is just scary period.

Day 16: 30 Days of Halloween - Eddie the 'ead.

I didn't have time to scan yesterday, but I did draw Eddie, (from the Iron Maiden album covers) dressed up like a mummy (circa the Powerslave album)  I will scan it as soon as I can.


Okay I was able to finally scan yesterdays card.  Here it is:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 15: 30 Days of Halloween. Jason's Turn

By request.  Friday the 13th's JASON VOORHEES.  Coming right at'cha. This one was difficult cause there was a specific coloring I wanted to do in the mask, I think it is close, but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for.  Anyway.  I thought it was fitting for a Friday!  Boo.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 14: 30 Days of Halloween

Beware of the Werewolves!
This was a quick one of the werewolf from Monster Squad.  I am going to try and do all of the members.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 13 - 30 Days of Halloween - Barrel of Fun!

Whew, made it!  This is lucky day 13.  I went back to Nightmare Before Christmas and drew Barrel that little mischievous Trick 'r Treater. 

I have been told that I have made a mistake and that there are 31 days in October.  Yes, this is true, but I am only drawing on 30 of those days...I have a 4 year old and I will be quite busy on the 31st.  :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day 12: 30 days of Halloween

There was a request on the Scoundrel Art forum if I could do some "Monster Squad" stuff from the 80's.  Well here is my first try, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, depicted in the movie Monster Squad.  I may color it later, but for this project, black/white means done.  :)

Day 11 - 30 Days of Halloween - Frankenstein

Ack!  I am getting behind with scanning the sketches!  Anyway, here is yesterdays sketch.  Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster.  I love this character, it is my favorite of all the Universal Monsters.

Monday, October 11, 2010

30 Days of Halloween - Day 10

The hell demon from Constantine.  I love this film and I love these demons.

Picture posting from the weekend

Well thanks for being patient, I got a lot of messages of "where are the pics?" (by a lot I mean a couple) so here are the pics from the cards I did on the weekend.



Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 9 - 30 Days of Halloween

Another long day at the expo, so I didn't get the sketch done until late tonite, but still on day nine!  I can't scan it this late so like yesterday, I will upload it later.  Tonites sketch was a Witch and a boiling cauldron.  Another request froma facebook friend.

It is Monday and I have scanned it:

Friday, October 8, 2010

30 Days of Halloween - Day 8

Okay, I do have the sketch doen, but I finished it so late that I cannot scan it tonite.  I will post the image later.  I am working at the Screenwriters Expo in LA this weekend, so I don;t have a lot of free time.  But I did do one, it is an evil pumpkin.


It is Monday and I was able to scan the card finally.  Here it is:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

30 days of Halloween - Day 7 Request day

I posted a question on facebook and asked for requests.  One of my high school friends wanted our school mascot fighting another mascot, well I was feeling zombie-ish, so instead I took our GHS mascot a Mohican, and made him a zombie.  Separated jaws are difficult!  LOL

Long Live GHS Mohicans!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

30 days of Halloween - Day 6, update on an old favorite

Update on an old favorite, The Phantom of the Opera.  Not the classic Lon Chaney Jr., no this is Robert Eglund of the Nightmare on Elm St. movies.  A red and scarred face hidden behind a grotesque skull mask. 

I am still not going to go to sleep around him.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

30 Days of Halloween - Day 5

Today's sketch is the always creepy Boris Karloff as "The Mummy"

30 Days of Halloween - Day 4

Okay, I know that this being posted late, but I just didn;t have time to scan it last night.  I was trying to think of what to do and I though of "Trick-or-Treater Tuesdays"!  (Coming to a Hooters near you this fall  lol)  This is a little Mummy and he is so proud of his costume. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

30 Days of Halloween - Day 3

Day 3 of my Halloween sketches.  A hungry zombie, looking for brains.  The scan didn't seem to capture all of my awesome color variations. :p

30 Days of Halloween - Day 2

A suggestion from a Facebook friend.  Jack Skellington taking a nice crunchy bite out of a Christmas ornament.  I like Jack, I will probaby do more of him.  I got some other suggestions, I will have to think about how to do them, some of them are kinda "out there"  LOL.