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 ccthorne@socal.rr.com

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"