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Califur! - The art of Thornwolf
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Califur!
Califur came and went, and I gotta say it was a pretty chill con. Lucrative, but chill. Thanks to everyone who made it so awesome! This con worked out pretty well because since we're so close, we didn't have to stay in the hotel, thus saving some money. This of course had some drawbacks on the social front, but it was nice doing homework in a familiar environment with "free" internet. The internet situation at the hotel was kinda...eh. Not the con's fault of course, the hotel internet rates were just way too expensive. We were able to get some references off of skorzy's iPhone (if we leaned it up against a metal mug for amplifying the signal..dumb!)

I got to see and meet a lot of cool people, lots of folks who I've seen online forever but never actually met in person, such as stokerbramwell, commodoremarie and krigulv just to name a couple, but thanks to everyone who stopped by my table and chatted with me for a bit.

Califur in general seemed a bit slower than usual in terms of attendance, though sales didn't suffer much in my experience, it was "different" this year somehow. I just really hope the convention isn't dying, as I would hate to see it go. I think the sudden cancellation of a lot of folks kinda hit hard, in a very "perfect storm" kind of way. At least that's what I'm hoping it was.

Also thanks to the coordinators, especially Glen, who made sure the dealers had a delicious breakfast waiting for them in the mornings. I gotta say that bacon quiche was incredible and having breakfast waiting for me while I had some catch up work to do was just what I needed to keep me going.

And now for some Califur art come home! Under the cut for your convenience




Someone actually had a pill bug character! Way too cool :3 Anyways this is a bad pun, I figure I'll explain it for those who might be going "whaa?"

-Pillbugs are sometimes called "woodlice". Woodlouse rhymes with "House"
-House MD of course is obsessed with vicodin...pills, pill bug..etc.
-And of course, House's obsession with Lupus

Ta-daaah! Yeah I know, really corny.
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Pic for krigulv of two versions of the same character having a racially charged argument. All in good fun of course :)
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Juuuust a meerkat
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Drake asked me to draw Six True Words the kirin in "period clothing". Any period. Guess what I picked.
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Full color badge for AzureFury/Azzy. I really like how this one turned out :3
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ruggels From: ruggels Date: June 7th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice art. didn't make it to the con. Car repairs, But glad you had a good time.

Scott
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 7th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Yeah I heard about the car troubles. Hope you get it fixed soon!
spiritwolven From: spiritwolven Date: June 7th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
are you going to do ac preorders?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 7th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not going to AC unfortunately but if you wanted something /for/ AC I could do it if ordered sometime this week/early next week (time for shipping, etc).
likeshine From: likeshine Date: June 7th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)


very nice sketches man :3 and House, lol. god you made its face look like his somehow!

man, it felt weird not being there this year :/
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 7th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's that little lip-divet thingy XD

And yeah you were missed :(
datalore From: datalore Date: June 7th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG the pillbug thing kills me! We have a few sowbugs and pillbugs show up in the spring in our basement. Now I'm going to be imagining them muttering "It's never lupus." LOL!

Love the other pieces too! That's a great badge.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 7th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eee I love them so much XD pillbugs more than sow bugs naturally just because of the roly poly thing...but they're both fun :3

Thanks!
selunca From: selunca Date: June 7th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
That badge is AMAZEING. Awesome job.

The pill bug made me lol.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 7th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! :3
krigulv From: krigulv Date: June 8th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
It was really awesome meeting you as well! I've admired your art for some time, naturally. Thank you again for the awesome picture, the intended recipient was thoroughly amused.

thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 10th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Likewise! And you're more than welcome, I'm really glad he liked it :) Hope to see you again sometime!
commodoremarie From: commodoremarie Date: June 10th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Was very nice to meet you in person as well - you are just as awesome in RL as online! Glad the con went mostly well for you and that you had a good time. I've heard a lot of crap about this con in the past, but I think it's one I'll be sure to come back for; everything felt relaxed, social, and generally minimally stressful.

Not sure you missed *too* much during the evenings - the scene when I finally made it into the "dance" on Saturday night was one of anime-catboys dancing by themselves with a few free-range old creepers with cameras on the sidelines stands out particularly unexciting - but then again, I feel asleep on my bed with a bottle of wine Friday night, so perhaps I'm not a good judge. Erf.

Absolutely LOVE what you posted here, btw. All of it very lovely - you do excellent pencils. Giving my friend her "Sampuss" badge tomorrow, I know she's going to love it.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 10th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww thanks! :D

And yeah this was probably one of the smoother Califurs for me, it was really lacking in the "derp" this year which is always a plus.

I heard that Stone Temple Pilots tried to crash one of the dances so that's the only amount of post dealer's hours drama I wish I could have been there for, I mean come on, it's STP and for once the furries aren't the ones being douches XD

but then again, I feel asleep on my bed with a bottle of wine Friday night, so perhaps I'm not a good judge. Erf.

Okay the mental image of that is hilarious XD

Thanks for the compliments! I hope your friend likes the badge :3 I really enjoyed working on it. Of course I got obligatory "omg Shrek!" comments. Blah. Observance, we do not haz. ;/

commodoremarie From: commodoremarie Date: June 17th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay for less furry derp, thank heavens. And haha, yes, I heard about the band folks getting DENIED by security - hilarious. Somehow it's not surprising, however. Hopefully we'll clash with them again next year with better results.

As for the bed + wine incident... yes, it was a little pathetic. We *talked* about getting up and going downstairs but it just didn't happen. I think the prospect of crawling into sweaty fursuits defeated us. Two Buck Chuck + shows about prisons ftw.

Last but not least, friend (saklani2) LOVED the badge. She was totally delighted. She asked me to pass on her compliments and thanks - I suspect she'll ask me to try to commission more again from 'ya, too. And lol, I forget that P-i-B is also in Shrek - I admit to watching the first two, but enough was enough and I couldn't take it anymore. Oh people who seem to miss the fact that P-i-B story far, far predates that movie... :headdesk:
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