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This is totally unprofessional but....
Ok guys, I'm at work and I'm bored.

Ask me a question? If it steps over the line I'll tell you but I'm pretty much an open book. Can be art related, life related, intarweb community related..whatever. And please don't ask me stupid stuff like "how much wood would a woodchuck chuck", or "what is the meaning of life" like..stuff you'd actually want me to answer that I can give an answer to.



Current Mood: bored bored

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ashendon From: ashendon Date: September 30th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
So what do you work as? *blinkblink*
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I work at a body armor manufacturer and call cops and ask them about their bulletproof vests =)
From: hollyannvix Date: September 30th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you have tips on how to draw hair? :)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
copied and pasted from some tips I gave vekke on r_and_c

Think of it in solid shapes and whatever you do don't draw it strand by
strand unless refining details with loose pieces here and there. That's
something I've been noticing a lot of people doing lately, thinking they
have to draw hair strand by strand but it really just ends up making
their person look like the cryptkeeper.
hybridwulfe From: hybridwulfe Date: September 30th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Based on your experiance, what would you say is the best way to get "e-famous" with ones art?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
As with real life, its all about who you know. Don't be afraid to stick your foot in the door and introduce yourself to folks. You like someone's art, write them and tell them so, maybe ask some tips. Do this with several people. If you're too afraid of getting a nasty note back, that "omg famous artist" obviously has an attitude problem and you should just move onto the next person.

Build up your contact list and get tips and tricks from people. Once people see that you are learning techniques from others they will assume you know them and you can become famous by association. Pretty soon if you get good enough in your art, fellow artists will reccommend you or plug you themselves out of generosity to help you out and pretty soon you'll be able to make it on your own.

When I first came onto the internet and posted my artwork, folks approached /me/ as an up and coming artist and were nice enough to take me under their wing and give me some tips. folks like goldenwolfen and ruggels and some other Yerf people. I'm very thankful for that.
From: blueotter Date: September 30th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's your favorite texture?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
thats a toughy. I like cotton a lot but its a lot more involved than that. I love hugging people with large sweatshirts on and fursuits because its a soft texture with something solid underneath, its kind of snuggly.

That's why I love it when guys wear sweaters and coats ;D So really any kind of softer clothing fabric.

I also enjoy satin cuz its kinda slippery feeling, its weeeeeird!

I..I also enjoy rusty spoons..its..its...a pleasure for the tips..ah-heh! @_@

*cough* nevermind that last bit, I've been watching too many salad fingers cartoons.
kuniopt From: kuniopt Date: September 30th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
One would like to know how Sarge popped in your arts and stuff
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love CHP's (California Highway Patrolmen) and my dad wrote a book called "The Ticket Book" and it featured this illustration on the cover:

If that doesn't show up go here: http://host96.ipowerweb.com/~lostinti/aw2k/LotImg6640.jpg

And I've always wanted to draw a German Shepherd cop character since despite the obvious matchup with GSD and policemen, there's no real prominant char in the fandom.
cabbitwocky From: cabbitwocky Date: September 30th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would you be willing to critique some of my art?
I have links here:
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
only if you e-mail me because I'm very forgetful and probably won't check back to this entry.
slinky_dragon From: slinky_dragon Date: September 30th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where would you work if you could pick and choose? What would you be doing?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Something where I can work at home either doing storyboards or book illustrations. Something in the entertainment industry would be preferable. I really really want a job where I can work at home so I'll have the flexibility when I want to start a family. Nothing is worse than having to find a "sitter" and being so tired from your commute you're too exhausted to take care of your household duties.
autumn_sunrise From: autumn_sunrise Date: September 30th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aside from arting and working, what are your favorite ways to spend your free time?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Work is hardly a way I like to spend my free time ;)

Watching Comedy Central, playing Unreal Tournament, and going out to dinner. I loooooove going out to dinner =) I also enjoy watching movies. Really most of my free time activities usually go towards helping me improve my artwork. I get a lot of my inspiration for my comics through Comedy Central, not necessarily through subject matter, but mostly learning about timing and whatnot, watching movies helps give me visual inspiration and playing Unreal Tournament..well, aside from helping me kill off any frustrations, it gives me ideas too ;D
silver_huskey From: silver_huskey Date: September 30th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you ever write any fiction from time to time? ^^
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can when I want and I have before but right now I'm DYING to do some kind of graphic novel or short epic comic and I'm drawing a total blank.

I actually started a script for Balto 2 way back when. I liked my idea better ;P
edge_chan From: edge_chan Date: September 30th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
why your "fursona" is a wolf? for fav. animal or got a thing more sentimental?

and do you talk spanish? lol forget that one
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Si, pero muy poco. I speak Spanglish. ;P I can understand the jist of what you were to say to me if you were to speak spanish to me I just can't always speak it back.

My fursona "Thorn" is just a visual representation of my username "Thornwolf". She doesn't represent the real me in any way she's just a character. The character that represents me the most though is Niko, the mutt. I'm very dog like IRL ;D So if you see me draw a wolfish husky shepherd thingy with head hair, that's niko, not Thorn. Thorn has the diamond. Lots of folks mix them up and it drives me absolutely batty even though Niko's body is gray and Thorn's is white amongst other differences.
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
No I hate my hair =( I like the color and I like the fact that it can hold any shape I want it to, but the natural wavy-ness is hard to manage. I wish someone could teach me of a way to make it look good without straightening it.
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gnistra From: gnistra Date: September 30th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Could you give me some tips on how to draw anatomy and propotions and such? Things I draw often turn out anatomically incorrect. ^^;
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
The best advice I can give you is to get some books. There's also a free downloadable version of the Loomis anatomy book that is quite helpful. Here's the Yerf Book list for some good suggestions on books as well as downloadables:

When you're older or when your parents will allow you to do so, I suggest you take some figure drawing classes. Those are what helped me best.
maggock From: maggock Date: September 30th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
What TV shows do you watch? What's your favorite all time TV show?

I'm a loser, that's all I can think of!!!!!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Simpsons, CSI, Reno 911, Southpark,COPS, Shorties Watching Shorties, King of the Hill, Futurama, Family Guy, and lots of other ones that aren't on the air anymore. I watch a lot of standup routines on Comedy Central, but I'm heavily addicted to CSI particularly.
From: birdrock Date: September 30th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell me what absolutely sucks about me or my art. Be harsh.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
-You're too paranoid
-You need to try differen't rendering styles. The sketchy painty thing is pretty but I'd really like to see you try some smudgy painty type stuff sometimes.
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 30th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
The arctic exhibit with the polar bears and beluga whales and walruses. I really like looking at stuff underwater ;D
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