Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009 Day 1

This is a test to see if this blogging thing works.
If you are reading this than you may have probably surfed back through many sketch entries. To start I should supply the 5 W's... Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
WHO... My name is Thomas Thorspecken.
WHAT... This is a place I will post daily sketches.
WHERE... I find myself living in Orlando Florida after a 10 year stint of working with Walt Disney Feature Animation. Disney closed the studio since they feared that people would only go to films produced with a computer. These last few years I have been rediscovering my own artistic vision. I have been using the computer more and more in my daily work. I just bought a tablet PC, and I will be posting sketches produced with that as well as sketches done by traditional means of pen on paper. That way I should over time figure out which medium works best for the work I do on location.
WHEN... there seems no better time to start then at the start of a new year.
WHY... Of late I have become more and more fascinated with artists sketch blogs online. I have been lurking and learning from those artists entries. This blog then is my way to join that discussion and perhaps a visiting artist will learn from my mistakes and triumphs.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at


Anonymous said...

SOOOOO thrilled that I found you here. I will follow your sketch blog religiously.

Thor said...

Thanks Dewey,
It is artistic folks like you who help keep me motivated. Anyone who surfs back to day one must be a true fan. I suspect your site will offer a source of inspiration as I search out the alternate culture of Orlando.

CC said...

Hi! Found you! ;)
Was actually reading about you on Amazon while I was looking at books by artists with their sketchbooks! Wow! You really did it! So many people talk about sketching every day, but don't follow thru'. I'm gonna enjoy perusing your blog! You are an inspiration!

Murilo S Romeiro said...

I did the same challenge as you - a daily blog where I post my artwork every day.
I started it, as you, on the first day of the year ( in my case 2014 )
I bought your book too and I hope learn a lot and increase my sketches with your guide.
Thanks to share your great art with us.
PS: My daily blog is named Glekoblog