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A Patreon sponsored piece (Support my art here!:

It's always been difficult for me to get the vibrant colors I want with watercolor, so I created this piece with the sole purpose of doing just that and I think I've succeeded! It's no secret this is reminiscent of Lisa Frank, but it's definitely my own take on similar subject matter and colors :)

Prints are available for purchase here:
Zootopia Pins
For cosplay or just for fun, I'm having a small run of Zootopia pins made inspired by Mayor Lionheart's mayor pin and Nick Wilde's Junior ZPD Officer sticker. They should arrive the third week of January and will ship immediately afterward, but you can preorder them here. $10/ea, or the set for $15!…
Thornwolf's Sketchbook: Volume 1

A book featuring a collection of over 50 sketches and doodles by me, fantasy and wildlife illustrator, Nicole "Thornwolf" Dornsife.

Buy them here, just $20 -…

Sketchbook Details: 

- 8.5” X 11” paperback 
- 20 black and white interior pages 
- Glossy full color cover 
- 50+ individual sketches throughout (including many never before seen works) 
- Comes signed by the artist 
- Features animal themes such as werewolves, fantasy creatures, big cats, and more!

This was the result of my very first Kickstarter campaign and I couldn't be prouder or more grateful about the response and support its gotten from my wonderful contributors. The sketchbooks have now been made and they look amazing! Thanks everyone who contributed!

Again, here's that link to get your own copy here:…

Tea Time
"Tea Time" 5x7" Watercolor Pencil

A red panda enjoying some tea in the mossy treetops.

Buy prints in my shop here! -…

This piece was made possible by my wonderful folks on Patreon - for as little as $1, you can contribute to more pieces like this being created, as well as have options and tiers where you can get first access to commission slots, discounts on prints and originals, and vote on my upcoming projects. Go here to learn more!

I also did a tutorial/writeup about the materials I used to create this piece which you can see on my Tumblr here:…
Bone Thief
A spooky piece I created based on one of my favorite books of all time is “The Fox Woman” by Kij Johnson, which is a story about a fox (Kitsune) who desperately wants to become a woman for the love of a man. The spell to become human requires a human part, so she raids a graveyard at the protest of the ghost of the previous owner of the bones she’s stealing. This piece is loosely based on that scene in the book, all of which continues to inspire me (I’ve read it and re-read it several times, I highly recommend it), but this part in particular combines two of my favorite things ever: ghosts and kitsune. I aimed to paint this entirely in just watercolor but when you’ve done a method for so long, habits are hard to break, and I did use a little bit of colored pencil (mostly around the purple ghost whisps and some minor details here and there), but overall I’m happy I finally finished this concept. I’ve had several iterations of this idea on my drawing board for going on 4 years now, and thanks to my patrons on Patreon, I’ve finally been able to finish one!

***PATREON***Want to see more pieces like this be created! I couldn't do it without the wonderful folks who sponsor me on Patreon. Get cool perks like free prints, discounts on commissions and merchandise, and first dibs on commission slots and original artwork before anyone else! Go here to learn more:

The original and prints are also for sale in my shop:
Original ***ON SALE***:…


Progress shots of this piece being created can be seen here:…


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Terrorwolf666 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanted to let you knowthat I absolutely adore your art! Keep up the great work <3
IamETOH Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
FelisSimex Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, Thornwolf! I just wanted to tell you how amazing your artwork is! I really really love how you do your anthros too! :)
PrideAlchemist7 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lovely artwork, i love the water colors, details and poses, you're amazing at drawing animals!~ seriously keep it up! sorry to ask but i was wondering if you would like to try a Art Trade with me? if you're busy, we don't have to...again i apologize for suddenly asking this..i adore your art style~! ;v;7 :salute::highfive: *salutes*
thornwolf Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Thank you very much for the kind compliments! Sadly I don't do trades, but thank you for asking :)
PrideAlchemist7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're quite welcome and completely understandable! :hug:
kanyiko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there,

I would like to wish you (albeit slightly belatedly) a very Merry Christmas, and the very best for the new year 2016!! :hug:
Zenitskaya99 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Hi I want to ask you
What is your hardware/software for creating your Anthros's art ???
thornwolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
For digital pieces I use either photoshop (primarily) or Corel Painter. For real media I use watercolor and colored pencil. 
TheUrbanFox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for watching me. I love your gallery! :)
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