“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Saturday, June 03, 2006

ADORA_90 minutes

Spinning off from her brother's notoriously concieved and better recieved show, She-Ra followed the same episodic recipe that He-Man cooked to perfection week after week and finished off neatly at the end by a moral lesson. The only difference is that some of the edge (did He-man *really* have edge? Don't let nostalgia fool you, friends....those episodes were pretty saccharine and synthetic) was rounded off as this show was geared towards girls. Or at least their parent's pocket books anyway. 80's cartoons had but one agenda - sell as many of the toys as they possibly can and this show was no exception. This was a thirty minute commercial for whatever cockamamie version of the lead character of that episode (i.e. 'Snort-n-Spit Hordak' or 'Glimmery-skirt She-Ra').

I was great at finding Kowl at the end of each She-Ra episode. They hid him in some technicolor nightmare of a background and at the last second he'd move and reveal his hiding place. BTW, why is it that everytime the two siblings transformed into their alter egos they would get darker? The Power of Greyskull must burn skin like harsh UV rays.

13 comments:

Jon Tsuei said...

She-Ra rocks! Did you ever get the vibe that Prince Adam had the hots for his sister? Maybe I'm just a freak, but it seemed to me that Teela was jealous of She-Ra in that one episode the two had together. They should have had more crossover episodes.

These last 5 or 6 90mins have been awesome Eric. I don't know what it is, maybe you're getting more comfortable with the time limit you set on yourself, but these rock man, keep it up!

KAHNEHTEH said...

jon - yeah, you *may* be a freak, but that's neither here nor there. heh. yes, there was that vibe in those crossover episodes, but i always thought it came mainly from he-man. he must need some serious therapy after every encounter with his sister.

and thanks for the compliments regarding the last few. i think i've been getting lucky. next one will be crap - guaranteed.

Antonio Santamaria said...

Fantastic and dynamic pose! You are great drawing girls... I like the way you use for draw her faces!!! Bravo!

Marv said...

Totally wicked.

Chris Sims said...

The horsey rocks!

Nexxorcist said...

hey eric, these have been awesome man. i was wondering though if there was any way you could post slightly bigger sized scans of the stuff.

i mean, i love looking at them, but at the same time im finding myself squinting just to try and see some of the details you put in there.

Kim Loh said...

Hi Eric! Recently discovered your art blog, but I've been a huge fan of your work ever since I read that special WildCATS issue about Lady Tron. One of my favorite characters, by the way ... I'm blown away by the amazing stuff you can churn out in just 90 minutes! I hope to work to your level of dedication and skill someday. :)

If ya don't mind me asking, what kinds of pens do you use for inking your work? And, do you work on a specific size of paper (eg. A3, A4), or do ya just draw anywhere and everywhere? Thank you! Keep up the great work!

ed said...

sweet momma. you hit this one out of the park. Also, I had the biggest crush on She-Ra when I went to Universal Studios as a kid. you can totally tell in my photo with her too.

marco's blog said...

Eric, i am constantly floored by each sketch!! just amazing stuff, this one is one of my faves!!

Your right about the nostalgia of 80's cartoons, i loved them so much i won't even go back and watch them now...

marco's blog said...

Eric, i am constantly floored by each sketch!! just amazing stuff, this one is one of my faves!!

Your right about the nostalgia of 80's cartoons, i loved them so much i won't even go back and watch them now...

Jason C said...

wow.. You're on fire... These are great..

Archibob said...

damn, day after day... you never fail to impress. I'm so glad you've got this blog going now. too much time passed between sketchbooks for my canete fixes. You just keep hittin them out of the park man.

-Bob

Anonymous said...

Eric -
You are on an absolute rampage. I cannot get over the motion you capture in every peice. Since discovering your work I visit every day to mouth breath and get inspired.