“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

Thursday, June 01, 2006

CRIMINAL_90 minutes

Inspired by a magazine layout in 'Blender', Fiona Apple has got to be one of my favorite singer/songwriters. In three albums, I've yet to have a full grasp of all her songs and what she's trying to say, but slowly, surely, and quite recently I've been learning.

Anyway, I loved her poses in this interview, but decided not to draw everything verbatim - changing her skirt somewhat, her top, even the angle of the shot - I guess that's why it's 'inspired by...' and not 'hey, i can draw and exact picture of fiona apple!' And contrary to popular belief, the woman isn't crazy - she's just doing her best to speak the same language. It must be tough.


Jon Tsuei said...

Wow man! This is probably one of my favorites out of all your 90min pieces. The way her skirt drapes over her leg and the cushion of the chair looks awesome.

Great detailing of the lace on the armrests. Keep up the great work Eric.

don don-tei said...

I really like your B&W pieces. Spartan use of black really goes a long way, esp in this piece. Nice contrast of lace details against a simple armchair. And interesting shapes. :)