“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

Sunday, June 25, 2006

STUFF_90 minutes

Yeah. So here's more images. It's was a weekend that started with so much promise and ended with me falling on my face. Yay, karma!


CosmicPencil said...

You have been busy Eric!
Really amazing work you have been posting up on your blog.

Love the Doom Patrol image, but all the quirky old Vertigo characters are always fun to draw...


Chris Sims said...

* speechless *

Henry Elmo Bawden said...

Yet again.... Awesome,

This stuff is great. Hey, you never answered the e-mail I sent to you. So, I will ask the questions here that I asked in the e-mail. I'm sure everyone else is curious too. What size are you doing these images? Also, what medium are you using, (copy paper, bristol board, masonite, etc...)? What are you using to ink? (markers, pen nibs, brush, photoshop?) Just curious about the general way you approach these. Also, it would be nice to see the process (thumbnail, rough, final, inking) Or do you just start and go at it and see what turns out?

I know you are probably busy, but this stuff sure is helpfull. I am also still wondering if it would be alright for me to put a link to your blog on mine?

Keep up the good work Eric.


Jon Tsuei said...

Hey Henry. I've had the pleasure of watching Eric work at several conventions and talked to him a little about his process so i'll pass on what info I have of how these images come to life, maybe we can get Eric to chime in (*hint hint* Canete).

Eric told me that he prefers a really smooth surface when doing drawings. I believe a lot of these images are done on paper for laser printers, though I'm not sure about that. I wouldn't be suprised if they were done on some type of hot press paper, something without too much tooth to the paper.

He starts out most of his con sketches with a blue pencil, I assume the same is true here. For inks he uses technical pens and a brush. Eric mentioned that he prefers to ink on a very smooth surface because it causes less friction for the brush.

Watching Eric work is alot of fun since much of his details come in when he brings in the ink. I've seen him crank out some very high quality pieces at conventions, so its very worth it to get a commission from him if you can. San Diego Comic Con is coming up and he'll be there. I think I'm gonna get in line tomorrow, haha.


hello folks,

sorry for the lack of replies in all the other previous entries. thanks for ALL the nice posts you guys have left since i buzzed in last.

henry - as jon said (man, it's crazy how much jon is paying attention to what i say at cons! me? i'd be thinking, "yeah, yeah - quit yappin'. just draw my damn sketch you stoopid artist guy."), i usually smooth laser paper. why? coz it's what's available for free at work. hah! also, i found that the brush pen i use to ink all these images (staedtler mars graphic 3000) sits down better and dries faster on this specific stock than if i were to do it on standard 300 lbs bristol board. the pen isn't permanent ink (it's water based, actually) so if i run my hand along while it's drying on bristol it'll just be a huge smear.
the pencil i use is mechanical 05mm loaded with blue lead.

hope that helps somewhat. and feel free to link me, man. it'd be an honor.

Choisez said...

Hah, great idea showing the Wildcats on top of Maul!