“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

Friday, September 01, 2006

NINJA, PLEASE!_90 minutes

The thing about ninjas is - no matter how many of 'em you beat up, an hour later you wanna go kick the sh*t out of some more! Hahahahaha! Man, that's not funny at all! Hee!

I'm sorry. That's the gnats talking.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey - no funny stuff to riff off - bummer - then again Kung Fu is serious stuff - look at David Carradine - not a lot of smiling going on there - Feng Shui is funnier - Too bad 'cause that Cyclops condiment dispenser inspired me to pick up the Incredible Hulk spice rack (really fills out the kitchen well) although I must say that the Iceman indoor grill and the Human Torch ice cube maker were disapointing for some reason....

Chris Sims said...

That's what I'm talking about! Beautiful linework and movement going on here. I love it!

Mark said...

You should start taking requests.

Donal said...

Yeah, how about a Lobster Johnson warm-up to celebrate Mignola announcing a Mini-series in late 2007.

I LOVE the Bruce Lee jumpsuit there. Bad. Ass. Who's the big guy in the back, though?

Chris Sims said...

Luke Cage aka Power-Man. Former member of Heroes for Hire and current member of the New Avengers.

Donal said...

I'm a retard.

Nora said...

Hey Eric! whats up? Thanks very much for the comment. I dont see how some one of your caliber could find my stuff amaing, honestly, but thanks for the confidence booster!

I think youve got soem really great pieces here. I have to say that youve got an awesome sense of creating composition that works...your character proportions and anatomy are exaggerted but its pretty obvious that you understand anatomy and structure,therefore can break the rules and apply it to the characters. Ive seen alot of comic artist who just look at other comics to help them build up on their work, but what they should be doing is referencing from real life, or their stuff is gonna start to look wonky. and im sure youve noticed that too.

But youve seriously got some really solid stuff. Your dark and lights are working, and when you color your stuff, it looks wicked. Your foreshorting and creating a compostion from different eye levels works really well. Lovin the inking, and the fore,middle and background are really well thought out.

Youre defanitly an accomplished and awesome illustaror, but you know that one is ever too good enough, right? thats why a great artist will always work towards perfection no matter how great their work is. I'll check back soon.

mike mcghee said...

eric,

your stuff first interested me when I saw those x-men tryout pages you did on the blackvelvetstudios page. damn, thats a while ago now, and I`m so glad to see that you're still growing.

you`re getting fast at these. have you considered tossing down some tone or color? at least toss us a bigger file on the detailed ones like this, though what I`d really love to see are some 90-minute sequentials.

can`t wait for your trade; definitely pickin it up.

peace
mike

Thomas Perkins said...

Excuse me for a moment, my dear colleague. I feel a dork moment coming on:

Yay 1970's/1980's heroes! Those guys were my favorites back in elementary school!

Thanks, man.