“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

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Okay, another one that I practically did twice. One day, when I have about 300 of these images, I'm going to collect them all in one sketchbook - but before then, I'm going to post all of the images that never made it to completion including the ones that are on the backs of these B&W finished ones.

Nah, that's too ambitious.

And if you're thinking to yourself, "Hey, Eric...I think I've seen these elements in drawings that you've posted in the past, haven't I?" Then you, kind reader, are an aware and astute individual - you get the proverbial 'No-Prize'! I did, indeed, use similar (if not exact) elements in this image as I've used in the past. For example, the playing cards falling through the air are from a Rogue and Gambit image I did a while back. And even before that, I did a Lara Croft image that had her on her knees on a pile of gold coins - this time, obviously I've changed them to poker chips.

Yessir - nothing new or original here in Eric's House of Recycled Ideas. You want something new and cool (well, it's really quite vintage by way of subject matter) go look at Lauren's awesome Shining Voltron Force image! That image is hot like fire. But no Voltron?! C'mon, girl! That's just bein' lazy! Haha!


RLS said...

Another awesome one, Eric. I love the fish-eye effect.
The title of the post confused me a bit but I'm kinda slow today.

weshoyot said...

damn, my man, you just amazed me again! i have like three unfinished casino royal pin-ups im working on and have set aside because of time restrictions and here you did this rad lil' piece and blew any small idea i woulda' had out of the water. i love this piece! and i love that movie!!!!!!!

sarah said...

I love how large her legs/feet get, nice composition too. I was so ready to like that movie, but then they had that silly ending.

Sweet Venture Brother's drawing too! It's so on model, and yet still your style :) Really great.

æxitre Ω said...

I'd like to see you post a retrospective of you work at some point.
There were quite a few pieces on the net in the 90s that I haven't seen since then.

weshoyot said...

everytime i see this one it makes me take out my casino royal DVD and pop it in on play......