“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, April 12, 2007

HEH_90minutes

Well, in all honesty, this took less than 90 minutes. Here's the thing - guy on the left took 7 minutes to draw and ink. Fella on the right? About twice, maybe three times that. Seams, slats, and tech take longer to draw than rivets and a belt, I guess.

17 comments:

Dean Trippe said...

ha!

Rico said...

hot to death!

Carlos V. said...

You are too good dude...too good!!

Carlos V. said...

You are too good dude...too good!!

Chris Battle said...

Ha-HAW!

Ryan Cody said...

that's awesome Eric

Andy Park said...

Awesome work here Eric! You definitely inspire us artists to draw faster! I can't wait to see your Iron Man work.

RLS said...

ha, that's a funny illustration. I'm a huge fan of the Adi Granov Iron Man design, though.

COMIKXGUY said...

is it me or does im sound like "cousin balki from perfect strangers" mixed with a little of that old billy chrystal snl character that says "you look marvel-ous" :)

Marcelo Vignali said...

Nice level of caricature in the drawing.

HartCactus said...

Long live Silver Age Iron Man!!! Finn's Rule!!!


-hart

flaviano said...

really good stire on today comics!

Michael said...

thats awesome

The Big Red One said...

Now I know why those old school illustrators could keep their deadlines. It was simplicity!
Nice sketch.

francis tsai said...

love all your sketches man. and thanks so much for your very kind words on my blog, much appreciated.

seamas without pants said...

...this one is fuckin' awesome.

Pigumon said...

Granov's IM is so not IM. It's like if US military made an Iron Man suit. All a bunch of slats and interlocked hunks of metal, it belongs along side Halo characters.

The original red and gold was microscopic chainmail!! Smooth and supple, yet stronger than steel girders!

That's so much higher tech than today's IM.

You hit it the mark with this one.