“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

Monday, April 23, 2007

LEIA_commission


Got back from San Fransisco's APE convention last night (around 2AM, actually - so that would've made it more like this morning rather than last night, I guess) and spent another hour or so looking at video we shot and laughing our asses off about how regular guys can turn into the cast of Monty Python when left alone for three days. It doesn't help that APE serves alcohol at the show and a few of us like to consider beer as a substitute for lunch, but whatever. It was 'hella' fun. Picking up on the NorCal lingo, kids. Also, five, metro-looking guys hanging out in bars/after hours places, slightly buzzed, and it's almost guaranteed that one of them is eventually going to get accused of being gay by the hot, scantily-clad girl bartender. And in case he's reading this: 1-2-3 - NOT IT, JONARD! Haha! Fun times - I'll post some of the drawings done at the table while waiting for the customers that never came.

So yeah - I don't know if a giant slug/frog monster has teeth or not, but let's say for the sake of argument and this here picture that it does. See, there are days when you're going to think George is an idiot and he ruined a franchise and then there are days when you're going think he's brilliant. Carrie Fisher as a slave? Mensa George showed up that day.

10 comments:

Ash d(-_-)b said...

Nice work! As always. I have a couple of questions:
1. Do you have any Filipino blood in you? The surname kinda makes me think that you have since I'm also Filipino.

2. How much does it cost to ask you for a commission. I haven't ask any artist to do one so I have no clue?

Thanks.

David Malan said...

Another winner.That is really great, you are a genious

Phil ROD said...

wicked

Phil ROD said...

wicked

Brian said...

"Dear lord that is flat out gorgeous" was my initial reaction as I honed right in on your Slave Leia the exact same way I did on Carrie when the film first came out. It was only after a little bit that I noticed the brilliant point of view you had choosen for the image. You Sir, are brilliant. There are literally tens of thousands of Slave Leia sketches and commissions out there and this late in the game you came up with the most original take on the subject. Bravo. I cannot wait to see what you do with The Shadow and Margo Lane.

Danny said...

Hawt!

Lue Sang said...

I'd like to echo Ash's second question. I'd love to know.

Great rendition of Leia. Helluva POV. Love your work.

Nahrin said...

Damn your work is beautiful.

HartCactus said...

LOL!!! Jonard is IT!!! LOL!!!

Hey Eric...thanks for a great back story on this one.

btw...I think Jabba has a canker sore!?! ;P

-hart

sarah said...

Fantastic. Poor girl better start strangling that creepy Jabba :)