“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, May 03, 2007

AURORA_90 minutes


It's either 'Aurora' or 'Talia' - that was the princess' name from the original story 'The Beauty of Sleeping Wood', originally written by Charles Perrault and the more popular, publicly accommodated version of the tale. There are more names for her; variations depending on which version you read, but it's late and I'm sleepy and you can look this stuff up on Wikipedia yourself.

But the important lesson learned here is: Stay the hell away from spindles, kids. Spindles kill. Or...spindles...puts kingdoms to...sleep?

13 comments:

flaviano said...

i like the wave of hair, have something "dense"

Brian said...

Man, Eric, you are rocking the fairy tale world.

RLS said...

That's amazing. One of your best.
I love the intricate details you've put into this.
Great composition.

-Mike "El Loco One" said...

Fantastic! Thanks for making it a bit larger. It is even more amazing to look at and enjoy that way.

david said...

Spindles and Gnomes Eric. The gnome threat is widely under publicized. I beleive we have the Media to blame for that.

weshoyot said...

i agree with the above...gnomes are killers....spindles too. thank god for the industrial revolution. millions of possible spindle deaths have now been avoided. But lets not mention the loss of small childrens limbs from textile machines....at least they're not dead, huh? and im sure they taught themselves how to operate those machines with their toes. clever lil' armless devils.....

love the piece!

Lauren said...

She's feeling up her own boobs! PERV!

gdeo said...

this one ,like the previous ones look fantastic!!!

Lue Sang said...

I hope you keep this fairy-tale trend going, Eric. Glass Slipper, Belle and Aurora look beautiful.

shou' said...

The conceptual background pieces for the Legion of Superheroes looked great. The lines were so crisp and clean and stayed truth to the design you were describing.

Nice work.

stathis said...

Hey! Very inspiring work man!
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and comment?
Thanx

Adam M Botsford said...

The line work is fantastic. Its ones of the things that draws me to your work. I am curious though why you used such strong lines around the hovering roses? Was it to create depth and relay that they were hovering?

Regardless, great work!

Adelle said...

just stopping by to say hello. You popped in my head and I decided to Google you to see what you have been up to. Browsed through most of you latest work :) Love the blog and this particular image!

Jill