“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

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

BARBED WIRE BALLOONS_90 minutes

17 comments:

Brian Quinn said...

I have no idea what this is, but man, you just do amazing work.

btw issue 3 out today was great! easily the best IM book I have read in ages.

Cheers!

Brian

Pocket-Sized Cinematographer said...

Cripes. Gorgeously composed and rendered, but...cripes. Did you have a particularly nasty experience recently with a fellow representative of my gender? There are already too many freakishly violent displays of victimization of women in the comics/illustration biz, what gives? This particular pic really gives me the collywobbles.

It is beautifully striking -- but DANG. Let me know if you need any chicken soup and a hug.

weshoyot said...

dang! now that'd hurt! there's got to be one hell of an interesting story behind this one, mr. canete.....i love it! it's much darker than stuff im used to from your blog. beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

jason quinones said...

guess you're flipping through some greg araki photo books lately.

awesome pic man!

Tony Bui said...

This is amazing imagery! The stuff that comes out of your head is insane. I love it. Thanks for the post.

csteingart said...

Fantastic juxtaposition of sharp jagged vs. soft delicate nature of balloonz. The female figure is amazing. I like how the one barbed wire on her calf looks like a mini clawed hand.

Hmm, maybe the size of your jpg's is relative to how you feel about the success of your image? Regardless, amazing and powerful image eric, nice one.

-c

Javas said...

beautiful drawing!

Brian said...

The expressiveness you convey in the feet of the female figure, the way the grasp at the barbed wire that anchors her to the earth, is amazing.

You certainly are able to get a lot out of 90 minutes.

Michael said...

great drawing, love everything about it

Bobby Chiu said...

ouch... great sketches!!

Lue Sang said...

Incredible!

I guess what they say about filmmakers is true to most (or all) forms of art - Once they're out of their usual 'comfort zone' they tend to shine.

Of course I'm seriously paraphrasing.

This is the 'darkest' image I think I've seen on this blog and it's beautiful, Eric.

Great work.

And hey - large resolution on this pic.

Roc said...

of all the things to post with no explanation.....this?
Hot piece ,man.

Gary Fitzgerald said...

did you eat some cheese right before going to bed?

Casey Jones said...

Killer drawing!

Calvin Tsang said...

Stunning!

Adrian Barrios said...

Ang Galing!

Urban Barbarian said...

Always impressed and humbled when I visit here! Love the way you use lines to push the eye where you want it to go. Always great movement, energy and life to your work.