“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 04, 2008

MONONOKE_90 minutes


I know I said I'd give a full SCAD report the next time that I posted, but I was lying.

I'm tired, I'm sick and I've have shoved enough Zycam swabs up my nose that I think I've developed a habit.

So no report for now because I'd rather sleep than type. But obviously sleep takes a back seat to me posting a new entry. My priorities are weird. Okay, *now* I'll sleep.

43 comments:

Dapper Dan said...

Your work is nothing short of amazing. Very inspirational. I'll be coming back regularly for sure. Cheers

John Rauch said...

Very nice!

Skotti said...

Poor Eric, get better. I love your Monoko-hime pic.

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

sick posts are better than no posts....get well soon, man.

Megalaros said...

The hidden character here is the tree. This is nice!

Those Zycam swabs are pretty nice. However; while they do the job, they made my nose bleed profusely.

EL GRANDE said...

Great image Eric. Elio and I came and saw your presentation at SCAD the first night you were there. It was so great to see you and hear you talk about your work and experiences. I can only hope to have a career so full of amazing opportunities.

Hope you feel better,
Joe and Elio

jojo said...

wow,

miyazaki is my favorite. you really did him justice. simply spectacular.!!

W PRZESTRZENI said...

brilliant!!!!!!!
you are the master

DAN-VAN-COOL said...

Excellent picture to fit the movie!

-I tripped out the first time I saw him fire his bow after he was infected. That scream effect was so rad :P

Get better dude.

robi pena said...

Awesome works Eric!! I just can say ... Uauuu!! Greats!

Nolan Woodard said...

Hi Eric,

It was great meeting you here at SCAD-ATL. You're fantastic and students will be talking about it for a long time to come. We'll be posting shortly about your stay too. Let me know if you want any of the photos that were taken during the event!

Hope you feel better,

Nolan

j_ay said...

Fantastic drawing, as always.
Hope your health returns soon.

Fogger said...

Awesome - I SO need to commission you to do a Nausicaa for me sometime!

axel#13 said...

Dude great looking piece! Also thanks for hanging out with me for a bit last nite over at the comic shop. Right after you left I was able to sell more of my books....Geoff and Gerald came by as well! Well, I'll catch you later.

SWAiN said...

Dude, you rule! Your 90 minutes is crushin' some people's all day!

Howard Shum said...

Very cool, Eric!

Bombproof said...

Hey Eric, Naomi Baker, (classmate and friend) told us all about her SCAD visit and I've been pouring over your and Yuko's booklets nonstop, I love your stuff, and I found your booklet very very helpful and inspirational. -Will Godwin

Barry said...

All your images on this blog are amazing and I especially like the Mononoke one. Very inspiring work, but this 90 minutes thing really bums me out.

ANTONIO J. M. RIEGO (Quilcacamayoc) said...

¡¡¡QuĂ© buenos trabajos!!! tu dibujo es excelente... esas composiciones son insuperables...

Un abrazo

shou' said...

Sweeeet. I'm a bit distracted by the tree, but nevertheless I really dig the facial expression for both of them. Solid composition as well.

Hmm. This has made me inspired to try something out. Thanks!

And I'll be waiting for your SCAD report if it ever presents itself ;)

Marc said...

Miyazaki is my favorite. You gotta love the Kodama.

I am awestruck at your linework. You are so blazingly fast too. I am impressed with how polished your 90 min drawings are. Light and color, I get to some(small) degree, but mastery of linework still eludes me.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Mirella said...

Good job!! I see the film! I love how you draw the wolf^^

Fogger said...

Absolutely must get a Nausicaa piece from you at some point - this is brilliant.

duep said...

Just found your awesome blog. AMAZING. Love your work.

Pat said...

Eric,
I attended your story telling workshop at the SCAD-Atlanta Arts Forum. Thanks again for coming, it was really awesome getting your insights. If I may be so bold as to offer an insert here, the SCAD-Atlanta Sequential Art Dept blog posted several write-ups about the Forum:
Temple of Cartoon Mojo
Doug Dabb Did a great write up on your workshop specifically. You may have to scroll a bit to find it. This blog grows quick.

P.S.
Hope you're feeling better.

Claudio Cerri said...

I love Mononoke and your artwork is very goog for the Miyazaki brand

Spencer G said...

Update, Mr. Man, I'm hungry for ink! :)

Andre said...

goodnight!
i'll wait impaciently for a brand new post.
you always surprise me!

crylic said...

Crazy awesome and really refreshing style man, love it all.

sarah said...

This is beautiful Eric! I mean the movie is pretty enough, but then you put your spin on it... Very nice. :)

naomiful said...

*yawn*


...


lol my word verification says "jeantyb"


So when are you going to update? I've got my eye on you >_o;

naomiful said...

Oh I forgot to add that I think it's creepy one of the eyes on the little dudes is your sig...

hahaha <333

Abss said...

bellissimo blog !!!www.abss-8.blogspot.com
a presto alessandro

Luca said...

where are you?

Luca said...

where are you?

JeremySaliba said...

your work is, like, really good. it's so good-and don't take this the wrong way-that i have to hate you.

you've got yourself a new fan.

Spencer G said...

I agree with Luca, where did you run off to?!

Tevik Avakyan said...

Great work, I really like the composition.

Aleta said...

puuffff...! beautiful drawings!!!

Chris Bivins said...

Im a huge fan of Miyazaki's films and its cool to see your interpretation of princess mononoke. Always a pleasure coming to your blog Eric. Keep it up man, your works amazing.

-Biv

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful illo!!

COMIKXGUY said...

mononoke is such a great movie just like iron giant

and neil gaiman did the translation too

watch it with those swabs man i'd hate to see you become a swab junkie and have this sweet work suffer :) j/k

Mark McDonnell said...

Beautiful . . .and complete with forest spirits . . .beautiful man.

MAC