“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 12, 2008

MESSAGES_sketch



6x8" sketchbooks are a pain to draw in. I am this close to abandoning this thing - 4 drawings in. Heh.

Anyway, this one's done in technical pen instead of the usual brush pen.

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[**EDIT: I was genuinely unhappy with the technical pen inked version - it just had bad composition and lack of focus. So I redrew it using the brush pen and here it is. Besides, I like *this* girl more and the narrative on this new one better. Ah, the growing pains of a new sketchbook.]

12 comments:

EL GRANDE said...

FANTASTIC!!!

Peace,
Joe y Elio

ryan cody said...

That has a great flow to it even without the brush, I really like this look, and really enjoyed your ifanboy interview. It helped me through a tough page.

Bobby Chiu said...

cool sketchiness!

Gary Fitzgerald said...

I've never finished a sketchbook in my life...

Brian Lue Sang said...

The tech pen gives your work a really fresh feel, Eric. Hope you stick with it for more of these sketches!

Keep going!

Donal DeLay said...

working small teaches you to get rid of uneccessary lines.

Jon Tsuei said...

Pie IS real food!

Sara Pichelli said...

the drawing changes...

Neil said...

Yeah, I like the new one better.

Becky said...

Love the feeling/emotion this one has. Really great!

Red Fox said...

This have a lot of attitude.
Powerful image.
You rock!

Sasha Pokhvalin said...

are drawing completelly without any pencil sketches? Your art is amazing and it usually interesting to read your blog too, witch is rare this days )))