“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, March 08, 2010

Last post for March.

We have a few things to talk about:

1) As the title of this post implies, this will be the last entry for the month of March. Eric now has to concentrate on work that will have an impact on the future of his art career and he says he shouldn't do any more new images. Besides, we gave you guys a pretty damned good February with almost a new post/image per day. We figured, taking March "off" is pretty justifiable, right? I'm sure this is all temporary, so please stay tuned.

2) People have asked about Eric's new art book as well as where they can get their hands on sketchbooks from the past. The new art book is forthcoming and as soon as it's ready for sale we will talk about them here. Let me just tell you that the new one puts PREMIER[e] to shame - in both production and price tag. As far as old art books go, the first few (Copper:HEXAGON, Titanium:CYLINDER, Nitrogen:CUBE, Halogen:HALO... there's a pattern here with the titles. Eric is nothing if not pathological) were limited as limited as can be and are no longer available for purchase. You can probably buy the most recent one, Element:SHAPE, (see what I mean?) from Jason Schachter. Please see sidebar for contact information or click on his name and e-mail him directly. But as a special treat and sort of a "Thank You!" to the die-hards, we give you the images above. They are from the aforementioned Titanium:CYLINDER book and are all part of Eric's pre-prodcution work for Obelisk. Congratulations, you just got an old book for free. Lucky you!

Actually, we're trying to bamboozle you with old art. There's nothing in the studio he's allowed to show just yet and we're taking a month break, so you get old sh*t. Shut your mouth. It's free, for crying out loud.

3) For those of you in the Orlando area this upcoming weekend, Eric and Stephane Roux will be attending MEGACON 2010. Please see the link for more details. Come visit Eric and laugh at his embarrassment because Stephane is so much faster at doing commissions.

4) Last but not least, we'd like to give our undying thanks, love and respect to our dear and talented friend -  Valerie Nunez. She did an unbelievable and kick-ass work on the blog's new header video. WE LOVE YOU, VAL! Not only did you plus up an already great buzz reel, but in adding all of your hyper-kinetic flavor, you almost made us swallow our tongues while we were watching it! Argh! You're so AWESOME and invaluable beyond belief! Get it? In-VAL-uable? Ha! For that joke, I'm pretty awesome too, I guess.

I think that this is the longest and most extensive I've ever written on this blog. And I'm sick to my stomach about it. I don't do this much writing even for myself! F*ckin' stupid Eric Canete art blog! Anyway, that's all for now. We'll see you in a month.

-Jon Tsuei


robi pena said...

AMAZING WORKS :-))) Wow!!!

Greg said...

Wow, now that is a post! Awesome all up and down!

Eric was definitely damn good to us in February. Can't wait to see what he's got cooking up next.

Leighton Johns said...

Certainly a month's worth of amazingness there. Looking forward to April!

Brian said...

Have a great time at Mega Con. Unfortunately, I'm headed to ECCC, so I won't see you there.

AlexTuis said...

Thanks for all these news.
I can understand Eric needs to keep his work and his concentration.
He deserve some space.

I really do appreciate this post!
It is a great post and it is a so good source of inspiration!!

Thanks for everything, it is awesome yes, it is really awesome!

Sam Mooney said...

What is this "Obelisk," and where can I get a copy?

Amazing, amazing stuff.

Sammy Thorley said...

Wow you have talent I have just found your blog I wish I was as talented as you but I am into photography & many of my friends say I am talented Check out my blog at http://sammythorleyphotography.blogspot.com/

jof said...

Eric's art never fails to inspire. Hey how's it going Jon.

j_ay said...

Hope you guys have a productive and peaceful break. Thanks for the bunch of images to drool over in the meantime.
As for the video, I’m not sure it’s purpose (or intended audience) but Eric’s work is *much* too riveting to be shown at such a quick and shaky pace (yes, I know the average attention span of the Red Bull Nation is about 0.75 seconds)…nor should it be scored to whiny teenage pop. (the Philip Glass was interesti9ng but probably distracting got most).

Let the art speak for itself, sans sports imagery and with good music or the bliss of silence; not everything needs a soundtrack.
Me thinks.

jstarr said...

Many thanks for the Sinister Six print, your work is truly inspiring!

Frank Forte said...

These are really great!! thanks for posting. we'll be good for a while let Eric work!!!!

Manoj a menon said...

hi eric...i wrote to you a while ago..
damn cool works on this post.
do u have your sketchbook available..

too gud...



NJValente said...

Amazing work as always!! The energy your work shows is always inspiring.

Thanks again for the great feedback at Mega-con, I look forward to speaking with you more. Hope the rest of the con went well for ya!


Gilles Ketting said...

Wow, nice update! This will keep me inspired for the rest of the month!

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Tommy T said...

Daaaammmmnnnn...whenever Terranova get's picked it up, it would be awesome to get you to do some key frames like these. Definitely the lead character designer, whaddayasay?