“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, November 23, 2010

CTN ANIMATION EXPO_commission

[9x12" - blue pencil, pen & ink on 300lb bristol board]

[9x12" - red pencil, STAEDTLER watercolor on 300lb bristol board]

[9x12" - red pencil, STAEDTLER watercolor on 300lb bristol board]




The images were done for this past weekend's  CTN ANIMATION EXPO. It was a very nice weekend and I had a very enjoyable time. The majority of the attendees were students from schools far and wide, looking for any sort of feedback from working professionals, from recruiters of major animation companies, and to be exposed to enthusiastic camaraderie of their own peers.

I'm making plans to attend again next year as the energy of the event was how I remember San Diego Comic Con to be back when I first started; when it was still a show celebrating comicbooks and their creators, their products and their accomplishments - only this event was more animation-centric. How awesome is that?

Hope you're all well and I hope you have a fine Thanksgiving. Take it easy on the tryptophan.




BTW, I have no idea why I finished BEKKA and BATWOMAN with sepia and burnt umber colored inks (as opposed to the standard black ink used on WW2 Captain America). I guess when the little green faerie inspires you to ink with different colors, you don't question it - you just enjoy the ride.

6 comments:

Albert said...

Eric,

Thanks for the great job you did on the WWII Cap sketch for me! Hope to get another sketch from you in the future.

Albert

Haylee said...

Love the top one. :D

Brian said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too and thanks for sharing your CTN creations with us.

STAEDTLER said...

Your drawings are stunning! And of course we are happy to see that STAEDTLER watercolor pencils could help you a bit to create them :)

We'd love to meet you on our facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/STAEDTLER.headquarters - it would be great if you became a fan, too, and shared your artworks.

Hope to meet you soon and best regards from STAEDTLER headquarters in Germany, Yvonne

Eric.B said...

Hello. I'm really kind of your work. Just to say your bekka has a Hirohiko araki's Jojo's bizarre adventures look. Great ideas, Great works. Thank you for sharing ^^

Abz said...

Interesting and fun blog... come drop by!