“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, April 02, 2012

POST ECCC 2012_update

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]


[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 

[6 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]

 
[3 x 9" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]




I had a fine time at the show. And due to the good graces of professionals and fans alike, the copies of ENCORE I had brought with me to the convention were all sold.

Also, it was encouraging to hear the support for the new commission policy from my respected peers; DAVID PETERSEN, JOHN LAYMAN and BILL SIENKIEVICZ - just to name (drop?) a few. And more importantly, of the fans that came to my table to ask for a commissions or an image, ALL of them knew about the direction I wanted to go with my art and thankfully, they were more than happy to participate. It was trough their positive reactions that really put the convention as an over-the-top experience for me.

So, I'd like to give my most sincere gratitude to ALL of you - for giving me your trust and your patience. The images above are some of the ones awarded to the first thirteen buyers. Oh.. and that last image was a commission drawn as part of themed sketchbook where the subject matter somewhat mimics what director BRETT RATNER did with his photo book project, 'THE HILLHAVEN LODGE'. I believe that they are really charming concepts on both fronts.

Anyway... C2E2 in Chicago is the next convention I will be attending, and the same deal applies: The first 13 copies of Encore that are sold will come with a free sketch comparable to the ones you see above. Actually, the first TWO images are commissions and are not part of the premium. You can distinguish the difference via the measurements mentioned in the brackets below each image; the commissions are 9x12", whereas the 'rewards' only measure 6x9".

And just so we're clear - the images that you get are at my discretion. This is NOT like getting a commissions where you can request something of your preference; it is simply a bonus and a 'Thank You!' for your patronage and support. Cool? Cool.

Have a great week all. Again - thank you so much.



Eric.

6 comments:

Larry MacDougall said...

What a fabulous pile of art. Thanks for the big post !

Heiki Arge said...

Incredible work Eric, you make me want to take my watercolor brush out.

Michel Mammi said...

wooow!!! compliments;)

Pierre Graf said...

Love this serie of drawings.

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Pinflux said...

This is my favourite post from you in a long, long time. Seeing that I've always been more for your unique style and technical prowess than classic characters, I'm ecstatic that we'll get to see your original creations bust forth on this blog. Onward! :D

J

Francisco said...

you are awesome, really great works!!!