“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, October 23, 2012

VALKYRIE OF THE DEEP_commission

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]

AN ANGEL OF DEATH_commission

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]

THE DAWN STAR_commission

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]

WARPED HAMMER_commission

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]

Monday, October 22, 2012

HYPERMETAL WING_video





The shooting of the video was great - painless and not at all cumbersome with this new camera. The editing, finding of the music, and re-editing however... that was hell.

Enjoy.

HYPERMETAL WING_90 minutes

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]




Here's the finished image from the video above. Tons of fun to do. Had issues with the over all composition, but in 90 minutes, I really didn't have much room to negotiate the space. Actually, to be perfectly honest - this thing was done in about 1 hour 07 minutes. So I guess I did have the time... just not the inclination.

Sigh.

You know, the more legitimate I try to be - with posting videos, marker renderings, limited editions prints, staying away from ™and © characters, etc. - the more I reveal I'm nothing but a flimflam artist.

Welcome to the smoke and mirrors show, ladies and gentlemen.

Friday, October 05, 2012

NYCC 2012 LIMITED EDITION PRINT_update

 [14 x 20" (35.5x52cm) on museum quality, archival 310g velvet rag. Limited to 50 pieces. $50USD]


[19 x 24" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 100lb/300series bristol board]





I will be selling a color tinted version of this image as a print at NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012. Please visit the ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL row (Artist Alley, Tables A01-A09) to purchase.

The paper measures 14 x 20" (35.5x52cm) on museum quality, archival 310g velvet rag. The image itself is a few inches smaller in order to allow for framing.

The print is limited to a set of fifty total, and sells at $50USD per unit. Please inquire with JASON SCHACHTER via e-mail regarding the remarked Artist Proofs for their pricing.

I hope to see you all in a few days. Have a great weekend.


Eric.


PS - I will update with the color render version after the weekend. Thanks for your patience.



Thursday, October 04, 2012

ONNA-BUGEISHA_commission

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 100lb/300series bristol board]

BLACK SULTAN_commission

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]




You know, calling someone with a moniker that starts with the word 'Black' doesn't necessarily mean that he's a black character. Which, if you come to think about it, used to saddle a bunch of black super heroes back in the day (Hi, DC COMICS!)

Anyway, this guy reminds me of the SULTAN from the movie Aladdin. Remember him? The befuddled, easily manipulated father of that really hot princess?


Yum. Princess Jasmine.

OOO_commission

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]




When the guy first asked me for the commission of this character, I went into my whole sound clip of how I don't do © and ™anymore. Then he showed me his reference of the characters, as well as all the other permutations of the KAMEN RIDER. That's when it dawned on me that by doing my take, I'd inevitably end up drawing another version of this character who was already pre-existing in that very colorful universe of his. So instead, I decided to just draw the guys as-is and hopefully my style gave me enough nuance that it could still be considered my 'interpretation'.

 If not, there goes that whole "In The Spirit Of..." thing that I've been so proud of all these months.


Well... there goes that. Anyway, I love his belt.

VINTAGE SOLDIER_commission

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 100lb/300series bristol board]




I have a book called BRIGHTWORK which explores a lot of classic American car ornamentation. That's the main inspiration for this image.

The challenge at the moment was: "Don't give the guy the front hood of a car." Which, on my first pass, is exactly what I did - only to realize in horror that he sort of looked like a Transformer from the 1950's. SO back to the drawing board I went and this is what I cam'e up with.

Maybe it still looks like a vintage car, but to me it looks more like a vintage refrigerator.


That sort of gave me a good inner chuckle when I thought of it at the convention.


FRANKENHULKISH_commission

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]





I don't know why when someone requests the "IN THE SPIRIT OF..." version of 'The Hulk', my brain goes to 'Frankenstein'.

It's an incredible computer, the brain. Most use theirs for good. I use mine for useless bullsh*t. And that's why I will never be granted super powers - because who ever is in charge knows I'll either squander it or use it for evil.


And they'd be right.

BIG CAT & NUDE_commission

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]




I guess it's a well known thing that when someone signs up onto my commissions list puts says "Artist's Choice" in the request box, that I'm either going to draw something with a big cat or a nude.

In this case, obviously...both.