Wednesday, December 30, 2009
this was such a fun cover
It's the second Hack/Slash cover Ive done and I cant wait to see it printed!!!
I think I spent more time on trying to make it look old then I actually spent on the illustration (figure)
I'm really happy with the way it turned out
hope you guys like it
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
One of the covers I did for The Unknown series made it to the top 100 covers of the decade. Some really cool covers here, take a look
they are in alphabetical order
Friday, December 11, 2009
So I woke up pretty early this morning to start a cover for a novel that was commissioned a few days ago. (cant say what it is, don't ask)
Before I start a big project I usually loosen up by sketching random stuff (mostly woman).
Well I started sketching this face, then did a little more...and a little more. 4 hours later I'm scanning in ink blotches and black chalk dust.
I HAVE ART A.D.D!!!!!
This was pretty fun because it's traditional mediums scanned in then collaged together using photoshop. I cut around some of the color and line to make it look slightly more sharp edged and manipulated the pinks and yellows to be a but more bright and did most of the value changes digitally too. Oh yeah, and the pink hair lines are digital.... So I guess it's actually Digital...kinda, yeah I guess so.
Anyway, this was just for fun and therapy for the soul
Love it! that's me telling you :)
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Tattoo design for a 3/4's sleeve
Now I'm not super into doing tattoo designs,
1: because I know tattoo artists like handling their own work. and
2: Because I don't expect the buy to pay much for a preliminary design.
But this was an exception. I was approached by a fellow artist who wanted me to combine Mucha with my own style. Having a full Mucha sleeve myself I thought this would be fun. So I took it on! I referenced the Flowers and the 3 girls from multiple Mucha books and added the rest.
It was really fun, the drawing is huge, 18"x24". It took me forever. I'm not used to drawing so much stuff in one composition, If you know my work you know what I mean.
It was fun to go back to one of my favorite artist and rediscover how f*ckn awesome he was!!!
I added some cool stuff like splatters and paint streaks just for fun, It wont be apart of the final tattoo, I'm just so used to "print" that I had to add stuff to it.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Had some fun with this piece
it's just colored pencils and a but of oil on Rives toned BFK paper
Had to do some digital work on it, had to make the top larger for the logo, so a lot of cut and pasting
I do dig the background though kinda spontaneous.
It's the cover for a gamer convention book (RPG) that's happening this weekend in Atlanta....That's about all I know, ha
hope youall like it!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Finally got the poster done
If you live in Sarasota be on the look out for these babies, They'll be up next week!!
For all you graphic designers out there that are purist and only get down with like Swiss design, I'm sorry, this poster is not for you....... Sorry Randy
I was super inspired by all the old posters/news papers in the late 1800's through the 30's. I'm sure a lot of the type is not period based but come on give me a break, I'm an illustrator...
here is the site again www.tatagala.ord
now get to work and create some beautiful boob art
work is due November 10th
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This is a piece I did for the cover to issue#3 (JONES EDITION) of Vampirella.
I was pretty excited to do a piece for such an awesome character, I look forward to doing more!!
I've been in this weird border phase recently, probably due to a mix of James Jean's fable covers and my obsession with Alphonse Mucha
If I do another one, I want to make it super Lowbrow and retro...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
As you can tell if you have been following my lastet post, I've been beyond busy. I've been posting so much, might as well not break precedent...
If you follow my twitter http://twitter.com/theirison
This is the shirt design I was working on all yesterday and today. It was really fun finding those goofy fonts and applying them in a cool way.
This shirt will be avalable at: www.slaughterbeachco.bigcartel.com
They are friends of mine that have been trying to get me to do a design for them for a while now, well it was worth the wait wasn't Jeff, ha
still to come is the Tata Gala official Poster
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is going to be the Image I use for the Tata Gala poster this year.
I wanted to show you guys it with out any text on it first.
I'll be posting the final poster here soon!
the original was done in this order and with these mediums:
Prismacolor pencils : flesh
Copic Marker : hair
Watercolor : background
water based oils : flesh
oil based gold marker: scales
on Rives BFK toned paper 22"x30"
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This is going to be in the Tata Gala show this year, I'll have a few more but thought I'd share this one as a little teaser.
Watercolor, prismacolor colored pencil, acrylic, copic markers and water based oils on Stonehenge cold press printmaking paper.
hope you guys like it!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
It's finally here, your opportunity to draw boobs and to not feel bad about it! You will be contributing to help fund research for breast cancer.
For those of you who don't know, Tata Gala is an annual breast show I throw. It's a show about boobs for boobs.
Designers, Illustrators, Photographers, Fine Artist, Comic Artist and more come together to show their love for tatas, boobeez, and breast.
This show is growing every year and the response from the public has been great.
I'm actually going to make a art book out of the best of the breast work next year, so draw, paint, scutlpt, shoot or design your butt off and make some beautiful breast work.
If you are interested in showing work at this years
Tata Gala, go to : www.tatagala.org
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This cover was really fun to do
I went for this whole graphic detective look.
BOOM has been giving me more room to play with the
logo, witch i really enjoy.
I can't wait to post the next one.
I hope you all are going out and buying them
It's an awesome story..
I mean come on, it's Written by Mark Waid!
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
I LOVE doing stuff like this..
I was trying to go to bed but was just to in the mood to make something, so I got up around 4 in the morning and just started sketching on my new intuos 4 (no bid deal) :)
and just went crazy with it.
I'm not sure why but I am so attracted to this kind of work.
Both in style and execution.
I think it's just such a diversion from my "normal" work that it lets my kinda relax and just have fun, almost therapeutic in a way, yeah
anyway, thought I'd share.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
this pieces is coming along, i think i have about 5 more hours or less until im finished (but im going to bed, so you"ll have to wait bit longer to see the final)
so far its watercolor and colored pencil
the last steps are marker then oils
should be fun...
I could really botch this piece though, so if that's the case, this is all you get, haha
Monday, July 27, 2009
yeah, I have recently been having a hell of a time falling a sleep so I've just been up researching artist and painting my butt off, though most of it is sucks
for some reason Ive been in this crazy fine art mode
I LOVE IT, but there is so much crap out there its hard to find the good ones, here is a guy I just discovered last night
I particularly dig the paintings from 2008
anyway, this is a piece i started last night
ill post it when I'm done (but who knows when that will be)
Im kinda already burnt out on it
whatever, its good practice I guess
on this piece I busted out the chalk pastels
so what you see here is colored pencils, pastel and watercolor
Friday, July 10, 2009
This is a comic book adaptation of a movie that Megan Fox was in called Jennifer's body. Frank Cho and I both got the covers to this book.
His will appear in Comic stores and mine will be in book stores. I'm very excited and honored to share the cover with such an amazing artist.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Yes!!!! a new post
sorry for the lack of post, I've actually been doing a bunch of comic covers recently. But unfortunately I cant show them until they are published
So in the mean time here are some of the covers that I've done. I know these are older images but I just got around to shooting the actual printed covers....get off my back
Also I finally got around to creating a new card (which I'm actually really proud of)
the last few cards have been ultra simple on the backside(name, email). I do really like simple design but I just felt like I needed to say more. I thought this was an attractive solution.
I really don't know dick about design but for those of you who are starting out in this business make sure you leave the backside of the card in a matte finish.
this will let potential clients mark the card and write notes on how awesome you are
I was inspired by a number of business cards I found in a book called The Best Of Business Card Design 8
In used Times New Roman for the font. I felt this was appropriate for the illustration. It has this vintage feel to it but still strongly personifies class with the wright kerning.
Again, I'm not a graphic designer and don't pretend to be. So all of you illustrators out there, do what I say and not what I do, Ask a graphic designer for help when your designing your card/site/identity, because unless you're Sean Chapman, you probably suck......
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Ok, I finally got it scanned in and up
done with watercolor first then colored pencil for the skin and snake, copic marker and acrylic for the hair and lines, water based oil for the background and shirt....its a mouthful but it was fun
I'll have prints of it in about 2 weeks.
go to: [link]
I think thats all I got
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This should be a really good show, even if you hate me you should go because this dude Aaron Nagel is pretty rad. Go see his stuff here http://www.aaronnagel.com/
its going to be all about the the ladies (no shit Erik) and new work baby
so mark this show date down on your crappy iPhone or your awesome blackberry, hahahahahahaha, sorry Cady
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Writer(s): Mark Waid
Artist(s): Minck Oosterveer
Cover : Erik Jones
"She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains... UNKNOWN! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world's most famous private investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery she's never been able to crack! A new original mini-series from Mark (KINGDOM COME) Waid in the vein of RUSE with international superstar Minck Oosterveer."
this is the second cover for The Unknown, I actually just finished the 3rd but I cant post it yet.
you can go here to pick them up or just check out what its about:
hope you like it
Friday, February 20, 2009
get a print here: www.theirison.com/store
well, I'm on a roll with submitting art here so here is one more
It's the cover for a new WhiteWolf r.p.g
it's called New Wave Requiem
it's about vampires in the 80's
how freakn cool is that
and yes, this piece is digital :(
I know, I know, but I only had a few days to finish it
and my traditional process does not like to be rushed.
and to make it worst, I think it came out even better then most of my traditional pieces....that bums me out but at least I gave the client something they loved
I promise the next one will be painted
and for all you digital artist out there.....now I know why you do it, its pretty freakn fun!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Prints available here http://www.theirison.com/store/
this is a cover I did for Boom Studios
Its called The Unknown
they did two cover versions for issue #1
I did this one and apparently Paul Pope is doing the other one
(I can't wait to see it!!)
Not sure when they plan on releasing it
but I'll keep you all posted.....maybe,ha
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
I finally got my work back from the October shows, now I'm in the process of scanning all the images. This part sucks because I have a tiny scanner and work way to large.
oh well, here is the first image I've scanned
it's 20"x31", done on Stonehenge printmaking paper mounted to masonite
I used watercolors for a base coat then rendered the skin with prismacolor pencils
after that I busted out the house paint (Behr) for the sea and sky
then I moved on to the hair with marker and a bit if acrylic
I finished it up with washes of water based oil
hope you like it