Sunday, October 07, 2012

This post is showing my process for the latest Red Sonja cover. I've included the 3 thumbnails I submitted in the beginning of the project. As you can see I took a few liberties with the one that was chosen but still stayed close to the original idea. Most of the line drawing and value were done traditionally with pencil on bond paper and Rives bfk paper. I drew a lot of it in sections and merged them together digitally. Because the values in the drawing were so strong, it made it very easy to color. It is mostly flat colors with a bit of digital painting on top, also taking advantage of the Burn and Dodge tool in Photoshop. The background was all digitally painted, then I added a bunch of scanned in textures on top. The final step was to flatten the entire image and refine values and add little bells and whiles here and there. And there you have it!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

These are covers for the Pathfinder comic series These were done digitally, with scanned in ink wash textures that I created (That's how I did the stones and the clouds). The background, branches & skulls were done with ink and acrylic on Rives bfk paper. This digital process Ive been doing recently takes a bit longer but I'm really enjoying the polished look I'm getting from it

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hunger Magazine

Here are a series illustrations I did for Rankin's Hunger Magazine. It's a biannual music, fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine. A 500 page mag full of everything artistic + celebrities (actors, musicians). Pretty cool stuff. It's available all over Europe now and hits the States next week (late May, 2012) These are painted on Rives bfk paper done with: Watercolor, Prismacolor Pencil, Acrylics, Water-Soluble Oil Pastels, I did some digital stuff, including helping mask off painted shapes and color correcting. Really fun project Original photograph for reference provided by Rankin. creator/owner of Hunger Magazine

Monday, May 07, 2012

Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) - Canvas Print

Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) Canvas Print - 16 x 24" artwork (18 x 26" total) Limited to 6, Signed & Numbered $150 plus shipping, $10 US or $20 International Buy it here: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=891429&GSub=128783

Little Red Riding Hood: Tattoo Commission

This was a tattoo commission I did recently for a client. I also ended up doing a really big mural of it at the cool little bar in the lower east side of NY called The Library Bar. More on that soon at: www.theirison.com This illustration is of the Little Red Riding Hood story. It's not my typical "style" so I started researching to get inspired and found some tattoo artist that I absolutely love! Rachi Brains, Cris Cleen, Richard Smith, and Regino Gonzales to name a few. Ive been doing a bunch of tattoo commissions recently and I'm gonna post a "commission" bottom on my site where you will be able to see them all, here" www.theirison.com If anyone is interested in a commission, let me know! email me: erik@theirison.com

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Introducing Pol Duxun, a collective apparel line focused on bringing you HOT HOT T's. This new Label is being unveiled with the popular Vara design, via SheKills! ( men's S, L, X-L ) Buy it here: www.theirison.com This is printed on an Alternative Apparel men's white V, 100% cotton. These are super soft and have a great fit. This is a very limited print so get it as soon as you can. I had these shirts at C2E2, so unfortunately I'm running low. As of now, I'm out of mediums and drastically low on smalls (FYI) Buy them here: www.theirison.com I'm printing new shirts with new designs, including girl shirts (sorry it's taken so long, ladies) More to come soon!!

Monday, April 09, 2012

Daenerys



This is a painting of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

It's 15"x23"
Watercolor
Colored Pencil
Water-Soluble wax pastel
Nue Pastel
Acrylic
On Rives bfk paper (white)

The frame for this is really cool.
It mimics the dragon scales on the eggs! You can see pictures of the original painting in the frame on my site, here: http://theirison.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=28
Prints are available in the commercial section and The original is available here http://cadencecomicart.com/art.php?page=15565 "

This piece was done for The Ashcan Allstars blog.

A weekly blog where some of the top comic artist in the industry come together and illustrate a common weekly theme.
Very cool stuff, I'm honored to be apart of it this week.
Check out the blog here http://ashcanallstars.blogspot.com/

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Blu Magazine Cover art


This is the latest issue of Blu. It features a lot of my newer work, including a new piece for the cover and has a great interview in there as well.

This was painted on Rives bfk paper
done with: Watercolor
Prismacolor Pencil
Water-Soluble Oil Pastels
Acrylics

You can check out a digital version of the mag here: http://issuu.com/blumagazine/docs/blu_14?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222

Here is where you can purchase it!: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/361361/

Also check out my new site: theirison.com
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