Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Year of the BAT (2016)

Great news!

I just posted some fresh art in my online store! http://www.erichensonart.com/shop . 

The art is part of my new collection called the "Year of the BAT." The "Year of the BAT Collection" is my new series of 11 Batman themed comic-board sketches only being done in the year 2016. In 2017, my annual collection theme will change to the The Year of the SPIDER and will only feature characters from the Spider-man universe. So what are you waiting for? 

Check it out here! http://www.erichensonart.com/shop






Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bats, Spiders & Sketchs!

Welcome back, my friends!

I hope you're having a fruitful October! Just thought I'd share 2 recent commission sketches that I worked up for a great comic fan and art enthusiast:




Spider-man Sketch- by Eric Henson


Quick Batman Sketch- by Eric Henson

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Perhapanauts: Into Hollow Earth!

Sometimes, you just gotta' warm up by sketching Big and Choopie! Love these characters and their creators Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau! Check out their new graphic novel "THE PERHAPANAUTS : INTO HOLLOW EARTH!" You won't be sorry! https://www.facebook.com/The-Perhapanauts-161067223905051/…



Big & Choopie Sketch- by Eric Henson


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blue Shock? Static Lantern? Who Knows?!

Glad you stopped by again, my friends!

I'd like to share a quick sketch cover commission I worked up for a client that likes to mix and match themes for characters. For this one, I was asked to sketch Static Shock as a Blue Lantern. I really had fun designing this simple, hybrid-costume. I hope you enjoy!



Static Shock as a Blue Lantern- by Eric Henson

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hail the King!

Just finished this way overdue commission sketch of a Viking football player sitting upon his throne (AFTER the famous image of Arnold Schwarzenegger as King Conan) atop the remains of various NFL teams. I also drew inspiration from the book cover of Conan the Liberator. The client asked if the viking could mildly resemble former Viking player Jim Kleinsasser.


Viking/Football King (AFTER King Conan Image)- by Eric Henson

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Let's Draw The Dark Knight!

Welcome back!

Ever wonder how to draw Batman? Well, now you can check out the newest episode of my video series "How to Draw" and learn some tips! So get out your pencil & paper and let's draw the Dark Knight! 




Monday, September 19, 2016

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A...White Lantern?

Hello art-fans!

Here's the process of an overdue commission of Superman as a White Lantern!








Superman/White Lantern- by Eric Henson



Friday, September 16, 2016

Batman Day 2016 @ New World Comics in OKC!

Friends!

Tomorrow, come and visit me at New World Comics around 3pm for #BatmanDay. I'll be drawing/giving away FREE sketches! Even got a head start on sketching some out that I'll be finishing and giving away in-store! #batmanday2016




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How To Draw: THE HULK!

Breaking NEWS! 

Episode 3 of my "How to Draw" web-series is up! It's the most fun one yet! Check it out, like & subscribe here:


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FREE Batman Day Sketches!

Friends--

I'll be appearing at New World Comics on September 17th to do FREE sketches in honor of Batman Day! Come on out (I'll be there around 3pm)! I'd love to see you there!




More information below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/508252922713941/

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Vengeance Is Coming!



Here is my latest:
A Ghostrider sketch--just in time for his Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debut! 


Agents of SHIELD #1 Sketch Cover- by Eric Henson

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Episode 2 Is Now Up (How To Draw The Flash)!

Great news! 

The 2nd episode of my web-series "How to Draw" is up! This week I'm giving behind-the-scene tips on how to draw THE FLASH! Like, subscribe, comment, share & check it out here!



Monday, August 22, 2016

New World Comics!

Say what?! 

Now you can get your copy of ‪#‎EDEN‬ from the fine folks at New World Comics! This is a great location with a staff that really knows their comics! Check em' out!


Monday, August 15, 2016

How To Draw: THE JOKER (Episode 1)

Welcome, friends & comic-art lovers! Ever wondered how to draw some of your favorite comic book characters? Well, I'm excited to announce that I am officially launching a new series of "how-to-draw" videos on my YouTube channel!

The first episode is already available for your viewing pleasure! Just check it out here: 



Episode 1: Learn tips on how to draw the Joker with this helpful, narrated tutorial. In the video, I share some cool insights and reveal the various tools and techniques that I like to use to bring everyone's favorite "Clown Prince of Crime" to life!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Speeding Bullet Comics!

Check out ‪#‎EDEN‬ at Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, Oklahoma! Swing by their awesome store, buy a few cool comics and pick up a copy of EDEN while you're there!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Planet HULK!

A bit of a late post. Post-surgery drawing is still tough. Planet HULK Sketch Cover--Incredible HULKS #635

Planet HULK Sketch Cover- by Eric Henson

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pelisse

Here's my 48th Kickstarter sketch commission--a French comic book character by the name of Pelisse.


Pelisse- by Eric Henson

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Batman VS...

Welcome back!

Here's a look at my process as I drew another Kickstarter reward sketch of Batman versus Clayface (one of my personal favorites)! My design is heavily influenced by the amazing Bruce Timm and his version of the character.







Batman VS Clayface- by Eric Henson

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Few Femme Fatales!

Well, my friends...another batch of Kickstarter rewards is now complete and features a few of the awesome female characters of comics, film and animation. It was my first time drawing each of them so I hope I did the character designs justice:

Angela: Asgard's Assassin- by Eric Henson

Motoko Kusanagi (from Ghost in a Shell)- by Eric Henson

Starfire (Classic Version)- by Eric Henson

Ellen Ripley (from Aliens)- By Eric Henson



Until next time!  Thanks for stopping by!



--Eric

Thursday, March 17, 2016

EDEN Coming to Comixology on March 23rd!

Breaking news!!! My comic EDEN#1 will OFFICIALLY be released/available via Comixology.com on Wednesday March 23rd! Mark your calendars for it, download it, and experience the adventure with guided view technology!



The "Red" Avengers!



Another set of Kickstarter reward sketches is now complete and features a duo of "red" Avengers!

Daredevil (The Man Without Fear)- by Eric Henson





Hulkbuster (from Avengers: AOU)- by Eric Henson

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Main Man & the Best There Is...


Kickstarter reward sketches #39 and #40 are now done! I give you the "Main Man", Lobo:

Lobo- by Eric Henson


...and "The best there is at what he does," Wolverine:

Wolverine- by Eric Henson
**Loosely based on a Bowen design**





Monday, March 14, 2016

Neriah!

I'm HONORED that a fan chose my original character Neriah (from my comic series EDEN) for Kickstarter Reward Sketch #38! I always love drawing her!


NERIAH- created & drawn by Eric Henson

NERIAH WILLIS
(Brigadier General, UAAC)

Following the invasion of Earth by a mysterious alien army known only as the Nomads, Neriah stepped forward as the planet’s most fearless military warrior and was promoted to Field Commander of the Human Rebellion. Despite her aggressive resistance, humanity was eventually overthrown and enslaved; forcing Neriah, her son Avion and her surviving troops underground. Facing defeat, Earth’s High Council launched a last-resort mission to send Neriah to a refugee planet known as “EDEN” where she was to secure a Utopian home for the remaining population of Earth. All went awry when Neriah and Avion abruptly crash-landed off course near EDEN’s colony of outcasts, awakening just in time to witness her ship explode with her son seemingly trapped inside. Told that Avion is dead (which she can’t allow herself to believe), Neriah embarks on a journey to find him and to unearth the conspiracy surrounding his disappearance.

Neriah has no memory of her life before the invasion of Earth, but has pledged her existence to the guardianship of Avion and ridding the universe of alien tyranny. 

First appearance: EDEN #1

Sunday, March 13, 2016

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night....

Here's EDEN Kickstarter reward sketch #37--Green Lantern! It's style is inspired by Todd Nauck and a little bit by Jim Lee's version of the character.

Green Lantern- by Eric Henson
    "In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!!!"

It's Clobberin' Time!

Here's Kickstarter reward sketch #36! I dedicate this one to the memory of BrokenHill Steel Art and Jeremy Dale (who really pushed me to learn how to draw The Thing).





The Thing- by Eric Henson

Friday, March 11, 2016

Enter Doctor Doom!

Drawing the 35th Kickstarter sketch for EDEN in 2 steps...

Step 1:


Step 2:

Doctor Doom- by Eric Henson

Now you try!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

RENO- The ReEngineered Nocturnal Organism!

Check out this commission sketch of one EDEN's main villains-- RENO! I drew it as a Kickstarter reward for a great fan!


RENO- created & drawn by Eric Henson


RENO (ReEngineered Nocturnal Organism)


Reno’s current form is the product of years of genetic experimentation on the remains of warriors from an extinct species called Korothians. Since their planet’s mysterious destruction, warmongering cultures across the universe have attempted to revive these creatures in hopes to use them as living weapons. After fifteen years, an enigmatic creature called “Ghost” uncovers the secret to reanimating the Korothians and uses it to bring back the living corpse now known as Reno.

Reno’s previous memory is completely erased, and he now lives only to serve his new master--Ghost. Though he isn't the smartest of Ghost's disciples, he does possess brute strength, a ravenous appetite for flesh and the ability to regenerate from nearly any injury.

First appearance: EDEN #1



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

My Comic Art Studio!

Here's an inside look at my art studio! Established in a converted, 1-car garage, I've tried to make this space an inviting and fun area for my family to relax as I draw and create comics. I hope you enjoy the tour!



The Entryway- Complete with a "Captain America" clock above the door, comic memorabilia on the walls/bookcase, a comic themed couch and an "Avengers" floor mat.

When you walk in the studio you are face to face with none other than "Dr. Doom". He's basically my studio bouncer. Also there are a few Bowen statues of "The Thing" and "Storm", as well as the "Batman: Animated Series" boxed collector's set (flanked by trade classics "Batman: Hush" and "The Killing Joke"). Oh, and there's also a pretty cool "Spider-Man" goblet on the bottom shelf.

Here stands DOOM!-- the "Sideshow Premium Format Figure". He's positioned between two key Doom-centric comics; "Marvel Super-Heroes Presents: Dr. Doom #20" and "The Avengers #25"--which is basically Doom's first appearance in an Avengers comic book.

A closer look at the Doom Premium Format Figure.

DOOM! The very mention of his name makes lesser men tremble!

Some cool details on the modern Doom mask that came with this Sideshow collectible.

Beyond the entryway are a few bookcases that are home to various trades, comic book movies and several statues, etc. You can also see the "Mondo" "Man of Steel" poster as well as a few other comic movie posters and wall art.

Here's a closer look at the Gentle Giant "Ironman Mini-Bust" (complete with an LED Arc Reactor/ hand-repulsors) and the Bowen edition statues of "Spider-man" and "Wolverine."

"The Amazing Spider-man #252", "X-Men #34" and a print of the "X-Men 2" movie poster complete with a majority of the cast's autographs.

Here's one of my computer work-stations. This is where I scan comic art/pencils. It's surrounded by lots of comic wall art, and it's next to a small TV/DVD combo (for watching comic book movies, of course).

The Bowen "Incredible Hulk" mini-statue.

A closer look at the Gentile Giant edition "Thor" bust perched in front of the "Mondo" "Thor" movie poster.

Here's my primary computer work-station. Most of the pieces on the right are prints from my creator-owned comic mini-series called "EDEN."



"The Amazing Spider-Man #1" GRR right above the first "Spider-man" comic I ever bought with my own money as a kid. I remember being in awe of MIke Wieringo's art. Little did I know at the time that I would grow to become friends with the very writer of that book (Todd Dezago) and later work with him pencling issues of his "Image Comics" title "The Perhapanauts"!

And here are a couple of HULK comics. One of my favorites is at the top--"The Incredible Hulk #181"--credited as the first full appearance of "Wolverine."

Issue #1 of both runs of "The Silver Surfer" series--from the 60's and the 80's.

Everything pictured is from my comic series "EDEN." Centered is a custom figure of the main character "Neriah", built by the masterful Christopher Gutierrez. To the left is the first print of issue #1.

Here's where it all goes down--my trusty drafting table. I usually keep track of commissions, story outlines, ideas and deadlines on the white board behind.

Another shot of my drafting table and art supply area. There are a few of my favorite comics lined up on the wall.

Here's where the family relaxes and watches movies while I work on my art. Family is IMPORTANT. If you can help it, don't be a hermit when you work on your art. The time you spend with them matters more than how many "cool pictures" you drew.

The Family/Sitting Area- I actually upholstered this couch myself. It used to be a store's "breakroom" couch that they were throwing out, so I volunteered to take it off thier hands, and I repurposed it for my studio. Don't let the photo fool you--this beast is HEAVY.

Centered on the wall is a print inked by my pal Mikey Babinski and penciled by one of my former comic companions (Jeremy Dale) who suddenly passed away back in 2014. It serves as a reminder that I should push toward the goal(s) God has set before me and cherish each day--to push forward like Jeremy did. He challenged me in life to be a better artist (he lovingly tore apart how badly I used to draw "The Thing") and in his passing he challenges me to be a better person every day of my life.

In front of the couch sits a decoupage "Superman" table. I can't remember the name of young lady that made it for me, but she did an incredible job.

Michael Turner was such an inspiration to me prior to his death. Some of his early work on "Fathom" inspired me to try and break into comics. Here are a few issues he did for "DC Comics" signed by him and Jim Lee. Beneath the framed comics is a "Batman: Black and White" figurine and an actual piece of the original fim reel from Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight."

A little bit of motivation to keep on pushing forward...

The view from my drafting table...

A little reminder to "stop procrastinating and work on my art." Look, when Batman tells you to stop procrastinating...you stop procrastinating!

Another view from my drafting table...



Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Be blessed, and take care!