Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A "STORM" is Coming!

    Drew this Storm piece (in-between penciling new pages of EDEN) to focus on inking directly over my own pencils. And...after just watching the "Color of Comics" episode of Robert Kirkman's "The Secret History of Comics," I gotta' say--I really hope to draw strong, diverse characters in this style at the newly revived Milestone Media LLC one day. It would be an awesome thing to be a part of!

Storm (Pencils & Inks)- by Eric Henson

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gotham Knights

I've probably been asked to draw Batman & Joker more than any other characters, but I think these sketches were the most fun I've had with it. 

Gotham Knight/Batman Sketch- by Eric Henson

Joker Sketch- by Eric Henson

Monday, October 9, 2017


Due to the kindness of a great online giver, I was able to get stocked up on some much needed art supplies. Thank you so much for your generosity! You know who you are!

The very first commission I was able to draw with these donated items was none other than your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man! Done with Prismacolor Markers and a few pens!

Spider-Man PrismaColor Sketch- by Eric Henson

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Adamantium vs Steel!

Another sketch cover commission complete! Wolverine v Superman (with a few JL members thrown in there at the request of the client). 

Wolverine vs Superman/Justice League Sketch Cover- by Eric Henson

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Mike Wieringo TELLOS Tribute!

A few samples of my work from the new TELLOS graphic novel. These are from Volume II: By Thy Side. Pencils by me, inks by Mikey Babinski & colors by Benny Fuentes! In honor of the unparalleled Mike Wieringo.

Mike Wieringo was born in Vincenza, Italy, on June 24, 1963 to Cecil and Shirley Wieringo, while Cecil was stationed there with the United States Army. Shortly thereafter, the family moved back home to Rustburg, Virginia, where Mike grew up with his younger brother, Matt. The boys had a fun and adventurous childhood, growing up in the country and discovering comics —and drawing— at an early age. Art quickly became Mike’s focus and he worked hard to make his dream of drawing comics his goal.
Mike began his professional comics career in 1992 when he contributed artwork to Justice League Quarterly no.11 for DC Comics. He was soon tapped to be the regular penciller on The Flash where he and writer Mark Waid put the Scarlet Speedster through his paces and created the impetuous young hero, Impulse. Mike’s unique and dynamic style quickly gained him much favorable notice in the comics industry and his pleasant and welcoming nature made him a fast favorite at conventions.

Ringo—as he was known by friends and fans alike— was later lured over to Marvel Comics with the promise of drawing one of his all-time favorite characters, Spider-Man. Teamed with writer Todd Dezago, Mike spent the next few years applying his fun and lively style to Spidey’s exploits in the pages of Sensational Spider-Man.
Enjoying their collaboration on Sensational, Mike and Todd then ventured into the realm of creator-owned comics by creating the high-adventure fantasy, Tellos. A wild amalgam of many of the fantasy tropes the two creators loved, Tellos was a showcase for Mike’s enchanting artwork and exceptional storytelling. Published in 1999 through Image Comics, Tellos unfolded in a sweeping 10 issue story arc that featured the tale of a young boy named Jarek, his tiger companion, Koj, a pirate queen called Serra and several other colorful characters going up against a malevolent teenager named Malesur in the magikal, patchwork world known as Tellos. Following the book’s success, Mike and Todd returned to mainstream comics, agreeing that one day, when the time was right, they would venture to Tellos again.
Mike went on to work on many of his other childhood favorites with credits on Superman, Rogue, Robin, The Fantastic Four —teaming once again with Mark Waid— and the mini-series, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four with his pal, Jeff Parker.

On August 12, 2007, Mike died unexpectedly of a sudden aortic dissection in his home in Durham, North Carolina.
Mike was an incredibly talented artist, which you can see in his work. Always striving to grow and to do better, Mike draw and re-draw his layouts and figures time and again until he got it ‘right’. He was, like most artists, quite hard on himself. He was incredibly generous with his talent and would often draw free covers and pin-ups to help young artists self-publishing their own work. He was a positive and encouraging supporter to ALL artists he came in contact with, whether online or at a convention. Mike would connect and compliment artists on their work, often relating how lost and alone he would sometimes feel when he was young and trying to get his work seen.
He has left behind a sea of friends and fans and memories of his warmth, his kindness, and his generosity. Mike gave continuously to the ASPCA and the Humane Society; his love of animals was legendary.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Destroy the Bat!

I recently decided to do a warm-up sketch of Killer Croc (using pens and markers) before getting started penciling more pages to a few comics I'm working on. The sketch is on a comic book art board and is inspired by the Bruce Timm version of Croc from Batman: The Animated Series. I always loved the grey, humanoid version of Croc best!

Killer Croc Sketch- by Eric Henson

I also did a Mr. Freeze one a day or so ago:

Mr. Freeze Sketch - by Eric Henson

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fast Sketches, Faster Post!

Welcome back, my friends!

Here are two commission sketches that I drew today! More to come!

Ahsoka Tano- by Eric Henson

Batman & Flash Sketch- by Eric Henson

Sunday, March 26, 2017

DC Commissions: From Start to Finish!

Thought I'd share a few recent commission sketches from start to finish here. I hope you enjoy:

Joker (Death in the Family) Sketch- by Eric Henson


Batman v Superman Sketch- by Eric Henson

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In Blackest Night...

Welcome to my blogfolio, friends!

     Here's a sneak peek at the process of one of my recent sketch covers! For this one, I was asked to sketch Daredevil as a Green Lantern. You can see it go from rough sketch to finished sketch cover here:

Daredevil Green Lantern- by Eric Henson

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Path to DOOM!

Welcome backs, art-fans! 

Here is another installment of a sketch cover in progress! Today we've got a Red Lantern Doomsday for ya'. Check out the steps and the final product:

Red Lantern Doomsday Sketch Cover- by Eric Henson

Monday, February 6, 2017

It's a Buddy Bench, Charlie Brown!

A late post, but a quick piece I previously painted for a local Elementary School's "buddy bench"! When kids need a friend they just sit on the bench, and other kind-hearted students can come and sit with them. I had no choice but to chip away at it--off and on (very slowly), but it finally got done. ***Peanuts characters after Charles M. Schulz.***