Friday, April 10, 2015

SCI FI BOOK COVER WIP

The past few months have been crazy.  I said yes to a lot of work right before my daughter was born.  I was in some kind of panic as if I would never have time to paint again after she was born. Which in hindsight was really stupid on both counts.

Here is a work in progress close up of a book cover I'm wrapping up now.  More to show next month as NDA's clear. Very excited to finally share some new concept work soon.  For now this is what I have.  Been playing with making my own custom PS brushes to mimic how I paint traditionally and fell in love with a fan brush I made.  Saved me bags of time while painting feathers.

More WIP images and maquettes made for this are over on my instagram. Please follow for future updates. Thanks!



Thursday, January 15, 2015

STORK BOT 9000


This was the baby shower invitation I made and sent out to friends and family a few months back. The Stork-bot 9000 series are hard working little delivery mechas. It brought my special bundle.

I'm hard at work on a bunch of stuff right now and have been posting more infrequently here.  If you are interested in what I'm working on at the moment you can also find me on Instagram.  You can follow along at
http://instagram.com/ericwilkersonart

Friday, November 14, 2014

COSTUME DESIGN/FABRICATION REEL SCREENSHOTS

So here are a few quick screengrabs from Show Creators Inc. showing my scifi costume design work in various stages of development.  From electrical work, motion capture and fabrication.  So excited to share my contribution to this project with the world very soon.  There are so many far out things to do as an illustrator beyond publishing....







Click the link to see the full video. http://vimeo.com/109763248

Here is another cool video showing their "Showbot" which was introduced to the Monte Carlo Blue Man Group show in Las Vegas.  http://vimeo.com/107954232

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ONE FANTASTIC WEEK


Hi Everyone,

I had the good fortune to chat with hosts Peter mohrbacher and Sam Flegal on their show "One Fantastic Week" today.  We covered a lot. Including some of the other types of fantasy based work out there beyond the realm of role play games.  It's a fun show and I hope you enjoy.  Big thanks to Sam and Pete for having me on.

Help support "One Fantastic Week" here http://www.patreon.com/1fw

EW

Click here for link to episode.

https://www.youtube.comWyNIdJEPsI/watch?v=C


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW YORK COMIC CON 2014



In just a few days I will be showing at New York Comic Con for the first time.  I'm excited to share my work with all the people that will be attending. I will be revealing a special new item for my table to go along with my art prints.  If you love robots and comic art, stop by table AA5 in artist alley on October 9th - 12th.  Sneak peeks will be posted on my instagram and on facebook.  Follow along for updates and see you all at NYCC!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

MARS ATTACKS: BEACH BLAST!

"BEACH BLAST" Oil on Panel 13"x19"
"This Martian Commander was told that if he reduced his disruptor strength and shot through a human at just the right angle he would be able to see the human heart still beating.  The Commander spent the entire afternoon killing before realizing he'd been fooled."


reference sculpt
I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a little nauseous while painting this maquette. I angled the little sculpt near a window at around 2-3pm to get the type of light I wanted to rake across the body. This worked perfectly and allowed cool reflected light to do things in the shadows I wouldn't have guessed.  It was hard to decide how far to push the bloody guts and chest cavity.  I refrained from adding drips and splatters across the back, arms and bottom.  Also took out my little art symbol tattoo.  Thought it drew the eye too much.

Original Painting available for purchase.  Contact if interested.

Friday, September 5, 2014

MY FIRST DRAGON CON

My first Dragon Con experience was amazing. Made new friends, sold an original painting and a bunch of prints. Won 3 awards for my work during the art show awards ceremony saturday night. The competition was fierce. With so many pros all in the same room I had no expectations that I would win anything. When my name was called I was floored. I took home awards for "Best Alien", "Best Horror", and 3rd place in the overall art show. Congratulations to Matt Stawicki, Peter Mohrbacher, and Annie Stegg for their wins. Thanks to the jury and all the dragon con attendees that voted for me. After the ceremony it occurred to me that I had not won anything since honor roll in high school.

I have been working on a personal project for a few years now that I had only shown once before last year at CTN Animation Expo. I brought some of that art with me to test the waters with a much larger audience and the response was great. My little robot designs were by far the best selling item I had to offer. What started out as some quick designs done for fun now adorn the walls of many homes, schools and recreation rooms in churches. Artists can never really know what attendees will respond to and what they will ignore, so I'm happy that my offerings went over well. I also didn't come to the con with the expectation of selling anything. I mainly wanted to just share what I do and let 60,000+ people know I exist. That helped keep my spirits high throughout the show.


At Dragon Con, all the attending artists were asked to contribute a sketch to an artboard that would be auctioned off. Here I am next to Don Maitz behind me. Most of the board was all dragon art so I did my best to do a dragon too but my hand sketched a vomiting alien instead. This was a lot of fun. I made vomit sounds and giggled as I worked. I may have to turn this into a full painting. Hmmm.
During the con I was asked to sketch in or sign some sketchbooks.  This is what one guy got.  My buddy KUSH, silently longing for what it will never have.

The overall experience was inspiring. Getting the chance to share and speak with other working professionals who don't leave the studio too often was so satisfying. I'm already excited for next year and am pumped to start a bunch of new personal paintings and commissions to bring.
Special thanks to friends that convinced me to leave to house and join the art community. This has been a blast. Now on to the NEW YORK COMIC CON!!!!