Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wizard World Tulsa!

Guess what!

I've just been officially added as guest/artist at Wizard World Tulsa (7-9 November 2014)! Check out my bio (and many others') in the "Artist/Creator" section of the Con's site! Hope to see you there!

In other news, I've finally got that other marker sketch from the villain barrage up for your viewing pleasure:

Magneto! Marker Sketch (11x17 on Bristol) by Eric Henson 2014

Stay tuned for lots more!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Villain Barrage!


With so much work going into the production of EDEN, it's been a little tough to post the ins-and-outs of my artistic endevours. Nevertheless, the fine people of the Net' deserve better--therefore, here are a few "Villain Barrage" pieces that I've recently had the pleasure to draw for art lovers just like YOU!

VENOM! Marker Sketch (11x17, Copics/Prismacolor on Bristol) by Eric Henson

APOCALYPSE! Marker Sketch (11x17, Copics/Prismacolor on Bristol) by Eric Henson

Meanwhile, don't forget to stop by your local comic shop and pick up a copy of the new Perhapanauts trade--Danger Down Under (starring Craig Rousseau, Todd Dezago and some newbie guy named Eric Henson); It's a blast to read and an honor to be a part of! DON'T miss it!!!

Well, that's all for now. Be sure to stay tuned for one more entry into the Villain Barrage! Thanks for stopping by!

Later, my friends,

Sunday, January 19, 2014

HULK vs. THOR: Commission Progression!

Welcome back, comic art fans!

Are you READY for some more progression images? Of course you are! Here is a step-by-step of a commission that I just completed for a very patient Avengers fan:

The Finished Product:

HULK vs THOR Marker Sketch (11x17/Copics on Bristol) by Eric Henson

Once again, thanks to the client for his outstanding patience and willingness to wait for me to have an opening to do this! And thanks you YOU, dear reader, for stopping by!

I hope you enjoy!

Until next time,

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Progression of a Web-Slinger!

Back for more art, are you?!

Well, you've come to the right place! I figured you might enjoy seeing the progression of some good ol' fashioned comic art as it comes to life. So here's a quick Spidey commission that I worked up while taking photos of it at various stages:

Rough Pencils:

Beginning the inks:

Continuing the inks:

Building it up with Copics and laying out the background:

The Finished Product:

Spider-man Marker Sketch (11x17/Copics on Bristol) by Eric Henson

This was a fun one! I hope you had as much fun viewing the process as I did drawing it!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to post more art and updates on EDEN as everything unfolds.

Until next time,



Evolution of an Unexpected Commission...

Welcome back, my friends! Good to see you made it to 2014!

So today I decided to try and post an 11x17 Superman sketch that I did with inks and Copics. Within 10 minutes of posting it on Facebook, the pin-up was spoken for by a great comic art fan that liked the image. Here it is as it was originally posted:

Simple, right? Well, as time went on the client sent a message to me asking if the "S" shield on Superman could be colored red. My response? No problem, of course. A minor upgrade! So I colored it in with a faded Koi Coloring Brush Pen, Prismacolor Colored Pencil and a Primsacolor Premier Marker for richness and color saturation. I also added little background hints/clouds. So here's what the updated version ended up looking like:

Simultaneously, the client requested that I draw a 2nd piece that could accompany the Superman sketch featuring Wonder Woman (with custom green eyes). Now, this is where things get interesting.

I began sketching out the Wonder Woman image like so:

I then placed the previous Superman sketch next to it so that I could keep Wonder Woman on scale with Supes. Suddenly, my eyes began to merge the images into one, so I decided to make the client a REAL companion piece--one that can be displayed individually, side by side with the other or attached together to make a whole image. Take a look at what it evolved into:

Superman/Wonder Woman Marker Sketch (22 x 34/Copics on Bristol) by Eric Henson

So each updated and completed image is a stand-alone piece like below:

Superman Marker Sketch (11x17/Copics on Bristol) by Eric Henson

Wonder Woman Marker Sketch (11x17/Copics on Bristol) by Eric Henson

...Or they can be merged into a solid poster! I hope you've enjoyed this unexpected creation!   Thanks for stopping by!                                                                                                                                                      

--Back to the Drawing Board,

Saturday, December 28, 2013

What's Happening Now!

Whew! I don't think the word "busy" quite covers it, but let's just say I've been pretty busy in the studio as of late. So much is going on that it's hard to keep track of it all.

As most of you know, the Kickstarter campaign for my series EDEN wrapped up a few days ago and was a success (thanks to people like you)! With that Christmas victory I went back to the studio and ended up re-writing the script to issue #2 and I think its a much stronger story for it. I'm now in the middle of drawing it all up and I've already sent a few pages of #2 to the inker.

Meanwhile, I'm also penciling the designs for the EDEN t-shirt options that will be available via the applicable Kickstarter packages and (possibly) at future comic cons (limited supplies only). I'll be sure to post the designs for the t-shirts once they are all mocked up and ready to produce.

On another note: I was blessed to do a few marker sketches for a mentor and a friend as a Christmas gift for him. His wife (who commissioned the sketches) went above and beyond by framing them beautifully and sending me a picture of the finished product! It's such an honor to be a part of his art collection!

Additionally, my pals Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau just released their premier audio comic/audio play for The Perhapanauts!!! Always wanted to hear Big drop knowledge on you or Choopie hurl wisecracks? Then, check it out! It's currently available via Amazon, iTunes and the Audio Comics website!

Audio Comics (Germany):

for iTunes, just go to iTunes and type in "Perhapanauts" and you're set!

I also wanted to mention that a comic book cover I penciled a few years ago just saw the light of day over at USA Today. I didn't pencil the interiors to the comic (or really see the script either), but I was blessed to do all of the covers for the 4 issue Arch Enemy Entertainment mini-series (despite being a novice and not knowing what I was doing back then)! Hit the jump below to check out the article!

More news to come, but for now enjoy your NEW YEAR!!! Thanks for stopping by!

- Eric

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fully Funded on Kickstarter!

Its official: The Kickstarter campaign for my creator-owned series is now completed. Thank you to everyone that pledged, increased their pledge, spread the word and prayed for this campaign to hit its stretch goal because YOU DID IT! Now, because of your great GIVING on Kickstarter I can finally bring you the full series of EDEN!!!

What a Christmas gift! I will never forget it!

Now the hard work must commence! Stick around. You'll be glad you did!