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Elf lovin by ebas Elf lovin by ebas
this is one of my few fav i did last yr. i personally feel like i cheated myself as well as all of you in my efforts to produce quality, and it saddens me. so far this yr i feel really good about what i have turned in...and soon i will be able to post them to show u what i mean. i want to apologize for my shortcomings.... its no secret that i can be lazy as well as a procrastinator and for this reason i have committed more time into each drawing. this piece was the start of it. i liked the feeling i had when this one was done.... i remember my youngin' days at topcow when i "LITERALLY" drew 40 diff thumb nail layouts for each of my first few covers...i was "that" anal about putting out the best idea i could.... and that passion has not shown through in last few yrs and im not proud to admit. best rest assured im letting my passion back out.... though the reward is great...i gotta tell ya..i remember now why i hated my life so much back then.... and the reason is cause i "hated" life on deadlines.... im cancelling gatherings and outings and staying in on fri and sat nights...which i NEVER do!!! i love my weekends with rum and friends..... con season also gets in the way of chill time.

n-e-ways.... google last yr's xmas cover and u'll see what i mean.... just thinking about how bad the drawing i turned in is... really pissed me off and thats when i made the decision to not do that again. one of the things i do when approaching a layout is thinking of elements in the subject matter. in this case, cookies, milk, lights, garland, elves presents....and NO tree!! and build around those ideas.

i think it can be sexy to see a hot chick in a clumsy mess.... like mud wrestling and such.... so i wrapped her up in lights and she decided to give up and let the men handle it while she enjoys a snack.

but my fav part was designing the elves... ive read comments that i have no range.... and all i do is hot chicks with blank expressions... its not fair cause its what im paid to do. but i love story telling and i had the chance here. we got the young unattractive horny guy desperate for her attention feeding her cookies in hopes he gets laid... grumpy old guy, frustrated that he has to pick up the slack.... suave young guy with the rug of love on his chest not needing her attention trying to save the day, while standing on her ass....and big nose shy guy watching in the corner hoping she notices his cute adorable side..... i had a lot of fun with the story telling... and lighting i dont get to do very often.

now old skool guys would say this composition is cluttered and it is...but new skool says color separates the cutter. i think the focus is still on the topless hot chick...and it is..so its all good.

some noticed the mistletoe in her crotch... and they said "good one eric...kiss my pussy" ....i didnt correct them...cause its actually a holly leaf.

GO ASS!!!
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eHillustrations Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing drawing :D I really like your story on getting back into your game. I'm trying to do the same also.
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Zambia-P Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Any chance of seeing colors on this one?
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bignando Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Wow super great !
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! The composition is fantastic and I love the story/explination behind it all! As I colorist I think - 'Dang, this would be SO MUCH FUN to color, because of all the strands of Christmas lights!'. By the way, where Can I see the colored version? :D
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prodigal-son Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
awesome :)
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FOX-hime Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thoes elfs looks happy
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godshall83 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Those dirty elves
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InkCell-Illustration Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're far too harsh on yourself.
If it speaks to someone, it's good enough. That's what matters.
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Dseter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well this is nice to see as one of my all time favorite covers is that GFT #23 Gothic Lolita with Snow White and the Dwarves...
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jetteroheller Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Heh awesome! :D
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MartyOzols Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Eric, It's nice to see you post more work here in DA. I'm not on facebook so I can't keep up with your fan page. This looks amazing, and I really like how you take the time to write a story about how the artwork came to life. I quite enjoy reading what was going through your head as you were working on the idea, and you often point out details that I might normally miss on first glance.
Marty
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Nx3Fox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh how nice to see from you again.
You are pleasing our eyes again with such great detail. I thank you for that kind sir.
I especially like how you are sharing your thoughts and ur progress with the community. Nice to have "a look behind the curtain" so to speak so thank you for taking your time and writing all that down.

And rest assured not only your girls n asses on em look good but ur other stuff too I mean look at these elves n the clutter... damn. I dunno I like em. I like the desings of the elves and especially their expressions.
One thing is bugging me tough... and its the only thing i do not like about this piece. Facial expressions of the elves is great like i said... but the gal is not making eye contact I mean she is opening her mouth and the fella beside her is feedin her with prieceless expression but shes lookin straight trough him :(
Her face is the only thing that is not convincing or "telling a story" how you describe it.

Everything else: grande art and keep it up :)
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mcd91 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eric, any chance we will see some interior work from you in the future? When I see your stuff here, I always grab my Magdalena copy and read it again. Such a shame that you only do cover work.
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louisjonesii Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
nice look. and keep doing your thing .......
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fotoasylum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Fuck'em if they complain..... Have watched and bought many a
comic book based on your cover work. However you need to get
the work out is how it needs to be. Being able to something you
love to do is a gift some of us are not afforded. Live it well.
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grey56 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ebas sir - if folks complain that all you draw is attractive women and that this is a limitation unto itself then let me put it like this; the wife and I buy everything you do because we like looking at attractive women. I've seen your other work and I am well aware that your artistic range extends beyond buxom women. That said - everyone and I do mean everyone likes looking at attractive people. It puts bread on your table and more over - I thank you for having the courage to share your craft sir.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work, Eric. I personally love (well, her POSE, obviously, but also) Mr. Hairychest elf standing on her ass. Bravo
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Davonyx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Awesome work!

One question tho, (sorry, it bugs me) all the elves have 3 fingers except the one feeding the cookie. Mutant?


I know, hot babe and I'm talking silly little details.
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LiLPooL Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
What a wonderful work you posted here Eric! I'm amazed!
Please, show us more exceptional art like this one or the one you did to me in NYC CC, which is in my bedroom in Paris! Thanks again for the Zenescope Party! ;)
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Carl-Riley-Art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
amazing stuff!! :worship:
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orabich Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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