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red sonja by ebas red sonja by ebas
another commission i did at the Pittsburgh con.

these are always a challenge to do because u have so many to do and so little time. plus i cant do them AT the shows, cause im signing and sketching that theres no time and its very difficult to focus. people are paying a pretty penny for these and i cant just crap it out.

i guess the most difficult part of this drawing was the hands. nobody really likes drawing hands and im one of them. they are in a very specific position and the right one is forshortened which makes a hard job even harder. but again i only get to spend an hour and half to two hrs on these so i cant dwell on it for too long.

another diff thing is the tilt in the head, plus trying to capture the sensual look. i find its easier to raise the jaw line to meet her nose thus, giving the illusion that the head is tilted down, rather than having the jaw line at the mouth where it should be. also lifting the nostrils a bit, again for the illusion of the tilt.

i dont normally like to draw these worriors like red sonja and wonder woman in thier normal "imma kick ur ass" stance. thats only cool on an actaul cover of a comic, so i went with a more calm pose. i kinda like it, i think its different

again, i dont get to use reference, cause i draw them at my hotel with no computer, bad lighting and no ref.
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ANGEETCOEUR Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Very beautiful... I would like to be draw by you...
Charios Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Nooo, dont take off Your armor. 
Italienjunker Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
you are super!!
MIRAGE-5X5 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
cool sketch
jgarbayo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Simply brilliant. Like winding down after a battle, maybe going for a bath?
Co6lo8art Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work Eric
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
There's a subtle gentleness to her in this one. It's beautiful. And great job without a reference!! :)
cristianosuguitani Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
congratulations, your work is amazing!
thatseabee02 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats an awesome sketch. how long did it take you?
ebas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
about 3 hrs
thatseabee02 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jv93 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Gorgeous work
diadem1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Very nice work. Even with the environmental limitations as listed. I'm working on a tattoo design for a friend which will consist of a not dissimilar character with a wolf in the foreground.
Kakumei-Tifa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
This is beautiful!!! Her pose is great, and the whole picture flows so well. I love it :)
ebas Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
u are too kind....thanks
JimRainor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
diemuellerstochter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Waui !
JokerHarley2345 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the hands and the head pose is what always impresses me about your work. I agree with the regular warrior pose, changing it up a bit always looks better.
ebas Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
i love posing a girls arms up...a lot
misterFISH Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Looks great, nice anatomy & hair .
ebas Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
i have a hair fetish
misterFISH Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
That's unique .
Mew16 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
very beatiful
Stinger22005 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Looks great as usual. I really don't see a thing wrong with this one.
ch0co-pudding Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
wow shes freakin gorgeous!!
sketchartist76 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
EBAS drawing red sonja is always good! Love it.
ebas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
thanks man cause i dont agree...i hate drawing her
sketchartist76 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist kickass at her bro~!
mechangel2002 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't stand drawing hands either lol but I learned from looking at the ones in your books (and others like Randy Green and Francis)
SicilianValkyrie Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Completely beautiful, and the moves are so natural! fave!
Richardsoncreations Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so all n all you spent about two hours on this piece? well you did an amazing job. all n all. :D i like it alot!!
magentabutterfly Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I just love her face! its perfect and my only 'complaint' might be the presence of that modern panty. still, this is a really peaceful, sensual drawing.
SuperJean83 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Wow, beautiful design, laying the character is very delicate and I really like ;)
MethosKagami Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
so great work congratulations
i like the pose and you are right it's different to see her in that calm pose but it's very beautiful
boomvavavoom Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
wowsers. You can do thát in under 2 hours? Would take me more then my lifetime :D

Great work on the face there...again! And kudos for making this "different".

I really like the way you talk about your progress, your own mistakes, your own personal traps...makes me think you are having the correct self-awareness to NOT get cocky and keep working on your artwork, your artstyle and your fans!!
antonvandort Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a pleasure to read the text and see the result. In my opinion you did what every artist should do think out of the borders, challenge yourself, aim for the best, be humble and learn..... You achieved alll of that in this piece. Great work! It also helped me in learning a lot!
LadyHellFyre Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
You say you struggled, but i can hardly tell. D= Beautiful piece! I wish i could afford your commissions...better yet, i wish i had that kind of talent!
psangoesdown Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
wow !!! so hotttt!
calvinbexfield Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Student General Artist
Looks cool, never thought Miss Sonja wears extra layer under her armor, hehe. Hands are always really difficult, but they look anatomically correct...hehe, good stuff.
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lies! She doesn't wear anything under that chainmail bikini, I've peeked!

Great art too, hehe.
rhardo Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweeeeeet... aside from your art, really admire your efforts to put a comprehensive description on your artworks...
ebas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
thanks man i dont get that that often...its always the same thing...good art ur chicks are awesome
rhardo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, sir!
AphexTal Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work,great pose
themagdalenafan Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
That's amazing, especially considering you only had less than ideal conditions for it, only a few hours, no references, etc.

I guess that'd be something handy to have when getting commissions done at the cons. Have a reference or two of the character in case it'd be helpful to the artist.
ValhallaGH Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
She looks a lot younger and softer than Sonja usually does .... On the other hand, it's a well done piece. Good pose, most of the proportions are great (those thighs, though) and the background is interesting without dominating.

Overall, nice.
mickeyrem Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
sexy!! she looks so dangerously innocent :lol: :salute:
BrenGun Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
wow amayzing...great job!!!!!!!!
geezone Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hurray for two bikinis.
Chichaman Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work man, congratulations :thumbsup:
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