All posts by Eric Seaholm

About Eric Seaholm

Artist, filmmaker, musician, furniture maker, husband; living in Tokyo, Japan.




Modified Easy

June 26, 2017 – How easy should it be? To toil over self expression seems to miss the point, though some effort above the standard can optimize output. This was easy, is my point. Regardless, the image pleases me •




Sparth Inspired

May 29, 2017 – Not sure if I’m going to flesh this out any further, but I like it so far. Knocked this out in just a few hours, which for me is unusual with this type of art. For example, I’ve been working on one piece that’s about 80% finished for nearly ten years. The trick here was to work very small, i.e., reduce the size of the window 12.5% in Photoshop, then use the brush tool to paint until a shape I liked appeared •



It Becometh

May 11, 2017 – Ah, painting. That elusive activity I’ve thought myself doing but very rarely doing. It seems like I can do it, but I just don’t get around to actually doing it. Here is an unfinished piece that I’ve been messing around on for a while, but my attempts were not fruitful until recently. I stumbled onto a new technique (for me) that I’m trying out. It may be far from finished, or I may wrap it up in the next session •


Ball of Ravel

May 9, 2017 – I often wonder how much it will take to get my work noticed. Although art isn’t – or shouldn’t be – about recognition of the artist, it is intended to be recognized by someone other than the artist. That may not be true for everyone, as some artists do fine by simply creating for themselves, but if art is to communicate anything, it needs an audience. I’m creating art everyday. I’m not posting it everyday, or trying to promote it as often, but there is some effort there. This is what I’m wondering – how much is required in order to find that tipping point. It may be just a matter of time and space •


Pencil of the Moment

May 6, 2017 – The pencil is a fine tool. I am not yet confident in using it. My renderings feel preliminary, and so my lack of confidence. I will transform that discomfort into a workable solution; many great works are planned •