Eric Deschamps: Fablehaven Art Process

Eric Deschamps is both a sci-fi/fantasy illustrator and a video game concept artist. For the past decade Eric has worked with a diverse list of clients including publishing, video game and advertising companies. His illustrations have been recognized in 7 volumes of ‘Spectrum: Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art’ as well as ‘Expose: Finest Digital Art.’ Eric’s work recently received a silver award and an honorable mention by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles ‘Illustration West Annual’.

One of Eric’s recent projects included illustrations for the Fablehaven series. Below, Eric breaks down his process for creating the artwork in Fablehaven Book 3 of 5, Grip of the Shadow Plague

You can see more of Eric’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and website.

Seth encounters the demon Graulus:

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© Eric Deschamps

Hugo as the main focal point taking out dark centaurs easily:

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© Eric Deschamps

The Shadowman lurks behind the kids:

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© Eric Deschamps

Dark creatures vs. light creatures battle scene. This was the selected sketch, though the final art was streamlined down to just the kids on the back of the centaur plus a of couple dark satyrs:

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© Eric Deschamps

Final art:

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© Eric Deschamps

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© Eric Deschamps

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© Eric Deschamps