Finished Inks…

Had a busy day today at the brilliant CYA conference. Thoroughly enjoyed presenting the ‘Crowd Funding’ session and teaching a great class of keen artists.

Returned home all pumped up after so much energy flying around. managed to finish this one off. Really enjoying using pen and ink at the moment.

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New Doodlings…

It’s the school holidays and yesterday I took the kids to one of those indoor playground thingies. The kids always have a great time and I usually take my sketchbook along, here’s what I came up with…
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At the end of the day, the kids went to bed and I spent a little while adding inks to it, still not finished, but you can see where it’s heading…

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These sketches may end up in a volume of my sketches for 2014…

Special Offer…

Hi all, I’m currently in the early throes of marketing the Fantasy Artroom book and to mark the occasion, I’d like to make special offer of making a sketch inside each copy of the book purchased within the next month. This offer is extended to anyone who mentions that they saw this post.
the cost of the book (including postage) is $30.00 (Australian) to Australian residents and $35.00 (Australian) to anywhere else in the world.

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Interior pages (and more info) can be viewed here:

http://thefantasyartroom.weebly.com/

Official Fantasy Artroom Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyartroom11

The New Book Is Now Available!

It’s been a while, my apologies. head down bum up for far too long. The reason is simple, my new book, THE FANTASY ARTROOM is now available for purchase. You can order (via paypal) directly from here:

http://thefantasyartroom.weebly.com/

Happy to sign and personalise them.

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Art For Sale…

I’ve recently put a site together housing a few pieces of art, (sketches, line art, drawings, paintings etc) for sale. Feel free to have a browse and if anything takes your fancy, let me know. Here’s the link:

http://pocockillustrationartsale.weebly.com/

Watch Out Little Pony…

Sketching ideas for my #kickstarter book, ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ which incredibly, has only 44 hours to go…

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

The Fantasy Artroom- Sample Pages….

I’m currently in the process of laying out ‘The Fantasy Artroom’, my successfully #funded #Kickstarter project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

We still have ten days #funding to go and I thought it’d be appropriate to add a couple of interior pages so people can view them, find out what all the book is all about.

**Note** Backers of a hard copy of the book now receive an #exclusive print, (see previous post)…And if we hit the stretch goals, there’ll be another one, please feel free to pass the news on to anyone who you feel would be interested!

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10 Days Left To Go… Onto The Stretch Goals Now…

So the #Kickstarter has funded! ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ is going ahead and will see print in April nextyear. We still have ten days left to go and stretch goals to achieve. I’ll be offering exclusive signed and sketched #prints and the following image is also available as an #exclusive print to all backers of a hard copy of the #book…

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And here’s a link to my Kickstarter page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

Stretch Goals…

So, we funded the Kickstarter, how cool is that! Still 12 days to go. Yesterday I posted the Stretch Goal rewards over at the site, check them out…

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

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80% Funded… 16 days to go!

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

art (c) Aaron Pocock 2013.

Creating Artwork For the Kickstarter Project…

My fantasy art book ‘The Fantasy Artroom Vol.1′ is currently funding on Kickstarter, here’s the link:

I’m currently creating new art for the book. I’ve recorded a few steps as I’m working on it. here’s part one- the sketch.

The Fantasy Artroom KIckstarter Is On A Roll…

After a day, the pledges have begun rolling in…. If you’d like to be involved, please repost the links, pledge, share to your Facebook wall (etc), every little helps. The book is being developed for beginner to intermediate students who love fantasy art, but not limited to fantasy art. he techniques in the book will be useful across a whole range of genres and the mediums covered are pencil, pen and ink and watercolour.
Click on the video below to find out more.

Thanks, In Advance!

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KICKSTARTER….

Just a quick heads up…
My kickstarter ‘How To’ book goes live on the 15th November, If you’d like to find out what it’s all about, I’ll post the video here on that date, feel free to back it, repost the video, pass around details etc… I think this is going to be a good one!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN…

I posted this on facebook earlier:

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and the fabulous Steve Ogden asked if he could ink it, I wasn’t expecting it to be coloured, and hour or so later, he’d turned it into this:

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For more of Steve’s work, have a look here:
http://www.steveogden.com

VALIANT

It’s taking it’s time, lots of commissioned stuff to do, but here’s a look at how the VALIANT project stands right now. I’m very much looking forward to getting back onto this properly at some point…

https://www.facebook.com/Valiantmouse

http://thevaliantone.com

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Unicorn.

Here’s (another) Unicorn drawing. I need as much help drawing horsies as I can get.
I’m currently busy with commissions and compiling ideas and things for my Kickstarter project, will post more about that soon.

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Warming Up…

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I have a LOT of work on at the moment and I kind of have to stay as sharp as I can, no point rolling out of bed, all bleary-eyed and stumbling into the studio to begin working on my commissioned stuff if I’m all tired and rusty.
After a quick cup of coffee this morning I sat down and doodled these, approx. 25 mins of sketching. It’s evident that after I sketched the first page, I was substantially more ‘warmed up’, the second page (with the birds) shows much more confident and more honed lines.
Wildlife books provide great reference for this kind of thing…
btw, I used my new Bosto Kingtee to draw these, (see earlier post for a video demo)