Manipulating Photos and things…

I just found this on a hard drive. I don’t do much photomanipulation stuff, Not sure why, I really enjoy it. the Elf and the faces in the rocks were painted in photoshop. I vow and declare I will finish this one someday…

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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/

A little Fae Bloke…

Sorry I haven’t been over here very much lately, I’ve been inundated with work on this book (which is now almost ready!!!) I’ll try my very best to get back into the swing of things soon.
In the meantime, here’s a doodle I made this morning…

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And some good news…. I’ll be making my presence known in the UK for the first time in many years (chuckles). I’ll have a stand at the AVALAN FAERY BALL AND FAYRE in Glastonbury on the 8th-9th March. If you’re around, come and say Hi!…

More mermaids…

Working on another mermaid for the ‘Fantasy Artroom’ book. Really enjoying this one. Using watercolours on Arches 300gsm hot pressed watercolour paper here…

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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

68 Hours To Go!

So, the #Kickstarter project ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ has funded and we’ve currently passed the first stretch goal, so those people who’ve made a pledge including a hard copy of the book will now also receive another #exclusive print…

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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.

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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A Mermaid… Progress.

My latest work. Started this last night and finished it this morning. I enjoyed this a lot and may well have to keep this Mermaid theme running for a while. (watercolour on Arches 300gsm hot press)

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Work In Progress…

I have a lot of stuff happening right now. If you’ve seen any of my recent posts you’ll know I have an exhibition coming up. I’ve been absolutely inspired lately and am playing things by ear. I haven’t made a shortlist of art to exhibit yet so I’m frantically painting away to see which ones resonate the most with me. I started this one earlier this morning and have spent approx. 4 hours on it so far, the fact that I’ve done this much in such a short space of time leads me to conclude that I’ll probably be exhibiting this. (oils).

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Sketches for New Work…

I’m currently working on some stuff for an exhibition and am accumulating sketches as I go. here are a couple of ideas I’ve taken to the colour stages…

This one’s watercoloour and acrylic, with highlights in oils. The model is the lovely Ida-

http://mizzd-stock.deviantart.com

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This one was painted in watercolour. 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″… It’s also available to purchase. (Email me if you’re interested).

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Pigeon Rider…. finished.

Spent a few hours on this one last night and a few minutes finishing it off this morning. Posted it up on Facebook and it sold within minutes. Isn’t the internet wonderful!

(watercolour/acrylics).

Digital Preliminary…

Here’s the digital rough for a new painting, it’s great to work an image out in this way, irons out the kinks etc. Of course, things’ll change between this and the painting (to be tackled in acrylics)… the model is the very lovely Janna-

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Scratched Away At This Some More….

Moving into the fine details now… having to focus and not only look at the image as a whole, see how it all fits together, but also having to home in on those areas that require attention, and there are still many, many more. I’ll be putting this to one side for a day or two and look at it with fresh eyes.

Rest Stop…

 

here’s my newest painting (so far). I’ve decided to pull my finger out and paint some canvases, I miss the freeing aspects of painting this way, I sit down for far too long every day, whether it be in front of the computer-working digitally, or scratching away at a pen and ink drawing… Waving ones arms around with a brush loaded with paint is a very fun diversion. I spent 6-7 hours on this one yesterday, I’m hoping to do the same today. Will post progress shots as I go…

The model is the lovely Ida (mizzd-stock.deviantart.com)