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…

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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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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working on this one for the Kickstarter book- ‘The Fantasy Artroom’, Will be inking this shortly…

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Here’s a link to the project:

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

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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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

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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Watercolour Doodlings…

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately, I’ve been busy with commissioned projects. Here are a couple of VALIANT watercolour doodles I’ve worked on to warm up with.

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http://thevaliantone.com

Tonight’s sketchings…

I had a loooong day in the studio working on commissioned stuff today, consequently, my eye and brain were sufficiently tuned enough to work directly onto the paper using an old biro to draw this doodle in front of the telly this evening…

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Mythical Doodles…

I’ve just been going through my files and have come across these in amongst a whole heap of things I forgot about. The first one was a watercolour painting I wasn’t particularly happy with, but I’ve greyscaled him and can look at it now, the second is a Centaur from a project I’ve had to abandon due to work commitments, hopefully I’ll be able to pick it up again at some point.

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Elfmother…

I’ve just been commissioned to paint a ‘real’ version of this old digital painting. I’ll probably be using watercolour and gouache and I’m very much looking forward to it. I thought I’d add the steps I take to get to the final image here.

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Here’s the drawing transferred onto a sheet of tracing paper, ready to lay onto the sheet of watercolour paper…

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Dr. Martins Inks…

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I was recently lucky enough to have won a set of inks by the brilliant U.S. based manufacturer, Dr. Martins. They’re so much fun to use. I usually paint away at this kind of thing with watercolours, the technique is similar but has a few differences that sets it apart not least of which is the drying time…so much quicker. I’m very much looking forward to having some time to spend with these at some point…

(As always, the art is available to purchase, message me for details)