Ah, but his line art-This is the stuff of magic.”

-Charles De Lint. Fantasy & SF Magazine.


Thanks for stopping by….



Aaron was born in a large town in the south of England in 1970 and has been living in Brisbane since November 2000.

Art (particularly fantasy art), has been a lifelong passion which eventually became a day job in 2007, (having freelanced semi-professionally since 1991).

In 2011, Aaron was chosen to illustrate the Australia Post commemorative stamp set ‘Mythical Creatures’ for Australia’s ‘Children’s Book Week’, a career highlight to date. The set was also produced in a 3D capacity (a first in Australia)…

Aaron has illustrated (and continues to illustrate) children’s books, book covers, CD sleeves, Packaging art, and (almost) anything else he’s required to do. Aaron also works in a fine art capacity as often as time allows, and is available for commissioned work.

Many of the ‘Mythical Creatures’ products can be viewed HERE
Aaron’s Fantasy Art Instruction book ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ (published by Dover Publications, New York) can be found on both Amazon and The Book depository, the original version is also available from Aaron himself (Australia Only)…
Read the reviews HERE
Aaron can also be found on Facebook…

96 thoughts on “About Me…

  1. Hi Aaron, I’ve been following your work since Katherine Battersby told me what a fantastic session you did at the Ipswich Lit festival – I went to another session (unfortunately, for me). But anyway just wanted to pass on my admiration of your fine drawings. I’m an author living in Brisbane.
    Hope to meet you one of these days.

    1. Sheryl, thankyou so much for the lovely comments… I’ve seen your name around rather a lot, given that Australia is so large, the writer/illustrator community here seems to be very close-knit, so we’re bound to come across each other eventually…. Very lovely to hear from you!
      Take care,

      ps, I used to read the Narnia books in one day… They had a very big impact on my early life too!

  2. ive been searching for a blog like this that would give me the chance to be young again, and glad i just found you, thanks to uncle tree…
    i so love your work, since im a frustrated painter and yeah, my preferred subjects are what you do best…

    🙂 thanks for sharing your talent…

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comments. No growing up to be done around here I’m afraid. It’s Peter Pan’s Never-never land. (laughs).
      Good old Uncle Tree! Thanks for stopping by here! Kind regards, Aaron.

  3. Love your art! Would love to sit at your elbow and soak up your genius. Alas that would be hard from here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. But at least I can enjoy your blog. Just recently retired, I am having the time of my life doing art full time. Although I have been drawing and painting my whole life, I am still a novice in many ways but growing and learning all the time. Trying to find the best techniques for my own humble illustrations for my note cards. It’s fun (but expensive) to learn by trial and error! Wish you lived next door so I could pick your brain about the best materials to use in my kind of art!!Thanks again for sharing your talent. Maron

    1. Hi Maron…very pleased to meet you!
      Great to hear you’re doing and enjoying so much art- it’s a lot of fun learning new stuff eh? To be honest. I think we’re all novices, learning new ways to get one’s vision onto the paper/canvas….
      feel free to shoot any questions at me- very happy to help. I’ll pop over to your blog for a look at what you’ve been up to.
      take care!

  4. Hi there,

    I’m in the process of creating an independent small press and the majority of the work will be childrens picture books.I’m located up here on Tamborine Mountain and noticed that you’re a Brisbane boy. Would you be willing to chat with me about some potential collaboration. (paid of course)
    Your work is beautiful and would fit perfectly with the manuscripts that I have lined up. Feel free to email me back. Thanks and kudos.
    Nadine bates

  5. Hi Aaron,

    Just popping in to say hello. I’ve been browsing through your latest artworks and thoroughly enjoying myself. Brilliant as always.

    Cheers Angela

  6. I am so happy I found your blog! Please take a look at my “Creative Playground” tab on my blog and click on Social Muze! Its a new site I put together for artists, poets, photographers, just art in general… I hope you will participate 🙂

  7. Aaron,
    Love your blog, have seen your art so many times before and always enjoy it!
    Had no idea you were in Australia too, but when I saw your Koalas and you actually called it a Koala and not a Koala Bear i figured that you had to be in Australia!
    Your dragons are amazing!

    1. Lindsay,

      Thanks so much- Hehe….your Koala comment made me laugh… I hear that often also, but from Australians too… (you know I’m English right? been here ten years now.)
      I really appreciate the comments- Thankyou!

  8. Hi Aron, No other works made great impact on me except those of Van Gogh and Mikhail Romadin. And now your sketches. They are totally of a different quailty, transporting one to another world. Poetic, magical, and non-algebraic.


  9. Hi Aaron,

    I was pleasantly surprised when you added a couple of sketches to my prompts at the Sketch Fest today (Oak Druid Dreaming and Leaf Me Alone)
    -Needless to say I was (and am) very impressed and immediately had a look at your website (excellent I must say!)

    I am trying to get back into art things myself, I used to sketch and paint a lot but at the moment the most artistic I get is my photography at renderosity.com lol

    Just wanted to Thank You very much for adding your sketches! I look forward to seeing more of your work 🙂

    Peace and Blessings,
    Jo ^^

    1. Jo, I really appreciate comments like this, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s great to reach new people and the comments are a fantastic bonus.
      Good luck picking up the art again, it’s just another muscle that needs re-developing, you’ll do fine….
      Lovely to be in touch!

      1. Thank You Aaron, I look forward to seeing more of your work 🙂

        As you say, it’s another muscle that needs to be exercised.
        I’ve started by scanning some of my older stuff and uploading it and in the process re-examining what I am capable of.
        Hopefully it’ll give the muse a kick-start lol

        Keep the inspiration coming 🙂
        Jo ^^

        1. Hi Jo,

          too true… I have to make sure I get doodling awy as much as I can to keep nice and limber, my work looks seriously static if I don’t… Keep at it, it’s sure to come back in no time!

          I’ll try (hehe).

  10. I stumbled upon your site during a search on fairies. Your art work is awesome. Just the type of sketches that would look great in a children’s book I’m working on. You have great talent!

  11. Stumbled accross you looking for sketches from the 1800s. You have an incredible talent. Spent a wonderful time looking through your art with my partner who also thinks you are brilliant. Thanks so much for making your work available on the web for us all to see!

    1. Hi Jordan,

      Thanks for the lovely comments, I always appreciate them… And you’re so very welcome btw!
      My wife’s from New Zealand, we’ve been over there together on holidays seven times in the past ten years, what gorgeous country, reminds me so much of back home (the UK). I’m just about to have a listen to some of your music….

  12. hi Aaron!

    I have to say this is the first time a came across with your site, but i bookmarked it straight away! You are very talented and for very inspiring artist! I am a Hungarian art student studying visual communication in Ireland, but in my free time I love draw. Your art is absolutely unique, as i said very inspiring! I can just wish to get as good as u are!
    Cant wait to see your updates! Keep drawing!

    All the best

    1. Hi yourself Nora,

      Thankyou so very much for the wonderful comments, they always make my day, lovely to hear from other artists!
      I update very regularly (as you’ve probably guessed) so keep a look out…. very nice to meet you!

  13. Wow! i am in awe of your sketches and now have to get out of my own ‘comfort zone’ and sketch some more! Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Hello Aaron, I just wanted to let you know that I linked to one of your blog posts. Im 1 week into my new personal blog and just wrote a post about my Favorite artist and one of your posts made an excellent link. Thanks. ,Sara

  15. Hi Aaron,
    I have a copy of The Book Of Manifestations, a self published comic from the early 90’s that brought together the creative talents of a few promising artists and writers. One of the stories, ‘Slumbertown’, was drawn by Aaron Pocock.
    I’m guessing that you and he are both one and the same. It’s hard to make the connection simply through a comparison of the art, between the rough comic sequentials then to the sublime beauty of the Rackham-esque illustration above. But I almost recognise you from the photos. I also contributed to The Book Of Manifestations. I drew ‘Kidz’.
    You are a damn fine artist now, my friend.

    1. Hi Mark,
      Thanks for the kind words-coming from an artist of your ability, I’m truly honoured. I remember you, and have never forgotten the inking advice you gave me, after all these years it’s stood me in good stead.
      hehe.. I remember that old comic, I dig it out from time to time when I’m in a bit of a slump and looking at it reminds me I’ve actually gotten better (thankfully). It also stands as a bit of a landmark for me in that it was my first published art.
      Hope you’ve continued to build on your successes- you drew Thompson The Cat if I remember correctly-right?
      All the best to you, you made my day!

  16. Hi Aaron,
    Your illustrations are an inspiration. Retired seven years ago and am trying my hand at drawing after spending a lifetime in the publishing industry in Africa. You do beautiful work!


  17. Hi Aaron – just had to drop a quick message to say THANK U!!! As a stay at home mum with a chronic disability your work has given me the inspiration to be creative. Just bought myself a cheap set of water colour pencils and a good sketch pad ….. so here goes!

    Thanks soooo much!


  18. Aaron,

    You are an absolutely amazing artist! My favorite piece so far is the mermaid mother. I wish I could afford it right now but hopefully down the line, if it’s not sold, I can purchase it. Keep sharing for you have a God given talent!

  19. I just discovered your work! Wow i wish I had your imaginations and skill! I think I’ll be back to learn your mysterious secrets of creativity!

  20. I’ve tried emailing you, but no response, so I’ll try here. I’d like to get permission (and pay) to use one of your images- can you get in contact with me please?

  21. All i can say is….WOW!!!!! what fantastic artwork. i am a beginner in painting and have started with what ive been told is the hardest…watercolour.. I also have dabbled in ink, which i enjoy, but never thought of combining the 2. Thankyou for your inspiration. Look forward to many more of your art works being shown. Keep up the good work, you truely are blessed……with much love to you and the family. best wishes sue xxxx

    1. Hi Sue. Yep, watercolour is to me, the trickiest (but by far the most rewarding) medium. Nothing quite so satisfying… Best of luck with your own work, if I can ever be of assistance, don’t hesitate to ask.

  22. Aaron,

    I absolutely love your whimsical works of art. they are like seeing a beautiful dream, so colorful and alive. your work really inspires me. i can only hope to one day be as good as you.

    xoxo, Stephanie

  23. Hi Aaron,

    Fantastic work. Came across your picture of Mermaid and baby colors on google images when looking for a tattoo design. Have you considered doing that kind of work? Do you sell stencils for tattoos? You are very talented and have given me some great ideas.


  24. I am so impressed by your work. I came across it when I was looking for an image to help me visualize a particular scene in the story I’m currently writing. Never found the image but I found a piece of yours which led me here. Your work is brilliant. If I ever get my story/book published I’ll keep you in mind for the cover art. IF that ever happens haha. Thank you for sharing your work online!

    1. Hi Hannah,

      Lovely to meet you and thanks for stopping by. You’re very welcome by the way, it’s lovely that people find my work interesting enough to look at. Have a great day!

  25. As a poor university student, I thought stumbling upon $20 this morning was hands down going to be the highlight of my day. Then I stumbled upon your blog, which was infinitely more impressive and exciting.
    I hope one day I can also join the community of writers and artists in Brisbane, but I have a while to go yet. Thank you for your drawings! Looking at them really does transport you to some place other. Your blog has gained a happy follower today. 😀

  26. Hi, just wanting to say that your art is rather breathe taking 🙂 Im an artist myself and im always looking for new ways to inspire myself to make new pieces. Didnt even knew you had existed until i bought a book, Dragonworld, you should remember that one. I found you in there and i do enjoy the Dragon art you had presented in this book 🙂 Thank you for your inspiration and the lovely works of art!

        1. *chuckles*… In all honesty, I’m really not that ‘famous’. I’m very prolific however and have been bugging art directors and the internet for a few years now. I think persistence is the way to go, the need to do it, quite simply… Just making sure you get your work out there will make people notice you.
          I work with many mediums, mostly oils, digital, acrylic, pencils and inksm you’ll find examples of each in this blog…
          best of luck with your own art, make sure it’s FUN!

  27. Hi Aaron,

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for ‘The One Lovely Blog Award + The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!’ (More details in this post, if you would like to take part: http://gegallas.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/the-one-lovely-blog-award-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/)

    I am very glad to have come across your blog, I absolutely adore the work that you produce and as a student I always feel inspired by your skill. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us!


  28. Hi Aaron, I didn’t realize you were in Australia. Since you’re just a hop, skip, and jump from New Zealand, and you like looking at great art, you must be familiar with Raymond Ching’s work. Have you seen any of his originals and what do you think of his work?

    1. Hi Peter, yep, I’ve been here since 2000 (originally from England). I’ve been to NZ 6 times, my wife’s a Kiwi, love the place! North and South… I know Ray Ching’s work, I was a wildlife artist for 3 years, who could fail to be impressed by the guy!

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