Posted on May 18, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tales of Tamriel Book I: The Land is currently available and I spotted a copy or two at Powell’s on Burnside the other day. I have a number of illustrations included and it’s a handsomely designed hardcover from Titan Books. This book is sure to be appealing to anyone gearing up for the release of the video game Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited available June 9th. Book II: The Lore will be out in September of this year and I’ll post more of my illustrations when that book is released.
Filed under: Book Illustration, Concept Art | Tagged: Altmer, book illustration, Book Release, Bosmer, concept art, Elder Scrolls Online, ESO, Fantasy Art, Nord, Powell's Books, Tamriel, videogame art, Wood Orc | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 5, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
Some stories just don’t get old..
May the Fourth be with you! (I added these to a Tumblr account that I started recently.)
Filed under: Art, Fun | Tagged: 2015, artoo-bubo, c3pO, Character Designs, Chewie, cyclops, darth vader, Epicurus, fan art, greek antiquity, Han, Leia, Luke, May the 4th be with you, minotaur, obi wan kenobi, Star Wars, vase painting | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 13, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
Posted on February 4, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
Lee Moyer reworked one of my drawings from 13 True Ways and turned it into something entirely unique for the cover of the first issue of 13th Age Monthly. Click on the image to be redirected to Pelgrane Press for subscription information. Also, for your consideration, a kickstarter for a novel set in the 13th Age universe written by Greg Stolze. Find out how to contribute to The Forgotten Monk.
Filed under: 13 True Ways, 13th Age | Tagged: 13 True Ways, 13th Age, 13th Age Monthly, Ash Law, Greg Stolze, Kickstarter, Lee Moyer, Rob Heinsoo, The Forgotten Monk | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 30, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
Following my previous post about Studio Paradiso, I decided to add some of the life drawing I’ve been doing this year. I added a page to this website under the header Life Drawing Gallery. I haven’t yet graduated to sessions longer than 45 minutes, but I’m hoping to work up to it this year. Let’s see how I do! ;-)
Filed under: Life Drawing | Tagged: Aaron McConnell, charcoal, Life drawing, paper, process, Studio Paradiso | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 28, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
I’m providing something a little different today. Most of my blog posts are news updates relating to the projects I’m working on or process posts, but today I’m presenting a sequential cartoon strip that I drew specifically for this blog. It’s also unique because it’s autobiographical and expresses something I care passionately about. I’m calling it an “advertoon” because its meant to support my friend’s business, but I compiled this series of images simply because I wanted to express something important to me. Thanks for taking at look.
Filed under: Art, Comics | Tagged: Aaron McConnell, advertoon, autobiographical, creativity, gonzo, process, Seattle, Studio Paradiso, studioparadiso.org, Wyatt Landis | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 21, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword Volume 2 is available today from Dark Horse. It’s a 144 page anthology that collects the various stories from earlier issues into one convenient collection. All three parts of the Dark Agnes story that I was involved in (see previous Dark Agnes posts) are collected back to back. Francesco Francavilla drew Part One and I took over for Parts 2 and 3. Check out this PREVIEW for a little taste of what’s included in this appealing package designed to sate your thirst for savage tales of adventure! Also, if your interested in acquiring any of the original art of the Dark Agnes pages that I drew, I have them available for sale. I’ll bring them with me to Emerald City ComicCon this March, but shoot me an email if you’d like to get a hold of them now.
Filed under: Comics, Graphic Novel | Tagged: Dark Agnes, Dark Horse, Francesco Francavilla, original art, Preview, Robert E. Howard, Savage Sword | Leave a comment »