Posted on April 11, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
…and I nearly forgot. I’ve been wrapped up in a lot of scribbling lately, and eventually the results will show up here (and in print!), but for now I offer a random sketchbook page. Head studies. Some of these were drawn from photos (can you spot a celebrity or two?) and others were drawn from comic panels by Hugo Pratt, and still others appeared from the mind’s eye. My studio practice compressed in a page.
“But where’s the life drawing?!” you ask. Alright, it’s embarrassing, but here’s a self portrait drawn on the Odopod sketch site:
Now I feel naked.
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Posted on March 26, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
Posted on March 21, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
Just a quick post to say I’m backing a kickstarter project that ends today. P. Craig Russell has significantly influenced the way I think about comics and I look forward to learning more about his work through this DVD series. Take a look!
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Posted on March 14, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
Pelgrane Press, the publisher of the yet to be released 13th Age core book, posted some unfortunate news earlier today concerning the layout designer for the book:
Chris Huth has produced excellent art and layout for Pelgrane Press including Ashen Stars, Night’s Black Agents and 13th Age. Last week his apartment suffered extensive damage from a fire. (You can read more news reports here and here.) Luckily, no one was hurt, but he and his partner have lost their home and most of their possessions. His computer and software – the tools of his trade - and all backup drives have been destroyed with very little chance of recovery. Chris is sleeping in friends’ houses while he searches for somewhere to live.
Please go to the Pelgrane site to find out how you can help Chris and what this means for the 13th Age release schedule. Below is a small sample of Chris’ layout work for the book:
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Posted on March 9, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
Here’s a computer age novelty: an online sketching program that allows you to watch an animation of the creation of your sketch. Click the images below to watch them move.
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Posted on March 7, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
Photo by Georgia Ball (or was it Scott?)
I spent Emerald City Comicon with my son this year. With his help I was able to keep abreast of some of the happenings beyond my table. The next convention that he and I will attend together will be Stumptown Fest and if all goes according to plan he should have some of his artwork and comics available for sale, as well. At ECCC we both spent some time drawing behind the table. Below are some 13th Age commissions and you can find some of the drawings and photos by my son at his blog. My thanks to those who stopped by my table.
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Posted on February 28, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
War Horse is playing this weekend in Portland. Go here to find out more about the show. I give it “Thumbs Up!” and you can read my impressions below.
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