Monday, October 20, 2014

Art Test

Got permission to post a recent art test. This was my first attempt at something this polished and realistic. I unfortunately did not get the job, but it was a great learning experience. thanks to all my buds for the help on this along the way.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

2 Sketches

A couple of recent environment sketches. One focusing on brush strokes, the other on interesting shapes and composition.

Monday, June 30, 2014

"A joke a day, keeps the gloom away!"

Joker for Sketch Dailies

El Matador State Beach

A digital plein air painting from my trip to L.A. with Nicholas Schumaker. Check his work out at

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Style Exercise

An alternative style exercise for my Environment Sketching for Production class. Inspired by Eyvind Earle, Mary Blair and Nick Parpan.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Film Studies for Maciej Kuciara's class

I was fortunate enough to be allowed to sit in on an advanced entertainment design class taught by Maciej Kuciara. Class one's assignment was film frame studies in black and white.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Orc Peon

The topic today on the Spitpaint group on facebook. No photo textures allowed and the piece must be completed in under 30 minutes. Started as a spitpaint, then progressed into a little more. Only about 2 hours spent on this. Trying to nail down that style that Ryan Lang has been doing on those awesome Gargoyles pieces. Here is some process. =)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Color Application

Another attempt at a previously tried style. No color or reference used. Completed in just over an hour. Very inspired by Shaddy Safadi and Mike Yamada.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Recent Sketches

Some recent work that I have posted up on my instagram @aaroncandraw. I have been focusing on color and light recently, by far my biggest weakness as an artist. There are also a couple of doodles from my sketchbook for the past few weeks.