Sunday, July 7, 2013

Planet-Pulp / Hero Complex Gallery : RED : Meryl Silverburgh


This piece was created for the RED show that just showcased in Los Angeles and was curated by the Hero Complex Gallery in conjunction with Planet-Pulp

The theme of the show was quite simple -- RED. I chose to illustrate my favorite redhead of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Meryl Silverburgh. This should probably be my last MGS piece for a while. 
Yeah, right. 

Photos from the show can be seen here

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Seeing RED

I recently finished a piece for this. I've seen a lot of the submissions from the rest of the collaborators, and I can safely say that this will be a killer show!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NowForce Video Illustrations for Epipheo

Okay. I'll admit, I'm really terrible at keeping my blog updated regularly. I aim to fix that (yeah right, we'll see). In an attempt to get things current around here again, I thought I'd share the goods on a recent project I collaborated on with the fine folks of  Epipheo!
It all started at the Cincinnati Comic Expo last summer. I was showcasing with the rest of the Black Rose crew, and the Cincinnati branch of Epipheo had a booth set up there as well. This was probably the first time I'd seen an ad agency set up shop at a comic book convention, so they definitely caught my eye. Later on during the show, Daniel Armstrong (Director of Design at Ephipheo) swung by our table and dropped off some business cards. I soon followed up to find that they were trying to put together a video with the feel of a motion comic. And just like that, it all made sense! 

Fast forward a few months and here we are. I was tasked with creating illustrations and assets for a NowForce video campaign. In short, NowForce is an emergency response application for smartphones that informs off-duty emergency respondents of emergencies nearby, allowing  faster response in times of need. Not that I need to explain -- that's what the video is for! 


A big thanks to Erika Johns for steering the ship masterfully on this project, and to Luke Lehenbauer for showing me the ropes on how to draw stuff so that he can animate it properly! That was something of a learning curve! I do hope we'll all cross paths on a new project soon.

Definitely check out more from Epipheo -- they house some major talent. AND -- they work standing up all day at their station! I'm told it aids in circulation and digestion, and I'm inclined to believe. Perhaps I'll master it some day. Until then, they are in a league of their own.

A. 



















Thursday, September 13, 2012

NEW STUFF

Okay, so I'm a little behind on updates. Here are some new things from the art desk over the past month.

Planet-Pulp did a Femme Fatale themed gallery in August, and I chose to do some illustrations of Elle Driver from Quentin Tarantino's film Kill Bill.



I also did a Psylocke illustration for Planet-Pulp's X-Men themed gallery from the previous month. 
Here's a Punisher sketch I knocked out while grabbing a drink with one of my pals. 
And finally, a Wolverine watercolor sketch. I'd really like to do more with watercolors, I must say. 

Aside from all of that, I've just wrapped the 7th issue of BLACK ROSE. I'm very pleased with the issue overall, and can't wait to show it! Here are a few snippets.







I guess it's been a busy month! 
Thanks for stopping by.
~Aaron






Tuesday, July 31, 2012

X CONTRACT - HOW WOULD I

Recently did the cover for X Contract's new single "How Would I".

Check 'em out -- good dudes that make good tunes!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BLACK ROSE TRADE PAPERBACK

Black Rose, Book 1: Between Worlds is now available for purchase at the online store!

This volume collects Black Rose issues #1-6 (our entire current run) along with seven all-new additional pages. Produced specifically for this book, these new pages enhance the atmosphere of certain locales and include an all-new introductory scene.

This has been a very long time coming, and I am quite happy to announce this!
















Thursday, June 28, 2012

UPCOMING CONVENTION SCHEDULE

Here's my convention lineup for the summer and fall months -- hope to see you at a show!
I'll be taking commissions at all shows (I'm always open for commissions), so if you are interested in commissioning some original artwork, send me an email with the details: minieraj@gmail.com.

IKASUCON
July 13-15 (Fri-Sun)
Fort Wayne, IN
Time to get my anime on! Brandon and I will be manning the booth and we're looking forward to introducing Black Rose to an all new audience!  If you are looking for a commission at this show -- it's worth noting that I am very partial to the Cowboy Bebop cast, but anything else is fair game too! 
Catch the rest of the convention details here.

ASH CON
August 26 (Sunday)
Indianapolis, IN
Black Rose is returning to Indy for Ash Con! Chris and I will be there and it's gonna be gnarly. If you bought some BR loot at the previous show, now's your chance to bring it back for a full set of autographs! 
Catch the rest of the convention details here.

CINCINNATI COMICS EXPO
September 22 -23 (Sat-Sun)
Cincinnati, OH
Well, the training wheels are coming off and this will be Black Rose's biggest convention to date. Gonna get intense! 
The entire BR team will all be there -- sure to be a fun show! 
Catch the rest of the convention details here. 


Here are some examples of what to expect as far as commissions go...