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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Aaron John GregoryMale/United States Group :iconprehistory-alive: Prehistory-Alive
Bringing prehistory back to life
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Aaron John Gregory
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi! I am an illustrator and graphic cartoonist who dabbles quite a bit in biological illustration and scientific visualization. I graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor's in Fine Art Degree in Illustration from the Academy of Art, University in San Francisco, California in Fall of 2014. I'm also an alumni of the legendary, Kubert School of Graphic Art, in Dover, NJ where I studied from 2009-2010.

In 2012, my wife and I started a boutique clothing company called Cotton Crustacean. Scroll down to see our designs, featuring my scientific illustrations of prehistoric marine life, printed on premium, American Apparel tees. Visit us at www.cottoncrustacean.com

When not drawing crabs or sea cucumbers, I play guitar and sing in the progressive rock band, GIANT SQUID (www.giantsquidlives.com) and play bass in the Jaws obsessed, pirate-sludge band, SQUALUS (going-to-need-a-bigger-boat.ba…).

Current Residence: Sharp Park, Pacifica, CA
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Helicoprion by aaronjohngregory
Helicoprion
Now with correct dentures!!

In the final 48 hours of our Kickstarter campaign, we'd like to offer our backers the ultimate toothy ADD-ON... a fifth BONUS-BEAST... the LIVING BUZZ-SAW... the new and improved... HELICOPRION!

New reward tiers have been added, enabling you to up your selection from four shirts or prints, to FIVE! That way you get all four original 2016 Kickstarter designs, and the indomitable HELICOPRION!

Does he look familiar? Watch the short video to learn why - youtu.be/lp8vRLdb0wU

Then visit here to grab yourself one of the craziest creatures of the Carboniferous - www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…

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COTTON CRUSTACEAN on KICKSTARTER, RIGHT NOW! by aaronjohngregory
COTTON CRUSTACEAN on KICKSTARTER, RIGHT NOW!

The time is finally here! After countless LONG days at the drawing table and endless late nights at the computer, the 2016 Cotton Crustacean KICKSTARTER is live - www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…

We're so excited about our FOUR BRAND NEW DESIGNS! And equally stoked about all of our tees also being printed on BLACK for the first time as well!

More importantly, this campaign is to raise money to pull off our biggest opportunity yet; exhibiting at WONDERCON in Los Angeles this March! We have a lot on the line now, and our goal is high; we have to print about 1400 shirts for this huge show.

So please, take a second, visit our Kickstarter campaign page, watch our little video, and check out the new critters available on American Apparel tees, each in its own unique color, AND black! Help us take this crunchy little company to the big leagues!

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Shonisaurus popularis by aaronjohngregory
Shonisaurus popularis

The last of the new beasts - the enormous Shonisaurus popularis, a 50ft long ichthyosaur from the late Triassic. Also, the state fossil of Nevada, which is super awesome and gives me an excuse to hit up some musuems in that state!

Get this guy on a American Apparel shirt via my t-shirt boutique at our latest Kickstarter, here - www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…

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Edestus Giganteus by aaronjohngregory
Edestus Giganteus
Edestus Giganteus, the "scissor-tooth" shark! Get this guy on a American Apparel shirt via my t-shirt boutique at our latest Kickstarter, here - www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…

Here's a quote from Wikipedia about this freak show - "Little is known about E. giganteus apart from a single set of teeth currently housed in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Paleontological studies suggest that E. giganteus, unlike modern-day sharks, did not shed worn or broken teeth. Rather, it continued growing new teeth and gums near the back of the mouth, eventually pushing the older teeth and gums forward, until they protruded from the mouth. It is not clear what function the strange teeth performed.

E. giganteus is estimated to have grown to about the size of the modern-day great white shark, thus probably making it one of the top sea predators of its day. As with all other members of the genus, it is not clear how E. giganteus could catch, or eat its prey."
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Megalograptus Eurypterid by aaronjohngregory
Megalograptus Eurypterid
The Megalograptus! A four foot long Eurypterid, more commonly known as the giant sea scorpion! You may have seen this nasty fellow in the BBC show, Sea Monsters: Walking with Dinosaurs. Get this guy on a American Apparel shirt via my t-shirt boutique at our latest Kickstarter, here - www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…

This dude kicked my ass, and got some serious white-out facial and appendage surgery in the 20th hour, cause I'm a moron who forgot about something called perspective.
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AAU article by aaronjohngregory

Walked in to class today on the first day of my very last week, ever, as an BFA student in Illustration at AAU, and saw this huge one page feature article in the Academy of Art, University paper. Of course, I did the interwiew a while back, so knew something was going to come out eventually, but a FULL PAGE!? Honored and floored. My teachers we're equally stoked and proud to see it. What a great way to wrap up 5.5 years of non-stop, full time art school.

Here's a digital version of it online - much easier to read. blogs.academyart.edu/newspaper…
  • Listening to: Googoosh
  • Reading: Gardners Non-Western Perspective Art History
  • Watching: Boardwalk Empire
  • Playing: Metal Gear 5 hopefully soon
  • Drinking: Lots of Coffee, Anchor Steam Holiday Brew

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eagc7 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, i just wanted to wish you a very happy holidays and new years :) hope you have an great time!
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! You too!
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eagc7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thx! :)
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AndronicusVII Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Happy birthday!
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GlasGalahad Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, great master artist!
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eagc7 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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tjgcrush1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
happy b-day
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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
thanks for the favoritism
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the ink slinging inspiration!
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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
inspired be me?  oooh.  i feel so sorry for you....
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kams-touch-art Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm such like a kid and anvious very very good and beautiful work!!!!
You'll be an inspiration!!!!
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kams-touch-art Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just WAOUHHHHHHH
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
WWWHHHOOOAAHH!
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Nihilustra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks for watching, and congratulations for your beautiful work ! 
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! You too, keep it up.
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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
thanks for watching
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure. Inspiring inking, sir.
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MexicaniaiKataraINC Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday, enjoy your day.
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late thanks, but thanks!!
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UltraGWRzilla Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yo! Better late than never on the thanks, but I appreciate it!
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UltraGWRzilla Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your Welcome :)
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :D :iconcaekplz:
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks comix queen!
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Cupercrusader Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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