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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Aaron John GregoryMale/United States Group :iconprehistory-alive: Prehistory-Alive
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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. For hire inquiries, please contact me via aaronjohngregory.com

I graduated sum laude and as class 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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Giant Squid Tattoo Design Comission by aaronjohngregory
Giant Squid Tattoo Design Comission
My entire "Inktober" month's worth of output in one drawing.

What a beast... 19"x24" commission piece. Intended to be a tattoo design, with all the elements requested by the client, like the statue of the privateer guy who is his ancestor, the raging mermaid, the astronaut and diver reaching for each other, etc... He also wanted some Giant Squid nods as he's a big fan of the band. Originally he requested I draw every member of the band in the tentacles, which I put the cabosh on, for his and my sake. But I put elements from all of our albums... the Minoan axe, the metridium anemones on the squid, the big megalodon teeth aka "tongue stones", a seastar, crayfish claws, and sevengill shark for the Ichthyologist. The shonisaurus skull embraced by a giant squid has some extra meaning as well, if you google shonisaurus fossil placement theories.

Lots of fun, but damn I'm glad this is done. Been staring at me from the drawing table for quite some time.
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So totally honored by this...

Sci-Fi Japan ran a cool feature on my comic book cover art for Godzilla: Rage Across Time, allowing me to explain my process of creating it, from concept to finished art. Check it out if you want to get nerdy about illustration or Godzilla!

ARTICLE HERE

  • 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
GODZILLA: Rage Across Time - Issue 2 RI cover by aaronjohngregory
GODZILLA: Rage Across Time - Issue 2 RI cover

Final approval from TOHO Studios came in yesterday, so... here it is! A life time in the making in so many ways; my first real comic book work - a retailer incentive cover for GODZILLA: Rage Across Time, issue 2, written by Chris Mowry and Kahlil Schweitzer with interior art by Tadd Galusha.

My favorite character, EVER, smashing through one of my most beloved periods of time... my head and heart are simultanesously exploding. Couldn't be more stoked and proud to have been part of this, and to contribute to a super tiny little chunk of the official Godzilla universe.

Eternal thanks to my bro, Chris Mowry, who has believed in me since long before I went to art school, and made this a reality for me.

And thanks to my sister Mandi Thompson for calling me out on my horse anatomy. I fixed it! (I think).

Issue comes out in September, so tell your local book shop to order lots of copies so they'll get some of these super rare retailer incentive versions!

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Cabin in the Woods, Wave Approaches by aaronjohngregory
Cabin in the Woods, Wave Approaches
This was an album cover commission that the band ended up not using. They wanted a dilapidated cabin, overgrown in a Northwest forest, with a massive tsunami approaching in the far distance. Hopefully they use it for something else.

Done in acrylic, with a hint of photoshop darkening and color adjustment. 
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Process by aaronjohngregory

So totally honored by this...

Sci-Fi Japan ran a cool feature on my comic book cover art for Godzilla: Rage Across Time, allowing me to explain my process of creating it, from concept to finished art. Check it out if you want to get nerdy about illustration or Godzilla!

ARTICLE HERE

  • 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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happy bday
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thanks for the favoritism
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Jennyben Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Wow, amazing gallery!!! 
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank youuuuuu!
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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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thx! :)
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Happy birthday!
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Happy Birthday, great master artist!
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Happy Birthday!
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happy b-day
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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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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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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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thanks for watching
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