Friday, July 12, 2013

Independent Pale Ale

Website is back up--- had to dust off my memory banks for how to make a website, and, unfortunately, buy my old domain back at a hefty rate.  Please check it out, pass it around.  Onward...

I've been busy.  Raising a baby, taking a new full time job at Founders Brewing, and working in the yard has soaked up most of my energy, if not my time.  I've been tacking away at a commission for a local entrepreneur.  Occasionally I sit and sketch, although I can tell I'm getting rusty.  Spent some quality time brewing a long-overdue batch of beer using fresh hops from my yard over Independence Day weekend.  Here's a sketch from my point of view, enjoy!  --Aaron

Friday, June 7, 2013

Website down, temporarily...?

My website is down due to a combination of my lacking of annual organization, and my registrar's ineptitude for reminders.  It might be another month or two before I can buy my domain again, so hopefully the blog will do until then.  Feel free to scope about, or just do a google search of my name for some pretty pictures.  Email me at !

Monday, November 12, 2012


I got to workin' on a poster and ad for the immensely skilled and lovely Audacious this weekend.  World Hoop Day will bring hoopers from all walks to Grand Rapids, MI for all sorts of hooping shenanigans and the premier of The Hooping Life.

I brought back some classic ink and digital media, it went a lot faster than I expected.  Thanks for looking!

Here is the final poster

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's been too long since I sat down at the drawing table and just started drawing stuff.  This is the first thing I drew... anatomy's a bit funny but it's a fantasy drawing, so let's leave it at that.

Monday, September 3, 2012

I had the wonderful opportunity to design and draw this poster for a local Professor of Criminal Justice. Media is ink, black pencil, pastel, and digital.  

Monday, August 6, 2012

New prints available!

A couple of NEW ITEMS in my store, thanks to the folks at Society6!  Prints for your wall, iPod, iPhone, et al.  Contact me if you see something you'd like me to add to the store.  AaronRossell @

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cantina @ Brewery Vivant

Tried to vectorize this but it's been too long to make it worth it.  This is just for fun anyway!

Here's a last minute one I thought would be funny to submit, boobs:

Friday, July 20, 2012


Today was a beautiful day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Deeeeep End

A couple different layouts for a beer release at Harmony Brewing Co, where I'm currently a brewer in training.  I used water proof ink on bristol for the squid, and ink on high-gloss paper for the type.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Watercolor and pastel, 2012.
Artwork done for Hannah Rose Graves and the End of the World Family Band.  This format is set-up for a poster, with plenty of potential for album artwork.  Had a lot of fun drawing this one!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Golden Lion Tamarin

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Recently, fellow Grand Rapidian and arts-awareness-entrepreneur Jenn Schaub asked me some questions.  Check out the written interview here:

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Ballpoint and graphite pencil, 15 min
Graphite pencil, 25 min

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


My friend Nick asked me to reintroduce my Giant character as a cameo of sorts in his picture book he's working on.  It was a lot of fun, and I hope to develop some more scenarios with our curiously furry giant.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Friday, January 20, 2012


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Ink and Digital 2012.

Sunday, January 8, 2012