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" I was interested in doing something in color that is a polar opposite of black and white drawing. I’m a fan of risograph printing and the color palette is inspired by some of those prints I have in my collection. I think the use of color changes the mood of the piece in a compelling way."



Aaron Beatty is an illustrator, painter, comic book and digital artist from Philadelphia PA; a city that plays a major role in his life and work. Aaron has been making art from an early age starting with copying panels from his favorite comic books. This interest led him to study at The High School of Creative and Performing Arts, Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. Over the years he has worked in the comic book industry as an inker, a freelance illustrator, art director and teacher just to name a few.

A Hand from the Shadow by Aaron Beatty