Aaron Humphres

Illustrator, concept design, and storyboard artist, Vancouver, WA


I am an illustrator living in Vancouver, WA with my girlfriend and our two fiesty cats. I am one of those artists who is constantly creating and drawing his own stories either in kid's books or comic books.

I have published a children's book through Action Lab Comics called "Rosco: Alien Wildlife Photographer" and am currently working on another book for kids. The other project I am working on is a 12 issue comic book series called "Godlings". You can find previews for both of these projects on my site.

I started drawing in 6th grade after I discovered comic books. My first comic book was Chris Claremont's X-men followed shortly by Masumune Shirow's Appleseed. Growing up in the Eighties I was surrounded by imaginative toys and comic books that really inspired me to draw and write my own stories.

Art was also a form of therapy for me in dealing with the death of my father and other hardships of growing up. In my worlds I could draw anything and write what I wanted to say. This has become a very important theme in the development of my personal projects. Art has and will always be a major part of my life moving forward. I hope all reading this will take the journey with me.


Experience

Storyboard artist and illustrator at Smart Fish Productions
2017 – Present Portland OR
Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Storyboard Artist at Deep Sky Studios
2010 – 2016 Portland, OR

Education

Media Arts and Animation at Portland Art Institute
2009 – 2010 Portland, OR
Digital Technology and Culture at Washington State University
2004 – 2004 Pullman, WA
Fine Arts at Washington State University
1999 – 2002 Pullman, WA

Clients

  • Microsoft
  • Adobe
  • Warner Brothers
  • Verizon
  • Intel
  • Portland State University
  • Washington Construction Company
  • Dick Hannah Car Dealerships
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Gateway to College
  • Connectikon

Specialties

  • Traditional drawing and inking

Skills

  • Traditional Drawing and inking
  • Digital drawing and inking
  • Digital coloring
  • Photo manipulation
  • Graphic Design