A blue Horse.   Leave a comment

A blue horse painting  in cubist inspired style by Aarron Laidig

This is 9″ wide X 12″ high on paper. Painted with acrylic paints.
Prints of this Blue Horse painting can be had HERE. Think it is around page 3 or so, I am too lazy to actually go to the site so I’m using that as an excuse to make you look at lots of my art on the way to finding this blue horse painting.
It is worth it. I paint some odd stuff. Have fun perusing the Aarron Gallery.

Posted January 21, 2024 by Aarron in Random Paintings

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Logging Truck and style/technique blah blah   Leave a comment

This is a few months old at photo time and I probably shoulda lotioned it before taking the pic. It serves it’s purpose though.
Logging Truck obviously, cool one to do. Not very big. Totally liked doing it and glad I got to see the healed version.

logging truck tattoo port angeles wa


No grey washing on this, all was done with a small liner in a pencil and ink style with straight up undiluted ink so it will last till the end of time without blurring out like a lot of washed pieces do after a bunch of years. Not picking on grey washes, I’, usually doing it that way myself day to day, but it gives an artificial appearance of details. This type of tattooing is times taking, looks a bit different, and because it is lacking those washes can’t get all smeared looking. Much prefer this over the other because of that. Washes are quick and easy though. It is also the look most people currently want. I see a F-ton by newer tattooers that are extremely overdone. They have no clue how they will look in twenty years. They will if they keep at it, but if not they’ll just think “I did awesome” while having no clue. I see so many tattoos these days on people under thirty that look like their tattoos are dang near as old as them.

There is a saying may tattooers have that goes “Bold will hold.” There is truth in it, but really what it is we see is that those base lines hold. Doesn’t matter if they are bold. There is no bold here, but it is if ripped apart all lines. Over many years it will soften and fade a bit, but will always remain readable and have detail. The same image treated in the way most blackwork tattooing is done now that is not big and bold would at this point appear more detailed at a glance because of tonal values being used to create the illusion of depth and detail. Over time though as those tattoos age they lose a lot of that and kinda meld together. The grey styles used with just a singular wash and mixed with traditional shading hold better than the ones with multiple wash mixes. You see five different levels instead of just two on the tattooers station you can bet it will be a smear long before it’s time unless it is a tattoo that is also done with very bold lines and low amounts of actual detail. Those lines will hold. It’ll make the rest work. I enjoy tiny detail, and I like thin detailed sketch like lines over the sharpie marker look so many are into currently. I enjoy the use of drawing skills while working. Every detail is drawn in when looking at the above image. No coloring book type shade and fill. It feels rewarding to do a piece in this style.

Drawbacks to this type of work? If a client doesn’t like the feel of line work it sucks. On the other hand some people like that feeling and hate the feel of shading and coloring. Could go either way. It takes more time than doing standard washes of feathering in quick shade. It is tedious so it isn’t quick. That makes it a bit more costly usually. This one for example was a pretty fast one off session, but I could have done two of them in the same time if I’d pulled out a mag and used some watered down ink. It also would have in a ways look more detailed to a majority of people. Ten years from now it’d still look cool. It wouldn’t look like this one will though.

Not dogging on washes btw. I do that style more often. It is the style people want right now. It is good styles change and trends come and go. I’ve worked through a lot of trends. They keep things interesting. This style is more fun for me though. It also calls on those illustration skills. Most tattooing doesn’t.

Anyways, enough blah blah about the style. My next client is also black and grey, but done with no liner, just a mag shader, and washes will be happening. I’ll let him read this if he is into it and we’ll talk about how the two styles differ and the benefits of each in much greater detail than I just did if he’s interested.

Posted January 17, 2024 by Aarron in Tattoos by Aarron, Yabber Jabber Blabber

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Pit Bull Blue Bubby   Leave a comment

Another small 9″ wide x 12″ high cubism inspired animal painting on paper. This one is of my own dog. It’s pseudonym is bubby. That isn’t it’s real name. I don’t call bubby. My wife and my daughter call it that.

american pitbull cubism painting small by Aarron Laidig

You possibly really dig ┬áPit Bulls, and this one is pretty sweet, so maybe you’d dig a print, sticker, or even a greeting card with this image. If so you can get it HERE.

Posted December 4, 2023 by Aarron in Random Paintings

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Rooster   Leave a comment

Still on the little cubism inspired kick. This time I have made a rooster.

cubist rooster painting by aarron Laidig

This is (like the last one) just 9″ wide x 12″ high on paper. Prints can be purchased of this rooster HERE.

Posted November 14, 2023 by Aarron in Random Paintings

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Semi-custom, expressive, cubist inspired animal paintings project.   Leave a comment

Your chance to get an original painting for just $100.
Yes, an original, not a print.

Semi-custom, expressive, cubist inspired animal paintings project

These are 9″ wide x 12″ high. They are painted with acrylics on stiff paper.
This deal ($100 for an original) is for a semi-custom painting in this style and as stated.
You tell me the type of animal you’d like. You also tell me if you have a specific color you’d like included.
I will then make a painting for you. You must pic it up in person at my studio. The original is yours.
It is that simple.
If you cannot pick it up in person and need it shipped I will do so in the USA only. The fee for the original without in person pickup is $150.
Still an insanely low cost for an original.

Note this says Semi-custom, expressive, cubist inspired animal paintings. Animals only. You pick the animal and give a single color to be worked in. The rest is all up to me. The finished product is going to be something like the examples above, but still a surprise.

If you would like this done before Christmas, please order before December 5th.



Semi-custom animal painting

Animal and Color?



This project is basically a for fun thing. If you wish to commission a painting of this style in a different size, on a different substrate, or with more specific details of your choice included you may, but at my normal fees. Please contact me through Facebook HERE, or Instagram HERE if you are wishing something of that sort.

Estimated time for completion of painting after ordering is 2 weeks.

Prints from the paintings in this project will be available via Fine Art America as the paintings are completed.

As always, I retain all rights to my work. This special offer for an original does not include any rights, nor is it considered a work commission. The offer is as stated without any deviations from what explained.

Posted November 14, 2023 by Aarron in The Mix

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Wally   Leave a comment

I was never great at coming up with titles for paintings. I used to just refuse. Always it was “Untitled.” This is proof I have always had the problem. The title of this small cubist-ish painting of a walrus is Wally. I had three stuffed animals as a kid. A walrus named Wally, a shark named Sharky, and a dolphin named Dolphy. Yep, I was working hard on those names.

Anyways, 9″ wide by 12″ high acrylic on paper. Wally.

wally the cubist-ish walrus painting by Aarron Laidig.

You can get prints of this HERE – Wally Walrus Via Pixels/Fine art America, along with cards and I even put it on a shirt because I liked it so much. I’m having a ton of fun messing with this style.

Posted November 11, 2023 by Aarron in Random Paintings

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Cubist-ish piggy   Leave a comment

A little piggy. 9″ wide X 12″ high on paper. Painted with acrylics. I have been drawing a lot of animals inspired by early cubists of late. I decided to do something with paint. This is my first. I’m into it. Definitely going to hit this fun style hard.

Cubist-ish piggy in cubism style small painting by Aarron Laidig

You can get prints of this little piggy HERE – via Pixels/Fine Art America.

Posted November 9, 2023 by Aarron in Random Paintings

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