My name is Aaron Riddle...and I LOVE to draw.
That said, you would probably like to know a little more about me.
From my early childhood, I have always had a passion for sketching and doodling. It all began when I was a toddler and my parents would sit down with me on the floor with a giant pad of paper and draw together as a family for fun. That simple act of parenthood unleashed my enthusiasm for all types of art!
Throughout my school years I could be found at my drawing desk or computer creating artwork…from cartoons and illustrations to digital designs and videos. Of all the drawings I create, I always have the most fun when I make them for someone as a personal request…be it a drawing they want or one they want to give to a friend. I have been told several of my high school friends and college co-workers still have drawings I did for them years ago, and that means a great deal to me.
That is why I decided to start this website. I have always taken my drawing talents for granted thinking of them as no big deal. However as I have grown older, I have seen how people really enjoy and value my art when I create it for them personally…a one-of-a-kind drawing that no one else can have. So I thought why not let everyone have an opportunity to ask for their own personal drawing? You get a cool, custom drawing and I get to draw in my spare time. That is a win-win in my book!
So let me draw something for you and hopefully bring a smile to your face as well.
Cartoonist / Illustrator / Pet Pig Owner
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Actual Bio Information Written in the Third-Person:
Aaron Riddle is the creator and illustrator of the comic strip AFORD, which ran for 10 years as a weekly web comic strip and appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country. He has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and artist for clients across the country. Aaron also is known as one of the most recommended professional wedding officiants and photographers in the Northern Virginia region through his photography business Aaron Riddle Photography. He is also one of the founding partners of Black Label, a digital marketing agency located in Baltimore, MD.
Receiving a Bachelor of Visual and Performing Arts degree with a graphic design major in 2002, Aaron graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
Aaron is happily married, a proud father of two daughters, owner of pet pigs, and enjoys fitness, the outdoors, and supporting the Navy SEALs.
Interviews and Articles:
- Buy a Drawing Featured in The Winchester Star – October 8, 2016
- Aaron Riddle: Urban Beardsman of the Week – January 17, 2016