The Aaron Sims agency did some work for a possible Dragonriders of Pern TV series. Unfortunately the efforts stranded when Warner Brothers wanted changes to the series/script that neither director Ron Moore or Anne McCaffrey could agree with. I have seen prints of these cells on Anne McCaffrey's kitchen walls. Aaron Sims is one of the most innovative and versatile concept artists working in films today. To industry insiders, he is revered for his multi-faceted approach to creature development and design. To audiences, he is the genius behind many of today’s most memorable movie monsters. Sims’ youth in Arlington, Texas was filled with animation and highly detailed pencil renderings of nature that his father produced professionally, motivating Sims to follow his interests in art and animation. As a teenager he began working for the renowned illustrator Don Ivan Punchatz. In the mid-80s, Sims moved to Los Angeles to begin his career as a special effects makeup artist for the film industry. His work quickly attracted the attention of legendary Academy Award® winner Rick Baker, with whom Sims collaborated for the next twelve years. During that time, Sims served as a leading special effects artist on some of the most popular, defining movies of the 1990s: Gremlins 2, Batman Forever, Mighty Joe Young, Nutty Professor, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Men in Black. In the late 1990s, Sims started working for another Academy Award® winner, Stan Winston, who encouraged Sims’ pioneering methods. With advanced computers and cutting-edge software, Sims altered forever the industry’s process of design and development. In 2000, working through the Stan Winston Studio, Sims introduced his visionary design process to Steven Spielberg, and became the lead character designer for Artificial Intelligence: A.I. Sims created unprecedented designs for all of Spielberg’s robot characters and, in doing so, validated his groundbreaking approach to character creation. Having thus raised the bar in the concept design industry, Sims took the Stan Winston Studio to the forefront of innovative film design. During this exciting time, Sims co-founded Stan Winston Digital and led the studio, as art director and head concept artist, on such films as Constantine, Fantastic Four, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Eight Below, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Spielberg's War of the Worlds, and Tim Burton's Big Fish. You can visit the website here.

Concept art for the Dragonriders of Pern TV series produced by Aaron Sims for Celtic Rose Entertainment LLC. This piece is titled "The Impression". To watch this on the Aaron Sims website click here.

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As pictures go I think this is the best depcition of a hatching Ramoth walking towards Lessa, with a near dead Nemorth lying on the sand, that I have ever seen.


Concept art for the Dragonriders of Pern TV series produced by Aaron Sims for Celtic Rose Entertainment LLC. This piece is titled "Jaxom and Ruth". To watch this on the Aaron Sims website click here.

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This is without a doubt some of the best Pern art I have ever seen. I especially like Ruth and the way he's portrayed.


Both wonderful pieces of art are to be seen on the Aaron Sims website and are hanging framed on the wall in Anne McCaffrey's kitchen. However, in that hallowed place in Dragonhold-Underhill, with its so well known Kitchen Table hangs a third picture that isn't to be seen on the Aaron Sims website. It is framed behind glass and I only had time for a quick snapshot, so unfortunately this picture will have reflections in it from the kitchen cabinets on the opposite wall.

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