Scissor Hands

May 28, 2010

I worked on this for a while today and yesterday. This technique is pretty cool and allows me to go fast. Markers, acrylics, and colored pencils.

Photoshop WIP

May 21, 2010

This is something I’ve been messing with in Photoshop. It’s Abram in his Walden gear, looking a little like a Disney version of Judge Dredd.

This is as finished as it’s going to get. I had a lot more planned for it, and the rendering is somewhat incomplete, but I got burned out. 

I like using lots of different mediums on the same piece normally. With Photoshop I’m eventually restricted only to the tablet and it can get tedious. I find that Photoshop is as valid a medium for art as any other, but I prefer traditional mediums myself and I really like having a singular object at the end of the creative process. I guess I’m a little materialistic, hehe.

Photoshop Piece

May 20, 2010

I was looking for an old painting to put on the myspace earlier today when I came across some old Photoshop stuff I did a while back. I decided to try my hand at it again. This is a close-up Abram portrait done without reference and straight from the ol’ imagination.

I did the following paintings for a group exhibition. The theme of the show is to paint on old vinyl records, and it’s called “Life After Vinyl.” It’s being put on by Andy Brown, and will be held in the Sell Me Your Socks Gallery in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I met Andy at the Anaheim Comic Con, and I really appreciate the opportunity to work with him and the other great artists that will be showing.

To tell the truth, I’m anxious – as this would be my first show and so many good artists will be showing in the same space. But still, I hope the paintings will make the cut.

Here’s the link to the gallery and the direct link to the show below it:

The first one is called “Streisand Superman,” and the second is “A Happening in Central Park.” Both are acrylic on vinyl. The paintings were inspired by the music on the records themselves. To me, these images speak the sounds of Streisand.

May 9, 2010

WOO! Alright 1st post…. This drawing I’ve strung up is about the ol’ story “Alice In Wonderland”. Just basic sketching and shadow modeling, painting comes later. Ill hopefully be able to post the finished product this week after finals.         -Matt

This is the next painted page I did. This one was done over the course of a few nights after work. In all, it took me 17 1/2 hours. That’s a pretty significant amount of time (3 1/2 hours longer than the last one), so I’m hoping that the more I do it, the faster I get.

In this page, a cyborg entertainer with a giant gun arm gets hit in the head with with his own mimed, invisible – “cloaked” – staff.  Abram, on the business end, expects the worst but gets a cheap gag. It makes more sense when you read the full scene… I think…

You might recognize the entertainer, in the top panel, from earlier pages and from the painting of him riding on the tiny car a couple posts below. His name is Circxez.