This strays from my typical posts but I do a lot of graphic design work and just thought I'd post something recent. This is an album layout for Detroits' DJ Edison, rockin' clubs throughout the midwest! Enjoy
So I went Back to the Drawing Board and this is the result of my latest creative delineation. It's worth noting that I forced myself to both draw and color this while driving above 88 mph, and for the most part I think I stayed in the lines. Y'know, my dad once told me his grade-school teachers used to say flying cars were just around the corner! Well, it's 2008, he's pretty pissed, and so am I! But at this point, I'll leave the flying cars to the future and be perfectly satisfied w/me very own hoverboard....even a pink one! Well, thanks for droppin by kids and remember to stick to dry land....that is... "unless you got power!"
So a friend of mine believes that Archangel is the superhero to end all superheros! He has even slandered the greatness that is spiderman whilst carrying the torch for this hanggliding hero. Alas, here be a pre pubescent version of my friend, waking to the miracle of mutant augmentation. Boy, puberty would have been alot less awkward if we all began developing a superpower wouldn't it? I'm sure I could have handled the let-down of being completely unable to grow a full beard much better had I been able to teleport or crush cars or something. Heck I'd even settle for that power from X2 where the kid could change tv channels by blinking. Oh well
So it's been a long time since I posted...to all those who would be fans if I posted on a near reg basis I do apologize. Anyhow, I just read Catcher in the Rye again and that book still goes by faster than most movies. In honor of J.D.'s accomplishment, I tried my own hand at the timeless anti-hero, Holden Caulfield. I've not seen him depicted visually before so it was great to start with a fresh palette. If you've read the book, you'll understand the artwork, if not, look away so as not to tarnish your own imagination before you read through a copy. I now realize this picture looks an awful lot like David the Knome smoking a pipe at a glance. But that's equally awesome.
Just wrapped up this piece for a draw off with artist and animator pal Jim Christopher (check his blog: http://jchristo.blogspot.com/ ) The guideline was "gangster rapper." You know he's gangsta because as you can see, he's been popped thrice and is still standing. Not to mention the 2-Pac tatt he's sportin' yo, that's right, look out son! Oh and for the record, I have no gang affiliation or loyalty, my stint with Johnny T. and the Greasers was short lived and ended bitterly. (though I still keep a lock of his hair)
It's Valentine's Day once again, so it's time to show some love. Here's that famous card tossing cajun to warm up the day for anyone who dreads this love it or hate it Hallmark holiday. Now go spread the love and stop crying.
Matt is a professional character animator and visual development artist having worked in both the video game and feature film industries. This blog is a place to post 2D work done either for leisure or client work (now out of disclosure.)