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    Back to the basics! Updated daily

    I'm a concept artist in the game industry and went to SCAD for undergraduate in Sequential art (comic books). I used to be much more active on the forums, but have taken a long break. Now I'm back!

    I've been very busy with work and a bit of freelance recently, and personal art has slipped through the cracks. Now it's time to take an active effort to return to fundamentals. Stay tuned for updates!









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    I'm starting up a new side project -- following the 'skillful huntsman' model, I'm doing some illustrations to go along with a grimm fairytale. I've chosen "the white snake" -- which includes a nice selection of environments and a handful of characters. I'll be starting with the locations. Stop by to see more as I update them!





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    whoa that environment is so nice! great stuff

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    Awsome start for a sketchbook
    those still lifes look ace
    ill be staying tuned

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    thanks for the feedback, guys! I got in one more tonight.... with any luck, I'll keep up this healthy pace



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    Cool, another SCAD-ite! Which one did you attend, Savannah or Atlanta?

    Anyway, that first envrio is absolutely gorgeous and your rendering skills are pretty keen, too. Looking forward to seeing more!

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    Good start! I really like the feel to the first environment. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

    concept art rules!
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    bad_painter: I went to SCAD savannah, and majored in comic books.

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Here are some more photo-reffed still life paintings.





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    Very nice start to a sketchbook.
    Enviros are fantastic. Look forward to more.

    Might I ask what brush you're using for the kitchenware still lifes?

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    Here's some pears that I painted from a photo. Generally I spend about an hour and half on studies like these. Someday I'll move up to a full still life, though I'm going to stick with one or two objects for now.



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    Nice pears, hehe.

    RE your question: All the value studies currently in my blog were done in Painter Tool SAI, using a smeary brush. There's a free trial available, should give it a go.

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    Great work so far, your stuff gets better and better every time you post. Keep up the good work!

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    Really incredible stuff! cant wait to see more.

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    hey matt,

    great you´re back to the forums, I had read an interview about you over the internet and found your work ever since really amazing. keep up posting please

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    Hi Matt. I like it very much what I see here. 5 ***** stars

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    Oh man ... damed ... those still lifes look so awsomly realistic ... great work ..killer work .. stunning ... !!!!!

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    Woah those life studies look really great. Love the blending and colors! Damn fricking tasty!

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    love your stuff, waiting to see more! especially some more complex studies! cheers

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    Wow, I'm really surprised by all of this positive feedback! It's good to know that I'm not the only one that likes cups, bowls, and spheres. Here's a lunchtime cornell box: (they are common radiosity tests for 3D artists, though I made up my own composition)



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    Here is a still life from life and a sculpture study from a photo of a polykleidos piece.





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    Here's a quickie... from a photo.... we're in crunch mode at work, so I'm tired

    At the end of a long stressful day, it is really nice to paint fruit!



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    Sweet updates, that still life is immense!

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    beautiful just inspired me to start doing more still lifes
    have a good one
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    Lots of good stuff going on here~

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    Here's my progress on the character of the week competition: Junkyard golem. The first one is my underpainting, and the second one is my current progress. I'm thinking about spending one more lunchtime to finish it off.



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    Nice sketchbook. I'm liking the way this is headed. I especially like the fruit sketch, that one is very well done. I dont really have any crits, it looks like this is all headed in a good direction. Cheers'

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    great start man, good idea of a radiosity study in 2d!

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    great work in here man. I love your use of color, and you have a strong sense of composition. The lighting is superb and always leads to a strong focal point.

    Your life studies are truly inspirational, if i wasn't in class right now, i'd be doing my own.

    I'm definitely going to be watching this thread, i look forward to updates.

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    thanks for the kind words everybody!!! Here's my final for the CHOW.



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