Aug
07

Hellboy at the Cemetary – Portrait Oil Painting

Really enjoyed reading Hellboy / BPRD so thought I’d take a crack at an oil painting verison of the character. Also wanted to pay a little more attention to the background on this piece than some of my other comic painting attempts.

Hellboy at the Cemetary - Portrait Oil Painting

Aug
06

Yoda on Dagobah – Oil Painting

I wanted to push a comic style painting a little more impressionistic and why not give everyone’s favorite Star Wars Jedi Master, Yoda, the treatment. This whole painting was done primarily with a just a palette knife.

Yoda on Dagobah - Oil Painting

Apr
30

Catwoman Crouching 01 Portrait Oil Painting

Recently completed “Catwoman Crouching 01” Oil Painting. This was the first time I’d tried a female comic character and I find them a little harder to do then their male counterparts.

Catwoman Crouching 01 Portrait Oil Painting

Feb
09

Hulk Smash Brick Wall Oil Painting

Recently completed “Hulk Smash Brick Wall” Oil Painting. I was playing around with more of a limited palette than normal and only used about 6 colours in this painting (white, yellow, 2 greens, burnt and raw sienna).

Hulk Smash Brick Wall Oil Portrait Painting

Nov
29

The Flash 01 Oil Painting & Pencil Sketch Study

Recently completed The Flash Oil Painting

The Flash 01 Oil Portrait Painting

This was the original pencil sketch study for the painting:

The Flash 01 Portrait Study Sketch

Sep
06

Optimus Prime Transformer Marker Sketch

This was a quick sketch I did for a weekly OzComics competition and WON: Optimus Prime Draw Off

Optimus Prime Transformer Marker Sketch

Aug
23

Store Now Open

The MattElder.com online store is now open! http://www.mattelder.com/store

Here you can inquire about purchasing original artworks and/or purchase MattElder.com artworks on various product ranges through the new MattElder.com Cafepress shopfront http://www.cafepress.com/mattelder

Over time I add new artworks but if there is a specific artwork you’d like to see on a product range, feel free to drop me a line and I’ll see what can be arranged matt@mattelder.com

Jul
24

Female Gambit Digital Painting

This was something I was having a bit of fun with for a couple of nights before I went to sleep. Just thought the idea of a female Gambit was cool and meant I could use colours I thought would be appropriate.

Female Gambit Digital Painting

Pencils by ComfortLove – http://comfortlove.deviantart.com/art/Chick-Gambit-91981925
Colours by Matt Elder (me)

Jul
06

Australiana Between the Flags

A colleague of a client had completed their in time Australia and was heading back to Canada. In that time they’d become a keen surfer while in Australia so wanted to give a surfboard with a very Australian theme. The turnaround time on this one was very tight and first time I’d ever properly airbrushed a piece so a real matter of laying the tracks right infront of the oncoming train.

Airbrush on Fibreglass Surfboard – 0.5 x 1.8m (20” x 6’3”)

Australiana Between the Flags

Jun
20

How to Draw & Paint: Masterclass 03: Shoe Still Life Oil Painting

I recently completed a shoe still life painting for the 2011 Foot Locker Art Prize and created an accompanying free time lapse video tutorial of the painting from start to finish. This is a new addition to the How to Draw & Paint: Masterclass series and hope you enjoy!

How to Draw & Paint: Masterclass 03: Shoe Still Life Oil Painting by mattelder.com from Matt Elder on Vimeo.

Below is the finalised painting – “Running Against the Sun”, Oil Still Life Painting Oil on Gessoboard – 30.5 x 40.5cm (12 x 16 inches).

Running Against the Sun Shoe Still Life Oil Painting