Matt Elder

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Wolverine as Indiana Jones Oil Painting

Wolverine as Indiana Jones

t I’d take my love of oil painting and apply it to my love of comics and came up with this Wolverine as Indiana Jones painting. First time I’ve ever really tried to oil paint a comic character and first time using someone else’s linework. Learnt so much doing this piece and was the most …

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Unknown Heroes: Anzac Soldier I – New Painting

Unknown Heroes: Anzac Soldier I

ast year I made a trip to Anzac Cove in Gallipoli (Turkey) and was inspired to do this painting: My style is still evolving and changing so while there are many elements here I thought worked well as a first time attempt, there are still some I’d like to fix (translation – I’ll probably …

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How to Draw & Paint: Masterclass 02: Self Portrait Oil Painting by mattelder.com

Good Morning - Self Portrait Oil Painting

7;ve just recently finished my yearly self portrait oil painting and this time 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! Feel free to drop me a line if you …

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How to Draw: MasterClass 01: Ayers Rock / Uluru & The Olgas / Kata Tjuta

Masterclass 01 Ayers Rock / Uluru & The Olgas / Kata Tjuta

7;ve created a new series of videos called “MasterClass”. Here the idea is to see artworks / sketches created combining all techniques and ideas learnt in the How to Draw: Basics series. This video show sketching on site at Ayers Rock and The Olgas in the outback of Australia. The thought process and ideas in …

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How to Draw: The Basics of a Playstation Controller and Peanut Butter Jar

Matt Elder Playstation Controller Drawing

ideo continues to build on skills learnt in the previous video “How to Draw: The Basics of Lines…”. Using simple shapes of boxes, cubes, ellipses and cylinders, we build up to drawing a peanut butter jar and a Playstation controller. How to Draw: The Basics of a Playstation Controller and Peanut Butter Jar by …

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Free Video Tutorial: Introduction to Blender

Introduction to Blender - PlayStation Controller Model

ree online video tutorial will show you how to get the open source 3D software program Blender 3D, load a file and basic navigation. Introduction to Blender from Matt Elder on Vimeo. To download the file used in this tutorial click link: Playstation Controller Zip file containing .blend file (1.5MG) Links The links used …

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Free Video Tutorial: How to Draw: The Basics

Matt Elder How to Draw Tutorial: The Basics

7;ve decided to start doing some video tutorials on drawing and art. Best of all, they are free to watch / download. You can watch them below here, or the full video on my Vimeo channel (where you can download the whole video for free) or individual sections on my Youtube channel (or click the …

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Website Facelift … ’bout time

site was finally driving me crazy and needed a face-lift badly. Originally I coded the website, got that done and wanted to give it  a face lift shortly after… that was almost 5 years ago. The content on my website kept growing so decided it was time for a proper website that would enable …

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Selected for Waterbrook Art Exhibition

And The Son Will Set Another Day (aka Blue Landscape) - Landscape Oil Painting

;And The Son Will Set Another Day” painting of mine was recently selected in the Waterbrook Art Exhibition. Details of the exhibition can be found on the waterbrook website: http://www.waterbrook.com.au/greenwich/events/waterbrook-art-exhibition

Selected for St George Art Awards

Fisherman off Balmoral Park - Landscape Oil Painting

le of my paintings were selected as finalists in the St George Art Awards (on now til December 16th). “Fisherman off Balmoral Park” and “Figure … At the Beginning or the End ?!” which is on at: Hurstville City Museum & Gallery 14 MacMahon St, Hurstville (02) 9330 6444 Website: http://lmg.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/ Opening Hours: Tuesday …

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