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The MattElder.com online store is now open! https://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

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)

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

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

Artist of the Week (x2) … and other ‘appearances’.

I was recently selected by a deviantart group, DA-Art-Gallery, as their artist of the week from 2,500 members. I was pretty humbled when asked to supply a quick blurb about it all so check it out at: http://da-art-gallery.deviantart.com/blog/41489141/

A few days later I was selected by another deviantart group, Aus-Art, as their artist of the week from 1,300 members. Great way to start the week and you can check it out at: http://aus-art.deviantart.com/blog/41530285/

I was also asked to judge a Autumn Art Leaf Competition for Small World Children’s Boutique. Always interesting being on the other side of competitions and judging: http://www.smallworldcb.com.au/your-world/your-world-blog/2011/06/winner-of-the-autumn-art-leaf-competition/

And last but not least, my good friends over at Black Mermaid Productions gave a plug to my How to Draw Basics series. They have great posts on everything from being creative through to the legal side and upcoming events (for those into that, a must read): http://blackmermaidproductions.blogspot.com/2011/06/matt-elder-how-to-do-draw-videos.html

Joker on Comicsalliance.com

My Joker painting is featured on a major comics website of best art ever (for the week) along side some of my comic heroes (Moebius, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Humberto Ramos and Mike Mignola). Being image number 2 on the page makes it all the more sweeter:

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/05/27/best-art-ever-this-week-05-27-11/

Joker Pin-up

Pencils & Inks by Mike Deodato Jr.
Colours by Matt Elder (me)

Joker Pin-up Oil Painting

Had a lot of fun with my Wolverine as Indiana Jones oil painting so I thought I might try another. Next in line is this Joker painting.

Joker Pin-up

Pencils & Inks by Mike Deodato Jr.
Colours by Matt Elder (me)

Wolverine as Indiana Jones Oil Painting

Thought 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 fun I’ve had painting in years… maybe I should try another…

Wolverine as Indiana Jones

Pencils by Adam Hughes
Inks by Tim Townsend
Colours by Matt Elder (me)

Unknown Heroes: Anzac Soldier I – New Painting

Late last year I made a trip to Anzac Cove in Gallipoli (Turkey) and was inspired to do this painting:
Unknown Heroes: Anzac Soldier I

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 do another in the future).

Always love to hear people’s comments.

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

I’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 are interested in getting a portrait commission: commissions@mattelder.com

How to Draw & Paint: Masterclass 02: Self Portrait Oil Painting by mattelder.com from Matt Elder on Vimeo.

Below is the finalised painting – “Good Morning”, Oil on Canvas 51 x 71 cm (20 x 28 Inches) .
Good Morning - Self Portrait Oil Painting