Aug
22

Aloha Paradise Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine

This was the first released art that I did for Aristocrat. This is the main personality theme panel from the Aloha Paradise Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine I did circa 2009. It was a derivation of Miss Kitty / Pelican Pete with the “Sticky Wild” style feature. It was released into at least the North American and Australian markets.

Aloha Paradise Slot Pokie Fruit Machine Personality

Art by Matt Elder. Copyright Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited. Used with Permission.

Apr
01

Wild Tooth Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine

This is the main personality theme panel from the Wild Tooth Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine I did circa 2009 for Aristocrat. This was a wildly successful game and of the 2000 odd games released into the NSW market in the last 5 years by any manufacturer, this is in the top 20 (most games in the top 20 are multi-packs ie collections of previously successful games so it is quite a feat for a single, original title game).

Wild Tooth Slot / Pokie / Fruit / Gaming / Poker Machine Personality Panel

The game was so successful, the regulator changed regulations so it couldn’t be made again in the future. Not bad for my 2nd game.

Art and logo design by Matt Elder. Copyright Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited. Used with Permission.

Mar
27

CyberForce’s Aphrodite V Digital Painting

Here is CyberForce’s Aphrodite V taken from the recent kickstarter reboot of Cyberforce (of which I’m looking forward to my hardcopy as a financial supporter – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620244384/cyber-force-returns ).

CyberForce's Aphrodite V Digital Painting

Pencils by: Marc Silvestri Here

Feb
04

Baby Sleeping Portrait Study

This piece is a study from one of my own photographs for a painting I hope to get to one day. Is it done with charcoal or is it digital?!

Baby Sleeping Portrait Study

Nov
01

Interviewed on Kapow Comic Book Show

A little while back when Image Comic’s Topcow head Matt Hawkins was in at Kings Comics, the Kapow Comic Book Show did an interview with me about my comic book art (and hence on the 2nd half of the below youtube video):

Oct
28

African Animals Nursery Mural Painting

I recently completed this large African Animals Nursery Mural Painting (Acrylic on Canvas – 0.76 x 2.0m (2.5 x 6 foot). ). There are 50+ African animals in this large painting that needed to be bright, for a childs nursery and done in a weekend (usually dislike acrylic and stay away from but needed it to dry quickly).

African Animals Nursery Mural Painting

The studies were made from my trip to Africa:

African Animals Nursery Mural Painting

Aug
11

Yoda, Flash and Optimus Artworks featured on ComicsAlliance.com

Over the last little bit, I’ve had my artworks featured on ComicsAlliance.com in there “Best Art Ever (This Week)”. Here are the links:

Yoda on Dagobah http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/08/10/best-art-ever-this-week-08-10-12/

The Flash http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/12/09/best-art-ever-this-week-12-09-11/

Optimus Prime http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/11/11/best-art-ever-this-week-11-11-11-omg/

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