I've been trying to post this video a couple times now and I can't seem to get it to work, so I'm sorry if it doesn't show up. A while back, Gail and I took some pictures of a couple of christmas toys and made a story about them. I haven't had time to put them together until now. Hope you all have a great break. Merry Christmas!
here's a link. Please don't expect 'Laurence of Arabia' or anything like that. It's well, you'll see...
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Another self promotion piece, part children's book, part visual development. It's all cut paper, except for the sky, which I painted first. I was looking at a lot of Mary Blaire for inspiration, but wanted to make sure it still had some Matt Swartz in it. What do you think?
Posted by Matt Swartz at 10:10 PM
Friday, November 30, 2007
hey peoples here is some process work. i've been trying to integrate the shape based stuff into my painting. wow its hard. but i was looking at the rataouille book! love the colors which i am "borrowing" for this ball room scene.
i also notics how broad the strokes are ane definitely less is mORE. so i have to keep simplifying! ;-)
fee free to point out some funny things if you don't like them. ;p
just doing a grasaille before the color.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
yeah this isn't as cute and cuddly as my other paintings
;p just painted a random sketch in one of my old sketchbooks.
trying to incorporate more strong shape and trying -but not always
suceeding to keep it loose. grrr. so long has it been since anotmy class. ;p
okay enough of my whine.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Well, I hope everyone had a good Halloween, that is if you weren't working on projects or anything. Haven't gotten around to doing anything finished, sohere is more sketchbook stuff. I won't try to pass it off as character design, because Lizbeth is right, there is no expirment and exageration, just sketches my pencil drew. Just some super heros, trick-or-treaters, scary houses, dragons, and thumbnails for my next project (hopefully). What do you think?
Posted by Matt Swartz at 8:29 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Ok, I don't know how to set up music links on blogger, but you just HAVE TO listen to the music bar on the right while looking at Gail's whale and mouse painting. If you don't at least smile, then your heart is made of stone.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Hi guys! First off I want to thank Lizbeth and Oth for inviting me. I think joint blogs are a great because you can really get some great feedback. And I have looked through the entire blog (archives and all) and I have to say there is some great stuff on here too. But on to my first post, here is just a couple of my sketchbook/ character design stuff I put together for my portfolio. What do you guys think?
Posted by Matt Swartz at 10:20 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Sorry guys for not keeping up with this. Here's a little sketch I did for the kid in a box. Well, it's a giant baby in a house, but that counts right? Anyway, hope you all are having a great summer. It's nice to see the updates. If you all are ready for the next challenge topic, I suggest 'old mermaids'. Nate Wragg had a pretty cool one on his site. Well, take care.