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?


Lizbeth Quispe said...

Hey Matt. I really like this piece. The textures in the hills are nice. I'm wondering if maybe the color of his head could be a different value/saturation to pop him out a bit more from the hills behind him? I don't think it's necessary because it reads fine as it is, but it just crossed my mind.

Cwarzecha said...

I agree, I love the cut paper style, but it could be fun to play with the contrast in photo shop.

Gail said...

I love this Matt! You should check out Megan Brain's blog. She does a bunch of stuff with cut paper that is amazing.

oth said...

yay ver fun ;-)

yes definitely ly i agree.

basically turn the thing to gray scale and do a quick value separation for for ground backgorund and middle ground wuold help alot. but i love the texture and strong shape ;-)


Arrolynn said...

This is really nice Matt. It's so full of life and textures, and I love it!