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Matthew Peters' Online Portfolio

Below are some samples of my art work featuring the various styles in which I am able to draw in. All my drawing techniques are self-taught; I am still looking for other styles that I may be interested in and choose to master. The samples featured here are shown in different mediums and subjects. Such types of artwork can be available for portraits, prints, graphics, pictures & images for for flyers, business cards, and other types of personal and/or business needs. For a possible commission, please see my own personal art gallery pages. Links to various clients I have done work for on my Clientele Web Page.

Penciled Art Samples:

Penciled Comic Book Sketch Sequence:

The following pencil sketch is based on a sample sequence from the book "HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY", by Stan Lee and John Buscema. Look for the chapter entitled "DRAW YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK PAGE" found on page 125 of the book. The finished penciled sequence there features Spider-Man taking on the Silver Surfer.

Featured here in my own version of that sequence is my own comic book characters created and drawn in the Marvel comic style of character creation. My own spider-type character, "ARACHNUS" takes on my comic book supervillain alter ego, "MEGAWATT".

ARACHNUS and MEGAWATT are both TM & © 1999 Matthew W. Peters. All Rights Reserved.

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Pencil Illustration of the "GOOD WILL HUNTING" Video Movie Cover:

This is a pencil sketch I drew off of the video box cover from the movie "GOOD WILL HUNTING" which features ROBIN WILLIAMS, MATT DAMON, BEN AFFLECK and MINNIE DRIVER. The front of the video box was what caught my attention to wanting to draw this sketch. The character composition alone of the four movie stars shown was what struck me as a fantastic example of artistic imagery; that it inspired me to create a pencil sketch of it from which I spent hours on.

Besides this pencil sketch being a tribute to one of my favorite movies, it is a personal tribute to my all-time favorite celebrity in the whole wide world, ROBIN WILLIAMS!

GOOD WILL HUNTING is © 1999 Mirimax Films, the video is ©1999 Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.

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Penciled Self-Portrait of the Artist (Me):

This is a self portrait I decided to sketch out while looking into a big handheld mirror I was holding in my left hand while sketching with my right hand simultaneously. At some points during the time I spent on this, holding the mirror while sketching sometimes tended to be difficult, but not impossible.

My Self-Portrait in Pencil is ©1999 Matthew W. Peters. All Rights Reserved.

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Pencil Sketch of the PREMIERE MagazineCover featuring Liam Neeson as "Qui-Gon Jinn" in "STAR WARS - EPISODE ONE: THE PHANTOM MENACE":

I was at a local video rental store in Downtown S.F., when I spotted this PREMIERE Magazine cover with Liam Neeson in that pose in costume as "Qui-Gon Jinn". The pose itself struck me as a very dramatic and powerful pose that I just had to buy the magazine to draw that pose onto paper.

(This is my own personal tribute to George Lucas and his vision for creating one of my all-time favorite movie series of all times. it is in no way or manner meant as an act of infringement of ankind whatsoever).

STAR WARS & the Character of "Qui-Gon Jinn" is TM & ©1999 Lucasfilm, Ltd.

The artwork for this pencil sketch is ©1999 Matthew W. Peters. All Rights Reserved.

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Inked Art Samples:

Victorian Man with Cane Standing Still:

This inked art piece involved outlining with a couple of crosshatching styles to creating shading, depth and different levels of blacktone to tell the make the different articles of clothing shown to appear separately. Plus, I also used a brush pen to add some shadow in certain areas to bring about additional depth.

As for the subject of drawing a Victorian male from the early 1900's, the artistic nature of the Victorian era alone is what interested me in making this inked drawing.

Victorian Man with Can Standing Still is ©1999 Matthew W. Peters. All Rights Reserved.

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Computer-Colored Art Samples:

HERGEL™ the Gnome & Faeries:

One of my favorite subjects is all-ages fantasy that deals with the fairy tale-themed type of adventures found in movies, books, art pieces, etc..

Featured here is my own gnome character, HERGEL™ (pronounced "Her-ghell"), who is resting from his long journey, when he encounters some friendly faeries and begins to tell stories about his adventures during his travels.

HERGEL the Gnome is TM&©1999 Matthew W. Peters. All Rights Reserved. Faerie characters are ©1999 Matthew W. Peters. All Rights Reserved.

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Cartoon Art Samples

Cartoon Mice At A Store:

This sample of my cartoon art resembles the style of the cartoon mice probably seen in the Don Bluth movie, "THE SECRET OF NIMH", which was based on the book by Robert C. O'Brien. I wanted to capture that type of style of cartooning in this art piece which shows one of my own styles of creating cartoon characters.

Basically, I've wanted to try and create some kind of image that would make you guess that it would have come from an actual animated cartoon.

Cartoon Mice At A Store is ©1999 Matthew W. Peters. All Rights Reserved.

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