Denys

Denys

Portrait of Robert Redford as Denys George Finch Hatton from Sydney Pollack’s masterpiece, “Out of Africa”, released in 1985.

Jack, revised

Jack, revised

I had painted a portrait of Jack Nicholson from "The Shining" a while back; it never matched my original intent. I could not get this effect to work in Photoshop. After some more recent illustations, I decided to go back and update this portrait of Jack...

The Thing

The Thing

I have been a fortunate childm having frown up with the likes of artists and auteurs like John Carpenter. Much like George Lucas, Stephen Speilberg, and Francic Ford Coppolla, John Carpenter is large segment of the zoetrope of my youth. So much so, that...

The Bear

The Bear

Rough sketch portrait of Jeremy Allen White and Jon Bernthal from the hit FX Network series, "The Bear". I wanted to capture some of the frenetic nature of the show using the two main characters: Carmy and his brother Michael. …with a very simple mockup...

Naru

Naru

Portrait of Amber Midthunder as Naru, from the fifth film in the Predator series entitled "Prey" and is a prequel to the modern tales, taking place in Northern Great Plains 1719.It is a great retelling of the confrontation between the alien hunter and...

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Celebrating the birth of one of my childhood heroes and an artist and savvy businessman who changed comics and popular culture; Mr. Stan Lee born this day, December 28, 1922. Born Stanley Lieber who started working at Timely Comics, which evolved into...

Preacher

Preacher

Portrait of the one and only Howard Stark, Dominic Cooper, as the lead character Jesse Custer in AMC TV's "Preacher".Have an idea or want to work with designomatt? Enter your name, email address, and message and we will get back with you as soon as we can

Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga

Portrait of the great Irish actor, Ruth Negga created using traditional and digital techniques using custom brushes and intaglio. I first saw her in the AMC TV show, Preacher and have since seen her in a few other pieces where she is always...

Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon

Continued experimentation with introducting some new brushes in an established workflow to create a portrait of a childhood hero as well an alternative movie poster for Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon".Have an idea or want to work with designomatt? Enter...

Ripley

Ripley

Closing out the year with continued experimentation with techniques and textures in the ones-and-zeroes using my favorite pop culture themes. This is a portrait of Sigourney Weaver, as Ellen Ripley, from Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece - Alien.Have an...

2023 Illustrations

2023 Illustrations

Looking back on the year and reflecting on the illustrations and alternative movie posters created during 2023. It has been another year to continue to transpose my traditional painting background to digital equivalency. There have been many attempts to...

Close cover before striking

Close cover before striking

My first introduction to graphic design, like many in my generation, was through the simple matchbook. It was a small advertisement usually consisting of a brand’s identity, logo, word mark, or some other representation to convey their brand proposition...