Illustrator Highlights – Matt Dye

Illustrator Highlights – Matt Dye

by Jennifer Silverwood, March 30, 2018

This week on #IllustratorHighlights, discover the multi-talented Illustrator of multi-mediums, Detroit-based artist Matt Dye! In the last few years, Matt’s illustrations have been used in children’s books and educational software. His art prints and posters have been featured in art galleries, all while he continues pursuing various personal projects and client work. See some of our favorite samples of his amazing portfolio featured below.

 

“It can be hard to determine when an illustration is finished. Sometimes it’s a matter of pushing it too far and reeling it back until I’m happy with it. Other times, everything just falls into place and it’s more clear when a project feels finished.”

-Matt Dye

18″ x 24″ poster design created for Bottleneck Gallery’s “Turtles in Time” 30th anniversary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art show. Licensed by Nickelodeon.

 

 

“In the past I’ve self published a few mini-comics that I really enjoyed creating, I even hand screen printed the covers. I’m currently in the process of writing and illustrating my own graphic novel and I’m excited to make that a reality and share it with the world!”

-Matt Dye

12″ x 18″ print created for Bottleneck Gallery and New York City Comic Con. Inspired by Super Smash Bros (N64)

“I think its super important to have an open mind and a positive attitude. Willingness to draw new subjects and different styles than you’re comfortable with will open doors to more work and it can help you find your own voice as an artist. Keep practicing and learning, remember to have fun with it!”

-Matt Dye

Glow in the dark screen printed poster designed for Bottleneck Gallery’s “When The Lights Go Out 3” show. Inspired by Pokemon the First Movie

 

 

View more of Matt Dye’s work on his portfolio at Qamber Kids and the following links:

Portfolio: http://www.mattdyedraws.com

Instagram: @mattdyedraws

 

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