Jul 1, 2015

Follow me on Instagram

I am now on Instagram, follow me @MattCyrusArt!





Mar 26, 2015

New beginnings!


Update your bookmarks!
I started a tumblr page a while ago.

Over the past few years, I got the opportunity to work on many different projects that allowed me to hone my skills in various ways. The range I showed in my portfolio grew larger, but in the process, I felt like I lost sight of what my personal style was. As an artist, I need to get back to doing what I like the most and create new pieces to reflect that.

This is the opportunity for me to redefine my style, and start with a clean slate!
Hope you'll like it!

Jun 24, 2013

Mushka

I am extremely lucky to work with legendary Disney animator Andreas Deja on his short film "Mushka". I cannot wait to share what I've been doing on it... But for now, you'll have to do with this update on his blog!

Jun 6, 2013

Elephants

May 7, 2013

The Stowaway Pirate



Apr 30, 2013

Marie Antoinette

Digital Study from Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette"

Oct 11, 2012

Baby Love

I've been longing to make some mean pieces for the blog, so here's one.
I was definitely inspired by Ronald Searle for the characters... Hope you'll find it funny!

Jul 26, 2012

The secret ball


Aug 29, 2011

Venezia

I just got back from an AMAZING trip to Italy... I was inspired to create a new piece based on my own reference pictures. I started with the idea of wildly exaggerating proportions of the Venetian architecture...

... then I looked for moods and different times of the day...

... then I did a quick tonal study to make sure the layout and the lighting worked together, and I started painting from there.

Jul 30, 2011

1930s traveler


May 24, 2011

"Secret plans and clever tricks"

Another Roald Dahl Story that inspired me...
"The enormous crocodile" wants to have children for breakfast!
He has several tricks up his sleeves, including dressing up like a coconut tree to lure them.
Ok, it's a bit weird when you put it like this, but trust me, you should read it!

Here are some different styles attempts for the same image.
The enormous crocodile tells his pal he has "secret plans and clever tricks!"
Here's the coconut sequence (final image and thumbnails):

May 23, 2011

The motor boat

One of my favorite author, Roald Dahl, wrote about his childhood memories in "Boy". He talks about the motorboat his family owned, and how cool it was to ride the waves and explore the islands in Norway.