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Mar 12
"Strip Club" (color version) by Matty Newton
For fun I made a colored version of my illustration for Willamette Week.

"Strip Club" (color version) by Matty Newton

For fun I made a colored version of my illustration for Willamette Week.


"Strip Club" by Matty Newton

I had a lot of fun illustrating this boisterous panoramic strip club scene for Willamette Week's Strip Club Guide 2014. It was a pleasure to work with Art Director, Kathleen Marie again.

The new issue of Willamette Week is on Portland newsstands now!


Mar 10

Art dump. Sketches etc.

"Trust No Man" comes from my desire to create something from nothing — a few random sketches of friends and such lying around into a singular composition.


Jan 26

"7 Sinful Dates" Illustrations by Matty Newton. 

I was asked to create a set of illustrations based on the seven deadly sins for a feature in Portland Monthly’s February issue called the “Best Night Ever” — The “7 Sinful Dates” inspired by Portland’s most indulgent bars.

In addition to the seven illustrations, I created 5 caricatures of local Portland bartenders. 

I had so much fun with this project and had a great time working with Art Director, Kate Madden. The February 2014 issue of Portland Monthly is on newsstands now.


Jan 5
"The Perfect Party" Illustrations by Matty Newton.
I am happy to announce that I will be illustrating “The Perfect Party” in the beautifully redesigned Portland Monthly. “The Perfect Party” is a monthly guest list of celebrities, politicians, and local newsmakers. Art Direction by Michael Novak.
The January 2014 issue is on newsstands now. Check out the digital version at pdxmonthly.com.

"The Perfect Party" Illustrations by Matty Newton.

I am happy to announce that I will be illustrating The Perfect Party” in the beautifully redesigned Portland Monthly. “The Perfect Party” is a monthly guest list of celebrities, politicians, and local newsmakers. Art Direction by Michael Novak.

The January 2014 issue is on newsstands now. Check out the digital version at pdxmonthly.com.


Dec 24
Let’s do this!

Let’s do this!


Nov 9
humansofsketch:

They wanna knowWho’s that girl?La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
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humansofsketch:

They wanna know
Who’s that girl?
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

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Nov 8
humansofsketch:

Clark Kent rides a skateboard.
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humansofsketch:

Clark Kent rides a skateboard.

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Nov 6
humansofsketch:

Ladies who lunch.
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humansofsketch:

Ladies who lunch.

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humansofsketch:


New York Fashion
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Joined Humans of Sketch for sketching street portraiture using photoblogs as reference. This image comes from the fabulous Humans of New York. Please follow and enjoy!

humansofsketch:

New York Fashion

Source Photo

Joined Humans of Sketch for sketching street portraiture using photoblogs as reference. This image comes from the fabulous Humans of New York. Please follow and enjoy!


Sep 29

Downtown Witch illustration by Matty Newton

An editorial illustration for the October 2013 issue of Portland Monthly. The article introduces local Portland priestess, Pomegranate Doyle. Inspired by Hanna-Barbera’s opening credits to the TV classic, Bewitched.  Art Direction by Michael Novak.

*Unfortunately, in error the final illustration above did not make print and an earlier concept sketch was printed. The correction will be made on the magazine’s website, and I am happy to present the final illustration here.


Sep 15

My friend Molly called them magical girls… so I made some magical girls.

Inspired by All Knitwear’s incredible knits.


Sep 13
Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball

Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball


Sep 6
Inspired by the trailer for Neighbors.

Inspired by the trailer for Neighbors.


Aug 25

its-mattys-thesis:

ONE: The Characters of A Chorus Line  by Matty Newton. 

Part 1/ Part 2

A Chorus Line is a 1975 Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical about 17 dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a musical. Throughout the audition process the characters are asked to speak candidly about their own lives. What is revealed and performed throughout the musical is a montage of memories and experiences which I have illustrated in my series, One: The Characters of A Chorus Line.

These 17 pieces function as windows into self-acceptance and discovery through the lives of characters willing to show us what they did for love. The series is a cumulative portrait of young dancers’ dreams, nightmares, self-discovery and angst in post World War II America. 

(top, left to right) Don, Maggie, Mike, Connie, Greg, Cassie, Sheila, Bobby, Bebe, Judy.

I didn’t want to prolong this anymore, so here is my entire thesis in two posts. Thanks again for all the love, Tumblr peeps. I’ll miss PNCA and the brilliant class of ‘13. Time to get started on bigger and better things!


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