Freelance Illustrator living in Portland, Oregon.

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Aug 29

I had the great privilege to create illustrations for Adobe Creative Cloud. These images will be used as header art for ​featured learning content on Adobe.com in the near future.

The challenge was to create conceptual, rather than literal, artistic interpretation of tutorial topics and content.

It was a pleasure to work with Art Director, Kendall Plant, and an honor to be in the company of some truly inspired illustrators.


Jul 23
A piece I made a month back; an experimentation more than anything.
Originally “Stare” was to be included in PNCA’s illustration alumni show. Unfortunately, I had no time to print and frame this piece so it remains in its digital form (like 90% of my work).
I must do research to find a good printer in Portland. So many artists creating work in this city… where is everyone getting their work printed?

A piece I made a month back; an experimentation more than anything.

Originally “Stare” was to be included in PNCA’s illustration alumni show. Unfortunately, I had no time to print and frame this piece so it remains in its digital form (like 90% of my work).

I must do research to find a good printer in Portland. So many artists creating work in this city… where is everyone getting their work printed?


Jun 25

"Justice League" illustration by Matty Newton

For Portland Monthly’s July 2014 issue, I had the great privilege to illustrate some of the key figures who helped overturn Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban.

Thanks once again to the fabulous Art Director Kate Madden and the team at PoMo; we worked closely to help bring this courtroom sketch to life and allow for all that text to pop.

This was a great opportunity to showcase another slice of my illustration work and honor some truly amazing individuals. Congratulations Oregon!

The July 2014 issue of Portland Monthly is on newsstands now.


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

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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!


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.


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