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These are either inspiring images or artwork that I want on my walls, when I finally get a place that has more of them!

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An interesting "assignment" as part of a portfolio renovation project, to recreate an older artwork using your current skills and knowledge. The top one was done in 1996, not long after discovering Photoshop for the first time (version 5, I believe). I think it shows. OMG filters and effects! 

It was done before digital cameras, so I had to dig out the original photo and rescan it, so it's of a lot lower resolution than I'm used to. 

I already have to stop myself from working current artwork to death as it is, so I had to stop before going overboard here too. You ultimately can't rewrite history, or redraw it, rather. But I'm pleased to see that I have improved over the years. 

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© Matt Towler. Unauthorized use prohibited. No permission to manipulate/reference this image will be given. Any money made from print sales goes straight back into the art.
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Theresa 55
Surprise new picture! As part of 20 day portfolio renovation project, I had to create a new piece, and since I haven't had a recent shoot, had to go back into an older one for "outtakes." I like the pensive and dark quality of this one compared to most of the other shots with her.

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© Matt Towler. Unauthorized use prohibited. No permission to manipulate/reference this image will be given. Any money made from print sales goes straight back into the art.
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Jayne I
From a photoshoot done in the fall of 2015. I feel that the original shots were fine on their own, but I wanted to get back to my method of adding textures, and trying out new methods as well. She's still a favorite model of mine.

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© Matt Towler. Unauthorized use prohibited. No permission to manipulate/reference this image will be given. Any money made from print sales goes straight back into the art.
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  • Oh, why not:

  • How long have you been on DeviantArt?

  • 10 years

  • What does your username mean?

  • It's my real name. All the names I wanted to use were already taken and I got tired of trying to find one.

  • Describe yourself in three words.

  • driven, loyal, humorous

  • Are you left or right handed?

  • right handed

  • What was your first deviation?

  • Halloween is My Xmas 2004 by Matttowler

  • What is your favourite type of art to create?

  • I try to try different methods, but I seem to be focusing more on photography now.

  • If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

  • drawing on a tablet.

  • What was your first favourite?

  • What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

  • Photography with fantasy elements

  • Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

  • If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

  • Never really though about that.

  • How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

  • I'm inspired by many to do better in my own own art.

  • What are your preferred tools to create art?

  • camera and computer, or good old pencils and ink.

  • What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

  • I'm still trying to to create that space, sadly. Trying to find an affordable studio space, preferably a live-in one, in the Boston area has been a life-long frustration.

  • What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

  • Any time I get a favorable comment on some artwork. I wish people would comment more and not just "like" things.

  • Listening to: Soma FM: Space Station Soma
  • Reading: A Clash of Kings
  • Watching: summery days
  • Eating: breakfast
  • Drinking: green tea

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Matttowler
Matt
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I have been artistically-inclined for as long as I can remember, and hope to remain so. Sadly I have not yet found a way to make it work for me financially, or at least enough to make me less dependent on day jobs, which would of course give me more time to be creative! I have barely a few hours a day to myself these days.

Another obstacle is atmosphere - ideally what I need is a quiet, live-in artist studio where I have the extra space for my art and photography. Unfortunately here in the Boston, MA area, this is so far financially out of reach. I fully intend to find it though!

Most of my current work is more photography-based, but I intend to learn both Illustrator and my Wacom tablet to get back into drawing and bring it more into the 21st Century. Usually I would scan my drawings and work from there. Really an unnecessary extra step these days if you think about it.
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:iconrjcarroll:
rjcarroll Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks for faving!
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AVoyEx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
I like your work, nice description "between glamour and decay".  You have some great inspirational work here. 
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Matttowler Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I have a difficult time describing most of my work, but that's something I try and aim for.
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DiosaEMR Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the :+fav:
appreciate it!
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sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
thank you for adding Kali to your +favorites;
I appreciate it very much. :heart:
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:iconmatttowler:
Matttowler Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
No problem. I'm trying to create a Kali piece of my own too.
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:iconrjcarroll:
rjcarroll Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the +fav!
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Matttowler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
TALKING TO MYSELF
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hecrol Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
:wave::iconfaveplz:
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:iconrjcarroll:
rjcarroll Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for faving Matt!
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