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My Bio
Hi everyone!

Welcome to the DA page of a Brummie born Welsh half breed named Matthew Hartley. Here you will find my various worked of varied quality, ranging from crap, to not quite so crap!

A lot of my work is character design based, often with the intent of making a game or comic that never happen, though this is partly due to lack of talent, though I do try at least.

Although I've been bad mouthing my own work here, I do hope you enjoy it. I'm still learning, and am in need of retaking old lessons, but I think I've still got something to show.

I started drawing when I was very young, influenced by video games, cartoons and comics, mostly Sonic, and grew from there. These days I think my inspiration is still heavily built on those three aspects, though I love visiting galleries when I get the chance, and love water colour and impressionism.

Lately I've mostly been sketching, and have had less work coming onto my page, but we'll see what happens.

I'm also involved in a movie review web series with my oldest friend David Healy, called Sofa Reviews.

Favourite Visual Artist
Yoshitaka Amano, Masamune Shirow and Bruce Timm
Favourite Movies
Millennium Actress, Blade Runner, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Empire Strikes Back and Laputa
Favourite TV Shows
Red Dwarf, Ghost in the Shell, Black Adder, QI, Top Gear, Batman TAS, Futurama, The Young Ones, Porridge, Monty Python, Samurai Jack.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Nobuo Uematsu, Queen, ELO, Koji Kondo, and Yoko Kanno
Favourite Books
The Hobbit, Superman Birthright, The Killing Joke, Battle Angel Alita.
Favourite Writers
Yukito Kishiro, Masamne Shirow.
Favourite Games
Super Mario 64, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Mass Effect 2, Wind Waker, Shenmue, Okami, Final Fantasy VII, Sakura Wars.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Sega Dreamcast
Tools of the Trade
Paper, pencil, pens and more.
Other Interests
Anime, art, manga, mythology, history, science, web-comics, video games, martial arts movies.
Hiya! I know I've been dead lately, and I know not many still watch me, if any, but I figured I'd update by pointing out where I've been posting stuff. Here's my Tumblr: I've been using to post sketches and concepts for characters that I've been drawing in my spare time or at work. Not only that but, as I've mentioned before and have in my signature, I've been working on video reviews of movies with my oldest friend Dave here at Sofa Reviews: Now I have some things in mind for the future, I'm still trying to find a colouring method that feels right for me, as well as worki
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When did that happen?!  And how?! Wow, reached a landmark and have been doing naff all to reach it, this calls for some art, so will get on that tomorrow!
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Much like Zelda and soon Metroid, I have turned 25... For some reason I feel pretty uninterested in my birthday this year, though I don't know why.  Only two cards so far, one from my Nan, the other from my Aunt, who I'm sure wrote the one from my Nan, not that I blame her. Despite this, I'm content. Mostly. I'm still looking for work, though it's not going well, I still want to lose weight, but ditto, and I am actually drawing a lot, though I'm not doing final pieces, just sketches in A5 pads.  I'm hoping to get an easel with whatever money I get for my birthday, as well as a brush set, and will try my hand at water colours like I've wan
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Not sure if you're active still but..
Happy B day! :hug:
Best wishes! :aww:
Thank you! Might be more active soonish! :p
Robobotnik is one of the greatest names ever.
Sorry for the late response, but thank you!
Thanks a lot for the watch!Takane Enomoto (Happy) [V5] 
Thanks for the FAV on Tifa Lockhart!