I dabble in illustration. I’m not incredible. I’m not terrible. Whatever. My husband, on the other hand, is a wizard with an ink pen and some watercolor. Since I’ve known him he’s brought to light a ton of incredibly talented illustrators I didn’t even know were out there. Then, I started studying some of these illustrators he introduces me to, and it’s become an inspiring and entertaining closet hobby. Matte Stephens is one of those artists. I’ve recently come across his work, and fell in love right away. His fantastical, fresh, and typically light-hearted illustrations consist of original, obscure characters, equipt with semi-elaborate background stories in the captions of his work. He is genuine, quirky, and has a hell of a hand-and that’s why I love him. Take a look at some of his samples of work below.
If you’re interested, check out more of his work on his blog at: http://matteart.blogspot.com/