Matthew Lyons

Posted by Alex

Absolutely killer illustrations by Matthew Lyons. My first assumption was that these pieces were very old, and the work of a grizzled old artist, who had developed exceptional skill and craft over years and years of animation grunt work. I was incorrect. Matthew is actually a 21 year old student at his final year at the Loughborough University in England. He’s clearly a natural. Not only is his eye for color and composition spot on, he also clearly has a vast imagination. I want to get in my spaceship and explore each of the scenes he has presented.

via Kitsune Noir

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mg33 says:

January 13, 2010 at 11:16 am

I want most of these on my walls at home and definitely as a computer wallpaper. That first one – Polar Employees – would be incredible as an animated cartoon.


Michael Faber says:

January 13, 2010 at 11:17 am

Funny that Mark should be the first to comment on here. I thought of Mark’s work immediately when looking at this. A totally different compositional take, but both evoke that same feeling of having travelled somewhere in a different time/place – like a parallel universe that is almost the same, but stuck in a beautiful color and textural palette where aliens and robots hang out in mountains and caves and fields and thats just the normal thing to do.

Beautiful find Alex – these are really cool.


Alphonse says:

January 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

lol @ Michael

I was seriously going to write that. Planet 4570 definitely reminded me of his work. They both love their desaturated colours and off whites too.

I’m jealous as hell. Partly because I’m a shitty illustrator, and partly because he’s a year younger than me.


Rudolph Pokorny says:

January 13, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Stunning illustrations. The typography needs work, but again, the illustrative work is a TEN!


Wanderer says:

January 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

In my humble opinion, the “Late Night” illustration is best because it avoids the scthickiness (I hereby copyright that word) of the others. The angularity, and textures are absorbed pleasantly by the realism.

I enjoyed looking at the Russian illustrator of the previous post.


Ron Nadel says:

January 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm

That guy is amazing. The way he plays with the lights, the textures and brushes he uses. I look at it and cannot quite understand how he did that. I just love it!