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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member David C. MatthewsMale/United States Groups :iconthedcmuniverse: TheDCMUniverse
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Deviant for 11 Years
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2017 Peril Calendar - April: Marissa of Mars :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 58 7
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Tetsuko and Sonya - virgin killer sweaters :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 267 15
Tetsuko vs the Walls 011 - cel 01 (NEW VERSION) :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 124 20 Tetsuko vs the Walls 011 - Pencil Test 1 :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 272 34 Starburst costume design - gold variation :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 59 10 Starburst costume design - white variation :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 42 2 New Starburst costume concept - red variation :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 62 8
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2017 Peril Calendar - March: Charlotte :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 73 6
Satin Steele Workout Video cover :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 144 19 Valkyrie - commission :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 174 11
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2017 Peril Calendar - February: Dr. Sonya Gannon :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 101 15
Tetsuko - another double biceps :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 329 19 Portrait of Tetsuko - 2017 :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 101 16 2017 Peril Calendar - January: Satin Steele :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 125 33
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Seductive Charlotte :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 155 17
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Charlotte In Chains 01 - color :icondavidcmatthews:DavidCMatthews 255 18
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Gift Art from Jebriodo

Check out this GREAT picture of Tetsuko done by Jebriodo!

Tetsuko by Jebriodo


One of the things that's happened as a result of getting the iPad Pro: I've rediscovered my ambition to create animations of my characters.

I don't have any illusions that I'll be able to produce professional-looking half-hour episodes or even feature-length movies; but the iPad Pro/Apple Pencil combo, combined with Kdan Mobile's Animation Desk Cloud app, does make it easier to make pencil tests of short clips and scenes. (If you're one of my sponsors on Patreon, you've already seen a looping GIF I created on the iPad.)

I haven't gotten the results I want with inking and painting in Animation Desk that I want, though, so my thought at first was to create the rough animation on iPad and transfer that footage to Clip Studio Paint (a much more sophisticated app for animation) for ink and paint. Unfortunately, CSP's animation functions don't play well with animations created outside the program. The pencil tests created in ADC had to be converted to PSD files (one cel per layer), transferred to my desktop Mac, then opened in CSP where I had to save out each layer as a separate file. (Rather time-consuming when there's 47 cels...)

The good part is, though, I'm being forced to learn the capabilities and methods of CSP's animation component. So I feel confident that pretty soon I'll be throwing out new animated clips starring Tetsuko at least, and possibly Charlotte and Dyna, maybe even Starburst.

In fact, over the past year or so, I've been working on a video featuring Tetsuko. I'm imagining it as an excerpt from an episode of an imaginary Tetsuko animated series, showing her trapped by the villain in a death-trap which will tax every bit of strength she has in order to escape (if she does, heh heh heh...) I have a pencil test of one of the scenes from just after the trap is sprung on her, of which I'm rather proud how it's turning out so far. I'll be posting it here as soon as I finish this journal, and I may even post some of the (very rough) storyboards I scribbled up for the sequence.

I also have five cels from the scene inked; trying to get one cel done each day. (Maybe that's an approach I ought to try with my comics?)

Which version of Starburst's new costume do you like best? 

78 deviants said Red gloves/boots
48 deviants said I like the original one best, don't change it!
41 deviants said Gold gloves/boots
32 deviants said White gloves/boots


Hmm... just racked up 991 "deviations". Wonder if I should work something up for my 1000th? (Yeah, right; it'll probably slip right by me and I won't notice.)
I've started a second Tumblr blog: The DCM Gallery. its purpose is to collect my art in one Tumblr blog, so that the reader can see my stuff without scrolling through a lot of weblogs of other people's stuff.

Other than this, I haven't been very productive lately... Easter is a busy time at Disney, and that means long hours and little energy for (more) drawing once I get home (usually 11 PM).
Wow! If you've ever wanted to get Clip Studio Paint, NOW'S the time to do it! SmithMicro has it on sale, $25 (reg. $47.99) for CSP Pro (the "lite" version) and $79 (reg. $209.99!!) for the full-featured CSP EX (the version I'm using), until April 18!
Ugh. I hate drawing establishing shots. Pure drudgery...

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 1.58.35 PM by DavidCMatthews

...but they have to be done so that the reader can see where a scene is taking place.
Feeling much better today; not quite 100% yet, but at least I feel like picking up a pencil again.

Thank you for your well wishes! (I have the best fans...)


David C. Matthews
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm an illustrator, cartoonist, and fan of: superheroines, animation (American and Japanese), belly dancing, muscle women, America, and squirrels.

Current Residence: Orlando FL
Favourite style of art: Comics/anime/manga
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: It's all fun and games until Corporate shows up.


Commission rates & waiting list

Commission list is closed. I'm leaving this info up for future reference.

Single figure sketch like this $40 (2nd figure add $25)

Single figure inked like this $50 (2nd figure add $30)

Single figure colored, simple background like this $80
(2nd figure or complex background add $50)

Single illustration only (no comics pages) at this time

Waiting list: zdabulls23 DM2099 (anonymous) SimonLMoore Xilimyth jsiejkd Chwen-Hoou RobClassact LustMonster 0madness0 Arringtastic2013 hunterk2300 DestinoInfinito riv3th3d kingddd dyveira


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Phoenix3dart Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to aspire to your level of expertise....and although I started drawing back in school, I went more to the figure and sculpture route,  so when I discovered Daz studio some 10 years ago it only seemed natural for me to go in that direction.
While on the subject of Daz studio , I would like your permission to try a couple of 3d render's of Tetsuko and Dr Gannon ,
If you dont wish me to...just say and I won't bother.
Many thanks,
Kindest regards,
DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead.

(and thanks for the kind words; I aspire to a higher level of expertise myself... something approaching the excellence of Jebriodo, for example.)
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rednec0 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Just a heads-up someone is using Tetsuko's likeness for some Twitter RP account or somesuch.
DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the notice!
djitters19 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Thanks for the favoritism!
DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I just noticed I hadn't faved all the pics in the "Stop the Presses" series, so just catching up. It's one of my favorite perils: superheroines pitting their strength against crushing walls (spikes optional).
braseta2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Happy holidays , sendo to tetsuko a kiss
KurisuWriting Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Merry christmas everybody Christmas Dance Christmas Dance i got a letter Christmas :gingerbreadla: :gingerbreadla: Happy Holidays.

:mistletoe kiss:  Give Tetsuko and Sonya a kiss.  And one for all the other lovely females you've help create.
MarkellBarnes360 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy B-Day!
spiresrich Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Happy Birthday Birthday cake  icon 
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