Whether it is through research, hiking, reading, observation, crafting, or casual conversation, exploration is the keystone that drives Matthew’s work. Matthew Trickel is a Los Angeles based digital artist specializing in illustration and visual development. Hailing from Iowa, Matthew started his creative journey in a wide variety of traditional media and later became self-taught in the digital world. To Matthew, art is where technology and philosophy meet and he is continually seeking out small but significant insights to our world. Contemporary cinema and literature are primary inspirations for themes found in Matthew’s work. He finds historical romantic painters to be a defining influence on his visual style. Matthew enjoys utilizing a diverse set of digital tools and techniques when tackling visual and functional problem solving. This includes, but is not limited to, Photoshop for digital painting, drawing and photo integration, as well as incorporating a 3D pipeline for pre visualization and paint overs using Maya.