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I have had thousands of likes on the art from this book. I have finally produced the book for the IPAD.  Pick up your own copy of my newest children's book is in iTunes.  
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So I have been spending a lot of my free time making my website better. One I have moved to mattwatier.com and Two I am making it mobile friendly.  Please come visit see some of my design work, or get my families recipe for Ice Tea.
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Can i just bitch for a second. I hate how Deviant Art leaves Download art on as a default. Really. I don't think most of us want to give away our art. And if they do that could they be smarter about it.  Like turn off download when it is a print!  GRRR.....
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I am working on my first A to Z book.  It is about dragons. Here is a sketch of one of the dragon riders.
Dragon Rider1 Sketch by mattwatier
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I now have coloring book pages on my books site.  Ever since the release of my book I have had kids coming up to me and asking for a coloring book. Well they are now up and they are free to download print and color.  At some point I will put them all together and release them in a book. But for now Enjoy the free coloring book. Go here for the downloads.

Cover Secret Magics of Maine by mattwatier
The Secret Magicks of Maine On Sale!

This illustrated field guide inspires kids to explore and imagine the magical forces behind Maine’s famous lighthouses, blueberries, lobsters and natural beauty. The guide has 15 new fairy tales that explore Maine’s seasonal changes, strange sounds, mysterious lights, and beautiful colors and introduces children to new mythical creatures that call Maine home.  

paint pot dwarves print by mattwatier Poster Print  Art by mattwatier Lantern Fairy With Mask by mattwatier
Maine Minotaur-Print by mattwatier Victoria New Painting by mattwatier   Lake Sirens by mattwatier

This book is filled with some of my most fav'ed pieces of art.  With over 40 illustrations that you can view here the book is fantastic collection of art.

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Book is now for sale!

Tue May 12, 2009, 7:25 PM
Cover Secret Magics of Maine by mattwatier
The Secret Magicks of Maine On Sale!

This illustrated field guide inspires kids to explore and imagine the magical forces behind Maine’s famous lighthouses, blueberries, lobsters and natural beauty. The guide has 15 new fairy tales that explore Maine’s seasonal changes, strange sounds, mysterious lights, and beautiful colors and introduces children to new mythical creatures that call Maine home.  

paint pot dwarves print by mattwatier Poster Print  Art by mattwatier Lantern Fairy With Mask by mattwatier
Maine Minotaur-Print by mattwatier Victoria New Painting by mattwatier   Lake Sirens by mattwatier

This book is filled with some of my most fav'ed pieces of art.  With over 40 illustrations that you can view here the book is fantastic collection of art.

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Yeah I finally had time to work on my own stuff. So I am very proud to announce that you can now order my book "The Secret Magiks of Maine".  

Everyone has enjoyed the art of my book so much that I decided to self publish the book.

Please Visit my New Store.  
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My Harddrive LIVES!

Thu Feb 14, 2008, 5:57 AM
I love my friend.  he is a god with Circuits and Magnets.  My hard drive lives! which is great because all that work I have put in has not gone to naught.  Which is great because part of that data was the files for my Self Publishing Attempt.

Yes you heard it right I am going to be soon Self Publishing one of my children's books. I just got the first proof yesterday in the mail.  It looks good. It is paginated wrong but that is because Lulu.com has no information on which page it will start printing on.  So right now it going to my friend Barry who is going to copy edit the book and I am going to finish the color corrections next week.  I hope to have a book ready for sale with my other cool bit of news.

The long awaited update to my website.  It will have new and improved crayons and a new layouts.  Check out the new layout designs in my gallery.

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My Day Sucked.

Sat Feb 2, 2008, 7:25 PM
So today I lost my hard drive.  Thankfully it is not the one I keep all my art on.  But still the last two paintings were only on the drive.  I hope I can send it to a friend who might be able to get something off it but It still sucks. Tomorrow I am going to sped the day backing up all my art onto DVD's and sending it to a friend for safe keeping.  It just really sucks to loose all the work for the last few months in a blip of a power outage. I am tired and pissed so I am going to bed.  I just needed to vent.

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Blank Canvase Filled Screen

Fri Feb 1, 2008, 4:35 AM
Life for me has been pretty busy.  I am happy to have had a chance to do some art for me for a change. But for all of you  who are wondering why I have dropped off the map. I have been learning flash for my current job.  So please give them a check out.  I have built the flash parts for these websites for Merrick Towle Communications.

ELEMENT 12420: This Flash asked for a resizing canvas, so make your browser window different sizes and see what happens.

Fort Totten Square: It was fun to make the transitions from page to page and the semi 2d/3d panel swap.  The client ended up adding music so that is why the load is so big.

The MET GRAMERCY This page I have had to learn how to deal with XML from a feed.  It was an interesting challenge.  But the building tour turn out well and the client was happy with it.

I hope you enjoy

Matt

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A needed Vacation.

Wed Jul 18, 2007, 8:52 AM
Hey all I hope you all have a great weekend. I am off to my home in maine so I wont be around for a bit. I hope It will refocus me because lately I have been really scattered and unable to work.   I send out love to you all.

Matt

I want to give a shout out to one of my greatest fans who is chalked filled with talent. I am right now being featured by her so please go check out her work. :iconmllebrianna:
Show Her Some Love

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It is a Sad Day

Wed Jun 27, 2007, 7:25 PM
Hey so I can have my bad days.  Today was one of them.  I heard back from the publisher that was interested in my book.  And there response was that they are not going to accept the book.  It makes me mad and sad.  Sad because I know this book would sell but finding another publisher that is going to be able to take this book might be close to impossible and mad because the reason they are not going to take the book.   They rejected it because they don't know how to market it.  So I have been around the block when it comes to the industry and the level of "Marketing and Selling" of a book has gone close to none unless you are harry potter.   All the rest of the books have to sit on a shelf and scream out pick me up.   I think my book would have done a really good job of that.   So I guess I am mad that the publishing world has no room to be a slightly bit be different.  Ah well, back to my portfolio to see if I can continue to be an illustrator.

-Matt

I want to give a shout out to one of my greatest fans who is chalked filled with talent. I am right now being featured by her so please go check out her work. :iconmllebrianna:
Show Her Some Love

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Recycling

Tue Jun 12, 2007, 9:26 AM
Now that I have finished my book it is time for me to recycle.  I have been working on my portfolio to send out to Magic the Gathering.   The package design will reflect that I have been traveling in the the Magic Universe and I have sent them what I have seen in the small unexplored corners.   All of the stamps are from locations described in the card game and I have been having fun taking my old art and manipulating it a different use.   Hope you all like.

Here is envelope that the portfolio will be shipped in.
envelope by mattwatier

I want to give a shout out to one of my greatest fans who is chalked filled with talent. I am right now being featured by her so please go check out her work. :iconmllebrianna:
Show Her Some Love

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Support EliteArtists by JunkbyJen Future Art Magazine Stamp by Future-Art-Magazine Normal People Scare Me Stamp by trinitylast Stamp for mattwatier by StampsbyJen
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A cover and a call for quotes.

Sun Apr 29, 2007, 2:44 PM
Hey all I finally finished up the cover and realized I need some quotes on the back cover. So considering I think you are all great please send along quotes and the ones I like I will place on the back cover to be sent of to the publisher. I am not saying that they will be there when the book goes to print but who knows they might. So if you have a good quote, please give me you real name and title. THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Cover Secret Magics of Maine by mattwatier
The Cover!


End Page Front by mattwatier
Endpages

Title Page of Secret Magiks by mattwatier
Title Page

Suprising Spring- Flairians by mattwatier
Spring Opening: Flairians

Mud Gremlins by mattwatier
Mud Gremlins

Sapphire- Page Layout by mattwatier
Sapphire

knitters page by mattwatier
Summer Opening:  The Knitters

Lake Siren by mattwatier
Lake Sirens

Keepers of the Blue by mattwatier
Keepers of the Blue

Night of Lights Page by mattwatier
Night Of Lights

Fall_Minotaur Page by mattwatier
Fall opening: Maine Minotaur

Paint Pot Dwarves Page by mattwatier
Paint Pot Dwarves

The Four Winds by mattwatier
Four Winds

Milky Way Page Layout by mattwatier
The Milky Way

Ice Troll- jackfrost by mattwatier
Winter Opening: Jack Frost


Lake Kracken Page Layout by mattwatier
Lake Kracken

Frost Angel by mattwatier
Frost Angel

Snow Cow by mattwatier
Snow Cow

Perry Winkles by mattwatier
Ocean Opening:  Perry Winkles

Brine Frogs by mattwatier
Brine Frogs

Queen Victoria Page by mattwatier
Queen Victoria

End Pages Back
Endpage Back by mattwatier

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Devious Journal Entry

Sun Apr 29, 2007, 2:39 PM


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100 Paintings Continue

Mon Apr 16, 2007, 9:51 PM
Got a chance to paint tonight.  I love the concept but I am afraid I didn't execute the painting as well as I wanted.

First Painting:  
LIGHT
Light- 100 paintings by mattwatier

Second Painting:
Dark
Dark - 100 Paintings by mattwatier

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100 paintings

Thu Apr 12, 2007, 8:50 PM
So work has been killing me lately.  I have just started a new job which is very heavy on the coding and it is a bit out of my league. I am not going to quit because it is good to learn something new but it is forcing a lot of brain power and coming home after it I have been dead to the world.  Tonight I needed to some art so I thought I would start a task of 100 speed paintings. I have given myself an hour on this first one.  I am OK with it but not thrilled.  But considering the state of my brain I think it is the best I can do on what little I have left after a 9 hour day of coding.   I am hoping this will improve my speed painting and maybe come up with somethings I might want to flesh into more.

First Painting:  
LIGHT
Light- 100 paintings by mattwatier

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A print from the book

Wed Mar 28, 2007, 6:35 PM
Because of popular demand I have placed a single page of the book on here as a print. Please enjoy.

Sapphire- Page Layout by mattwatier
Sapphire

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Judging a book

Wed Mar 21, 2007, 10:04 PM
Well if the saying is true and people do judge a book by its cover this book wouldn't be visible. But if you really look this book has all its pages from one cover to another. Now I need to work on a cover. There are tons of comments and corrections I have gotten from all of you, so it might be a while before they are completed and posted here. But I want to take a moment and really thank all of you for looking, commenting and enjoying the art and stories of this project.

End Page Front by mattwatier
Endpages

Title Page of Secret Magiks by mattwatier
Title Page

Suprising Spring- Flairians by mattwatier
Spring Opening: Flairians

Mud Gremlins by mattwatier
Mud Gremlins

Sapphire- Page Layout by mattwatier
Sapphire

knitters page by mattwatier
Summer Opening:  The Knitters

Lake Siren by mattwatier
Lake Sirens

Keepers of the Blue by mattwatier
Keepers of the Blue

Night of Lights Page by mattwatier
Night Of Lights

Fall_Minotaur Page by mattwatier
Fall opening: Maine Minotaur

Paint Pot Dwarves Page by mattwatier
Paint Pot Dwarves

The Four Winds by mattwatier
Four Winds

Milky Way Page Layout by mattwatier
The Milky Way

Ice Troll- jackfrost by mattwatier
Winter Opening: Jack Frost


Lake Kracken Page Layout by mattwatier
Lake Kracken

Frost Angel by mattwatier
Frost Angel

Snow Cow by mattwatier
Snow Cow

Perry Winkles by mattwatier
Ocean Opening:  Perry Winkles

Brine Frogs by mattwatier
Brine Frogs

Queen Victoria Page by mattwatier
Queen Victoria

End Pages Back
Endpage Back by mattwatier

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One Page Missing

Sat Mar 17, 2007, 10:50 PM
Ok so I just have a single page left. I have some text to write and a story to create for the Maine Minotaur considering he is completely new to this project. But I am physicked to be so close to being done.

End Page Front by mattwatier
Endpages

Title Page of Secret Magiks by mattwatier
Title Page

Suprising Spring- Flairians by mattwatier
Spring Opening: Flairians

Mud Gremlins by mattwatier
Mud Gremlins

Sapphire- Page Layout by mattwatier
Sapphire

knitters page by mattwatier
Summer Opening:  The Knitters

Lake Siren by mattwatier
Lake Sirens

Keepers of the Blue by mattwatier
Keepers of the Blue

Night of Lights Page by mattwatier
Night Of Lights

Fall_Minotaur Page by mattwatier
Fall opening: Maine Minotaur

Paint Pot Dwarves Page by mattwatier
Paint Pot Dwarves

The Four Winds by mattwatier
Four Winds

Milky Way Page Layout by mattwatier
The Milky Way

Ice Troll- jackfrost by mattwatier
Winter Opening: Jack Frost


Lake Kracken Page Layout by mattwatier
Lake Kracken

Frost Angel by mattwatier
Frost Angel

Snow Cow by mattwatier
Snow Cow

Perry Winkles by mattwatier
Ocean Opening:  Perry Winkles

Brine Frogs by mattwatier
Brine Frogs

Queen Victoria Page by mattwatier
Queen Victoria

End Pages Back
Endpage Back by mattwatier

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