Hi! My name is Matt Walker and I’m a professional illustrator based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

I specialise in visual development, character design, and background art for a variety of fields including animation, videogames and children’s books. I also teach art workshops which are specially tailored for age and ability. Most recently I have been lucky enough to be involved in leading character design workshops for the Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories Festival.

When I’m not drawing you can typically find me playing and watching American football, rock climbing, hiking, or reading a good book (and occasionally a bad one too).

My process starts with small thumbnails which are then mocked up digitally in photoshop. These digital mock-ups are then worked in with traditional painting and textures.

I am currently open for commissions. Feel free to get in touch!

Self-Portrait (sorry)