Illustration Inspiration: Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan ladies and gentlemen. (pause for applause
How could you not adore his loose whimsical style? 
This talented Philadelphia, illustrator/Author, uses a combination of pencil, watercolor 
and ink to capture these budding moments of real (sometimes desperate) emotion, 
(ie; look at that hamster eyeing up that sandwich, I could melt.) I love the loose lines 
and sketchy quality of his work. I also love the way he draws his children. Look at the 
large cheeks and tiny eyes. He manages so much emotion with so little drawn detail. 
Of his many illustrated books some include: The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs 
(his first publication), The New Girl, and The Storm in the Barn (written and illustrated). 

The hugely talented Matt Phelan is surely an inspiration to my illustration. 
Many thanks to him for sharing his work with us. 

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