Creative Cortex

Visual Storytelling Design & Production

Lava Falls

While working at Herzog - Cowen from 2005-2006, Matthew was originally part of a series of concept illustrations that accompanied a pitch for an "interactive game" that would be included on the Beowulf DVD. The project never got green-lit to my knowledge.

After recently transitioning into digital illustration and painting, this piece as well as several others in this collection was revisited and improved upon. The original version is featured at the bottom of this section.


  • 2005 - Original Charcoal Drawing
  • 2016 - Digital Paint-over


  • Black and White Charcoal Illustration
  • Medium Grey Matte Board
  • Digital Painting

Tools & Software Used

  • Wacom Cintique Digital Drawing Tablet
  • Adobe Photoshop CC

Original Illustration from 2005