Category: Artwork

Lucid

Lucid by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2010

Another visionary piece. As always with these, I’ve got as good an idea what it means as you do- but then- that’s all part of the fun. I’ve got my theories, but what it means to you is for you to decide.

Lucid by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2010 – Detail
Lucid by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2010 – Detail

Escape

Escape by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2010

As with most of my work this was an image that simply popped into my head, but this one is not hard to figure out. Its a feeling I think we all have now and again- the need for escape. When the drama of this world starts to seem too much and you just want to fly away. But is it a one way trip? Is that a bad thing?

Escape by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2010 – Detail

Opium

Opium by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2009

It might very well be a trap, but if you enjoy the ride, does it matter? Good question. I prefer to just live in the moment. Much simpler that way.

Opium by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2009 – Detail

Horizon Dream

Horizon Dream by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2008

Another image that just popped into my head and demanded being brought into the world.

Horizon Dream by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2008 – Detail

Sorceress III

Sorceress III by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2007

I find that certain combinations of genre work perfectly- fantasy and post-apocalyptic is definitely one of them. But who knows- maybe the modern world coming to an end would bring magic back into the world.

Sorceress III by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2007 – Detail

Huntress

Huntress by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2007

Its a particularly hot wasteland. But in the fantasy world, does a huntress really need a reason to go hunting with barely anything on?

Huntress by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2007 – Detail

D’Ryl

My alter ego- or at least one of them. He’s an angry fellow and doesn’t speak much. When his lower jaw fell off , I don’t even think he noticed. He is what happens when you bottle up anger so be careful kids! Luckily I’m a much more stable person these days and so D’Ryl was pretty chill for a while there but I’ve been hearing growls from the basement and I fear the tiny handed one has awoken him.

D’Ryl 4 by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2007

And here are the older versions starting from the original pen and ink drawing I did in High School and then showing how my Photoshop skills improved over time.


Faeries!

And yes- We can’t leave out the faeries!!!

Sleepy Faerie by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2007

Dawn comes and the faeries get tired. Same thing happens to me.

Water Lilly by J. Matthew Root – Digital Image 2008

If there’s anywhere (other than toadstools) where faeries would hang out- its lily-pads.


Tiny Dragons!!!

Need I say more? They’re cute and deadly! Whats not to love?


Dream II

Dream II by J. Matthew Root 24×36″ Oil on canvas 2003

This image came to me in a dream after playing way too much MYST. But I’m not complaining at all.