Fine Artist – Art Instruction
A Passion For Drawing The Figure
Matthew has a strong passion for figure drawing. While in college Matthew was amazed at how the old masters were able to draw the figure both from imagination and life in such a realistic believable way. Matthew has devoted countless hours of life drawing as well as the study of human anatomy to master his craft. Understanding that each drawing gives him the opportunity to improve. Matthew loves to share his knowledge of drawing the figure with anyone who is willing to learn both online and offline.
Matthew is committed to constant and never ending improvement. He is happy to share his experiences and drawing techniques through multiple learning venues.
Matthew Archambault graduated from the School Of Visual Arts in 1990. Working as a freelance illustrator from 1990 to 2008, Matthew illustrated hundreds of book covers. During Matthew’s eighteen year illustration career he illustrated books for some of the biggest publishing companies in the United States. He has been represented by Bill & Maurine Klimt, Hankins & Tegenborg as well as Scott Hull associates.
In 1997 the School of Visual Arts asked Matthew to be an adjunct instructor teaching in the Illustration Department. He has taught classes ranging from Anatomy to Advanced Illustration and the Marketplace. Matthew currently teaches Foundation Drawing in the undergraduate Animation department.
In 2008 Matthew created and launched Drawing Tutorials Online following his passion for drawing, teaching and entrepreneurship. Since then he has educated well over 10,000 students online.
Today Matthew lives with his family on Eastern Long Island in New York State. Most of his time is now spent drawing the figure, creating courses and critiquing member artwork at Drawing Tutorials Online. Plus playing with his two French Bulldogs, Clo and tuffs.
Matthew has literally taught hundreds of undergraduate and continuing education classes pertaining to drawing and illustration. Inquire about guest teaching at your studio.