Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

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First Name * Matthew
Last Name * Smith
Username * Shimuzu
Country * United States
City St Louis
Nationality British
Languages English





I originally applied to study Graphic Design, having completed an Art Foundation Course. However, I was drawn to studying a HND Fashion Illustration and Promotion course at Epsom School of Art and Design (now the Surrey Institute of Art) - perhaps due to my fascination with the human form. It was a 2 year course with disciplines in Illustration, Photography, Journalism and Desktop Publishing - all of which compliment Graphic Design - so indeed, useful disciplines to attain. I have since deviated from the world of fashion, but feel that the fundamentals of styling is still prevalent in the work that I do.

3D. Special FX. Fantasy. Its always appealed to me. I never thought that one day, I would actually be learning about it, and doing it! The launch of Imagine FX introduced me the DAZ Studio. I am now learning Cinema 4D and zBrush as well as using utilities like Blacksmith 3D for making 3D products. It's a vast arena of ever expanding technologies, intertwined with creative minds. A great place to be!

My portfolio consists of the work I have been doing over the last 4 years.

I have been published in the following:

Exotique 3, Ballistic Publishing
Exotique 4, Ballistic Publishing
Expose 6, Ballistic Publishing
The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume II, Erotic Signature
The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume III, Erotic Signature


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