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Matthew Sample II
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Attended Pensacola Christian College
Lives in Pensacola, Florida
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This is a delightful book that I helped guide through the illustration process.  I'm really proud how it turned out.  Lots of beautiful watercolors in here! 
Tim & Franicia White is raising funds for I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy Book on Kickstarter! Spread the spirit of love and gratefulness through this endearing Christian children's book that families will enjoy for generations!
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Found this sketch from December while prepping for my Sketch Club this week: David Smith, artist, gallery owner, art teacher, Midwesterner. I enjoyed meeting him and visiting Smith Studio and Gallery where he works. (http://www.smithstudiogeneseo.com/)
Every time I'm up in Illinois, I'm always looking for artists to connect to. Eventually, I'd love to find a portrait sketch group so I can regularly get that alla prima practice. However, this visit I joined David Smith for Open Studio night at his gallery in Geneseo (http://www.smithstudiogeneseo.com/open-studio-nighttuesday-and-2nd-thursday/). The gallery has a wonderful Midwestern feel to it. I enjoyed the variety of artwork on display. ...
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On @Patreon today I posted sketches of Chicken o the Sea, farmers, & an unconventional reflection on beauty: http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1508243
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LOL! Very funny!
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God is working in a former atheist friend over the past year, granting him growing faith. Just got text from him:

"Merry Christmas!"

#tearsofjoy   #bestgift  
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Wow!  +Stephen McCranie is doing an amazing job on his Space Boy webcomic.  I've been following it for the past few weeks, and he's got me looking forward to every single episode.

http://www.webtoons.com/challenge/viewer?titleNo=440&episodeNo=1
A girl who belongs in a different time. A boy possessed by an emptiness as deep as space. A story about an alien artifact, a mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years. An original series made for Webtoons Readers like you, by Stephen McCranie.
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Today is the visitation.  Tomorrow is the funeral.  Goodbye social media for the weekend.  See you next week. #FARMERTREK
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In 1784, 176 people pledged to make Mozart's Lenten concerts a reality: https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/kickstarter-before-kickstarter 
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Beauty is the obvious but forgotten apologetic.
God made his handiwork so clear that even a child can see it (Romans 1:18–20). The beauty of His work is inescapable—and an undeniable witness to His existence.
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I can't believe I've tweeted 10,000 times. https://twitter.com/MatthewSampleII/status/553558855205289984
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Awesome!! Lol
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Snow fun, square dance calling, windmills, farm painting: I just updated my +Patreon Sketch Club!
Growing up, I would have found this a really amazing idea. Actually, don't tell my adult self, but my child self still thinks this looks really great.
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I have just bid a fond farewell to the last of the birthday cake. #suchsweetparting
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Let's say, now that it's gone I have happy memories.  ;)
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Thinking of throwing together a portrait sketch painting group in the Quad Cities sometime this month. Yeah, crazy idea, I know....
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I worship God, and paint digitally while doing so.  I have exercised my art skills on whatever I could get a hold of since I was a little child.  My parent's still have furniture with my immature scribblings on the back.  My parent's decided to encourage the tendency in positive ways by giving me surfaces more appropriate for artwork.  While in high school, I studied under Jan Roland in central Indiana.  There she repeatedly encouraged me to draw what I see, not what I think I see.  Her lessons would prepare me for college when I studied under Jason Montgomery, Joe Digangi, Jim Hutchinson, Frank Hicks, and the master Brian Jekel.  To this day, I do not paint a painting without their valued advice and guidance echoing in my head.  I now paint in Photoshop or in oils.
Education
  • Pensacola Christian College
    Commercial Art, 1999 - 2003
  • Pensacola Christian College
    MFA, 2004 - 2005
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Digital Illustrator
Employment
  • Self-employed
    Digital Illustrator, present
  • Heumoore Productions
    2012
  • A Beka Books
  • Joyful Life
  • Pensacola Christian College
  • Go Forth Baptist Missions
  • Gospel Outreach Reformational Church
  • Olive Baptist Church
  • Chapel Library at Mount Zion Bible Church
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Pensacola, Florida
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Cicero, Indiana - Port Byron, Illinois - Longview, Texas - Indianapolis, Indiana - La Porte, Indiana
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