Sunday, June 23, 2013


Join me this summer for the FORCE DRAWING CLASS!

10 weeks long
Each week is recorded in case you miss class.
Each class is 1.5 hours long.
Tuition: $650
Max of 10 students, first come first serve.

Payments can be to thru PayPal.

Hope to work with you this summer!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

FORCE Spring Classes now open for enrollment!

Hi everyone,

The winter FORCE classes are coming to a close so I am preparing for another term of sharing FORCE!  Classes start in a week and a half!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Michael Mattesi- FORCE-Extreme Depth

For the full video visit:
Watch as I use a photo of  a model and draw her from a different perspective using the tricks of size, overlap and foreshortening.  As I explain my usage of these drawing tools, you will see how to create extreme depth.
Created on a Cintiq

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro- A mini Cintiq?

Has any fellow artist purchased a SURFACE PRO?  I test drove one the other weekend in a Microsoft store and I was impressed with the tablet sensitivity when it came to drawing.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Michael Mattesi- FORCE-Polar Bear

For the full video visit:
The polar bear is designed in this video. I start with a traditional more accurate approach to pushing concept and exaggeration on this very satisfied bear.
Created on a Cintiq

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Michael Mattesi- FORCE-Eastwood- Choices.


For the full video visit:
Using Clint Eastwood as reference, I design two cowboy faces with different qualities while discussing the process to do so.
Created on a Cintiq

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Michael Mattesi- FORCE-Batman Straight and Curve

In this video I use the DC owned, iconic character of Batman to present how different his character can look and feel with the use of two different types of line, the straight and the curve.
Created on a Cintiq

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Michael Mattesi- FORCE-Leading Edge Bouncing ball

For the full video visit:
In this video I share with you an old Disney process to drawing the ball in preparation to animating it.  This then leads to applying the concept of “leading edge” to the drawing of the ball/circle.  I use this leading edge idea still to this day as I draw the figure adding FORCEFUL dynamics to the work.
Created on a Cintiq

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lion Head Designs

For the full video visit:
This video starts with discussion around the use of reference and finding personality in it.  During this process I design two lion heads, an older more kingly lion and a young more brutish one.
Created on a Cintiq

Saturday, January 05, 2013

FORCE Winter Term classes Now Open for Enrollment

Hi Everyone,

The winter classes for are now open for enrollment.  Only ten places per class.  They start in two weeks.  If you have any questions, email me at: 

I will send you further information.  Hope to work with you soon!

Friday, January 04, 2013

How to Draw animal face masks

For the full video visit:
I discuss how to use and design the eye and mouth masks on our animal friends. This video presents these concepts on two dog faces in different perspectives and with two different expressions.
Created on a Cintiq