You ain’t nuthin’ but a HOUND, dawg!

Added January 2nd, 2014 by
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Transformers Autobot HOUND collection - Matt Iron-Cow Cauley

Hello, everyone!

I FINALLY got around to photographing my HOUND collection. I can’t quite explain it, but ever since I was a child, I had a soft spot for this particular Transformer.

Near as I can tell, this is *EVERY* Hound figure released so far (aside from the G1, which is represented here by the later re-issue). The jeep on the far left is a custom I made using a M.A.S.H. jeep, the tan G1 Hound is technically a Decepticon, but I’m pretending he’s “Hound in Desert Camo”, and the smaller Jeep towards the right is another custom.

This image is about to be out of date with the movie and other toys coming up, but I’m having fun knowing (for now) my Hound collection is complete.

Click on either the image above or HERE to view a super high-res version of the image.

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As always, would be grateful for any feedback you might have!

Matt Cauley
aka Iron-Cow
January 2, 2014.

Coming to Your Galaxy This December!

Added December 12th, 2013 by
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New Painting: Molly II

Hello, everyone!

Iron-Cow Prod. is pleased to showcase its new additions to the Vintage Kenner Star Wars action figure line! These figures are meant to fill in some gaps, expand the line a bit, and generally have some fun revisiting childhood nostalgia. When possible, I left any paint scrapes on the original figures intact for any intentional visual aging effect.

Click on either the image above or HERE to find out more details on this fun project and view the work.

Don’t forget to follow Matt Cauley / Iron-Cow Prod. so that you receive the latest news, updates, and behind-the-scenes insight. You can keep up to date by signing up for the Iron-Cow Prod. Facebook page, the Iron-Cow Prod. Email Updates List, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Of course, feel free to follow them all, as each is has their own unique benefits.

As always, would be grateful for any feedback you might have!

Matt Cauley
aka Iron-Cow
December 12, 2013.

New Painting: Molly II

Added November 24th, 2013 by
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New Painting: Molly II

Hello, everyone!

This latest painting was both a commissioned piece as well as being a bit of an experiment for me. I had worked with Molly previously for one of my Big Heads portrait paintings. That painting was a personal success for me, and a project I very much enjoyed. Molly’s parents were fond of the painting as well, and were interested in purchasing it, provided I might make some alterations to the image (most notably painting out the Batman comic). I was happy with the painting the way it was, but offered a compromise: I would paint Molly a second time, this time crafting the painting more towards their sensibilities.

Click on either the image above or HERE to find out more details on this fun project and view the work.

Don’t forget to follow Matt Cauley / Iron-Cow Prod. so that you receive the latest news, updates, and behind-the-scenes insight. You can keep up to date by signing up for the Iron-Cow Prod. Facebook page, the Iron-Cow Prod. Email Updates List, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Of course, feel free to follow them all, as each is has their own unique benefits.

Special thanks to Molly and her family for allowing me such a wonderful opportunity!

As always, would be grateful for any feedback you might have!

Matt Cauley
aka Iron-Cow
November 23, 2013.

Parsons Alumni Exhibition 2013

Added October 9th, 2013 by
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Parsons Alumni Exhibition 2013

Hello, everyone!

After a review of nearly 600 submissions from talented alumni around the world, I am delighted to announce that my painting, Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2013 Parsons Alumni Exhibition. This salon-style exhibition is open to the public October 14-19 in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

PARSONS ALUMNI EXHIBITION 2013
October 14-17, 2013
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Gallery open late on Thursdays until 8 p.m.)
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY

>> CLICK HERE TO VIEW ADDITIONAL EVENT DETAILS

Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico was part of a larger series of portraits focusing on Latin America political figures. Please click HERE to view the other paintings in this series.

Your kind words and encouragement mean a lot to me. As always, would be grateful for any feedback you might have!

Matt Cauley
aka Iron-Cow
October 8, 2013

Minimates 10th Anniversary Interviews Matt Cauley

Added December 30th, 2012 by
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Minimates 10th Anniversary Interviews Matt Cauley

Hello, everyone!

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to interviewed by Jeff Burton, who runs the Portrait of an Addiction Minimate blog. Jeff was wanting to put together an article looking back on the DC Minimates line, and was wanting me to describe my own involvement with the development.

Click either the photo above (or HERE) to view the article.

I should like to stress that while I was involved in varying degrees with everything featured, it is primarily the DC, Kelloggs and Battlestar Galactica lines that I had the most involvement. I handled only the digital coloring and board mockups on the Ghost Rider, Marvel Zombies, Rocky and The Avengers lines, with the exception of Loki and Hawkeye, whom I both designed. For the majority of the DC Miniates, I would with fellow designer Uriel to tag-team on certain characters so that we could delivery quality work under an extremely tight deadline.

I’m definitely the most proud of the Gorn, Bane, STRIPE, Stargirl, Ares, Clayface, Brainiac-13, Killer Croc, the entire Battlestar Galactica roster that is showcased, the Cyberman, the Cyberleader, and the Kellogg’s line; these were the pieces in which I was the sole designer. Even still, while I came up with the designs for these, there were several people involved every step of the way, and they deserve equally as much credit for getting these pieces through the process to completion. Every figure you see on the shelf is the combined effort of designers, sculptors, production managers and so on, and I really want to stress that the article is meant purely to discuss my own involvement in the overall process, and not to misrepresent me as the sole designer on these projects.

Your kind words and encouragement mean a lot to me. As always, would be grateful for any feedback you might have!

Thanks again to Jeff for such a fantastic opportunity!

Matt Cauley
aka Iron-Cow
December 30, 2012.

Hello, everyone! Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to continue my painting studies under the tutelage of master painter John Parks. It had been some time since I was able to focus on my Big Heads painting series, and I was eager to revisit the series. What resulted was a series of 11 large [...]

Hello, everyone! This painting has all of the ingredients of what I don’t like in a painting asignement: being asked to paint the portrait of someone’s child and being reliant on using someone else’s photographs as visual reference. I can be pretty finicky when it comes to that, and yet I couldn’t have had more [...]

Hello, everyone! This painting dates back to 2007. At the time, I was developing a series of paintings that had a Southern-Fried, Thelma & Louise meets Justified flair to them. Each painting featured a scene taking place in the deep south during the middle of summer in a place without air conditioning. The paintings were [...]

Hello, everyone! There is a long, rich history in the art of Miniature painting. While studying portraiture at The School of Visual Arts, I experienced firsthand how challenging and rewarding it is to work on such a small scale. I am pleased to finally unveil two of the Miniature Paintings from that class. Each measures [...]

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