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Sonic Boom 04 Cover by herms85
Sonic Boom 04 Cover
Hey guys! Here's the raw cover artwork to Sonic Boom #4, coming soon from Archie Comics. Had so much fun with this one and was really pleased with how everything came together. Just incredible lineart from Yardley and Rick Bryant. Hope you guys dig!

Pencils: Yardley
Inks: Rick Bryant
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.
Mega Man (Coloring Commission) by herms85
Mega Man (Coloring Commission)
Another coloring commission from this morning for a very nice fellow named Mike. He commissioned the lineart from RyanJampole at this year's New York ComiCon and then commissioned me for the colors!

Art: RyanJampole
Colors: herms85

I also accept coloring commissions year-round now, so feel free to check out my rates on my DA Journal (…) and contact me if interested! Thanks guys!
Sonic Vs. Tails (Coloring Commission) by herms85
Sonic Vs. Tails (Coloring Commission)
Coloring commission for Wankers-Cramp from awhile ago! Hope you guys dig! I actually live-Tweeted the coloring process for this one, which you can still look up at Hope you guys dig!

Art: Yardley
Colors: herms85

I also accept coloring commissions year-round now, so feel free to check out my rates on my DA Journal (…) and contact me if interested! I just wrapped up a crazy month of deadline crunches (4 books!!), so I am catching up on some commissions and sketchbook orders this weekend but will be ready to accept some new stuff come Monday. Thanks guys!
Mega Man 41 New York ComicCon Variant by herms85
Mega Man 41 New York ComicCon Variant
Hey guys! Here's the raw art to this Mega Man 41 variant that was exclusive to NYCC this year! This year's NYCC variants actually turned into a couple cool colorist collaborations between Ben Hunzeker and myself. On the left you'll see RyanJampole's inked art, center you'll see my originally submitted colors, and on the right you'll see the final rendering Colorguy did on it.

Art: RyanJampole
Colors: herms85
Final Colors: Colorguy

Hope you guys got a chance to pick it up at NYCC!
Sonic Boom 03 Cover by herms85
Sonic Boom 03 Cover
Hey guys! Here's the raw cover artwork to Sonic Boom's third issue! This was so much fun to color. I think I wanted to do a white background originally, but my editor suggested a black one instead and I think it really made everyone pop! I added an outline and dot pattern into the background so we wouldn't lose any of the inking detail.

Pencils: Yardley
Inks: Rick Bryant
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics!

Be sure to follow me on Twitter ( as I usually drop this stuff and more on there a few days before anyplace else!


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Matt Herms
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Matt Herms has been a professional illustrator since 2004, doing conceptual, promotional and interactive artwork for video games, magazines, conventions and toy companies as well as his longest passion: comic books, most notably as a penciler and colorist for the entire Archie Comics video game line of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man . Matt’s clients include Archie Comics, Hasbro Toys, SoMoGa Games, Snafu Comics, Level Up Studios, Angry Viking Press, and more!

Matt currently lives with his wife Karen and their foster dogs just outside of Houston, TX.

Current Residence: Houston, TX
Favourite genre of music: 80s
Favourite cartoon character: Scarlet Spider
Hey guys! So this turned out fantastically last month! Thanks to all that ordered coloring commissions! Looks like I will have some availability this holiday season, so I am very pleased to say that I'll be accepting coloring commissions throughout the month of December! If you've got something you're looking to have colored, let me know via Note or eMail! (

:: RATES ::

  • Character Pin-Ups - $30 USD, +$5 for each additional character pictured. Minimal to no background elements.
  • Full Illustration - $60 USD, full background and all characters included in picture.
  • Something bigger… Contact me!


STC (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Alter the Wolf (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Sonic 'n' Tails (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Tom Token - Mockup Cover by Danny8bit Sparks (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Proj the Echidna (Coloring Commission) by herms85


Have you commissioned one of my fellow Archie artists for a kick-ass piece of line-art that you’ve been thinking about getting colored up? Gimme’ a holler for a special 10% discount on coloring for that artwork!

Why a discount? Well, I work with these guys month-after-month, so I’d pretty much be getting to stay in my comfort zone. Also, my hope is that if you hadn’t before you might consider commissioning these guys for something! I work with some very talented artists, so be sure to check ‘em out! 



Please contact me by e-Mail at or via Note to discuss your commission and confirm my availability.

Payment is due up front upon acceptance of your commission via PayPal ( Turnaround on pin-ups is typically within a day, full illustrations two to three days. 

:: FAQ ::

 Why no drawing commissions?

I work almost exclusively as a colorist these days, so I am crazy out-of-practice at the drawing board and it would take me forever to finish a piece.

I commissioned you at so-and-so convention ages ago! Where’s my art?? 

Do I owe ya’ something? PLEASE contact me ASAP via!

I haven’t been to conventions in over three years due to my busy schedule, and there are five pieces that were meant to be picked up at other shows that have been sitting around for quite some time now. Either I’ve misplaced your contact info during a move or efforts to contact you have failed. So please get in touch with me so I can get your art to you! 

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TheVioletFox Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Super excited to hear you'll be at Anime North Texas this year! Here's hoping to grab even more stuff from you than I did at A-KON.
Blueneonkid Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you draw digitally or is it just all paper? If paper, AMAZING. IF digital, I'm guessing photoshop, even though, AMAZING.
herms85 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
All my drawing is traditional - pencils and paper all the way! For coloring, though, it's Photoshop.
Blueneonkid Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Thanks for responding
SonicGamerGirl12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I love Sonic, and your drawings of him are amazing!

~Gives chocolate cake~

moustapha443 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

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2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
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7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
fumetsusozo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Awesome art dude. :)
Lawman09 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday~
chikosanXD Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, i hope you have a good day^^
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