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Sonic Universe 78 Variant by herms85
Sonic Universe 78 Variant
This is a fun one! First time coloring a lot of these characters.

Pencils: SnakeDiver
Inks: Jim Amash
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.
Sonic the Hedgehog 275 Cover by herms85
Sonic the Hedgehog 275 Cover
Here's one from awhile back. Here's the main cover to the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog #275! Artwork is by Patrick Spaziante. I think this is a really cool inks-to-colors, as it shows that Patrick had already done a lot of background rendering for this one! Made my job a whole lot easier, as I was able to focus on the character colors and then pumping up the special FX!

Art: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.
SMASHING by herms85
You can purchase a large print of this on my website's online store!…

Whew! So, this was a beast. I did a big fan art pic of Super Smash Bros. Brawl back in 2008 and it unfortunately didn't feature ALL the characters... And actually, this one doesn't either. But it does have 50 of the currently 52 KNOWN fighters. Can you guess who is missing right now?? I did leave some TINY empty spaces with the intention of adding the two I missed - as well as future DLC fighters. But we'll see.

Hope you guys dig! As much work as this one was, it was alotta' fun to do! The inspiration for the layout on this even came from a really old piece of official artwork for the Nintendo 64 Smash Bros! This was pencils and inks on 14x17 inch Bristol board, with colors in Photoshop 7.

If you follow me on Twitter, you've probably seen this already - and in fact got to see it in all stages of production, from layout to pencils, inks to flats to colors! So if that's something that interests you maybe check me out on Twitter!
Mega Man 51 Variant by herms85
Mega Man 51 Variant
Haha! I was so excited to color this when it popped up in my inbox. I always wondered how "Worlds Unite" could possibly trump the tandem-bicycle cover from "Worlds Collide." And voila. Bald is beautiful!

Pencils: Nerfuffle
Inks: Rick Bryant
Colors: herms85

Published by Archie Comics.

In other news! I have a website now - just something a little more professional. Though you can also purchase original artwork and sketchbooks from the web store, so be sure to check it out:

I was also on a recent episode of the 'Sonic Sez' podcast, and you can hear that here:…
I have an actual website now! Be sure to check it out at!


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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! Here's my interview on Sonic Sez:…

Thanks again to the guys at Find the Computer Room for having me on!

I am also slowly but surely typing out answers to whatever questions were asked that we didn't get to on the show. So no worries!



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megasonic69 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hey Matt in the Worlds Unite mural, Sticks is miscolored.
Can you see the art on Ben's DA and see what I mean.
Please, you have to fix this.
nobody661 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone else colors it. And, it's fixed in the final version, but not in Ben's version.
badLITTLEgabby Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
hug YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED!Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3] ^_^:
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
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!

and HAPPY EASTER TO YOU DUDE I am a dummy! 
dreamcastzx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Mr.Herms could you tell me what you think of this short comic…
SonAze9000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Hello mr. Herms. I have seen your coloration of Sonic Boom #5, which have made me ponder on what your inspiration was for giving the villagers their unique coloration which differ from the ones presented in the television show.
MaliaGalaxy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015   Digital Artist
Awesome art Matt! ;)
Bianxiee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are so cool! I like how you do the covers of other Sonic comics :)

I really admire you & evan stanley's work! It's really cool! Keep it up! :)
shadowhadaheart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Artist
Hey there! if you had a chance to make and publish your own comic what would it be about ?,and they should actually really publish it if you did make one yourself 😆
dreamcastzx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Mr.Herms do you still work with archie?
herms85 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I do! I will have been freelancing with them for eight years this October!
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