rld021gpAfter a much needed winter vacation the RLD Podcast is back with another amazing and talented guest, Matthew Miller of Sunflowerman. He is a menswear illustrator and has made illustrations for magazines, boutiques, brands, and personalities to include, but not limited to:

GQ  / Fossil / iW Magazine / Longines / TUMI / PROJECT Show / Strong Suit / Perry Ellis / SevenFriday / Time+Tide  Andrés Sendra / Wolverine / CAT Footwear / Q Clothier / Andre Phillipe / Hanhart / and more.1447084815935

In this podcast you’ll hear all about how he started his illustrating business, what inspires him, what tools he uses, and also:

  • How he got his Sunflowerman nickname.
  • How he learned to sketch menswear illustrations.
  • His love of traveling, including Greece, the Appalachian Trails, Portugal, and more.
  • How he chooses what he wants to paint during live fashion shows.
  • How he goes about to connect with a brand for his illustrations.
  • How drawing on book pages got started.
  • How he deals with negative experiences with bad businesses.
  • The tools and tips he recommends for beginners.
  • and how he goes about pricing his pieces.


HERE is the link to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Podcast that Matt mentioned.

HERE is the link to the Serial podcast that I mentioned.

HERE is the link to Project trade show we mentioned.

HERE is the link to his Watches blog.

HERE is the link to his book, 100 Watches Book.

HERE is the link to his book, Aesthetic Guide for the Dapper Man: Art Book.

HERE is the link to Merit, Project 26 website, and Matt’s post is HERE.

HERE is a link to the Everlane Fashion brand.

HERE is a link to the rolling scanner I use (Matt’s scanner is mentioned below in his list of tools).Studio


-Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Sketchers’ Pocket Box 14 pieces/12 colors
-Daniel Smith W/C 15Ml Primary Set
-Dr. Ph. Martin Bombay’s Black India Ink.
-Winsor & Newton Artists Water Colour Sable Brush– Pointed Round Size 6
-Silver Brush 3007S-1 Black Velvet Short Handle Blend Squirrel and Risslon Brush, Script Liner, Size 1
-Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II Brush Round-Short Handle 00
-Silver Brush 3009S-034 Black Velvet Short Handle Blend Squirrel and Risslon Brush, Oval Wash, 3/4-Inch
-Canon Canoscan LiDE120 Color Image ScannerTools-2
 Matt is on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Periscope as Sunflowerman. His email for business inquiries or questions is sunflowermatt@gmail.com.

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Music by BenSound
Header Photo Credit: Sunflowerman

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