Friday, April 27, 2007

Riviera Sketchbook





Pour Stephane, félicitations et bonne chance pour le meilleur semaine de ta vie!

The famous Negresco hotel in Nice is the grandest hotel on the Cote d'Azur. Infamously in 1927 dancer & party animal Isadora Duncan died just outside when her scarf caught in the wheel of her sports car strangling her to death!









Nice has a magnificent Russian Cathedral, the largest of its kind outside Russia.



Les passant de Nice.





Rooftops in the Old Town





Airport people.




Another alley in the Old Town.



A different view of parc Albert 1er towards the Promenade with the Med in the background.





Thi is the first drawing I made when I got to Nice. The central parc Albert 1er is shaded by beautiful twisted trees & palms.





Rue Centrale in the Old Town, Nice. I swapped this drawing for a pair of new sunglasses!

17 comments:

max said...

This is fantastic! I hope those sunglasses are really good.

max said...

I love those fingerprints.

Oscar Grillo said...

Just a thought. Don't you think that the sun of the midi is blunting your wonderfully sardonic sense of humour and turninig you into a BLOGGER?

All the best.

Paul Mckeown said...

hey Matt.
How's it going Dude?
Just a quick thank you for giving my
details to John, looks and sounds like you are having a blast. I am ridiculously jealous!

Heard you're coming over....beers?

AndyMurray said...

this is beautifal matt, beautifal.

Jason Kotey said...

thsi is butifel. splmiy betaufel.
just joshing Andy M!

This is beautiful stuff, MJ. Keep blogging, you old french pioneer you.

Jeroen Jaspaert said...

well, they'd better quality sunglasses, otherwise you've been ripped off

Alina Chau said...

beautiful drawings!! wonderful brush works!

Boris Hiestand said...

Lovely stuff as always, absolutely lovely.
You could lose the finger prints though-seems that's not really 'you'.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

That bloke in the top left corner is brilliant !! Love those legs ! :)

Dan Thompson said...

those trees are nice and so is everything else. Do you ever use a fountain pen like Mr. Searle? I am going to draw some trees this weekend with my searle book by my side.

Smook said...

Incredible work as always Mr. Jones. You have some great shapes in your peoples sketches and you know how much I love your streetscapes. Beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more.

Cheers.

libra bear said...

Some really nice studies here. I like the way you capture the town. Feels like an honest representation.

Brian Sibley said...

Whoever got the sketch of the street scene for the price of a pair of sunglasses did well out of the deal! Nice work...

the doodlers said...

YIKES! Very inspiring work, Matt! Especially like the fingerprint shading in the street scenes! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, JVB

Clangnuts said...

Nice drawings.

Polyminthe said...

Hi matt,
it was so nice to meet you!
I'm sure we'll have time to look at each other's sketchbook very soon...
see you.