Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bristol

Here are my first sketches from Bristol. I've moved to the city to storyboard on a feature for Aardman. There's tonnes of interesting stuff to draw around the harbour where the studio is located.





31 comments:

JP said...

hehe- I'm boarding on that too! have fun, best,

JP

Myrian said...

very good job ^^ how many time does this take you ?

samacleod said...

These are amazing. That place sounds awesome. I love Aardman.

St├ęphane Kardos said...

Tout va bien la bas?
Bises

WJC said...

Great Drawings, reminds me of my own Bristol days. One of those cranes was used to lift an elephant once!

souv said...

So cool as usual!!! Un reel plaisir pour les yeux et les sens.

gabi campanario said...

great drawings Matt, love the different weight of your strokes

jacks said...

nice drawings sir

alberto mielgo said...

allways traveling, that´s great.

Richard Mitchelson said...

Welcome back to Blightey Jones. Hope you have packed the layers, i'm sure you are freezing your ass off compared to the south of France. Enjoy Bristol and all the best for the project.

Erik D. Martin said...

These are great little sketches! I'm always envious of people traveling around the world sketching >__<

Oscar Grillo said...

Yeah!!..I was counting with this guided tour!

Giuseppe Ferrario said...

Great stuff maestro!!

Jeroen said...

Go to the olive shed on a sunny day...it'll be the 47th best day of your life.

stefan said...

Brilliant, I've been admiring your sketches of various exotic places for some time now. It's great to finally see your take on what's outside of my window. I'm going to come and say hello on Monday - I'm next door.

'Diamond' Dave Merritt said...

Matt. Very enjoyable sketches. Great use of your heavy blacks. Not overdone. Nice wok Matt.

Polyminthe said...

Hey Matt, thank you for recommending me at aardman, unfortunatly I'm busy, but I would have loved to, and bristol look really nice! See you soon.

tomm said...

beautiful bristol, and nice music scene there too! Good for you! These sketches are lovely , I love Bristol it actually reminds me a bit of Cork in some ways . Good luck in Aards.

max said...

The cranes and seagulls has an incredible amount of depth, fantastic work Matt.

Matt J said...

JP-are you? Thanks for the info
Myrian-not too long, no more than 30 mins each
Sam-cheers, Aardman is a fun place to work
Stef-ca va tres bien mon ami, merci
WJC-great story, thanks, I'll use it!
Souv-merci-c'est gentile!
Gabi-yep, I try to vary the marks as much as I can
Jacks-thanks very much sir
Alberto-I have ants in my pants! Can't stop moving!
Rich-not quite the same climate but brightening up
Erik-pack your bags & go travel & draw!
Oscar-how I've missed your wit!
Guiseppe-grazie mille!
Jeroen-I shall, thnx for the tip
Stefan-you're at Aardman?
Dave-it's a fine balance using the black
Sylvain-de rien, j-espere tu voir bientot
Tomm-cheers-i'll visit Cork someday
Max-grazie-seagulls are always good to give scale

Vhrsti said...

Wonderful sketches from your travels. Congratuation to beeing mentioned at The Comics Reporter!

Kyle Marshall said...

Love the lines work with these, and subtle use of the black!

Callan's Sketchblog said...

I love these drawings- such a sense of place and great character in the line work!

Vince M said...

I'm jealous!

Lovely sketches.

Matt J said...

Vhrsti-thanx for the tip-that was pretty cool
Kyle-spotting the blacks is always a tricky business
Callan-I try to find places with character
Vince-but you have the sun!

Genevieve said...

What a great place! Nice drawings, love the seagulls ;)

JP said...

Turns out I'm boarding on the 'other' feature...and I'm in Tel Aviv too, so it might be a while before we catch up for a chat. Shame, 'cos I'd love to see more of your stuff. Maybe later, take care, JP

Heath Kenny said...

Hey Matt, great stuff as usual. Give me a shout if your pant ants bring you back to Paris. HK

BEN said...

uao! Now I want to go in Bristol!
:)

Rnormfoto said...

i LOVE that sketch of the cranes!!!

Paco said...

Nice! I lived in Bristol for a couple of months, tis indeed a great city with tons of interesting sights and sounds. All your sketches are great :) Good luck with your work on the Aardman project!