Thursday, December 08, 2011

Occupy San Francisco!

Despite intense work deadlines lately I've managed to do the odd bit of sketching in this fair city. . .

Out drawing with Mark Stanleigh on Nob Hill. See Mark's sketches here 

The Mark Hopkins Hotel on California
(Here I tried out a nifty Pilot 'Parallel' pen-it's like drawing with a chisel!)

Huntington Park

The Hyde Out bar on Hyde & California

In the Mission for Day Of The Dead 2011


Some of San francisco's unique residents


 Of all of  the city's colourful neighbourhoods the Castro District must be the wackiest-drawing the famous theatre we got caught up in an 'Occupy' demonstration! A 'pop-up' free life drawing session occured in the street! Naked ramblers, trannies & dogs of all sizes make it a fun place to draw.



Over Thanksgiving I drew the enormous Grant Tree

16 comments:

docnad said...

These are very good. I'm glad you get to see some daylight!

CĂ©line said...

Love your sketches! Stop complain: you work for the next wordwide success film:)

Avner Geller said...

Matt, these are gorgeous! I love how you put all those little details into the environments but still keeping it so loose and fun.

Jampix said...

Matt these are great, however it sometimes baffles me how you still manage to draw after a hectic day at the office...

tomm said...

amazing - and this on top of al your "real" work? jaysus

Mick said...

I always enjoy your town sketches, thumbs up to them. I also heard that some of the worlds best quality trannies are in San Fransisco... is that true? Like real german engineered trannies... the type of trannies you can drive over the pennines loads of times... proper trannies like the ones my grandad had no idea about

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Lovely sketches! Looking at all of these really makes me want to draw more outside of work.

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Wonderful work Matty!

Matt J said...

Steve-mushrooms get more light than Story Artists!
Celine-sorry for moaning!
Avner-balancing detail while staying loose is the challenge
JP-I can't get enough of drawing!
Tomm-this is a release from the real work-just for pleasure
Mick-World Class trannies over here-completely assimilated into SF society- no one bats an eyelid at a 7 foot drag queen dressed up like an alien Star Trek nun!
Megan-Thanks! Get out more!
Crookie-this blog post is the reason I was late to the pub last night!

stefan marjoram said...

Great stuff Matt, love the idea of an impromptu life drawing session (it's not going to happen in Bristol at the moment - it's dark, blowing a gale and tipping it down). You should definitely teach drawing though ;)

Julia Lundman said...

I LOVE them all!!! Excellent work as always, Mr. Jones!

Carrie Liao said...

These are beautiful! I especially love the first one of Grant Tree. It makes me want to go see it for myself :)

froggie said...

holey moley...you can't MAKE UP characters like that. we only see that kind of "uniqueness" at starbucks...on halloween!

wonnnnnderful sketches, mj! :-))

Symkytz said...

Love these sketches Matt! Just found your blog and it is very interesting and helpful as an aspiring animator!
Best wishes!
Kyren

Matt J said...

Thanks folks, most appreciated!

Drazen said...

Shweeeeet mr. Jones!
Your drawing is awesome.


email me with your address if you'd like a HU mini.. I have couple set aside.