Friday, June 15, 2012

Sketchcrawlin'

As we move into the summer months I've been out and about drawing all over at interesting locations.

I went to my first baseball game at the impressive AT&T Park in San Francisco-stunning location on the waterfront with the  Bay Bridge and Treasure Island as the backdrop.

I love drawing in the Mission, there's always something interesting going on.  Last time I was there some latino classic car enthusiasts rolled up for an impromptu motor-show.  Even the cops were taking pictures.
I went up north to the Western Railway Museum in Solano County
 Lots of jackrabbits bounding between the old railcars & engines


With animation pals Mark Stanleigh, Jason Spencer Galsworthy & Jamie Baker I drew at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Park . . .

From Golden Gate Park we moved onto Haight Ashbury to draw one of the old Victorian houses

The Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio




Broadway: no sketchcrawl would be complete without rounding it off at my favourite North Beach watering hole-Vesuvio's

I'm often asked what pens or brushes I use to make location sketches.
My director Ronnie del Carmen turned me onto these unusual pens available from MAIDO in Japantown. They're expensive but offer a great range of marks and line qualities.


21 comments:

jimmy ly said...

great sketches!

Vince Vassallo said...

So inspiring! These sketches are beautiful!!

Avner Geller said...

Wow Matt! These are fantastic!

St├ęphane Kardos said...

Superbe! send me some pens.

St├ęphane Kardos said...

I want the same kind of treatment when I'll come visit you, sketching around town and finish at the Vesuvio.
The last sketch is beautiful!

Jeff K said...

Love the sketches, Matt!

John Musker said...

Nice sketches, Matt...

joscha said...

Great as always, love your new header too!

galvinator said...

Beautiful sketches!

Steven said...

Yeh man! Looks great!

tomm said...

Fantastic work inspiring as ever thanks for sharing

stefan marjoram said...

Love following your sketch crawls. The drawing of Vesuvios is terrific - I wonder how you plan such complicated scenes. Nice to see the photo of exotic pens from far off lands too ...mmm stationery.

Oscar Grillo said...

Lovely drawings, Matt!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Surely it's about time these were exhibited somehow? Have a show in SF

Alessandro Vene said...

How fun!
I wish I can join your little sketch-group-fun!
Great work as always, thank you for sharing!

Alessandro
http://alessandroveneart.com/

Nikhil said...

Very Cool! Inspiring work ! Thanks for sharing your work online! What's sketch crawl - is it open to anyone?

Jeff Maka Merghart said...

I love the Vesuvios piece! Your work is great!

Ashley Boddy said...

Oooo...new pens. So that's the secret. And what were you doing at a sports stadium???

modeo media said...

I am loving great placement.
Thanks for sharing...



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merf said...

fabulous!

Gabriele Guidi said...

It's very nice draw during a travel ...more fashinating than take pictures, it just need to have time and good mood