Saturday, December 15, 2018
Every year fellow artists Matt Cruickshank, Mike Dutton and I choose a destination and head there to paint and draw. We just did our fifth annual trip together! Below is my latest video from our travels to New Mexico (+ the four previous trips).
Last year we went to Mexico City- an amazing destination to explore through paint and drawing.
Year three was New Orleans
Our second adventure was to Joshua Tree...
... and the first trip was to Yuma county in Northern California.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
I cut together my film studies from The Color Purple made on the iPad as I was familiarizing myself with the excellent & versatile app ProCreate. I found every shot Spielberg uses has an idea behind it; there is meaning and progression of the story visually through composition, movement, lighting & depth. He expresses what the characters feel and changes our emotions as we watch...
Monday, October 08, 2018
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Thursday, September 06, 2018
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Sunday, July 08, 2018
I've put my FOURTH digital art book up for sale on Gumroad. An expanded edition of my art exhibition catalog JONES paints AMERICA with 25 extra pages from my sketchbooks. Download here
See all of my digital sketchbooks on GumRoad here
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
The Glen Keane art exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, Bay Area. Also this summer the museum has a major exhibition on Disney's 'Nine Old Men' - the generation of animators that Keane learnt from. Worth a trip to San Francisco!
Caricature by John Musker
Friday, May 11, 2018
A daily drawing for the Twitter challenge #MaySketchaDay
Cantalini's, Playa Del Rey
The local bird populace enjoy boat washing time at Marina Del Rey!
Sloopy's Beach Cafe, Manhattan Beach
The view from Playa Provisions at Playa Del Rey.
The Japanese Fishing Village memorial at Terminal island, port of LA.
‘Fire’ boats at San Pedro with the USS Iowa behind and the Vincent Thomas bridge in the background.
Culver Hotel, Culver City
Notes at the Getty museum
Lounge at the Chateau Marmont
Playa Del Rey
Saturday, May 05, 2018
This is my book of sketches made in the life-drawing room at Pixar over 4 years. I studied the approach to Gesture Drawing where the pose is used as a springboard for the imagination. Story and character are the focus rather than anatomy.
Available as a digital e-book on Gumroad here
Practice is, of course, paramount to success; I would attend drawing classes twice a week at Pixar. When I worked in France with no regular art classes I still practised gesture drawing every day sitting outside cafes and drawing the people in the street. I have a book collection of these too available here