Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Thursday, May 06, 2021

'My Life, Drawing' eBook preview


My latest book on drawing shows my path from learning classical life drawing techniques at art school then making the midi-set change to a gesture drawing approach at Californian animation studios. My digital e-books on painting and gesture drawing available here Check out my GESTURE DRAWING channel for 100s of vids of me drawing from a model in class. My original art & printed art books for sale here

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Drawing CLEOPATRA


1-2 minute sketches of a costumed model on a 'Cleopatra' theme. Check out my GESTURE DRAWING channel for 100s of vids of me drawing from a model in class. My art & art books for sale here My digital e-books on painting and gesture drawing available here

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Streaming Chess

 


The Streaming Wars have begun...

Mando- the ultimate cowboy dad. Disney finally figured out how to do Star Wars and it was in the long-form TV format!

Mother will protect us. #HBOMAX launched this year with big-budget, bizarre sci-fi #RaisedByWolves creatively led by Ridley Scott.

Joe Exotic- another twisted parental figure! The eponymous #TigerKing from the #Netflix show that dazzled us during the first weeks of the quarantine

Stop the clock! Grandmaster Scott Frank returned to #Netflix with a series that somehow made chess captivating! Beth Harmon reigns as queen of the limited streaming shows. Checkmate in the Streaming War

The Crown returned with an expert political chess-player; Margaret Thatcher. However season 4 saw her out-maneuvered and ousted which means the amazing Gillian Anderson departs the show.

Another king.... Iorek Byrnison, King of the bears! His Dark Materials returned to HBO with an even more visually impressive second season

Primal returned with season 2 on @adultswim The Frazetta/Creationist fantasy show is stunningly rendered in traditional 2-D animation. Spear and Fang from 'Primal' round off my ‘2020 streaming TV chess war’.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Drawing Chinatown LA


Pre-pandemic footage from Chinatown, Los Angeles when we could mingle freely! Plus some time-lapse process video of a couple of studies I made recently of Hop Louie's Seafood restaurant. An ink drawing and a color painting.If you're looking for Christmas gift ideas check out my original artwork and art books at my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/MattJonesOriginalArt

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Holiday gifts

If you're struggling to think of Holiday gifts the 'AM3RICA' art book is available here plus original artwork; paintings and cartoon work. Store link






Also available (limited copies left) my first collection of paintings 'JONES PAINTS AMERICA'



Saturday, October 24, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Summoners War

I storyboarded the opening sequence of a 'Summoners War' short film. 'Friends and Rivals' was directed by Paul Furmiger for Skybound North and produced at Axis Animation.





Sunday, January 12, 2020

The book!

The 'Am3rica' art book is now available to order online at my Etsy store here


Friday, December 20, 2019

Am3rica

Group exhibition and art book by Matt Jones, Mike Dutton & Matt Cruickshank. January 10th-30th at Gallery 839, the Animation Guild, 1105 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Buy my new e-book 'My Life, Drawing' on @Gumroad (link: https://gum.co/hiNFG) 222 pages on my path from classical life drawing to character/story based gesture drawing. Overlay notes & tips included. Quick link to the product here:


   Buy 'My Life, Drawing'






Thursday, August 01, 2019

Real-time Gesture Drawing!



Buy ‘My Life, Drawing' on @Gumroad
gum.co/hiNFG 222 pages on my path from classical life drawing to character/story based gesture drawing. Overlay notes & tips included