Tuesday, October 15, 2013


My old chum Matt Cruickshank and I made a geek pilgrimage to L.A. recently  to see master animator Richard Williams lecture at the Academy.  We stayed close to the ocean at Venice Beach and I was able to get out early and sketch before it became too crowded.
Below is the reverse angle of the street above

Somehow I've missed 'Muscle Beach' every time I've visited Venice- this time I was determined to draw the famous landmark. At Santa Monica Monica Pier I found the original site - below
Santa Monica

The Google office at Venice- enter through the binocs!

Cliff's Edge, Silverlake 


Alan said...


Matt Jones said...

Thanks Alan!

The Annorak said...

Nice work mate!

Matt Jones said...

Hey Mr Annorak, nice to see you around these parts!

Unknown said...

Awesome work!! I need to get back to doing more observational sketching.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Super cool stuff !