Saturday, December 15, 2018

Three Artists Paint...

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

Pro-Create Film Studies: The Color Purple

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...

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Support me on PATREON!

I've posted free content to the web for years; drawings, designs, sketches, life drawings and over 200 films on my You Tube channel. I want to keep doing it and making more content about my art and animation so if you'd like to help me and get exclusive access to more of my art take a look at the membership tiers on the site and become a member here.

Become a Patron!

I'll be adding lots of content on storyboarding and all members receive a monthly pdf sketchbook.



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

I opened an Etsy store to sell my original art at THIS link. Check it out.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

New digital book!

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

Glen Keane animation art exhibition

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

May Sketch a Day!

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.

 Manhattan Beach


 Culver Hotel, Culver City

 Notes at the Getty museum

 Lounge at the Chateau Marmont

 Sunset Strip

 Manhattan Beach

 Manhattan Beach

 Playa Del Rey

Culver City

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Friday, March 09, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018