Matt Jones

Yerba Buena

 Posted by on February 28, 2014  Artists, Drawings, Friends, Lefties, Location Sketching  Tagged with:
Feb 282014
 
Yerba Buena

Last weekend was a good one for drawing; both doing it ourselves and appreciating drawings done by others. Firstly, on┬áSaturday, Julia and I went to Yerba Buena Gardens to draw: I ‘ve sketched here before (a study of the church you see here) but this time I tried an overview. The angle I chose was from the terrace, where there [READ MORE…]

One Year

 Posted by on September 7, 2013  Drawings, Location Sketching, Updates  Tagged with: , ,
Sep 072013
 
One Year

Today marks exactly one year to the day since I posted in this here blog. The first few months of that hiatus were purely due to being very busy at work and therefore having nothing much to show for myself, creatively speaking. But early last December, I happily broke the sketching-drought with a sketching day with that ever-inspirational fellow, Mr [READ MORE…]

Sketch Day

 Posted by on May 14, 2012  Drawings, Location Sketching  Tagged with:
May 142012
 
Sketch Day

Yesterday was spent SKETCHING in the company of that incomparable urban sketcher MATT JONES, and his pals MARK STANLEIGH and JASON SPENCER-GALSWORTHY. After a very pleasant early morning walk across town, I met them all at the JAPANESE TEA GARDEN in Golden Gate Park. In my recent location sketching, I’ve attempted to record all the detail as accurately as I [READ MORE…]

Masks

 Posted by on July 10, 2011  Drawings, Location Sketching  Tagged with: ,
Jul 102011
 
Masks

Today I went sketching at the DE YOUNG museum, with MATT JONES and his pal Scott. For fantastic drawing subjects, we didn’t need to go any further than the “Art of New Guinea” room, where there is an incredible array of fantastic masks on permanent display. So much so that I had a hard time deciding what to draw! Being [READ MORE…]

Ronald Searle’s Birthday

 Posted by on June 13, 2011  Colleagues, Drawings, Pin ups  Tagged with: ,
Jun 132011
 
Ronald Searle's Birthday

I can’t think of any cartoonist that I admire more than the great RONALD SEARLE. Many others feel the same about this superb satirist and stylist, including the 70 PIXAR artists who recently sent him a 91st BIRTHDAY SKETCHBOOK filled with tributes; a project which I was honored (though intimidated) to be included in. It was the one and only [READ MORE…]

Me and Mr, MISTER JONES

 Posted by on April 20, 2011  Colleagues, Friends, Work  Tagged with: , ,
Apr 202011
 
Me and Mr, MISTER JONES

This charming gouache painting was just given to me by my pal MATT JONES. It may be a GOODBYE present for my departing the story crew we both worked on together, or perhaps it is a SORRY present, to make amends for the incredibly funny good-bye CARD he also did, depicting me in the depths of tawdriness, which was signed [READ MORE…]

Fishermans Wharf

 Posted by on January 29, 2011  Drawings, Friends, Location Sketching  Tagged with:
Jan 292011
 
Fishermans Wharf

More from the pocket sketch-book, this time from a sketch-outing few weekends back, when Matt and I went on a walk-and-draw around Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach. Honestly, probably more time was spent in sitting outside at a cafe, drinking coffee and nattering but ah, what the heck… One detail that the sketch of Matt (drawing the seals, above) doesn’t [READ MORE…]

Jan 242011
 
Sketchcrawl #30

Last weekend I attended my very first SKETCHCRAWL here in San Francisco and had a wonderful time out and about sketching and socialising with friends. Over the past year or so, I have been trying very hard to re-acquire the habit of going out and sketching in the real world. I used to do this often, once upon a time, [READ MORE…]