Sunday, November 11, 2007

Recent sketchbook drawings


The studio is situated right above the main pedestrianised shopping street of Nice. This means that our ears are assaulted daily by buskers singing the same song every day. It's like Groundhog Day!



Rapid sketches made around town.



Street performer tap-dancing in Nice.




Views of Bastille & Notre Dame from a couple of recent trips to Paris.




Vanessa Paradis & Matthieu 'M' Chedid will be responsible for the music & songs in 'Un Monstre a Paris'. They recently performed in Nice as part of the tour to promote Paradis' latest album so we went along to see them in action.



Seeing them together on stage proved helpful reference for similar scenes in the film where their characters duet together.



A regular night out with the Nice Ukelele Club!


Got caught short without my sketchbook at a café recently so resorted to sketching on the back of a receipt.



On a drive through Provence earlier in the year my camera batteries died so I made some thumbnail sketches back at home to help me remember some of the interesting views we saw along the way.

19 comments:

Elliot Cowan said...

The sketches at the bottom are better than photographs anyway, Matthew.

Stef said...

Fantastique mon Lapin! those thumnails are so good.
I miss you x

Smook said...

I agree with Elliot, LOVE those thumbnails. I like how the sun caught the tip of the mountain in the first panel of the second row.

Matt J said...

It's snow man, SNOW!!

Oscar Grillo said...

As lovely as to be expected.

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Wow! Mortel tous ces dessins!!!

TSM said...

Those thumbnails are awesome!

UM said...

Great sketches, Matt.

Kyle Marshall said...

These sketches are gold, i'm all over those band drawings.

libra bear said...

the tap dancer and the last set of thumbnails are my favourites. I can't believe you did them from memory. brush pen?

M@ said...

Vunderba! The Last 2 posts have corrected the Earths gravitational pull and we are finally stable!

You certainly have been busy- Beavering away on your Dam made from wonderful sketches-many congrats!

Nice Beaver.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Lots of really neat stuff yet again !! Love your little sketches of your journey !

Oscar Grillo said...

I just flew over you a couple of hours ago.

martin wittig said...

Really Really Nice!:)

Jampix said...

I love your Vanessa Paradis & Matthieu 'M' Chedid thumbnails, your other stuff is not bad too ;)

Your the King of the sketchbook!

R.Dress said...

Wonderful studies once again Matt. Are you an animator?

Matt J said...

I've worked in all areas of the industry-animation,clean-up, layout, design, directing etc. Right now I'm storyboarding on a CG feature film in France.
Thanks for the comments everyone-appreciated.

Kristian Antonelli said...

those thumbnails 'are' better then photographs

samacleod said...

They're all incredible. I LOVE those studies at the bottom though. Sheesh. So nice.