Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'd like to kick off 2009 with the final few pages from my first Moleskine sketchbook. Over the holidays I reacquainted myself with British architecture.
Christmas shopping amongst the Tudor style buildings of Chester is always magical.

After two & a half years in France the churches of England & Wales look all the more unique to my eyes.

The cosy dining room of the Hotel du Vin & Brasserie, Bristol.

30 comments:

Mick said...

the hotel du vin is a cracking picture

Chris Kennett said...

These are making me homesick! Awesome work, I want to drink a pint in that Hotel right now.

JP said...

heh- you nailed the hotel du vin. the spirit of searle seems to be lurking there...

Elliot said...

Isn't it still legal to shoot welshmen like yourself in Chester? With a crossbow? Provided it's on a Wednesday afternoon or something? If so, I hope you went on a weekend.

Happy new year to you and yours, Matt.

Oscar Grillo said...

You can't help it. Instead going to the Queen's Head or the Coach and Horses you had to go to Hotel du Vin & Brasserie!...Traitor!

max said...

A great start of the year.
Best wishes of great sketches for 2009. Oh, and happiness of course.

St├ęphane Kardos said...

Beautiful sketches for a good start of the year!
I love the last one.

Kristian said...

happy new year matt
These are especially nice. A great feeling is evoked in the hotel image. Happiness and health to you and yours.

Desiree Cassidy said...

These are nice, I love the feeling with with them... feels like im there, except well im not ><

lorelay bove said...

Beautiful sketches!!!!!!! I love the last one in the hotel is so full of character!

R.Dress said...

MJ these rule....Happy Healthy.

Jampix said...

Very nice stuff dude!
I might see you soon in Bristol.
A belated happy and creative 2009!
Best, JP

'Diamond' Dave Merritt said...

Nice sketching Matt. Like the hotel scene as well. Nice bit of rendering too.

Giuseppe Ferrario said...

Wonderful sketches my friend, I adore the last one.

Adam Temple said...

Nice stuff man.

stranded said...

Incredible work! I love your sketches! they are unique!! the Russian church is beautiful and the English ones are so nice!! I also love the drawings you did for the ocean project by U.Meyer Studios! they are funny and cute!!
happy new year by the way! :D

Nico said...

Well thanks for the post on my blog about my sketchbooks....But when i see yours....Well just great job and beautiful sketches.....

Nico

marta said...

Ciao! Your sketches are really nice...... not like my english! (eh eh eh)

bravo bravo

CATI said...

Oh! very beautiful. I like this drawing. this dark light, this view!

Richard Mitchelson said...

Hi Matt, i hope all is good. Loving the hotel Du vin pic, great detail in this image, and the chap with the glasses looks the type to know a lot about wine. Here's to a good year...

Vince M said...

I love these, Mr. J. That last one is amazing. Reminds me of Charles Saxon.

limbolo said...

Cosy.
Good luck in the new gig...

Simon W-H said...

Fabulous, just fabulous drawings.

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Really great stuff. You are making Great editing and design choices as you observe. Awsome.

Ben Williams said...

I live 10 minutes from Chester and recognised that clock straight away. Really great stuff! Out of interest, what were these drawn with?

Owen Flanagan said...

Excellent sketches Matt, I really like the coral concerto designs the vulture sketches are fantastic.

Mukpuddy said...

Really enjoy your work dude, lot's of cool stuff to check out!!!

Matt J said...

Well thanks for all the kind comments folks! Lots more goodies to come in 2009. . .

Mark McDonnell said...

Awesome sketches, great feeling to your work man.

Best,

MAC

marcello murru said...

so nice!