Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas from San Francisco!


Here is the first batch of drawings made around town since I moved to this great city.  I have lots more exploring to do over the holidays so more sketches to come in the New Year . . . Happy Holidays folks!


  • 1  The East Bay Bridge viewed from Emeryville (the 'Eye of Sauron visible in back)


  • 2 Coit Tower & telegraph Hill from Embarcadero


  • 3 Francis Ford Coppola's building at the lower end of Columbus Ave.


  • 4 Haight Ashbury where the pungent aroma of weed still hangs in the air!


  • 5 Lombard St.


  • 6 In the Mission District




  • 6 Sleepy Noe Valley-my neighbourhood!



  • 7



  • 8 Chinatown Gate



  • 9 Grant Ave.



  • 10 Intersection of Columbus & Broadway where the Beats meet the Red Light.  Apparently 'The Condor' is the site of America's first Topless Dance . . . a site of historical significance. I drew this from the top deck of 'Vesuvio' where Jack Kerouac used to drink.


24 comments:

Logan Pearsall said...

These are great! Are they done with a brushpen?

mick said...

Красота!ЗдороВО!

Elliot said...

'Any kindness'!

These are tremendous, Matt. Have a great Christmas.

Rej B said...

These are awesome!

Alan said...

These are wonderful. Full of your usual verve and playfulness. I visited S.F a few years ago - loved it.

Rochelle Lorrae Burrows said...

Wonderful!

JP said...

gert lush! How about doing a panorama and selling some prints, mr jones?

Mark Stanleigh said...

Hey Matt, These are incredible!
I always love the clarity in your drawings.

Ashley Boddy said...

Can you just stop being so...so...y'know! It's making the rest of us look bad...

PS: Happy Christmas from Heathrow Terminal 1...Airside! I'm finally out of the UK! Only took 4 days!

craig said...

tons of character in these sketches Matt. Nice

Ty Carter said...

man this is such a sick post! thanks for sharing these great sketches

Scott C. Gwynn said...

These are truly wonderful.

UM said...

Glad to see you're still doing these, Matt! Where's that book?...

Jeremy said...

Really impressive! Always enjoy your work and now these are some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

Owen Williams said...

Great stuff Matt, Merry Christmas too

Julián Abreu said...

Iloooooooove your work.....they are amazing and charmig!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Matt J said...

Many thanks for the comments folks-Happy New Year!!

George Cwirko-Godycki said...

these are great!

Olivier Ladeuix said...

gorgeous sketches Matt

tomm said...

Gorgeous stuff

Jampix said...

Great stuff Matt they truly look terrific! Have a great 2011 ;)

Jelter said...

Nice sketches of some iconic places!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

THEY'RE ALL MAD I TELL YOU............

Ems said...

these are great! thanks for charing