Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Californication

Some more Bay Area  citizens observed on my travels. Interaction with the friendly folk of San Francisco usually constitutes avoiding eye contact or being asked for money

Lounge Bar on Polk



3300, Mission

Russian Hill

Grant St view from the Empress of China restaurant

View towards Eagle Rock, Los Angeles

17 comments:

Kendra Melton said...

I love how much personality your sketches have. Always fun to see your sketches

Carrie Liao said...

Love seeing these places through your sketches! Gorgeous stuff :)

Avner Geller said...

Brilliant drawings, Matt! SF at its best!

John Wright said...

What fun !
there is always something cheery about your drawings...even when you are being sardonic.

Thnaks Matt - a liittle sunshine in my grey day from your gray city.
jw

pbcbstudios said...

those are great Matt!

St├ęphane Kardos said...

Tres bon mon Ami! Bises!

max said...

Fantastic stuff as ever.

Iestyn Roberts said...
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Iestyn Roberts said...

Ha ha, Da iawn!

I love the personality of the cop and the fat old man on the first set of drawings, they'd make some excellent characters for animation. The Russian Hill one also has some real nice charm to it. Lovely stuff Matt. Diolch.

WJC said...

I LOVE these drawings.

Christian Zimmermann said...

so many details in your drawings, fantastic!

Brant Moon said...

3300 Mission and Grant St are my faves. How long (on average) did it take to whip these full scenes out?

Matt J said...

Thanks for the encouragement folks. Brant, I never usually take more than an hour over a location sketch but the Grant Ave. drawing probably took longer as I was holed up in a window seat at the restaurant.

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous stuff! I lived in Eagle Rock for almost 2 years..that last drawing is super familiar to me :)

Grant said...

Are these scenes on the larger paper? Working toward your show?

Beauties!

bernardo said...

oh boy, i love your internal scenes, like the one with the piano and the one with the parrot cage...
the perspective and design work together!
great stuff matt j!

bernardo

Matt J said...

Thanks for the comments folks! These pics were made with a selection of dried out marker pens- mostly Tombow brush pens and calligraphy pens for their chisel-like nibs that allow for very thick and fine marks in one!