Tuesday, February 20, 2007

L.A. at its best.

-Quite a view. I was lucky to have my camera with me.

-Fue una suerte llevar la camara encima. Parece una escena bastante trivial pero una composicion asi yo no la veo cada dia! (o se dice noche?...)

25 comments:

Hans said...

Hey Marcos,

That's why you always have to have a camera on you!!! What an awesome image.
Can't say enough good things about your comic book posts, the compositions, contrasts and color choices are phenomenal as always. It's a pleasure to study.

Take care,

Hans

The Mighty Moe said...

Hey, what the heck are you doing taking pictures of my apartment at night?

Shuku said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh.

That's wonderful! Cameras are wonderful things aren't they? That's one beautiful image!

(The connection at home here is, as they say, 'bloody awful', so it took more than several tries to load the image but man it was worth it.)

Miss Trouble should find a house like that and stay out of trouble!
Chinese New Year is going well, and I hope to actually photograph what I've been sketching soon, and throw up new postings...(I remembered the camera this time!)

--Shuku

JAVIER HERNANDEZ said...

its wonderfull,great!!! is like a ilustration

Armand Serrano said...

Great shot! my friend. Looks like one of your paintings from afar.

UrbanBarbarian said...

cool!

Great comic book pages too! So much life and energy! You have a way with a brush - or is it a brush pen?

Marcos Mateu said...

Thanks urbanbarbarian.
It's all done with a 'Sharpie' marker actually, I feel very comfortable with it.

Antonio Santamaria said...

El poder del "negro" para componer es brutal... El que hayas tomado esta instantánea reafirma el hecho de que la visión artística, el criterio... se lleva dentro, en la mente, a cuestas... a todas partes.
Muy bueno!!!

Carlos Ruano said...

Pues yo tambien creía que era un art concept tuyo a primera vista. Incluso los colores me recuerdan a tus ilustraciones, ¿seguro que no la has tocado aunque sea solo un poquitín? me has dejado de piedra.

Marcos Mateu said...

Gracias Antonio y Carlos.
La verdad es que la imagen era asi y no esta trucada.
Es de esas fotos que de camino a casa estas pensando a ver que tal habra quedado. Incluso con la camara digital en donde la pantalla te muestra el resultado al instante se ve tan pequeño que es dificil de saber.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Fantastic image!Really is!:o)

roland said...

wonderful shot!

jakolobo said...

Es totalmente evocador a una de tus páginas de comic. Es de esas fotos que sabes que tarde o temprano te van a venir muy bien como inspiración y documentación. Aunque para tí supongo que tendrá un valor más especial. Saludos maestro.

Tirso Cons said...

Pues si, yo tb pensé que era un concept :-S

Haces bien en llevar la camara... la de veces que me he acordado de ella! :-@

Un saludo, Marcos!

t.

Marcos Mateu said...

Thanks all for your visit and comments!

Edouard said...

Something is gone happen there... ;)

elsa said...

I would love to go up that staircase, explore the corners, try to find out..., there must be something really misterious there...a secret, a treasure, a scream...next time in LA take me there!

Ale said...

awesome one, marcos! this shot looks like one of your incredible story panels..what a guuuuy! ;D

carlesdemiguel said...

Hola Marcos,
Igual no te´n recordes de mi.Ens vem veure fugaçment un dia a Filmax quan s´estava fent el Cid.Anaves depressa per agafar l´avió (duc sempre grenyes, si et serveix de pista).
Et conec d´abans, de quan editaves còmics a CAVALL FORT (recordo una historieta d´una nena i un ós, una altra d´un passatge de guerrilla mexicana on el prota el vas dibuixar inspiran-te en la cara del Lee van Cleff...).Jo també treballava allà.Potser et sona un còmic per entregues que se´n dèia "Item i Clip contra Gus-Gus", a més d´altres còmics de diverssos guionistes.
Bé, et reconec encara amb el teu estil (ja sé que vas passar per Dreamworks, el Carles Grangel ja em va parlar de tú).Però et veig una mica més americà!Has simplificat les taques i reforçat els traços imprescindibles.Bona feina amb aquest còmic.Encara treballes en development?
Jo també vaig entrar a l´animació.Uns anys fent creació de models per sèries TV amb les productores de Barna i darrerament pintant Backgrounds per films (CID, NOCTURNA, FLYING HEROES...)encara que continuu com a il.lustrador.
Bona feina company!

Marcos Mateu said...

-Thanks Edouard, I agree!

-Elsa, I'll take you there. And let's take a big fat camera with us just in case!

-Thanks Ale!

-Carles de Miguel, m'enrecordo de tu a Filmax, se que ja llavor vares parlar de que haviem fet feina tots dos a 'Cavall Fort'. Gracies per escriure. Tot be per Barna?

Ernest Agullo said...

Veritablement aquesta imatge pertany a l'univers Mateu... qui ha dit que en una fotografia el gest no hi té cabuda?

GhettoFab said...

beautiful!!!so dramatic. Inspiring blog sir!! bookmarked

changsha laojie said...

great work!

Jeremy Spears said...

dude, that is an awesome picture! It kindof creeps me out, it looks like something sinister is going to happen. It's great how a photo can make you feel that, not too meantion your artwork, soooo dramatic and beautifully done!!!

-Jerm

Marcos Mateu said...

-Gracies Ernest, es curios com en veura una foto feta d'algun dibuixant que coneixes, veus que el sentit de la composicio i l'il.luminacio no varia del cuadern de dibuix al paper fotografic.

-Thanks a lot Ghettofab!

-Thanks Changsha, beautiful work yourself!

-Jeremy! cheers buddy. How's things over at SLO?
I'm visiting your blog regularly, you certainly are talented and imaginative!
Best regards.