Sunday, April 12, 2009

L.A. ZOO (and link update!)

Great place to draw and not only animals, the greenery around is fantastic too, some groups of people and/or individuals are also worth a shot.
Anyway, a great few hours scattered here and there with the inevitable thought of 'some of these animals look really out of place...'. Fantastic opportunity to see them live and in motion otherwise.

Btw I just read at 'Lines and Colors' about the 'Freelancers Union' (see links). -Very- interesting.

32 comments:

Martin Bergquist said...

Very nice :-)

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

La última vez que yo fui al zoo no lo pasé tan bien, la gente es algo pesada con los animales, y no puedo dibujar agusto. Por eso estos dibujos tuyos tienen aun más merito. Hiciste la tinta directamente en vivo, o tomaste apuntes que acabaste en casa? pregunto porque te han salido especialmente bien..:)

Mo Sweat said...

Grandes, muy buenos...

craig said...

Nice gestural quality to these. Sweet!

Adam Ford said...

Man that is amazing and incredibly difficult. I tried it once and failed miserably. Me=humbled

Kinman said...

Makes me want to get my sketchbook and brushpens out of storage and into the jungle... so inspiring

alex said...

muy buenos!! la soltura del dibujo... los colores... grandes apuntes!

Jason Scheier said...

amazing! you always have such a strong lyrical energy to your animals and people. ... ... .. D:

Danarchy said...

beautiful work

Silver's knight said...

great work Marcos! always a delight to visit your blog!

Marcos Mateu said...

Thank you very much for your visit and comments guys!

Guillermo, el dibujo lo hice en el zoo, en casa lo escanee y le di color. Un saludo!

Wayne Porter said...

your style is wonderful. very inspirational!

dancing platypuss said...

me encantan los monos!!!

Ian Abando said...

wow , thanks for the feedback marcos im a BIG fan !

swing by anytime , and keep up the awesome work :D

-ian

SalBa Combé said...

Que alucine los bocetos de los monos balancendose, tan sueltosy esquematicos, y tan definidos al mismo tiempo. No dejas de sorprender!
Un saludo

Anonymous said...

Ay!canalla,que dificil es hacer que parezca facil.
Que precisión tienes.

El blog de Victor de la Fuente me ha llevado a ti

Un abrazo

Roberto de la Torre

Marcelo Vignali said...

Marcos, you are amazing -- what beautiful sketches. I really can feel the weight of that monkey swinging from branch to branch.

You need to contact the Sharpie marker company. I think they would be surprised to learn that their fat marker is a finely tuned artistic instrument of choice for one of the premiere artists in the world. :)

pablo pablo said...

Beautiful!

Daniel Ljunggren said...

cool! it looks digital to me, what did you use for hardware/ software?

Marcos Mateu said...

-Thank you all for coming by and for your comments!

-Thanks Marcelo!, the monkeys were definitely something else, they sure had an attitude worth transferring on to a piece of paper :)

-Daniel, the color is photoshop on a Cintiq, but if you are talking about the drawing, it's a sharpie marker as Marcelo was saying.

Alfred Llupia said...

Hola Marcos!Quin domini de la anatomia animal,be que he de dir,genials.Salutacions,espero estiguis be.

Howard Shum said...

Strong work!

Ernest Agullo said...

és increíble com una taca negre pot esdevenir un mico, aquesta és l'essència de l'apunt, capturar formes i sintetitzar volums, mai fer descripcions del contorn

ets un crack

Alina Chau said...

These are beautiful!!

Hans said...

Hey Marcos,

Awesome sketches! I especially like the monkeys.

I'm L.A. now and finishing up on my portfolio, so I can start the hunt:)

See you soon,

-Hans

Craig said...

Man you are an artist in the true sense of the word....beautiful stuff man...really like the monkeys so simple but so much life there.

hebe said...

FELIÇ SANT JORDI !!

LoNneR said...

Unos apuntes GENIALES. no somos dignos!! un saludo Marcos (soy dani, ex-pumpkin)

Jason Brubaker said...

Marcos, I just came across your blog today and am amazed at all your work. Thanks for showing all this great stuff!

Jörn said...

Really cool, indeed. I like the dynamic stroke. And drawing animals is soooo difficult ...

Sergio Martinez said...

Bravo! Es usted un gran Dibujante
(lo primero es lo primero.)
Y para resumir .-Un artista Extraordinario,Un grab abrazo
de su amigo Sergio!

Craig Mackay said...

Wonderful drawings, Marcos!