Sunday, February 06, 2011

Long time no see...




...Indeed, Busy, busy lately but here we go again.
Talking about "long time no see", here are a few images of Culver City, where I lived for a few years while working at Sony Animation. These are part of our lunch break sketch routine, we did a lot of that and it certainly was a way to practice and to get to know the area better while paying attention to every detail.
The one with the red canvas in a place called 'Santa Maria Bbq' or something like that, one of our favorite places at the time seen here from another restaurant across the street. The 'fire house' of the city (in white), and finally (in red brown) a location I believe they recently reconverted into 'something', location that at some point in the 80's was used as a stage for some scenes of the original 'Tron' (the video game arcade I believe).
'Talk soon.

22 comments:

Seth Benson said...

I have been following your work ever since you left a comment on my blog. I love it! Quite inspirational.

craig said...

great economy of drawing here. Great form and structure with so little..

Kendra Melton said...

i LOVE these. Your line always blows my mind. Beautiful!

Philippe Gaulier said...

Great sketches again :)

Jon McConnell said...

Incredible sketches Marcos!

Freckles said...

Great blog! I visited Culver city a few months ago and it really is beautiful. Lots of great little restaurants.

georges blog said...

Marcos your book is fantastic!!!! Congratulations and thank you for all of the knowledge you have shared.

jriggity said...

Excellent!

jriggity

Steve Chon said...

love these!! love your book too! thanks for sharing.

Marcos Mateu said...

-Thanks Seth!

-Thanks Craig, I tend to work like this, and specially in a context like that where time was limited

-Thank you Kendra for your visit and comment

-Thanks Philippe

-Thanks Jon!

-Thanks 'Freckles'... yep, that's the place!

-Thank you very much Georges. I'm glad you liked the book!

-Thanks Justin

-Thanks for the comment Steve!

Jason Scheier said...

These are just breathtaking! I love your linework Marcos!! :D Let's grab lunch soon! I need to catch up with you! :) -Jason

Mike Yamada said...

Great sketches! I wish I could do work as clean and precise as this. Very inspirational work

lincoln said...

Impeccable sense of light and dark! I've found myself concentrating on the design end of lighting for the last few illustrations I've been working on. They are the direct result of spending time with your book!

Thanks again!

Craig Harris said...

Marcooooooooosssss!!!! Where are you these days man....been too long. Miss drawing with you hermano...hope you are well.

Fernando García-Sotoca said...

Bones Marcos. Feia temps que no me passava per aquí, pero veig que tot es impressionant com sempre. Me encanten aquestes cares i sa lluita pirata, molt dinàmica.
A tu que t'agrada tot això des medieval, a Capdepera, pes maig sempre fan una fira medieval molt bona, Baixa des de es castell fins es poble.

Salutacions!

Marcos Mateu said...

-Thanks Jason! see you soon then

-Thanks Mike

-Thank you Lincoln, good hearing from you

-Hey Craig, I'll contact you soon. Crazy busy here lately!

-Hola Fernando, me pareix que havia sentit aparlar d'aquesta fira. Gracies per la visita i salutacions!

Wendy Pan said...

Jo, Marcos, ya que estás tan busy, busy, podías contar en qué exactamente. I mean, un largo, un corto, animación tradicional, digital..., un nuevo libro, you know

Anoche fue la Gala de los Goya, premios del cine español, mucho nivel este año, unos diseños de producción impresionantes:
'Balada triste de trompeta', 'Lope', has visto 'BUried' con Ryan Reynols? y 'Pa negre' del mallorquín Villaronga ;D

Dentro de nada los Oscar, con algunos diseños de producción también interesantes, ayer vi el western de los Coen, fantástico.

jean-luc SERRANO said...

Make me think that I could get into a plane et fly back to LA for a memory tour!
Great stuff Monsieur, as usual.

Pat Bollin said...

These are amazing (as is everything on this blog). I just bought "Framed Ink". Haven't had a chance to sit down and read it yet, but it came with high recommendations from a few trusted cohorts.

Can I ask what your primary inking tools are? You have a distinct, chunky, look to your mark making that really appeals to me.

Thanks,

Pat

Marcos Mateu said...

-Gracias Susana.
Pues muy liado con cuestiones caseras, todo positivo la verdad, pero muy liado aun asi.
Me perdi los Goya, aunque he de decir por lo que leo este año que no fueron para aburrirse...

-Monsieur Serrano! Always good to hear from you. I hope all is good in Angouleme, if that's where you are these days!

-Thanks for your visit and comment Pat, these drawings of Culver City buildings were made with 'Sharpies", one of the fundamental inventions of mankind, as i understand it...

Liko said...

Increible! Esto oes muy inspirador. Justo cuando estoy al borde de emplearme y abandonar de nuevo la mesa de dibujo veo esto..Y me doy cuenta que es lo que amo en verdad. Gracias por compartirlo!

Vincent said...

I love those sketches. inking mastering :D