blondes, zoo, and finally 3d




Some more sketchbook and zoo.....with a side dish of 3d!! I've been working on this guy's head on and off for a while now. The head is about 70% done. The bottom right image is how I'm hoping to have his hair. My major hurdle is figuring out how to handle his beard. I'm not sure if I should use geometry or use Maya hair...? I'm sending it so my teacher for crit so we'll see what happens after I get a response. It should be interesting. Take care. FV.
*edit* This is getting to be a habit haha. But I added a new sketchbook page up top. I'm trying to do as much color traditionally but I still touched up parts in Pshop.....Also the character on the bottom right is influenced by a Joe Bluhm caricature ( http://www.joebluhm.blogspot.com/ ). I think it got too experimental, but it was fun.

17 comments:

Brian said...

Stick with geometry for the beard. Hair is a major pain in the butt to create, light and render. Don't waste your time (like I did).

Cat Musgrove said...

Hey Francis - Something randomly reminded me of this today - did you ever hear anything more about 'Nocturne'? Did it ever come out? I can't really find anything online.

Robb said...

Yo Francy -
Diggin the 3D and the 2d, but like Mr. Kloc said, I'd stick with geometry for the facial hair, right?! Brian says it's not worthit but plus it just seems terrifying to have to overcome that hurdle in this stage of the game, no?! Whichever way u choose, stuff is looking hot and I can't wait to see more u churning out.
I see u soon!!
XOXOX
Robb Gibbs

Armand Serrano said...

Just found your blog and I was blown away by the range of what you can do - and not to mention the speed. I'm very impressed. Given the right opportunity, I see you making it big in the industry.

How far along are you in Ringling right now and what course are you taking up if you don't mind me asking? Anyway, fantastic job!

Marcelo Vignali said...

I left a comment, but I don't see it showing up. So, I'm going to leave another one. Sorry if I repeat myself.

You've got the "goods." Your work is pretty inspiring, and I was surprised to see that you are still a student.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I'm not sure I would have found you had you not.

Robb said...

Hey friend -
Your blog was just inspiring the F out of me so I went ahead and made one for me. I posted some stuff from this summer on there so stop by and crit me if you get any time!! Thanks for such inspiring stuff
http://robbgibbs.blogspot.com

Ryan Wood said...

Awesome stuff!

Jason Seiler said...

Hey Francis, your work is excellent!!!! Great blog, exciting style and look to your work!!
-Jason

Mark Behm said...

I've been here before too! Very nice work, man. Still in school!?! Sheesh! Subscribed.

Francis Vallejo said...

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments!! And it does look like I will use geometry for the beard mainly because our school's farm might have a problem with the shadows needed to render hair. Best!!
take care,
-francis

Marcos Mateu said...

Que buenos trabajos!

Marcos Mateu said...

Woho! I just realized your blog's in english (why did I think I remembered otherwise??)
Great work Francis!

Shawn Escott said...

Fantastic work man! I'm liking it all!

bog_art said...

You have a really nice job here!!.. congratulations

Shawn Escott said...

Hey Francis, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm down near Boca Raton, kinda far from Sarasota. How is Ringling? Do you like it there?

Miguel Lantigua said...

damn francis!!! those charicatures are SICKLY SICKSICKO. its been a long time since ive been as captivated by such a great post. keep me posted on what your up to.

thanks for the inspiration

Tevik Avakyan said...

Wow, once again I an blown away by your work! Love the sketches and your caricatures were amazing.