Hands, saxaphones, and pigs!!




So these sketchbook images are for an article in 2dArtist magazine ( http://www.2dartistmagazine.com/ ). I was asked to do a step-by-step of how I handle my sketchbook. The timing worked out fairly well since I just finished the moleskine I was using over the summer so I grabbed a new 'skine and went at it. I really tried to apply what I learned over the last couple months aka going crazy with the mixed media. Each piece was composed as I went along which was a blast compared to doing thumbs and all that jazz. I then scanned them in and did some work in Photoshop. I did substantial work over each one after the traditional phase to try and make it a little more fly. I'll post up the issue number once I find out when they plan to print the article!

*edit* I was just informed that the article will be in the October issue!

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....and here are some caricatures from over the weekend. I'm happy with some things, not so much with others. But it was my last day at the zoo, so looking back it was a good run, although I really want to tackle the 3/4 view more, along with going crazier with exaggeration. Hopefully with some time off I can get away from the "retail" style and come back to caricaturing with a new vengeance.

-fv


16 comments:

pbcbstudios said...

Francis -

Wow - great stuff here! When I get around to updating my links I'll add you. Thanks for the nice comment! I will be at San Diego next year - Let me know if you will have a book or anything for sale -

-pb

Andre Barnwell said...

You never cease to amaze. some sick illustrations. QQuestion. How long does each take you? Keep grindin with these man they definately inspire and im feelin the gritty graffiti-cal style.

Mooshe said...

Those are my favorite sketchbook pages. All three spreads are awesome.

Dominic Bugatto said...

really nice work.

Tyler Parker said...

hey you posted on my blog, no i'm not based out of detroit, for now i'm living in baltimore, i just happened to have sent them a postcard. I did indeed work with Sean and it was a most enjoyable experience. Best of luck

Tyler

Francesco Lorenzetti said...

good job man! very nice!

cya

Olumuyiwa Ajagbe said...

great stuff!

pOiNtPuShEr said...

Very cool post man. The caricatures are great, but I am loving what you've got going on in the sketchbook. I like your style sir, please keep dishing out the inspiration.

Adam Rex said...

You make my sketchbooks look like steaming piles of inferior sketchbooks. Love what you do in your moleskine.

IrisOn said...

AMAZING

william wray said...

  Great stuff at any age, but your youth make me sick with envy-- I was worthless at the age. Lost in a haze of dirt weed and animation inbetweening.

Nacho said...

Hi Francis, i'm Nacho Molina froma Spain. My congratulations for this blog and work in general. its really good :D. I add your blog to my favorites links of course. If you want you could see it.
Bye and sorry for my english :S

Nacho

Tamte said...

Hey man, sorry It took so long to get back to you. Big stuff in the works here I can see! Gather up some of your work man there's opportunity around the corner. Yeah the sketchbook stuff I did is in watercolor, with levels and such in PS, I'm takin notes from you man. Take it easy I'll see you soon.

-Tamte

Nonie said...

Nice work. I need to step up my sketchbooks -_-

MBKKR said...

Nice sketchbook pages.
There great

Brooke Olivares said...

Francis,

Your work is absolutely amazing. My sister has been showing me your work and it is just so inspiring. I can tell that you really create work from the heart because it breathes life, its not surface.