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Sorry for the delay guys, I've been moving back into school and getting situated. I made a serious decision though. I switched from a 4th year computer animation major to a 3rd year illustration major. All I can say is that I fell in love with drawing this summer and I knew I had to make the switch. To all my great animation friends beginning their thesis though, best of luck!!! These moleskine pages are fresh off the presses that I did mostly today. I'm in a great place now with the whole side of our building being stuffed with great artists so a lot of inspiration is flowing (that's where I actually did those caricatures with my buddies). I just picked up actual, physical, half-tone dots today so I'm having a blast with those too. The page with the huge black border has a prototype, if you will, of a larger project I have in the works. I'm stoked, should be a good year! Take care,

-francis
*edit* added a new moleskine up top....man im pumped for this year!! If you guys are in the Florida check out the the Illest of Ill show at Ringling next month. It's going to be off the hook...El Coro aka artist McNasty aka AreYOUserious is going to be attending!!! Details to follow...haha!

18 comments:

Nacho said...

Great! fantastic line!

Bags said...

I dig how the top page spread and bottum sketches came out! cool imagery

IrisOn said...

yah dude still around, im so glad you went to illustration, your going to freakn dominare man

Sam Nielson said...

Lots of energy in these sketches. Love 'em!

Chhuy-Ing said...

Hey! Great illustrations, great sketches and great 3D!

Todd Harris said...

your blog is incredible. really great job... nothing I can't add that hasn't already been said.

Shawn Escott said...

Great new posts Francis!

pOiNtPuShEr said...

Congrats on making the big switch man! I love this latest batch of drawings dude. The bottom one is beautiful man.

Ponte a dibujar, vago! said...

Beautiful style! Very good work! See ya!

Rich Pellegrino said...

Hey dude! love these new sketches. That first one really got me. The woman reminds me of Zorn which is damn nice. cheers!

rich

Rebekit said...

Hi Francis:

Your work is fantastic!
-reb

jert said...

nice fresh work.....easy on the eyes

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Really great stuff. Good luck with illustration. Screw the computer man. There's nothing like drawing.

Francis Vallejo said...

Thanks guys I appreciate it!!! I have some real exciting projects I'm working on that should be wrapped up in the next couple of weeks. Until then I'll load up my sketch work. Take care!!
-francis

Joe Bluhm said...

I love how organic your painting and drawing from observation is. Very cool.

Jonathan said...

Absolutely beautiful drawings. Really inspiring. Great blog.

Emmanuelle.Walker said...

Hey! Very interesing style! And your sketchbook is great, you sure know how to fill a page :) Anyway, I'm glad I found your blog!

Marcelo Vignali said...

Congrats on the decision. Welcome aboard! This drawing stuff is addicting isn't it? I just can't find a substitute, so I keep drawing. I just can't get enough of it.