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Hola! I heard George Pratt the other day give a talk about how some artists force themselves to sketch in their sketchbook every day. It got me thinking about how I've been slacking in the sketchbook department so I'm going to try to sketch for at least an hour a day in the 'ol moleskine. The photo and "chair" sketches are from last night. In honor of Holloween a bunch of us illustrators got together to sketch each others portraits but in our costumes. Those sharp looking cats in the photo are me and my buddy ( http://www.orlandosanchezjr.blogspot.com/) posing...I lasted for about 7 minutes..my leg gave out. I have to give respect to figure models; it's a lot harder than it looks. I did the "eyeball" piece quickly for a t-shirt over at drawn.ca. It turns out right before I was going to upload it I was informed that it had to be vector art...well there goes that...haha. If anyone knows how I could get that image printed I'd appreciate the info. Most of these are done with the famous James Jean pens, the SKB SB-1000. Yes they are that good. Anyone want the info on where to hunt them down, shoot me an email. And finally, after a month of procrastination I put up pics from the "Illest of Ill" show that the Ringling Illustration students put together (complete with El Coro!!). I did caricatures the whole time in front of probably the most people ever...artists too...so I had to bring my A game. Unfortunately I've been forgetting my camera, to that event, and other caricature gigs so the ones I put up are ok....those are images I managed to find. I am experimenting using ink and acrylic for my live gigs but still keeping a 5-10 minute drawing. I hope to develop that more too! Hope you digg!!
take care,
-francis

9 comments:

SalamunicArt said...

Hey champ, these new drawings are kicking ass man. One question...on your top sketch...with the drawing of the construction worker and the other guys..what do you use for the flat coloring?...Seems almost digital, but then I see the acrylic white stuff all around it (or maybe gouache?) Very nice sketches my friend. I really need to start crankin'!!
-Tin

Laura Temple said...

i like, i like

Ricardo said...

I like the energy you got going.

George Cwirko-Godycki said...

your stuff is so fresh, i love it

emcguire said...

Your sketchbook pages have a really nice immediate feel to them, I bet if you approached final pieces with that same freshness you'd be untouchable.

Jared Shear said...

Amazing body of work here Francis!!...so much energy and passion just oozing out of these.

Looking forward to more

Skim said...

beautiful work!

Joe Karg said...

Hey man, thanks for the comment. Your work is really impressive. I love your watercolors as well as your line quality. Very nice.

Cateris said...

Thanks for the comment. :) Your sketchbook stuff is my favorite.. it's hard to tell what's traditional and what's digital? That halftone stuff is digital, right?