portrait 6 etc...




Hey guys! Thanks for the kind comments lately. It definitely helps me stay motivated! But I haven't been on my portrait game this week since I was spending a lot of time with the sagging pants piece along with the regular school work. But today I managed to do my 6th portrait. It was fun; I messed around with graphic shapes again. Now once it dries I plan on drawing some Klimt-esque patterns on the white with some markers (yes markers, I just learned that you can put marker over dry oil!!!....that was wild). I was excited to drop the painting flat onto my carpet face first right after the picture, so I had to repaint areas....fun...haha. But I put up a detail of a small area of the sagging piece. It's going slow since I am painting monochromatically, letting it dry, glazing color, letting that dry, and then going over it more opaquely with final color. I plan to finish it this weekend though, so I'll post the final. The last images are an 8 hour pose from a live figure. I included a detail to show how I caked on the paint on this one. I've been looking at a lot of Nikolai Fechin lately so that has been inspiring aspects of my painting. Take care,
-francis

*edit* added a sketch up top...just experimenting

18 comments:

bird and sword said...

I'm looking forward to see what the markers do to that piece - I really like the shapes in that. Is the drip on the shoulder part of the dropping on the floor, or intentional on your part? Also, tons of paint = awesome.

Poly Bernatene said...

Great work yours, thanks to visit my blog. Your line and color its very interesting !

Samuel said...

j'aime vraiment beaucoup ce que tu fais, surtout les peintures ! elles sont superbes ! continues comme ça. Je me permet d'ajouter ton adresse à mes contacts parceque vraiment il faut le voir !

Juanma said...

Hey your shits very good mate!
Amazing colour, shapes, and lighting.
when i say amazing, i mean it, it´s not just an expression .it amazes.
keep up the good work.

Grudo said...

It is an honor to get congrats from an artist like you Francis. I am speechless.

You're a master...

cheers
Maël

Scott Altmann said...

Creepy weird man -I was looking at your blog earlier today, and then I got a message from you. I felt like I was being watched.

You are on fire man -and congrats on the Spectrum piece ;)

Serious Delerious said...

Yo, yo Dunny!!!

LO RE-MATASTE!!! No, pero en serio che, el primer dibujo ahi es increible. Andas volando! Segui lo tuyo que sos un maestro ya.

Diagonal lines. said...

Hey thanks for the sketchbooks. I love all of it. I like your top signature that you have here on your page. That could be what you have on your business cards...I remember you stated you were working on getting new ones done...just a thought! I will be in touch about the catalog and what not. L-Human

shellywan said...

Wow amazing oils! Darn~

Could you teach me a little bit about mediums? i really like to thin and thick in your paintings.

thank you,
sw

Jason de Graaf said...

Your work is awesome! Thanks for checking out my work. I gotta ask about your name though...Vallejo?...Just a coincidence?

Joe Karg said...

You are unbelievable. That piece with the white clothe is my favorite. When do you find time to sleep? I'm going to start doing crack just to stay a step behind you.

Lubomir said...

Beautiful work, thank you!

Chris said...

Dang, awesome stuff man! Lovin' the sketchbook work.

guno park said...

nice man.. very. the old man is very phil hale. the lighting. nice!

Dominic Bugatto said...

These last few posts have been topnotch. Keep up the great work.

Rich Pellegrino said...

Lovely portrait Francis. I can't wait to see this one finished. What are all of these for?

Bill Ferguson said...

These paintings are awesome man!!!

jane jane said...

Wow, I really love your work!!! It's great!!!