airport drawings + my pops




So I'm setting up shop in my old room. CRT monitor and all..haha. But I've spent some time in the airport lately so I'll start uploading a few of the drawings I did while waiting. I've been wanting to experiment with a lot of digital coloring stuff so I'm going to try some new things.

I'm pretty happy with the top image. I don't know if my dad appreciates it since he is about 30 lbs lighter than the drawing I did of him. But I've been stressing so much with color it was fun to do a b&w focused piece. I'm thinking I may want to do a monoprint or some kind of traditional flat color to this, once I get back to the studios.

The 3rd image page was a 2-3 minute sketch (I hope to get my "tight" work this alive) of a guy that was obviously getting uncomfortable from me drawing him. I have to give credit to Sonia Pulido (http://soniapulido.blogspot.com/ ) for inspiring the colors on this.

take care,
-francis

p.s. I'm doing this on a goofy monitor, if you could please let me know if the colors/values look off that would help me out with calibrating this thing over the next couple of weeks..thanks!!

17 comments:

tonypetersart said...

Your work has great character, it's fun to look at.

grumbleart said...

seeeck francis! that's always the part i love about ninja sketching - when the people fidget uncomfortable - you caught it perfectly! its even better when they akwardly walk past you and peer at your drawing of them.

those colors are a nice test, i feel like that newspaper would jump out at me if i wore 3d glasses @_@ mabye that's something to try?

Pollock said...

Beautiful job like every times - Happy holidays too

PEDRO NUĂ‘EZ said...

Francis, your work is really amazing, I love your drawings and paintigs. Congratulations.

Pedro

Andre Barnwell said...

nice update. Loving saggy pants. I never get tired checkin your stuff out man. keep grindin

Dustin dArnault said...

Hey bro nice to see you’re working to. Love the new sketches; hope everything is going great in D-town.

-DD

LuisNCT said...

great drawings, the one I like more is the first

Dominguez said...

Sup man, Love that your still posting up work. The sketches are pretty cool, it looks clean when you but digital color on top.

Peace,
Oliver

Ps. I got the prices for the skb pens form Tokyo there are $3.60 for 1 dozen. Hit me up if you want color pens.

Ted Bramble said...

Son of a BITCH. I used to draw people at airports and thought I was getting it right, but these are freakin' SICK.

Right click---save---"inspirational art folder"

Francis Vallejo said...

thanks guys! Merry Christmas!

Brian Vasilik said...

Is that your pops checking out your sketchbook?
.....HMM
great blog!

Oscar Grillo said...

Great stuff, Francisco!

Peter Chan said...

hey man, great work! love your paintings and drawing style. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I will definitely keep an eye on your blog :)

Lukasz Pazera said...

You've got some really dense stuff in Your blog. Bravo! I'm especially amazed by oil paintings. In other illustrations I like how You mix different mediums and techniques on one image. Very freestyle and loose. Once again - great job.

Ted Bramble said...

*Linked*

Shawn Escott said...

Beautiful sketchbook pages! You have a great eye for design... color, shape, texture, composition, it all is wonderful! Merry Christmas!

Flogistix said...

terrific drawing . .. thanks a lot for showing it to me. . keep it up . .really much appreciated..
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