CRS and Lupe!





So I had another quick turn around on these two illustrations...a little over 1 day to complete both. The top image is a caricature image of the new super-group CRS. The members are Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Lupe Fiasco. Hirschfeld was obviously heavily referenced for the drawing.....man that guy is good!!!! I hope to one day do work for VIBE so I created the images in that format. I put up the piece with the Vibe text and a raw version. The bottom image is the portrait I did of Lupe. Unfortunately he looks 20 years older in this version but I did learn alot from messing with different media!

take care,
-francis
whew!! 3 posts in one night....haha

12 comments:

EL Gato Negro said...

damn man, you just owned hirschfeld . lololol...

Leighton Hickman said...

These are great; you have amazing stylistic versatility, its nice to see good application of traditional media.

Theodore said...

Nice work,man. Love the distortion. It looks like them, too.
THe portrait is great as well.

Dustin dArnault said...
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Dustin dArnault said...

Dude you out did yourself on the vibe cover bro!! I love it!

Brian Vasilik said...

Like the variety and experimentation in your work.You have inspired me to do more drawings in my sketchbook.

Joe Karg said...

You are a creature of the night Francis. Great images as usual. I love the different hats you wear.

Peace,
joe

J. Fiorino said...

Hey man, I really dig the line weight and overall flow of the piece. I do feel like there should be some spots of color within the back pack. Maybe on the stickers. It gets just a little confusing in there. Other than that it's tight!

George Cwirko-Godycki said...

sweet drawings as always

cederic said...

What materials did you use for this last one, Francis?

Francis Vallejo said...

cederic: I rendered it in graphite and popped some things out with ball point...spray fixed it...went over things with matte medium and white acrylic, used a bad brush to put in some ink lines...repeated same process until I got a cool look....then scanned it into photoshop and messed with saturation layers along with popping out some highlights

hope this help!
-francis

Jamil said...

Dude, you scare me.... You are an animal, keep up the FANTASTIC work