More sketching!



I should have a shrine in the corner of my room for Fechin drawings. The more I look at them the more I feel the need to sit down and have fun and render some figures/heads. So when I have a chance that's what I've been doing. The single page with a bunch of heads is a warm-up from the sketchbook. The other are from the moleskine as well, but I did them at a figure session. Allright gotta go and paint...(I'll post the last progress shot of the Mt. Rushmore painting later tonight).
take care,
-francis

13 comments:

Bill Ferguson said...

Wow, I'm not sure what classes you are taking at Ringling but your style is getting more and more phenomenal. Keep it up man.

Andy Espinoza said...

Congrats on getting to round 2 of Lastman standing! Looking forward to seeing your piece in class on Thursday.

Jonathan Tiong said...

Pfft, who cares about drawing! Impasto Paintin's where it's at.

Rick said...
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Rick said...

Opps! I clicked something I shouldn't have. Anyway I meant to say that I'm a huge Fechin fan too. so much that I have his drawings above my desk to remind me what good drawing is supposed to look like. I even put some of them on the boards at school. Nicolai Fechin totally rocks the party!

Shawn Escott said...

More awesomeness! You always inspire!

Gavin Ball said...

Hey man,

remember me from Revelations? Your work is looking great man, and I have to agree with you about Fechin, he's incredible.

Take care man, and keep up the excellent work!

-Gavin

John Lee said...

Hi Francis!

I'm not sure where I saw your work first, I think it might have been off of CMYKmag.com...anyway, you rock and keep it up.

I was wondering if you were doing anything special to get a range of tones when you scan your graphite-y drawings. Or are they photos?

SalamunicArt said...

I cannot tell you how much I enjoy the variety of your drawings each time i look at your blog. your ability to switch between realism and caricature is really impressive.Also, I finally got the High Tec-C pens you suggested a while back. They are fun, although they slow me down a bit since the tip is a little too thin for my taste ;-)
Keep rocking man. :-)
-Tin

Lindsey Lydecker said...

francis these all look beautiful.
I'm so excited illustration is going so well for you (as if there was any doubts)
but we do miss you over here in the labs :)

Cateris said...

Awesome as usual. Makes me want to go back to FEWS...

REAU said...

Francis your work is amazing

-reau-

Andre Barnwell said...

JJJEEEZZZZ! Swagger like a rock star. Nice look to the new blog man. And th work ..bananas. too many here that i like but if i had to pick Id feeling the vibe cover you got going on and the last man standing mug studies you did. I like the final but i like seeing artist's process work in the raw. But keep grinding and inspiring homie.