Moloko + cover!


Hey guys. So a little over a week ago I was asked by the folks at Moloko+ magazine (a Russian magazine) to do the cover of their next issue. I agreed knowing that it was going to be a crazy ride since I was fairly swamped. I was right..haha I pumped this guy out in one action packed night. They amazingly asked me to do whatever I wanted but make sure it had something to do with Spring. I thought I'd do something that would make people smile, but avoid cheesiness (did I succeed?).I'm stoked with the fact that I used gouache for the color. I did tweak it a little digitally, but for the most part it is a traditional piece. For me that is a small victory!
take care,
francis

21 comments:

emcguire said...

This is really nice, some pretty sophisticated stuff. You're taking over internationally!

Andy P said...

Wow, what an awesome place to get a job from, how did that come about? It's a great lookin piece, your stuff always blows me away.
Well done man!

pointpusher said...

Hey man, it's been a while since I checked out your blog, and boy what a wellspring of inspirational imagery you've got here man! Just beautiful and truly awe-inspiring. Keep on doing your thing man.

Jason Kornmeyer said...

nice work. Tearing up the international scene now. keeping em coming!!!

Lok said...

Yeah man! Wicked new work.. The freelance gigs look really cool and the stuff you do for yourself like the inks and figures have this great blend of being super solid and stylised/abstracted. Word.

Francis Leonard said...

I'd say the chessiness is at a very low level, mostly due to the fact that this isn't cliche 'spring' imagery. You succeeded. For your digital stuff are you still using photoshop or are you doing it in corel?? Keep it up mang, don't burn out.

Eli said...

The read is awesome. It makes me happy. Well done. Congrats on your win from the society! You going to N.Y.? If so I'd love to meet up and talk a little shop. Cheers!

danny robbins said...

Wow dude, it sounds like you're pretty damn busy. It must feel good to get pro work while you're still in school, especially a publication as big as VIBE. Great work, as usual.

As for the Academy, I'm not sure if I'll be visiting or not. I've attended it twice, but I do have a few students that will be going this summer and I may stop by for a week or so. We'll see.

-Danny

Jared Fiorino said...

Nice work amigo! This is a fun piece!

Wilmer Murillo said...

i like your works and your style.

Ada said...

perfect line!

Shawn Escott said...

Well done man!

EL GRANDE said...

I am so amazed how fast you are getting. Congrats on all the commercial work Francis. I remain, as always, a fan.

Ciao,
Joe

Paul Hamblin said...

Inspiring stuff! I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could see your stuff, thanks man!

Alina Chau said...

great style!! Love the design of the characters and their expression!

Kendra Melton said...

Hey man! Congrats on getting the Trustee Scholar thing!!!

Sam Bradley said...

Hey, thanks for stoppin by my blog and leaving some encouraging comments. I linked you a while back after seeing some of your stuff on concept art. Love the style you're developing - definitely looking forward to seeing new work. Keep it up!

Andrew R. Wright said...

Man, I really love it when color offsets from line work (as you have done here). It could be the most horrific piece in the world (THIS IS NOT) and I think I would still like it as long as the color bled outside the line....
Coincidentally you have offset the color AND it is a fantastic piece! The type looks good on there as well.

Haylee said...

Congrats on the cover & Trustee Scholar--you definitely deserve it. You're certainly making strides this year, keep it up. The school year's almost over so hang in there!

jeremyluther said...

Hey, thanks man. I've been an admirer of your work for some time, actually. I'll be sure to keep following along, of course!

Betsy Bauer said...

A definite success. I'm really digging the style of this.