sketches




Some more sketches from the academy. Great times here, my mind is being blown every day!
Here are some sketches, one for fun, some gestures for a final piece (with James Jean copies in there), and the early sketch for the painting below.

I had a great time in NY! I went for a Society of Illustrators function. After reviewing my work and other terrific student illustrators I was awarded the 2008 Zankel Scholarship from a panel of illustrators and AD's. I feel very lucky since the other artists (Sam, Cassandra, and David) are extremely talented. There should be an official announcement on the Society website soon.

take care,
-francis

17 comments:

Theodore Taylor said...

Really digging that top one... Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!! EMV

emcguire said...

Wow Francis! Congratulations on the Zankel Scholarship. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more :] Now back to work!

Sam Bradley said...

Love the sketches, as usual. Congrats on the award!

Owen said...

Hey man, congratulations on the Zankel!! That's awesome to hear you were the pick, couldn't have happened to a more talented dude.

Joe Bluhm said...

Congrats, bro. Well-deserved.

Terry Banderas said...

Nice artwork Francis. Thanks for sharing.

Dustin dArnault said...

As usual great work man!
Love the sketch book stuff!
-Dd

louis Thomas said...

really great sketches through out your blog!!
nice!

roger olmos said...

Hi Francis, Terrific your work! I like it very much, congratulations!

seajay said...

loving these gestures. i'm curious what type of pencil is being used?

Francis Vallejo said...

Seajay: Thanks. I'm using an orange color-erase pencil to block in the basic flow/gesture and go in with a 3b and a 8b graphite pencil to finish them off. These are more loose, but I bring some drawings to finish this way also.

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Jkim said...

Wow, your work is really impressive. I find it both fresh and familiar.

lelisblogspot said...

Wow, Francis! Your work is wonderful. Tank`s for your comment in aqualelis.

olgastern said...

I really like the piece below with the little monsters in the laundremat playing instruments.
Really beautiful work all around!!

Dustin dArnault said...

Who ever posed for those hitman drawings is one handsome son of a gun!
Great work as always!

A. Riabovitchev said...

You have great blog Francis!:o)