Accordions and Politics!



Hope everyone is well! So the first image is a commission for an exciting collaborative project. I really recommend checking out the blog with the other images. A lot of great artists have submitted a piece, it was an honor to be asked! So I thought I'd take advantage of the loose guidelines and use some wax!!! I love that stuff! The second image is another commission. I was asked to draw politicians as members of the Fantastic Four. I have McCain, Obama, Clinton, Romney, Huckabee, and Barr in there. It's not completely up to date since I originally started it a while ago, but just recently finished it.

take care,
-francis

28 comments:

Jontxu said...

It looks fantastic!!

call me Trey. said...

yeah man pretty sick. qwight ill indeed.

abey said...

i love your works!! great!!

Louis-Etienne Vallee said...

Definitely something good happening for you with wax. Look into this Encaustic painter I had as a teacher, Carmelo Blandino.

His website is http://www.blandino.ca/

You'll enjoy it.

Tim said...
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Timmy H said...

Great blog. Glad I found your stuff on CA. Yeah I agree, Repin is amazing - those Russian guys in general really had something. I like Zorn too - I'm sure you know him if you don't I found a great site here: http://www.zorn.se/engmain.html

Sorry I deleted the last post - couldn't get it to display with my name properly, hope this works!

Ira Robbins said...

great work. really enjoyed it. Came across your name at 1001 artist blogs...

RAWLS said...

Beautiful Francis! Is that MC Mister Fantastic!?!

Dustin dArnault said...

Bro that first piece is a knock out is that the ink and oil thing you have been talking about? Its fresh as hell keep going with that man!

Shawn Escott said...

NICE man! I love the textures in the first piece. I like the juxtaposition of the realistically rendered face with the more sketchy drawn accordion. Those colors are rock'n too! Great job.

Oliver Dominguez said...

Hows it going man? That accordion guy is amazing, love the textures and looseness of the piece. What medium is it? Is it a mix of oil and ink. Its doing justice for you. By far the best piece I've seen. Keep it up man!

Oliver

Geary Day said...

yea man that first piece is sick, has a lot of energy to it..keep up the amazing work

-Geary

LuisNCT said...

the texture on the firast piece is great, and I really like the way you did the face

Nate Skate said...

Always cool to see the new stuff. It was good to meet you at Con keep it up!

Stevie said...

I love your paintings!! Purely amazing :) The political piece looks really awesome .. !

Kendra Melton said...

McCain as the Thing, priceless. The first piece has a really cool feel and style to it. The use of an ink under drawing and the thick to thin paint, nice touch. Kruger does something like that with Acrylic, but I like the color palette you used, keeps a good balance with the hard ink lines. keep up the good work :]

Frank said...

the accordion piece rocks.


f.

robyn hyzy said...

Wow that first piece is killer. The loose quality and the spontaneity in it is really working for you. Can't wait to see more pieces!

How is senior year going? How's Prattycakes?

Anonymous said...

Hey Francis : Man, the accordion piece is really special-love it!!!!So proud! EMV

Anonymous said...

Hey Francis,

Thanks for dropping by my blog, your stuff is really cool,
I liked them all.

Cecil

Francis Vallejo said...

thanks for the support everyone! I hope to see some familiar, and perhaps unfamiliar faces, in Emeryville for the Totoro show!!!!!!!!

Jared Fiorino said...

Hola amigo! Yeah we probably wont be messing with that magazine again. Everything is looking good man! I need to catch up on the posting. I've been creating my new studio space. New souped up Mac, Cintiq, printer, and a new scanner on the way. I have everything I need at my fingertips, finally! I hope everything is good with you man. Talk to you soon!

Bags said...

Sup man, the top piece looks grand sir, dig that! and dig'n your imagery as its coming along man! Your name keeps coming in conversations with peers of mine here and there the past couple of weeks, all good words from everyone, keep the grind up we say.

Cool to hear you doing the Popgun gig aswell, I'm glad that we got the extended deadline, was much needed. Amp'd to see what you do!

take it easy

M said...

love the accordian piece. it's great to see your experiments with different media.

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C.B. Canga said...

hey francis,

it was good bumping in to you at the totoro forest project. i did not have you mixed up with the wrong person. we did correspond though our blog once in the past. doesn't matter though.

just wanted to drop by and say hi and congratulate you on your totoro piece. really awesome.

have fun wrapping up your senior year. yeah, teaching is very rewarding. i think it's a good call that you are thinking about doing that in the future.

hopefully we'll bump in to one another again in the future. for now there's always the blog thing.

keep up the great work and stay creative. talk to you more later.

chris

Andrea Bowman said...

I these they are awsome

Orlando Sanchez said...

Hey man great stuff. I like the accordian guy alot. It looks like you had alo of fun with it. Keep it up man!