808's and Heartbreak


I did this doodle after being inspired by the bits and pieces I've heard of Kanye's new album. At first I wasn't too sure about the direction he's going in. But don't we as artists experiment too? If we did the same thing all the time it would get stale. So I can understand what 'Ye is doing, and if anything I can tell he means what he says, which is a rare thing these days.


best,
-francis

20 comments:

Bobby Pontillas said...

Love this sketch Francis!

I havent heard any of the new Kanye yet, but I concur, I do like that he's trying new things, except for the TPain voice modulationy thing. GAHHH!

peter carlson said...

nice work! The brushy stuff looks fun. I also like your comparison, well said.

Tyler said...

yeah the bits of the album ive heard are growing on me too man, some more than others.

nang sketch though sir!

p.s.

nang is my new word

sup.

Scott Forbes said...

wow, so much energy, this is amazing.
very nice!
keep up the great work!

Haylee said...

I'm diggin' the torso area, very nice!

RAWLS said...

Yo, great sketch bro!!

Anonymous said...

Always fantastic!!!!! EMV

Bags said...

cool sketch man! I dig it

I just got passed the album today.

Love lockdown and Paranoid are the gems, everything else is cool.

did you make the deadline for Popgun?

SacRed Star said...

'Ye is making what he thinks would equate to a "classic" album. I think it is waaaaay more pop than anything else, and electro/house dance music has infiltrated every thing about rap at the moment. Hence, the auto-tuner voice effect.

Keep it up

dadu shin said...

great sketch mr. vallejo! real nice balance of solid line work with loose strokes.
i dig. as always.

Eric Braddock said...

looks pretty jawesome, man! Nice :]

Tiffy said...

just stumbled on your stuff via. designporn.ca
amazing....looks really great!

Hodges said...

you have some amazing work here!

I find kanye jumps on all trends to sell his records, like when he jumped the stage and insulted justice about winning the best video over him, his next video copied the style exactly!

Orlando Sanchez said...

that is a sexy line. yes sir very professional.

Antonio Santamaria said...

Hi Francis!
First of all, I would like to thanks your comments about my work into my blog. It's a pleasure for me coming from a great artist like you. Your fresh story is really a fountain of inspiration.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Love the movement in this one.

Albert Ramos said...

hey francis, about the book....


IF I go back home this christmass (only IF) I'll get a copy of the book for you. and we arrange a way to send it to you, or give it to you or whatever, just reply on my blog if you are interested..

btw, good pieces, as usual

Kid Kalig said...

Fantastic stuff, man. Very expressive. The album has grown on me as well.

Tina Vaziri said...

Your work is gorgeous! I love the movement!

Tom Scholes said...

You sir are a pimp.
Hope all is well.