Recently I've been exploring different ways of drawing. These are few of the more successful ones. I have a hefty stack of failures, but I'm excited about some of the things I learned. The top image was an experiment with scanning in a drawing, destroying it, printing it out again, and then adding pastel and colored pencil on top. The other images were drawn very quickly with black colored pencil, normal pencil, and a little charcoal. I made an effort to draw them without any construction underneath. Just started with a line and tried to make it work. The mistakes were just as fun to work with as the more "correct" marks. Been looking at a lot of Schiele, Kent Williams, and Klimt.

take care!
-francis

23 comments:

Kendra Melton said...

very cool! really like that top one.

peter carlson said...

This is one of my favorite posts!
glad to see experimentation.
I definitely see the Shiele influence.

Aldo said...

I really like them all. Very successful experiments.

Just a question about the first one. What do you mean with "destroying it"?

Thanks!
Aldo

Chris Whetzel said...

Very nice, Francis!

Sir Timmy said...

YESSSSSSSSS! ALL OF IT

dadu shin said...

yo francis! these are looking mad fresh. hope all's well.

Jonathan Woodward said...

Hey Francis, lovely stuff as always - I also see a little Dave McKean in there too (his work on Cages specifically) in the faces and female bodies. Are you fan of Dave's?

Always great to see your experiments - thanks for posting.

Cheers,
Jonathan

Matty Andres said...

Yeah MAAAANG! Those girls faces are perfect(in the best non perfect way)! It looks so raw and in the moment! Like you took all the stuff you've learned from school and threw it out the window and just rocked the page. That's the sort of thing that does it for me these days.... and ya nailed it!

Chelsea Tull said...

Love it. The legs and toes are especially wonderful.

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M said...

These are awesome! I should try experimenting too...

Anonymous said...

Some of your best. Might I suggest you re-design your signature, it does not have the same level of aesthetic as the drawings.

-TftT

Anonymous said...

Hey Francis: Always happy to see new stuff. Great!!! EMV

A. Riabovitchev said...

I really like your new way of drawings!:o)

Andy P said...

Awesome man, your determination to experiment is really inspiring, you always come up with damned beautiful results!

agent ouchie said...

mouth watering, really.

Tin Salamunic said...

I cannot even begin to describe how inspired I a by your drawings. dude, you're sick..these are sick..you hear me!!!!..awesome!

Josh Burch said...

Francis you never cease to amaze and inspire, you are a machine my friend

leandra said...

ahhh i love all these, and all the artists you mentioned. have you seen the graphic novel version of the fountain? kent williams did it-- he and aronofsky collaborated on it while the film was in pre-production. the man's amazing!

eric and also art said...

you were amazing from the start...I didn't think you could get any better, but sure enough!

Ericka said...

Schiele? Klimt?

I love you.

Hahaha. They are two of my favs, anytime I need inspiration I flip through their books. Helps a lot.

And your sketches are wonderful...but you already knew that.

Skim said...

wow, these are gorgeous! very inspiring.

Nina Cox said...

I'm in love with the last one.

Schiele is my favorite artist. It's amazing to see a little bit of his style in your work. You're truly amazing.