Yo! These sketches I did a while back for a cover gig. It was anticipated to be for 5 issues so I had the idea of having one image slowly reveal itself across the bottom of all 5 issues with the top image changing depending on the issue. The "X" on the cooler is a placeholder for the title. I was asked to make revisions to the bottom image at the last second, so I dropped in 3d models which ended up getting the job done nicely. The 2nd image shows other concepts for what the top section could look like.

Unfortunately the series never made it off the ground, so this is as far as these drawings will go.

In other news, I'm about to hop on a plane to Austin, TX to begin setting up the TAD POD location. Soon after, from June 14th-30th I'll be in Kansas City helping out at the Illustration Academy. Busy month!! Hope to meet folks!

take care,
-francis

23 comments:

Chris Whetzel said...

These are killer, Francis! I would have loved to seen them taken to finish!

Kendra Melton said...

Aw, I'm so happy for you!! Good luck with your busy month and remember, try to have Some fun ;P

Kali Ciesemier said...

I really love all of these! I'm bummed they won't be seen in completion. Still, awesome 'sketches' (if they can even be called that at this point!)

andrew domo said...

awesome work, Francis! Do I detect a bit of Philippe de Champaigne?

Alejandro Gonzalez said...

Nice work Francis. Hey what do you mean by 3d models? How do you get those in there?

jesse winchester said...

Holy sweet sauce those are really really cool.

pointpusher said...

Effin' AMAZING Francis!

Munchanka said...

I love the contrast between the pushed perspectives and the static profile of the man on his back. Well done.

Andrew Olson said...

Dang nice. Enjoy Austin and visit Dallas sometime!

werther Dell'Edera said...

Really cool stuff here! compliments!

Bags said...

The bottom panel is thumbs!

Diantres said...

great drawings!
Cheers form Chile!

peter carlson said...

WOW....wish it made it off the ground. I would have collected all five.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Awesome sketches!:o)

Francis Vallejo said...

thank you for the kind words!

Alejandro: lately when I've been using 3d for my sketches it's Google Sketchup. Sometimes MAYA though. You can export a .jpeg or do a simple screen cap.

samacleod said...

Amazing. I love the third panel on the bottom piece. Great work!

andrew said...

So much structure and action in these poses, very nice drawings

Will C. Smith said...

Mind blowing work man !!! :)

Michael Madison said...

That's really bad ass. I like all of your work.

Francis Vallejo said...

thanks guys!

Mark Waikien said...

I swore out loud when I saw these.

I don't even swear mentally, very often.

Damn sir. Just, damn.

odiolitos said...

Hey there!

Man, I got to know your work from the TAD video, which I absolutely loved, and (IMHO) was one of the most useful I've ever seen.

You really helped me get my inking to a new level. Thanks again, and I'll keep coming back :)

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