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Recent figures!

Mostly 20-30 minute drawings, except the second image which is a 5 minute gesture. I've also been goofing with implementing sanguine into the drawings. Sanguine is kinda the best thing ever. Expect to see more of it!!

In addition, I've been starting my days with anatomy/form copies. Up to this point I've never legitimately studied anatomy and the human form in depth. I've relied on instinct and observation, but from now on I want to understand what these figures are doing so I really can own the pose.  If you click on the last picture above, you can take a look at a Flickr set of the aforementioned studies. Many diagrams are copied from Michael Hampton's figure drawing book, Harold Speed's texts, and various online resources. I have another pile of anatomy books on deck to devour!!

Lastly, I've been tinkering with my online presence. My website (a bit of new work up) and this blog have been re-designed along with everything being centrally located at the links up top. Not all links are working, and there are some obvious place holders, but things are moving along smoothly! I really recommend taking a look at the Inspiration tab. I'm going to focus on weekly updates of amazing and inspiring pictures, with a focus on draftsmanship.

Finally, finally, check out the bio photo on my site. Shouts out to my mom - she hooked it up so amazing!

thanks for the continued support,
nothing but love!
-francis

14 comments:

Philip Whisenhunt said...

Francis,

Digging the new look on the blog, inspiration section is great. Thanks for linking to the figure drawing books as well, huge help. Great figure posts! Looking forward to seeing more.

-Phil

mdbauman said...

Always motivating to see guys I respect going back to fundamentals. I wasn't aware of the Hampton book; I'll have to add it to my pile.

Looking forward to more cool stuff in the Inspiration blog.

Francisco Galárraga said...

Awesome man!

SikArtist said...

Amazing studies!

Evan Norman said...

Killer stuff. I can't wait to be able to come to life drawing again. It's gonna be sweet

-evan

Vincent Nappi said...

I've been eyeing that book up for a while now. Bridgman and Hogarth can take you far, but I'm always on the lookout to learn more.

nice new studies, and the redesign looks great. simple, easy and chock full of content. can't wait for the music section!

Jared Fiorino said...

These look great man! Really honing some skill down there at TAD. I'm green with envy.. wish I had a job like yours. Keep slayin' 'em!

J

francisvallejo said...

thanks folks!!!!

FML said...

love the website's work man.

Patrick Leyendecker said...

its been a while that i saw sketches like this, very high level.

francisvallejo said...

Thanks :)

corsetti said...

wow- makes me want to pick up the old pen and ink.
only problem is there is no command "Z".

Neelambari said...

Liked these sketches, Lovely work!

Timothy J Lamb said...

unbelievable line control. love this figure work dood.