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Illustrator Francis Vallejo takes the viewer on a journey into inks and their exciting possibilities!
You will be able to watch Francis use one reference photo and interpret it 3 times, each time
using a different inking technique: nib, brush, and wash. He discusses the positives and negatives of each
tool and ultimately the benefit of using all three for a successful inked image. Along the way Francis shares
his thoughts on how to properly use reference images, being confident in your drawings, and a bit of
commentary on his favorite inkers and how to use your influences to better your work and make it as unique
as possible. Finally, Vallejo takes the last drawing and brings it into Photoshop to demonstrate a
quick and efficient way to bring your inks into color.
Credit Card Finder
Spectrum 14, 15, and 16
Totoro Forest Project book
twenty2wo magazine issue 2
3x3 Annual 5
Society of Illustrators 51
Society of Illustrators LA 47
"Quinquennium Exhibition: 5 Year Anniversay"
Los Angeles, CA
"Jab, Strong, Fierce"
Los Angeles, CA
"Origins: Works by Austin McCormick, Kyung Soon Park, and Francis Vallejo,"
3 person show,
San Diego, CA
"Totoro Forest Project"
Pixar Studios/Cartoon Art Museum,
Emeryville/San Diego, CA,
Tampa Bay, FL
"Le Dans Macabre"
The Spurious Fugitive Gallery, LLC,
South Bend, IN,
Digital Three Gallery,
2007, 2008, and 2009
BIO: I was raised on the Eastside of Detroit, Michigan - a peculiar but influential city in my development. I moved to Sarasota, Florida to study at the Ringling College of Art + Design. I began studying computer animation, but found myself in illustration. Additional instruction was had while attending two sessions of the exceptional Illustration Academy.
I am currently based in Austin, TX. My studio is also home to one of The Art Department's physical locations. Along with my own projects, I assist in the operation of this studio/classroom. I listen to a lot of hip-hop and wear my hat at a slight angle.