27.07.09 by Jeff

Francis Vallejo

Illustrations and sketchbook pages from Francis Vallejo.

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francis vallejo illustration illustrator drawing sketch

francis vallejo illustration illustrator drawing sketch

francis vallejo illustration illustrator drawing sketch

francis vallejo illustration illustrator drawing sketch

francis vallejo illustration illustrator drawing sketch

francis vallejo illustration illustrator drawing sketch

francis vallejo illustration illustrator drawing sketch













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Francis is an amazing artist but so down to earth at the same time. You can really tell he’s this good from hard work. He did some hip hop portraits a few years back that are so sick(Nas, Big Pun and some others)

  • Love his stuff, so relaxed and messy-delicious.
    I was trying to pick a favorite, but it’s all of them.

  • Jennifer

    Brilliant!

  • emily

    I want an international movement to make laundrettes more exciting/interesting

  • emily

    genius artist

  • so

    jeff, here is some really great collage work that this post reminded me of: http://www.spillforward.com/PAGES/WHOLLYSHEETS.html#

  • Sarah

    Really. this time I can’t pick and chose–this guy Francis is all around awesome.

    his work is really powerful and complex, I can see the passion and effort in his work. fantabulous.

  • Nettie

    jive turkey!

  • Shelley

    very nice work~love the 7th one down! Love something about the tongue n cheek touch & drawing style…

  • leel

    i love his stuff! thanks for sharing it 🙂

  • jb

    wow someone paid attention in art school.

  • He’s one of my favorite artists his sketchbooks are unbelievable and hes nice too, damn





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