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Francis Vallejo
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Artist // Professional // Varied
My Bio
Francis Vallejo is an award-winning, Detroit native, American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national publications, art galleries, and museums. Vallejo earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida, and has since created artwork for a host of notable clients including Candlewick Press, The Folio Society, Snapple, VIBE, and Camelbak. He has shown in The Anchorage Museum, The Society of Illustrator’s Museum of American Illustration, Gallery Nucleus, and Pixar studios. Vallejo’s “Jazz Day,” written by Roxane Orgill and published by Candlewick Press, was the recipient of the 2016 Boston Globe Horn Book award for best Picture Book. His newest illustrated book is “Anansi Boys” written by Neil Gaiman, releasing February 2019. He is an Assistant Professor of Illustration at the College for Creative Studies. Vallejo’s work can be characterized by traditional media experimentation with a heavy foot in classical picture making and draftsmanship.

Favourite Visual Artist
Ilya Repin, Norman Rockwell, Gustav Klimt, Alberto Breccia, Anders Zorn, Mike Mignola, Sergio Toppi, Golucho
Favourite Movies
Pursuit of Happyness, 8 Mile
Favourite TV Shows
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Cosby Show, Entourage
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Eminem, Kanye West, The Roots, Binary Star, Binary Star, Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Big Pun, Outkast,
Favourite Books
Tools of the Trade
ink, charcoal, pencil, oil
Other Interests
women, art, music, happiness
Follow my current art on: https://www.instagram.com/francisvallejoart/
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Hey world! I just updated my store with new drawings available for purchase. I'll be updating it with new work as it becomes available. https://francisvallejo.mysupadupa.com/ stay well!! -francis
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Hey friends. While in Kansas City recently I filmed an instructional video on inking techniques. Using one reference photo I created three images - one in nib, one in brush, and one with wash. I discuss the particulars of each tool and process as well as the thought process that goes into my inks. Here's the link for the video: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2789985#post2789985 The summary from the description: 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
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Nice gallery ♥
Post more work!
And Happy Birthday!!! ;)
Happy BirFday!!!;)
Wow... Amazing, I'm an instant fan of your artwork!! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
appreciate it!
Your inking is amazing!