Accordions and Politics

Hey guys, I dropped the ball and missed the new blog redesign….SWEET!! Great job! Here’s 2 commissions I just wrapped up and a goof around pic.

cheers!! Hope everyone is well!


About Francis Vallejo

I really enjoy making pictures.

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  1. Joshua says:

    Those are great! You should consider selling them as prints, they’d reproduce wonderfully.

  2. koppa says:

    awesome man the face on the first one is great :)

  3. emilyg says:

    I love your style, its very sophisticated. :)

  4. fedezz says:

    Awesome as always Francis! How did you get that distressed effect in the first one (ie the pants)? I’ver read something about wax in your blog, could you explain the process a bit?


  5. Kian says:

    Excellent work! The first one blows me away man

  6. entdroid says:

    I love your work so much! The first one is truly awesome. The hands are great!

  7. Interceptor says:


  8. Thanks guys!! I appreciate the encouragement!

    fedezz: Well I put the ink lines down first. Then I dry brushed the blue tone in oil and let that get to being almost 90% dry. Then I used a toothbrush dipped in burnt sienna and scrubbed the pants. That gave a neat look and toned the white of the board with a warm color as well. I used the wax for the cream color around the character. It’s cool for making the faint box around the head. I had did that in my first layer of wax. It’s so thick, that after that first layer dries, anything I put over it is still going to conform to the shapes I created initially. I know that’s kind of a convoluted explanation but hopefully that makes sense! I started using wax after studying briefly with Mark English. He is the master of wax and tar. He pretty much paints out of the hardware store. It’s awesome!

    thanks again!

  9. bluefooted says:

    Whoa… Just amazing!

  10. Nic Klein says:

    Really great stuff Francis!!! Dopeness all aroun’

  11. fedezz says:

    Thanks a lot Francis, that was pretty helpful indeed, I’m always down for that sort of wacky mixed media techniques :D
    And Mark English work and approach IS awesome! Also, I always wanted to give tar a try after reading George Pratt’s blog, he gets all sorts of awesome results with that stuff. Thanks again and keep rocking!

  12. min says:

    duddddddddddddddddddde.:) holy shite.. love ur work!

  13. J says:

    The musician piece is devastatingly awesome! The fine rendering of the head against the crisp stylishness of the accordian is brilliant, kudos!


  14. Julien Alday says:

    Man, I love you ! And your work too ! :P

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  17. These are beautiful. I’ve been stunned and inspired….

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