Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Eduardo Francisco

Eduardo Francisco is an illustrator who has worked on multiple comics from multiple publishers.  From DC to Marvel to Aspen Comics, his amazing pencil and ink work has always been inspiring to me.  He uses simple black inks and through years of experience is able to manipulate how the ink flows to create such sharp edges and have his works use an amazing combination of the ink and the white of the negative space to become a part of his illustration work itself. (84) This particular piece I really like because the use of his brush strokes to create such a smooth transition from thick to thin lines is really something amazing to me.  The negative space looks like he simply brushed around it instead of using white ink to cover up what he had originally inked onto the piece.  I only hope that someday I can have such crisp linework and inking skills.

If you'd like to see more of his artwork, he has multiple sites, but the main one I follow is hime on deviantArt: http://edufrancisco.deviantart.com/


  1. I have to say that the line weight is astounding and as you have said crisp and sharp. I wondered over to his site and geez does he add a ton of detail. And no matter the importance of an item he keeps it crisp and excellently weighted.

  2. I really liked this example piece, because of how resolved the composition is. I love portraits and faces, but figuring out how to end the piece as something besides a floating head and shoulders can be difficult. The bird and fire shapes blend well with the hair, surrounding the face and making a really beautiful picture. It is not only a well balanced layout, but the black and white balance is really beautiful. I like that the negative space is just as interesting as the positive space. I feel the crisp lines and stark black and white, without shading, works well for this work and appeals to me personally as an artist.