The Art of Ryan Francis

The portfolio website of Ryan Francis


Leave a comment

Caricature Commission Process

I got a commission for a caricature for an old teacher of mine.

This is my first pencil sketches. After feedback from my client, I thinned the cheeks and added some detail.

Continue reading

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Coloring Time

I’ve done another stream last Saturday with a new streaming website on Stream.Me!

This time I’ve started the coloring process of my comic. I made less progress than I wanted and I’m not 1000% happy with the flats but I’m only in the first few steps of my comic.

Here some other sketches as well.


Leave a comment

Page 4 Progress

I made more progress on my comic for the last livestream of 2017.

With this page in particular, I was nervous about the daunting task of inking a large background again, but through determination and a need to have a regular stream ready for that night, I pressed forward and made more progress than if I worried about how I could go about it too long.

I also have a few sketches I’ve done over the week.

Continue reading


Leave a comment

More progress on Comics

I’ve been continuing to work hard on my comic and thanks to my streams and all who support it,  I managed to finish inking my second page of my now seven page comic.

It’s only three months until C2E2 and I gotta get it ready in time to show to people!

 

I also forgot to mention that I finished this marker request that I had WIPs of!

The original marker drawing of Deadpool Vs. Hulk is currently up for sale on Etsy for $180!

If you want it it’s yours, as this is a first come first serve thing.

I’ve also been doing some other sketch drawing, most of them digital, more of them not scanned. I’ve notably been trying out Krita for the first time! It’s has a decent pencil tool so far so it feel alright for me to sketch in. I’ll more things to say as I tackle drawing in it some more.

Continue reading


Leave a comment

12-11-2017 Finally! Comics!

I finally got back on the comic making saddle!

Thanks to having a shred of accountability during my streams, I got more comic progress done than I ever did for most of the year!

With my day job and doing my small commissions, I’d all but abandoned the short comic I’ve been working on and off for the past two years!

Hopefully with my current live streams, I’ll be more encouraged to work on comics again.

Also, here are few art things I scanned that I forgot to post here.

Continue reading


2 Comments

My Current Supply List

As of writing this post, this is my list of tools and supplies that I currently use.

Paper and Pads

8.5 x 11 Copy Paper – Copy Paper is totally serviceable for sketching if you don’t have or want a sketchbook. A bunch of stores with an office supply section should have 8.5 x 11 Copy Paper, otherwise that is not much of an office section. Obviously, it’s a lower quality paper, and using anything further than a pencil will cause bleeding and curling, but it’s still the best ever option for learning or practicing art ever.


Sketch Wallet – It’s a wallet…THAT CAN HOLD A SKETCHBOOK! It can fit any 3.5 x 5.5 sketch or notebook. Between this and my phone, I have so much pocket space! My only real critique is that it’s cumbersome for holding actual cash. Despite this, this wallet is a good item to have if you want to practice sketching more often. Having a sketchbook on hand at certain times can make a huge difference.

 

 

Crescent Rendr Softcover Sketchbook – I had a 5×7 and I uses 3.5 x 5.5 sketchbook in my wallet. A great thing about this sketchpad is that markers will not bleed through the paper, letting you draw and color on both sides of a page! Since this isn’t marker paper, you’ll have a smaller window of time to blend marker colors without a colorless blender. Ink also has a bit of a spread, so you need to watch out for fuzzy lines. It’s definitely a cheaper option than Moleskine sketchbooks, and with better paper in my opinion.

Continue reading

Raccoon Month Day 5

Leave a comment

The last batch of scanned art I made for Raccoon Month! As I’ve mentioned before, I wanted to do this as a chance to take a break from a comic I was burning out from.

Some sketches were fun, I did like drawing some Happy Tree Friends stuff and I was surprise to enjoy drawing the Care Bear stuff! Some were frustrating, underestimating my ability to do the larger illustrations plus life things put a bit of a damper to my attitude to this making me think that I should’ve spent the time just going back to the comic.

All and all, I’m ready to jump back into my comic and tackle any other art projects I think of or people ask me. I think doing giant drawing streaks just isn’t for me and I’m not sure I’ll do an Inktober or anything like that again this year.

View the pictures →

This gallery contains 0 photos