Pod leader Francis Vallejo and resident artist Orlando Sanchez give a demo

The above illustrates two different approaches using the same reference photo from Francis' archive. Vallejo demonstrated a more linear method with his pen and ink technique (using Gillott 303 pen nibs, sumi ink, and sable brushes). Orlando took a more shape oriented route using Holbiens acrylic gouache along with similar sable brushes. It was a good Sunday afternoon.

The students are working hard on their first full illustration assignment. Energy is high and the work is piling up!!!!


  1. Those are some really nice pieces up there. Oh, and the demos are decent too. ;-)

    I'm definitely paying attention to this blog and I can't wait to see what gets put up next.