by Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Wednesday 3 September 2008

I’m keeping a sharp eye on Florida illustrator Francis Vallejo. Upon first glance, you’d never realize that he is about to enter his senior year at the Ringling School! Vallejo has the draughtmanship and expressive brush work of a top tier, seasoned professional. Having already busted out work for clients such as Vibe and grabbed awards from the Society of Illustrators among many others, he is onto great things.