Francis Vallejo

Artist/Painter Male Detroit, Michigan, US My MM URL:
Mayhem # 828273

About Me


I am a professional illustrator. I am also a Professor of Illustration at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in beautiful Midtown Detroit. I mainly use this site to book models to pose for my figurative classes at the college. Although, I will sometimes hire models to pose for reference photos to use in my illustrations (think Norman Rockwell).

If you are a model, and interested in posing for my classes feel free to message me. I mainly work with nudes, but sometimes will schedule a purely portrait or costumed pose. I'm happy to work with models that have not posed for artists before. The nature of the session allows me to direct the poses and meet with the model beforehand to discuss what I'll be looking for.

All models are compensated for their time.

I suggest reviewing this helpful literature "The Art Model's Handbook: The Naked Truth about Posing for Art Classes and Fine Artists": … 1442169699

**The figure model honors the artist by posing for him/her, and the artist honors the model by genuinely attempting to capture the spirit of the pose. I am very serious about my classes, and nothing is worse than scheduling in a model who haphazardly decides not to show up at the last minute. This is disrespectful to me and my class of students eager to learn. It also shows poor character. I love Model Mayhem, because it has allowed me to work with incredible people who I value dearly. But there is a stunning amount of models who completely disregard their commitments. Don't do this. I am a professional, and I expect professionalism and courtesy from the models I work with.**

Relevant links:
My profile at the college: http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.ed … 2/Vallejo/
Anatomy project:
Recent Interview:




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L. Shima - 2503368 (worked with extensively)
Lady Alice Ayers - 1950300
Merce Lee - 2091498
Alessandra Burenin - 1996006
BrookeLynn RM - 900332
Nicole Cristina - 1703578
Cassandra Hierholzer - 1022158
Hazel Brun - 1410786
Nadyia - 14956
Fets Benavides - 1030660
Steph Primal - 1333634
Voodoo Howyacall - 191549
Isabella Thompson - 1816577
Dylan Goodhue - 1518403
Samantha Webster - 1249837
Sanetra - 171023
Feather Lee - 2178179
Leslie Ellison - 673783


Candlewick Press
Vibe Magazine
Phidias Gold
Credit Card Finder
Crazy Joe Games
Moloko+ Magazine
2dArtist Magazine
Push LLC.
Pencil Kings
Imperial Trading Co
Concept Cafe Advertising
Chivalry Contego
Vitamin Pictures


Spectrum 14, 15, and 16
Totoro Forest Project book
Dolor 3
Mikosa 5
twenty2wo magazine issue 2
3x3 Annual 5
Society of Illustrators 51
Society of Illustrators LA 47


Voice of the Wilderness
The Anchorage Museum. Anchorage, AK 2014.

The Art of the Pin Up
Gallery Nucleus. Los Angeles, CA 2011.

Quinquennium Exhibition
Gallery Nucleus. Los Angeles, CA 2011.

Jab, Strong Fierce
Gallery Nucleus. Los Angeles, CA 2011.

Origins: Works by Austin McCormick, Kyung Soon
Park, and Francis Vallejo
Subtext Gallery, San Diego. CA 2009.

Totoro Forest Project
Pixar Studios. Emeryville. CA 2008.

Le Dans Macabre
Spurious Fugitive. South Bend, IN 2008.



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