Time for another peek inside a sketchbook. “Practice makes perfect” and if the old axiom is true then it may explain Ian Francis’ crazy skills with the brush. Ever the passionate artist, Ian is constantly honing his concepts and technique with sketches and studies.

As AM observed in our recent studio visit (here), Ian’s studio was littered¬†(certainly didn’t look like “litter”)¬†with numerous sketches of his fantastic landscapes and hypnotic characters. Mostly utilizing just charcoal and graphite for what he refers to as “simple doodles,” Ian creates amazing snapshots that would have even seasoned collectors chomping at the bit.

Check out a detailed look at Ian’s sketches after the jump.