Monday, May 10, 2010

My thoughts on Frazetta

The most fascinating quality in Frank Frazetta's work is the way the content grabs you by the throat and pulls you in. It consumes you. You fear the monsters and you fall in love with the women. That moment is your reality. It's only later that you notice the painting itself. What power.

Like every artists out there I've studied Frazetta's work endlessly and I've done my best to crack the code of how it works. I've humbled myself many times by trying to sketch from his work and I've shamelessly stolen his color selections for my own illustrations. There's so much knowledge in every piece of art he's created you could spend a lifetime studying it. And most of us do.

Frank Frazetta (1928-2010) R.I.P.

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