General Discussion

Frank Frazetta: 2-9-1928 to 5-10 -2010
Randal at 1:23PM, May 10, 2010
(online)
posts: 377
joined: 1-4-2006
Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo were two of my favorite artists when I was a kid. So long, Frank.
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:01PM
PIT_FACE at 1:56PM, May 10, 2010
(online)
posts: 2,592
joined: 4-21-2007
rest well frank. ya did a fantastic job,man.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:45PM
Air Raid Robertson at 2:41PM, May 10, 2010
(online)
posts: 292
joined: 5-7-2009
Wow, I knew he had to die eventually. I mean, he was getting pretty damn old.

Still, it's really hard to believe anyways. His fantasy paintings and comics were the backbone of many a nerd's shelf porn. (Mine included)

I always admired the construction of the “Frazetta Pyramid”, so to speak. There was an infinite amount of variations once could do from it. It's a simple method to display impact, power, stature, and ferocity in one's art.

RIP.
last edited on July 14, 2011 10:48AM
Randal at 4:15PM, May 10, 2010
(online)
posts: 377
joined: 1-4-2006
I'll concede that he wasn't young, but these days, 82 isn't as ‘pretty damned old’ as it used to be. More people are living to see 90 or even 100. Betty White who just hosted SNL this weekend is 88, Phyllis Diller is 92, Zha Zha Gabor, Earnest Borgnine (a bunch of crap, but most recently Mermaid Man in Spongebob Squarepants) and Kirk Douglas are 93, Harry Morgan (Dragnet, M*A*S*H*) and Barbara Billingsley (Leave it to Beaver) are 94 and Joe Simon (created Captain America) is 96.
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:01PM
JabberwockyJones at 5:45PM, May 10, 2010
(online)
posts: 90
joined: 7-5-2009
Man, that's some depressing news. I have a deck of trading cards with his paintings on them, some interesting stuff, I was amazed at what he could do.


When I was really little I'd pull out comic books and those cards and I'd look at his pictures and other ones, and I'd be like “When I'm older I'll draw just like that. I'll just go Snap! and it'll be just as good as this guy.” He wasn't my main inspiration or something, but man, I really wanted to be like him.

Someone told me that he couldn't draw anymore in his old age and I'm pretty sure they were correct. I hope he can draw now. T_T
last edited on July 14, 2011 1:05PM
ozoneocean at 5:52PM, May 10, 2010
(online)
posts: 25,086
joined: 1-2-2004
Wha…?!
Frazetta's dead? D:

Greatest fantasy illustrator in existence. He was like a heavenly mix of Gericault and Caravagio! The man was pure painting genius.

…Vallejo is awful. That stuff is like the overdone airbrushing you used to see on the sides of vans and the album covers of the crappier metal bands. -_-

This old American second hand bookshop owner I know used to play softball with Frazetta… Man how I envy him!

Anyway, Frazetta is still the solid gold standard- something you can only aspire to, never truly emulate. We should all watch Conan the Barbarian and Fire And Ice again in his honour. :(
 
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:36PM
Ironscarf at 6:08PM, May 10, 2010
(online)
posts: 1,147
joined: 9-9-2008
What I loved was that unlike most of the fantasy artists that followed him, Frazetta's work didn't consist of studio lit models posing as heroic figures with slick formulaic paintwork.
Instead, his stuff was often quite loosely painted with stylised figures that seemed to go straight to the raw emotion of a scene. I loved his use of colour too - he was a class act. I keep a book of his paintings close by at all times!
 
last edited on July 14, 2011 1:02PM
Randal at 7:45PM, May 10, 2010
(online)
posts: 377
joined: 1-4-2006
Wow. I guess Lena Horne Died too. =/

(Yesterday)
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:01PM
Chernobog at 7:31AM, May 11, 2010
(offline)
posts: 926
joined: 11-3-2007
Frank died? Damn… I always considered him an inspiration for my kind of content. That raw supernatural human savagery just spoke to me. The man was truly a master.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
last edited on July 14, 2011 11:41AM
Dark Pascual at 9:17AM, May 11, 2010
(online)
posts: 498
joined: 1-5-2009
The guy was AWESOME!

Loved his work, specially on Conan related stuff.





He was THE MAN when it comes to Fantasy Art!!!
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:07PM
Randal at 12:26PM, May 11, 2010
(online)
posts: 377
joined: 1-4-2006
Control my fate. Which of these do you like better? I like them both, but can't decide which to use.



Edit:
I made a third one =B
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:01PM
Dark Pascual at 12:44PM, May 11, 2010
(online)
posts: 498
joined: 1-5-2009
Randal
Control my fate. Which of these do you like better? I like them both, but can't decide which to use.



First one if you want to be heroic.

Second one, while more badass, is better for bad guys.

Edit:

Oooooh!!! GO FOR THE 3TH ONE!!!

KICKASS!!!
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:07PM
alwinbot at 2:01PM, May 11, 2010
(online)
posts: 884
joined: 1-12-2010
Man, this guy.

I had already thought he was dead before you posted this.


One cool thing he did was go through an entire bridgeman's in one day.
Read this comic. It is the greatest journal comic ever written and drawn. Trust me.
last edited on July 14, 2011 10:50AM
ozoneocean at 5:57PM, May 11, 2010
(online)
posts: 25,086
joined: 1-2-2004
Dark Pascual
I have that on my wall :)
 
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:36PM
mlai at 10:18PM, May 17, 2010
(online)
posts: 3,035
joined: 12-28-2006
Oh wow he's 82 and dead. I thought he's a lot younger.

In HS, I used his art to practice/emulate, in order to get away from Akira Toriyama influence.

Vallejo… not so much. I'm sure Vallejo was good back in the day, but his style is dated. Frazetta is forever.

FIGHT current chapter: Filling In The Gaps
FIGHT_2 current chapter: Light Years of Gold
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:06PM

Forgot Password
©2011 WOWIO, Inc. All Rights Reserved