Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 8

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  It's also a great way to learn from one of the greatest most influential illustrators who ever lived. 

Frank Frazetta passed away last week and when I heard this i grabbed my favorite book of his, "Rough Work" which is a compilation of all his rough sketches, water colors, and sketchbook doodles.  This image is taken from my favorite peice in the book which i included in the bottom.  I find loosely translating another artists drawing is a great way to learn how they deal with a lot of problems. 

Frank Frazetta is a huge inspiration to probably just about anyone who has picked up a pen, pencil, or paint brush to try and capture the fantastic or any subject for that matter.  He was a true master and he will be missed.

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