Saturday, June 12, 2010

homage...

to frazetta - he is truly one of the great ones - the vitality and energy of his characters, the virtuosity of his brushwork and his breathtaking compositions have fascinated me ever since i came across his work in 1976 (during my stay here in the states as an exchange student)

One of frank's paperback covers provides the inspiration for this upcoming panel, which will appear towards the very end of the adventure - hope encounters her ultimate nemesis. The pyramidal compositions as well as his flawless anatomy are aspirational, so i better not cheat, but have a solid underlying construction for the character, even though (or especially BECAUSE) she's a cartoon character - strong pose, solid construction, clean line of action, good read in silhouette and details wrapping around the form...

not that i'm delusional by even putting my stuff and frank frazetta in the same sentence, but when you're stealing, steal from the best...

i will post work in progress, the piece in several successive stages of completion, to show the process, and chat a little about the how's and the why's