Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Frank Frazetta tribute entry

Gallery Provocateur has had an open call for submissions that ends today. It was to create a tribute piece to Frank Frazetta.

This from their Facebook page:
"Create a piece that is evocative of Frank's work but not a carbon copy or literal rendition of it. It must convey the essence of his distinctive work. Frank's compositions were strong and based on classical principles, masterpieces of energy and color. Epic and powerful. Images must be more than just a repaint of a reference image. Size is unlimited as well as medium."

I first came upon the open call through Jon Schindehette's blog. He is the Creative Art Director for Dungeons & Dragons® - Wizards of the Coast - and also a judge in the Gallery show.

When I set about to create a piece I wanted it to be something with a vintage flavour. I figured most entries would be of barbarians and damsels - a lot of what Frazetta is famous for. You can see them all here. So, I went a down another route in hopes that it would be different enough to set me apart from the rest. I settled on a travel poster to the place Frazetta was born.

The graffiti is of the Death Dealer, one of Frazetta's more popular characters. You can't tell from this image, but a closer look would reveal that he has a single tear (red paint drip) in memory of Frazetta who passed earlier this year. And I put a large lizard atop the Brooklyn Bridge. There are a number of Frazetta paintings that include large lizards stalking their human prey.

At any rate, it was completely worth it to create an image in honour of Frank Frazetta. I used to do a lot more fantasy artwork in which Frazetta was a huge influence. I hope to get back to it someday, but for now I'll stick with the retro/vintage route.

24 comments:

  1. That's really amazing,you are best....

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  2. I find a little mistake in your picture but I am not disclose that mistake here,I hope you recognize your mistake in this picture...

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  3. I saw your other pictures also you are a good artist go for ahead..

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  4. It was completely worth it to create an image in honour of Frank Frazetta. I used to do a lot more fantasy artwork in which Frazetta was a huge influence.

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  5. I wont disclose that mistake here,I hope you recognize your mistake in this picture...

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  6. There are a number of Frazetta paintings that include large lizards stalking their human prey.

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  7. I saw your arts,its so beautiful,I would like to see more arts...have you

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  8. You have used to do a lot more fantasy artwork in which Frazetta was a huge influence.....then too i like all of your works.

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  9. This was awesome to see. Since doing most of my work digitally these days, It’s great to see this. I think you captured the soul of Frank here for sure. Great final image. I loved him as well, so much I dedicated my online comic to him.

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  10. I figured most entries would be of barbarians and damsels - a lot of what Frazetta is famous for.

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  11. It’s great to see this. I think you captured the soul of Frank here for sure. Great final image.

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  12. yes you can see them all here. So, I went a down another route in hopes that it would be different enough to set me apart from the rest. I settled on a travel poster to the place Frazetta was born.

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  13. This Gallery Exhibition will run for 3 months. Gallery commission is 25% with the gallery proceeds being donated to JDRF juvenile diabetes research foundation for Frank Frazetta's grand daughter Jessica, who has type 1 juvenile diabetes, in hopes for a cure.

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  14. Just started this a couple hours ago, thought it should be nice to do this as well. this is a tribute challenge after all.so just for fun...

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  15. There are a graffiti is of the Death Dealer, one of Frazetta's more popular characters.

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  16. It’s great to see this. I think you captured the soul of Frank here for sure. Great final image.

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  17. I find some more pic on your site and find your have a hidden art that is your amazing imagination power and I think you have to use it in more effective way,your arts are owe...

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  18. This blog sounds really good. Very well explained. One can get inspiration with this read..Nice poster

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  19. "When I drew something, she would be the one to say it was wonderful and would give me a penny to keep going. " it is one of his important phrases , I think that he is the best American fantasy and science fiction artist during the 40's

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  20. Simply began video couple hours in the past, considered it must be good to achieve this too. this can be a gratitude problem in the end.consequently for entertainment...

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