Movie posters, comic books, Album cover art; Frank Frazetta has done it all.
He is one of the few artists that can give Boris Vallejo a run for his money when it comes to erotic fantasy painting with sword and sorcery themes.
Tarzan, Conan, Flash Gordon, Shining Knight, and Vampirella are just a few of the characters that Frazetta drew and painted for a variety of projects. Even early in his career, it was clear that Frank Frazetta’s talent for drawing and painting was garnishing a lot of attention.
In fact, by the 60’s Frazetta’s work was in such great demand that while working for Mad magazine United Artists studios approached him and offered him commission equal to a yearly salary for a single movie poster for the Woody Allen film What’s New Pussycat?
Frank Frazetta’s choice materials were oil, watercolor, ink, and pencil as most of his work was done with one of these mediums. It’s obvious that he was a master painter and understood how to blend colors to bring his creations to life. It wasn’t hard to stare at a Frazetta painting for long periods of time, taking in all the detail from every brush stroke to every line drawn.
Sadly Frank Frazetta passed away on May 10, 2010 from a stroke but his work will always be remembered.