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Posted: 7/29/2002 10:00:37 AM EST
[img]http://frazetta.ragnarok.no/images/QMan_FF_Legacy_553_Kane_on_the_Golden_Sea.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:05:21 AM EST
Ha! I used to have his calendars back in the 70's when I was a D&D nerd. I think I read every Conan book as well. Sweet.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:05:35 AM EST
Abso-freakin-lutely. [i]The Death Dealer[/i] was one of the first prints I ever bought. [img]www.chrisis.org/divergia/div1_images/dealer.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:08:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:13:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By Ratters: Ha! I used to have his calendars back in the 70's when I was a D&D nerd. I think I read every Conan book as well. Sweet.
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Me too, in fact I had a little lead version (I'm sure illegally made) of that Death Dealer guy on the horse. Is Frazetta still around and active? I haven't looked at that stuff in years.
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Yeah, I had that guy too. Must of had hundreds of miniatures. Hell, my twin brother is still buying them. Gotta check my mom's house to see if I still have that guy. Alot of them got destroyed in, ahem, experiments with fire and explosives. [}:D]
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:19:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2002 10:21:03 AM EST by Benjamin0001]
I think he is. I love this guys work. There is something so Primal about it, as if to say"Underneath all Human Endeavor lays this type of existence" Notice how the skeleton is behind and the man is looking forward. Notice how the skeleton is actually holding the ax like a rudder. Notice how the sail is actually so thick that it appears concrete. Notice how the sail makes you take a breath and hold it and is completely full Notice how the man on the front of the boat makes you feel complete. He is leaning into it, he is totally in command. He has it going on. But he will still die in the end as the skeleton behind in the boat shows. Its just fascinating
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:21:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2002 10:29:18 AM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:30:14 AM EST
Gifted man. One of the best illustrators out there.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:32:55 AM EST
I knew that you would show up Cincinnatus. I would have to agree. Ben
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:35:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2002 10:36:40 AM EST by KBaker]
Originally Posted By raf: Frazetta's work is referred to, generically, as [i]Tits and Lizards[/i]. I think he even entitled one of his works so. [:D] As a matter of fact, do a Google search using the above as keywords (Don't forget images).
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The "Tits and Lizards" sobriquet comes from a National Lampoon parody of the genre, not Frank. There are others in the same style like Boris Vallejo. [img]www.ostenfeld.dk/~am/6paq/wsite/fantasy/fantasy.jpg[/img] Boris is a lot more sexual than Frazetta, though Frank does some really excellent female forms. Franks study of the heroic male, especially in battle scenes, is far and away superior to Vallejo. JMHO.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:44:06 AM EST
Personally, I like Mark E. Roger's work: [img]http://www.syntheverse.com/images/preview/1260-094.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.syntheverse.com/ProductMgr/ProductDetail.asp?poid=156[url]
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:48:46 AM EST
LMAO
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 10:52:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2002 11:02:16 AM EST by Cincinnatus]
Here is what I think is the best "Battle Painting" ever: [img]http://www.i-a-s.de/IAS/Bilder/Altdorfer/BATTLE_ISSUS.jpg[/img] In person, it's huge. Detail: [img]http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/cjackson/altdorfe/altdorf6.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.arts.adelaide.edu.au/personal/DHart/Images/WarArt/Altdorfer/Detail2.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 11:20:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2002 11:22:38 AM EST by Gunbert]
Frazetta's work is amazing! The imagery is breathtaking and ominous, dark yet proud. Anyone know if there's a coffee table book with his work in it? Oh, for those of you that like Frazetta's genre, there's a new book in Video game stores called "The Art of Warcraft" with the drawings and screen shots from the PC games... some of the CGI they did for the new Warcraft III is breathtaking!
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 11:25:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By AnotherPundit: Personally, I like Mark E. Roger's work: [url]www.syntheverse.com/images/preview/1260-094.jpg[/url]
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That is goddam funny!
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 11:28:24 AM EST
AnotherPundit: Is that from a "Samurai Cat" book? I've got the first two, but got away from that genre many years back. Sure looks like ol' Tomocato is having fun! Another excellent artist is Keith Parkinson, from the Dragon Magazine.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 2:21:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By KBaker:
Originally Posted By AnotherPundit: Personally, I like Mark E. Roger's work: [url]www.syntheverse.com/images/preview/1260-094.jpg[/url]
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That is goddam funny!
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Needs to be Photoshopped!! That cat needs a rifle... Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 9:57:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bushpup223: AnotherPundit: Is that from a "Samurai Cat" book? I've got the first two, but got away from that genre many years back. Sure looks like ol' Tomocato is having fun! Another excellent artist is Keith Parkinson, from the Dragon Magazine.
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Yup, Miaowara Tomokato right there :P Very amusing stuff, for people who like that sort of thing. I've got a bunch of those books lying around from when I was younger, and seeing the fazetta painting above reminded me so I did a google search :) I think the Rogers has stopped writing and is illustrating/painting full time now, though. Which is kinda a shame.
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