Saturday, May 15, 2010

Roberts Howard- Fantasy Artist

Roberts "Robz" Howard has been one of Americas premiere fantasy artist/illustrators for the past four decades. Having produced close to 900 paperback covers and untold amounts of magazine interiors he stands without peer. Once known as "The Kid Who Could Draw", Robz put those skillz to serious use. His tell-tale trademark, quality, comes from his never ending quest for perfection.

For Dragon Attack studies that would make a lesser artist proud, don't cut it for Robz.

Oil, gouache, poser, ink, photoshop, Robz does it all. Hell!, he wrote the book!!

Here we see where Bernie Wrightson got his look (that's wright, rippin' off Robz). Though the cards are inserted by a computer technician, ideas and art by Robz.

A special bonus, Master analysis of a Master, Robz on Pyle. IMHO Robz' art shows you just what a piker Pyle was.

erratum: The Pyle composition analysis is by students under the tutelage of the Master, Robz.

(unidentified student of Robz)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Frazetta: No Time to Prime

An observation that conservation may outweigh preparation. The yellow-red brown in these pictures is unprimed, unsized, untoned, untempered Masonite® hardboard. One can only assume that the completely paint covered pictures are the same.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Frank Frazetta (1928-2010), part ii: The Redo

I've been told that my previous post contained no work by Frazetta. How I could have made such an error is beyond me. That embarrassment aside and without further ado, Frazetta~

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Frank Frazetta (1928-2010)

Words cannot convey the visceral impact of his artistic visions. So, in a moment of silence, feel the power of the pictures~