A frame from Dogs. One of the first pages penciled some years ago. Mårten is copying from Bridgemas Life Drawing (haven't we all?). He has a book with Frazettas Death Dealer, the painting from the previous post, just to his left on the table. It's not easy to see but there is a copy of Herge's Tintin in Tibet leaning in the bookshelf. Of course the Robert Crumb reference is more obvious.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
On the 10th of May Frank Frazetta passed away aged 82. A great storyteller and artist.
I first saw Frazettas work in a "how to" airbrush book around 1978. Frazetta was a big influence for me in my early twenties. When I went to my first art school I soon realised that Frazettas art wasn't "real" art. But I'm over that now, 25 years later. Oops, getting a bit personal here.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Working on a study for a another Hot Rod painting. Thanks Jan-Ove at http://www.earlyford.no/ for use of the photo of the kool Mercury. The A is my own, somewhat photoshopped.
More inspiration from 19th cetury swedish artists, this time Prins Eugen. The wood 1892.