Monday, January 16, 2012

Frazetta Teaches Himself To Watercolor



This is an extremely early sketch page where Frank taught himself to watercolor. The backside contains a very dynamic cowboy drawing along with other studies. The front contains swatches of color and a seated man study with carefully applied tints. There are very light pencil notations on the page where Frank writes down various color overlay combinations. My early photograph did not pick up those textual additions. The color on the page is not haphazard or random. It is Frank working through various types of blendings and transparent layers for different effects. This is a very interesting piece of Frazetta history. It is currently owned by a collector in europe.

(c) 2012 DocDave Winiewicz

2 comments:

  1. Very impressive! You can almost see Frank sitting down to the page and willing himself to learn how to use watercolours. The ink sketches are fantastic as well, but it is great to see even the swatches of the master. Very humanising, but awe-inspiring at the same time.

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  2. This is neat to see, thanks for posting it!

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