Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hidden Frazetta Treasure #1

What I plan to do in this series is display and comment on some of the lesser jewels in the Frazetta body of work that I think are significant.

This sketch is the frontispiece from the ACE paperback for SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR. These little frontis drawings are uniformly excellent, beautifully designed, and intricately rendered. The nicer ones seldom appear in the original art marketplace. This one is unique because it is in this drawing that we first see the beginnings of the Canaveral rendering style. The linework is wild and exuberant. This drawing is the bridge to the later mature Canaveral style.

Dr. Dave Winiewicz