Frank Frazetta Once Said…

Frank Frazetta was born on February 9, 1928 and died on May 10, 2010. Frank was a fantasy and science-fiction artist.

While I was growing up my Dad drew a lot and one of the artists he drew multiple pictures from was Frank Frazetta and I have a couple of my Dad’s copies hanging in my hallway. Frank definitely inspired my Dad and I have many artists that have inspired me which is part of why I chose to cover Frank today.

It’s no big secret. I love big cats and I love beautiful women. And, you know, I think I’ve captured a cat’s movement pretty accurately in some of my stuff but I don’t think I’ve ever done a piece of work that captures how wonderful a real woman is. Sure, I’ve done some paintings that might make you stop and go, ‘Look Out!’ but what could compare to a flesh and blood woman? That’s a real work of art, pal. Frank Frazetta

I too love cats, big cats, small cats, black cats, calicos and others as well of course. I’ve always loved cats. My first cat was almost pure black except the white spot on her belly. She would follow me everywhere and I grew up with the cat and it was the closest thing I had to a sibling. Every cat I’ve had has been special to me and I also enjoy drawing cats. I also like my Dad and Frank have drawn women as well. Women have sensuous bodies and beauty. I’m not saying men lack, I draw men too.

Good or bad, the one thing I can say about art is, if I can quote Sinatra, I did it my way. – Frank Frazetta

Frank definitely had his own style and made fantasy and science fiction art popular. His work amongst others have paved the way for many artists. With art the one thing that is nice is being able to make it your own. No one can tell you that it’s wrong unless you agreed to do it specifically and then there is usually some room for interpretation. That’s what makes the person choose you and for you to make it your own.

I want to do something that nobody has done before me. And I want to do it in such a way that nobody will forget me for it. – Frank Frazetta

I do believe Frazetta’s work will continue to live on for the ages but who is to say what that entails or how art will be. I don’t know if it will necessarily will be traditional as we know it. By going to a museum, you can already do a virtual tour of the Louvre and I’m sure other museums. That of course isn’t quite the same as walking the halls and standing in front of the painting to be able to see the minute brush strokes or fine lines of drawing and painting. I don’t think that everyone appreciates art quite like artists and I’m not saying that there isn’t a certain part that isn’t satiated by the virtual but for me it is not the same. It’s kind of like having a kindle when you’re used to holding books and turning those pages.