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Frank (Frazetta) WOULD be proud!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 2, 2011, 4:13 AM


It's funny how sometimes going back to stuff that happened a long while ago can be at once uncomfortable AND cathartic.

In the bright light of a new day I find myself feeling a whole bunch of things I didn't expect. I feel slightly silly for ever taking comparisons with Frazetta as anything other than a compliment - despite what was written in Icon. That's my own insecurity talking there! I also feel that maybe I was a bit harsh on the old man. We're none of us perfect!

And, y' know - I still bloody love his work. Always will. He's not on the same pedestal I had him on for a long long time, but that's no bad thing. We can be too dazzled by our influences, too prostrate in their shadows.

I checked out an old wound, and you know what? It's heeled pretty good it seems. From now on if ever I get the same comparison again I'll take it with grace, and be thankful.

Hey, and you know - maybe he WOULD have been a little bit proud that his legacy can be traced through my work.

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jhames34 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
And in hindsight, you didn't wind up boiling him alive like I did to MY artistic hero!
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Dead too long. :(
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jhames34 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Hahaha it's gonna be okay Liam :) just get a lobster and boil it in efigee
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introvertedart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you ever had any contact with Richard Corben? I can see the Corben in your work as well.Sadly, he has a really low profile and I don't know about him making con appearances or even giving interviews.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
I had a little email contact with Corben. He was very humble and very generous about my work. But yes, he keeps a SUPER low profile...
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introvertedart Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its sad because I know a lot of people see Corben as "the Hellboy artist" when really Corben is a pioneer and a fucking Legend.
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martianhalo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Sooooo....you're saying you had a prostrate exam? ;)
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Ouch.

Something like that...
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TheRealDarkRevan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
we all damn need an artistic randevouz & BEER. beer makes better art.


UH may I "steal" yer mars monkey and make something beer.related out of it? 4 arms, 4 beers.deep thoughts here.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
I'd drink THAT beer! :)
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