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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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Grafight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Funny how we put higher expectations on geniuses like Frank. We are all human, from the most "gifted" to the rest of us, you find great caring individuals and total jerks. But it's OK to admire the work even if we don't like the man. I'm no fond of the way Picasso treated women, yet his legacy is undeniable.
When you find a person with great gifts, which also happens to be an admirable human being, it's a treat. I consider you to be such a person.
Cheers!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
You're way too kind. Thank you. Appreciated. :)
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lobotomous Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
he probably would be proud...i think he was an asshole on earth as a defense mechanism. i know he hated many of the people he worked for and thought they were idiots. and yes...and old man in the end...and we know they don't have good judgment
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
LOL! Thanks man. Love how you put it. Very clear! :)
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nevermind. I just saw your previous entry. Got a response for that one, but not the time to do it , atm.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Coolio.
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:iconsteelpengu:
Steelpengu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, what disillusioned you about FF in Icon?
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
I believe you now know! :)
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:icondavidwfisher:
DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, the healing power of anger. Lol. Take care mate.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
And the blessed calm after the storm... :)
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:icondavidwfisher:
DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the calm came before the storm, and after the wreckage needed cleaning up...
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Oh all right! LOL! You're pulling me apart here! ;)
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:icondavidwfisher:
DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But at least I'm not doing it for Frank! Lol.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Or ARE you? Lol! ;)
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JosephLSilver Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd like to think so. If his opinion was only based around a project he didn't care for anyway, I'd like to think seeing the rest of your body of work would speak volumes.

The important thing is how you feel about it. For my part, your work never stopped being awesome, Liam.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you mate, appreciated. Yes, I doubt very much he ever saw anything else I did, so his opinion will have been based on one twisted version of his character in comic form... I think that's another reason it stung so much! But genuinely - I'm glad I talked about this, and I'm delighted at the friendship and support I've had on DA. Amazing.
Very best,
L.
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antonvandort Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Does some-one with self confidence need to be proud?
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Hm! Interesting question! :)
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abelgrave Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional
Glad you are feeling better, some times a little 'ranting' helps.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Certainly does! ;)
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